Three Cuts: Braves fall to Phillies in pitcher's duel

The Atlanta Braves' offense again made life difficult on its starting rotation in a 1-0 loss to the division rival Philadelphia Phillies, getting shutout for the third time in its first 15 games and nullifying another excellent start from young pitcher Alex Wood. Here are three observations from Atlanta's fifth loss of the season: 1. This Julio Teheran-Alex Wood combo has...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 15: Braves vs. Phillies

Atlanta Braves (10-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-8) Starting Pitchers: PHI: AJ Burnett vs. ATL: Alex Wood Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 52 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Plain and simple, the Phillies need a win today on getaway day. They’ve had some brutal losses recently. Keep an eye on AJ Burnett in the later innings to see how that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood strikes out eight in win over Nationals

getty images Alex Wood pitched five innings of one-run ball on Saturday as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 6-3. In his five innings of work Wood struck out eight. He left after tossing 103 pitches. For the season Wood i 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA. He will face Philadelphia next time. Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was injured in Saturday’s game as he was picked...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood comes strong, but Braves fall to Nats

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 2-1 road defeat against the Nationals on Sunday, a sometimes-sloppy game in which Atlanta starter Alex Wood arguably threw just one bad pitch. 1. It must be hard for professional handicappers to enjoy consistent success with day-to-day baseball odds On paper, the Braves must have seemed like prohibitive favorites to sweep the...
Via Fox Sports South
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Mound struggles

After finally settling into a comfortable roster once arbitrations were settled, the Atlanta Braves had no idea they would be battling a pitcher shortage as drastic as this.  On March 9th during a Spring Training game against the Mets, starting pitcher, Kris Medlen, was injured.  Days later it was announced that Medlen had torn ligaments and would have to go through a second Tommy...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wood Gets Braves On Board

The Braves notched their first win of the season behind starter Alex Wood and two homers by Freddie Freeman, a homer by Jason Heyward and two doubles by Dan Uggla.  That isn’t a misprint or writer error, Uggla stroked two doubles. I don’t want to get too excited too early, but Uggla has been “on the ball” the first two games, driving it to all fields with authority.  I...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood – Start or Bullpen?

Atlanta Braves lefty Alex Wood could be a key this season as either a starter or reliever or both.  The pitcher with the funky delivery proved effective in both roles last season. The Braves don’t have many questions this spring, but one they do have is whether  Wood should start all season, relieve all season, or relieve first then start.  I’m learning towards Wood starting...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wood: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Is Alex Wood ready to anchor the back of a deep Braves rotation? Growing up in the Philadelphia area, all I ever heard about was how awful the Phillies’ farm system was and how the Atlanta Braves seem to be a factory for talented, young pitchers. This reputation has continued to hold true for both squads with the next Braves’ addition being Alex Wood in 2014. At 6’4, 215 pounds...
Via Baseball Professor
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Will Make First Major League Start

Atlanta Braves rookie Alex Wood will make his first major league start Tuesday against the New York Mets.  The big lefty with the herky-jerky motion, who was called up to the Braves from Double-A Mississippi on May 30, has pitched 7 2/3 innings in six relief appearances for the big club. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Sunday night’s 3-0 win over the...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
June 17, 2013  |  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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