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.
The Giants activated Wood from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Wood will be making his season and Giants debut in the series finale in Miami after a back strain kept him sidelined for the first two weeks of the season. Because of the time he missed, Wood's pitch count will likely be monitored carefully Sunday, but he shouldn't face many restrictions in any subsequent starts he receives. While with the Dodgers in 2020, Wood made nine appearances (two starts) and posted a 6.39 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB in 12.2 innings.
Wood (back) will start Sunday's game against the Marlins, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Wood made his second rehab start Tuesday, and he'll make his season debut on normal rest for Sunday's series finale against Miami. Wood underwent a minor back procedure in mid-March but allowed just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings during two spring starts. Logan Webb will move to a bullpen role with Wood rejoining the starting rotation.
Wood (back) will make his second rehab start at the Giants' alternate site Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Wood underwent a minor back procedure in mid-March. It's unclear exactly when he's expected to return, but he'll likely be ready for his season debut fairly soon.
Wood (back) threw in a simulated game Thursday and is progressing well, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Wood had a minor procedure on his back in mid-March and the Giants are currently listing his injury as a lower-back strain. He is at the alternate training site and will likely join the big-league rotation at some point in the coming weeks, assuming there is a spot open for him.
Wood (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Wood is slated to miss the first several weeks of the season after he underwent a minor back procedure in mid-March. He's currently working through a throwing program. Aaron Sanchez will serve as San Francisco's fifth starter while Wood is sidelined.
Wood (back) will open the season on the injured list and miss the first couple weeks of the season, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Wood has missed most of March while recovering from a minor back procedure. He's working his way through a throwing progression but won't be ready for game action until at least mid-April. Aaron Sanchez lines up as the fifth starter in his absence.
Wood (back) threw a bullpen session Saturday, but is likely to begin the season on the injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Back troubles, which eventually required a minor surgical procedure, have kept Wood from appearing in game action since March 9. While it's a positive that he's throwing again, it doesn't sound like he'll be ready to pitch in a regular-season game until mid-April at the earliest. Aaron Sanchez will likely begin the season as the fifth starter as a result.
Wood (back) is on the schedule to pitch Saturday against Seattle, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Back troubles, which eventually required a minor surgical procedure, have kept Wood from appearing in game action since March 9. While it's certainly a positive that he's scheduled to pitch again soon, it would be a surprise if he has enough time to get up to speed by Opening Day just five days later. Given Wood's extensive injury history, the Giants have every reason to be cautious with him, though it doesn't look as though he'll miss too much time if he does indeed open on the injured list.
Wood (back) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 30-year-old completed a bullpen session Monday and was expected to progress to live batting practice later this week, but he won't face hitters quite yet. Wood is returning from an ablation procedure in his back and seems unlikely to be ready for the start of the season with only eight days until Opening Day.
Wood (back) threw a bullpen session Monday and will progress to live batting practice later in the week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Wood was reportedly sitting between 88-91 mph with his fastball in the session, roughly in line with his velocity the last few seasons. He underwent a minor back procedure on March 16, though the Giants are still hopeful that he will be ready to begin the season. Wood is currently in competition with Logan Webb for the final rotation spot, even if he proves healthy.
Wood (back) played catch Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Wood underwent a minor procedure on his back Tuesday, but it apparently didn't throw his schedule off too much, as he's already throwing again. While that's certainly a positive sign, there's no guarantee he'll be ready to pitch by Opening Day and no guarantee he'll start the year in the rotation even if healthy.
Wood will have an ablation procedure for his back, but the Giants aren't yet ruling him out for Opening Day, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The procedure involves burning away an inflamed nerve. Even if he does open the year on the injured list, it sounds like his absence will be weeks, not months. Logan Webb may make the rotation on merit anyway, but this only increases his chances.
Wood (back) is scheduled to visit a spine specialist, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Wood was scratched from his last scheduled start due to back stiffness, and the lefty is now set to undergo further evaluation. The extent of Wood's absence remains unknown for the time being.
Wood won't make his next spring start as scheduled due to back stiffness, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The left-hander was expected to take the mound in the next day or two since his previous start was Tuesday versus Milwaukee, but he's been pushed back due to the injury. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Wood's status for Opening Day could be affected if he's unable to throw for more than a few days.
Wood adjusted his posture in his delivery during the offseason, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Wood said Thursday that he likes the way his slider looks following his offseason adjustment, as he's able to get better depth on the pitch. He's also working on a new changeup grip that he called a "work in progress." The veteran lefty started Thursday's spring game against the White Sox, tossing tossed one clean inning while striking out one batter. Wood is competing for a back-end rotation spot with the Giants during spring training after signing a one-year deal with the team in January. He made nine appearances (two starts) for the Dodgers last season, posting a 6.39 ERA and 15:6 K:BB over 12.2 innings.
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