Wood (4-0) allowed one run on four hits and three walks over seven innings Monday, striking out seven and picking up the win over Texas. Wood was locked into a pitchers' duel with Kyle Gibson until the Giants pulled ahead against the Rangers' bullpen. The 6-foot-4 southpaw threw 65 of 99 pitches for strikes and lowered his season ERA to 1.80 in 30 frames. He's now tossed at least five innings while allowing fewer than three runs in each of his five appearances this season. Wood is lined up to take the mound in Pittsburgh this weekend.
Wood settled for a no-decision in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies after allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out two batters across five innings. Wood got off to a solid start, holding the Rockies scoreless until a two-run homer by C.J. Cron in the fourth inning. That would be the only damage of the night against the 30-year-old, who left the game with a lead that was spoiled by Colorado's seventh-inning rally in the second end of Tuesday's twin bill. Wood wasn't quite as dominant as he was in his last start, also against Colorado, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth while fanning a season-high nine batters. Still, he's undefeated on the season (3-0) and has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his starts. The southpaw will carry a shiny 1.96 ERA and 0.78 WHIP into his next projected start against Texas on Monday.
Wood (3-0) earned the win over Colorado on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine. It says a lot that the two runs Wood gave up Wednesday were the most he has yielded in a game this season. Given that fact, it's not surprising that the southpaw has earned a win in each of his three starts. His nine strikeouts against the Rockies marked a season high, and he now owns an impressive 20:3 K:BB across 18 innings. Wood will carry a 1.50 ERA and 0.67 WHIP into his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday in a rematch versus the Rockies, this time in Colorado.
Wood (2-0) pitched seven strong innings en route to his second win of the year while allowing one run on one hit and a walk to go along with seven strikeouts against the Marlins on Friday. Remarkably, Wood's only hit and run allowed was to lead off the game, as Jazz Chisholm took the left-hander deep to right on the third pitch of the game to give the Marlins an early 1-0 lead. The 30-year-old was nearly perfect moving forward with a fourth-inning walk being his only other blunder on the evening. Wood now owns a 0.75 ERA and an 11:1 K:BB through his first 12 innings of the season and will look to continue his hot start at home against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Wood (1-0) earned the win Sunday against the Marlins after tossing five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and struck out four. Wood made his season debut after a back strain kept him sidelined for the first two weeks of the season, and he couldn't have asked for a stronger performance. He allowed back-to-back singles to Miguel Rojas and Starling Marte to start the game, but he settled down afterward and retired 12 batters in a row before Brian Anderson reached on a throwing error by Brandon Belt in the fifth. He also tossed 42 of his 61 pitches for strikes, and after such an encouraging performance, he should not have any restrictions going forward in subsequent starts.
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