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Alex Wood Concerns?

Braves starter Alex Wood hasn’t been sharp so far this season, walking 6 batters in 11 innings, while registering a 3.86 ERA.  He struggled Sunday against the Mets, giving up 8 hits and 3 walks in 6.2 innings. Wood was able to limit the Mets to 3 runs, he hasn’t lost his ability to battle when in trouble.  If he keeps struggling to throw strikes, though, he’s going to be battling... »

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Has Wood Made Beachy’s 2013 Return Irrelevant?

The Atlanta Braves hoped that Brandon Beachy could recover from his Tommy John surgery and regain his old form the last couple months of the regular season, and especially the playoffs.  Beachy was the Braves best starter last season, and it was hoped that he could be a top of the rotation pitcher again by playoff time. The way Alex Wood has pitched, the need for Brandon Beachy to contribute this ... »

Braves Riding Young Guns

Braves Riding Young Guns

With the Braves cruising to a National League Eastern Division championship behind one of the youngest rotations in the game, the future could not look any brighter for the franchise.  Even the most casual of baseball fans around Atlanta have some knowledge of the team’s run through the ’90s, led by the “Big 3”. However, many may not be in tune to what this current group of... »

Will Alex Wood Be Optioned When Paul Maholm Returns?

Will Alex Wood Be Optioned When Paul Maholm Returns?

Atlanta Braves veteran Paul Maholm will most likely be ready to start games at the major league level in the next 10 to 14 days, give or take a few days. If something doesn’t happen with the Braves current starters between now and then, Maholm’s return will give the Braves six starters.  At the rate that Braves players have been injured this season, you half expect something may happen... »

Wood Struggles as Braves Drop Mets Finale

Wood Struggles as Braves Drop Mets Finale

The Atlanta Braves fell 7-4 to the New York Mets in the final game of the series on Thursday afternoon as Braves rookie Alex Wood struggled in his second start. The Braves road woes continued this past four days in New York. Alex Wood was called up to take Paul Maholm’s spot in the Atlanta rotation. This was his 2nd start of the season, and 1st since being sent to Gwinnett to be “stretched” out fo... »

Alex Wood Braves Start

Alex Wood Sharp In First Triple-A Start

Atlanta Braves pitcher, Alex Wood, pitched well Thursday night for the Gwinnett Braves.  Wood started and went five strong innings, giving up one run, while walking two and striking out five, in his first Triple-A appearance. Wood got the win as Gwinnett crushed Indianapolis, 10-3. Cody Martin, who usually starts for Gwinnett, came on in the sixth inning and pitched the final four innings to save ... »

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Braves Face Mets Young Guns Tuesday

Turner Field will showcase three young guns on Tuesday as the Atlanta Braves’  Alex Wood, and the New York Mets’ Zach Wheeler and Matt Harvey, will be on display in the split doubleheader. Wood will make his first major league start in the 1:10 game against Matt Harvey, while Atlanta native Zach Wheeler will make his major league debut against the Braves Paul Maholm in the nightcap at ... »

Alex Wood Braves Start

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 Giants. Wood wi... »

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