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Alex Wood continues dominance, as expectations grow

Alex Wood has become an integral part of the Atlanta Braves rotation, and he’s only 23 years old. It’s always a gamble drafting a player who was only a few years removed from Tommy John surgery, but it seems to be paying off. Last season, Wood was dominant in the games he started, going 3-3 […]
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4 Braves hit homers, Wood sharp in 7-2 win over A’s

Freddie Freeman said before Friday’s game that the Braves couldn’t wait any longer to get their offense going, that they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals. He talked the talk, then he and the Braves walked the walk, smashing four homers in a 7-2, series-opening win against American League power Oakland, the team with the best record in baseball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves lefty Alex Wood's career highlighted by big-game performances

ATLANTA -- In the spring of 2011, a 20-year-old Alex Wood visited California for the first time. The weather was nice and Wood, then a redshirt freshman coming off Tommy John surgery at the University of Georgia, was anxious. To be specific, he was near the upscale Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the sprawling West Coast metropolis that the then-No. 1 team in college baseball...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood fans career-high 12 in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 3-1 win over the Nationals, a Sunday triumph for an Atlanta team that needed a series victory over its biggest rival. 1. Alex Wood brought his A-game to the Braves' most important outing of the season We'll address the mathematical ramifications of Atlanta's victory later in this piece; but from a psychological...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood pitches into eighth, Braves take series from Nationals

Getty Images The Atlanta Braves moved a game closer to the Washington Nationals in the NL East with a 3-1 win on Sunday night. Braves starter Alex Wood pitched into the eighth inning before giving way to the bullpen. Wood walked Jayson Werth before getting Adam LaRoche to strike out in the eighth. At that point manager Fredi Gonzalez lifted Wood for reliever David Carpenter. Carpenter...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Padres bombard Wood, beat Braves handily

ATLANTA -- The San Diego Padres entered Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves averaging 7.03 hits per contest this season. The Padres passed that mark in the third inning, tallied 12 on starter Alex Wood by the fifth inning, and finished with 13 hits on the way to a 5-2 win at Turner Field over the Braves. San Diego is in town for four games. Here are five observations from...
Via Fox Sports South
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Why You Should Never Give Up On Wood

Oh man, it's back to real life!  After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I'll share some fun graphics next week), it's back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood. Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering Ks and ratios.  But when Mike Minor got off the DL and...
Via Razzball
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Southpaw Wood to rejoin Braves' rotation Wednesday vs. Astros

Well, so much for the Braves walking on eggshells with Alex Wood's much-anticipated return to the starting rotation -- in terms of clearing a spot without bruising any egos. In the wake of Gavin Floyd's significant injury from Thursday (fractured right elbow), Wood will officially assume Floyd's rotation spot next Wednesday (against the Astros), the club announced on...
Via Fox Sports South
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Braves fight to stay atop of NL East

The Atlanta Braves have been flirting with disaster lately, losing eight of their last fourteen games to drop to 34-29 on the season. The team is currently in the midst of a three-way battle with the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins for the lead in the NL East. Atlanta’s biggest problem in the last few weeks has been the once-resolute bullpen. One of the Braves’ best...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Alex Wood Makes Major League Debut

Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Alex Wood made his major league debut Thursday night at Turner Field against the Toronto Blue Jays.  Wood came into the game to start the ninth inning with the Braves up 11-3.  Wood gave up no runs on 1 hit and induced a ground ball double play to end the game. Alex Wood still had the adrenaline following as he spoke to the media after the game...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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