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Wood retired all four batters he faced - including two by strikeout - against the Giants on Wednesday.

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Travis Wood P CHC 2 months ago

Wood picked up the win to move to 4-3, as he threw 3.1 shutout innings in relief of injured starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada.

Wood struck out four, walked three and allowed just one hit. He has allowed three runs in 13 innings (2.08 ERA) with 13 strikeouts since moving to the bullpen on May 16th. Given his success and his experience, Wood makes sense as the replacement should the injured deltoid that forced Wada out linger. Wada will be evaluated on Tuesday, so we'll know more about Wood's role then.

Travis Wood P CHC 3 months ago

Wood pitched a scoreless inning against the Marlins on Monday.

Wood has been serviceable in the bullpen since he made the switch a couple of weeks ago. In five appearances, he has given up one run on four hits and four walks in four innings. He has struck out six in that span. Expect him to stay in the pen until the Cubs get desperate for another starter.

Travis Wood P CHC 3 months ago

Wood will stick in the Cubs' bullpen for now, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

Wood recorded a save in the first relief appearance of his career Saturday, but it was only a byproduct of several of the team's late-inning relievers being unavailable for the opportunity. The lefty is most likely to see lower-leverage multi-inning situations out of the bullpen, which won't give him much value in most fantasy formats.

Travis Wood P CHC 3 months ago

Wood picked up his first career save on Saturday, pitching a perfect ninth inning in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Hector Rondon had pitched three straight days coming into the game, while Pedro Strop had pitched in two straight and given up two runs the night before and Jason Motte got the last two outs of the eighth inning Saturday. In short, Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn't have a lot of options available to him to close out this game, so don't read too much into Wood's sudden ninth-inning assignment.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood lasted just 4.1 innings Thursday against the Mets, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out five and didn't receive a decision in the eventual 6-5 win.

Three solo homers and then a fifth-inning rally were enough to end Wood's day. He's been a stunningly prolific strikeout artist so far this year, with 39 in 37 innings, but it's hard to see that carrying forward, as Wood's never been known to strike a lot of guys out. All those whiffs have also come with a lot of struggles for the lefty, who now owns an ugly 5.59 ERA. He'll look to right the ship Wednesday against the Padres.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood struggled against the Brewers Saturday, allowing six runs in just four innings in the 12-4 loss.

Only four of the runs were earned, but that doesnt retract from the poor performance from Wood. It's a nightmare matchup for Wood as he really struggles against righties and the Brewers being one of the most righty-heavy lineups in the NL. Wood will look to bounce back in his next start Thursday against the Mets.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood (2-1) had his second no-decision of the season Tuesday against the Cardinals, allowing six earned runs on six hits and a home run in five innings.

This was Wood's worst outing of the season. In his four previous starts, he didn't give up more than three earned runs, but he has given up four homers in his past three outings. He'll get a second start this week Saturday against the Brewers.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood (2-1) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking none in seven innings Tuesday to pick up the win over the Pirates.

Wood's only blemish of the game was in the fourth inning, when he gave up a two-run homer to Starling Marte, but otherwise, he was solid. He lowered his ERA to 3.04 and will take the mound again Monday at St. Louis.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood will start for the Cubs Tuesday against the Pirates,'s Carrie Muskat reports.

Wood was originally scheduled to start Monday, but manager Joe Maddon made some rotation changes that resulted in Wood being bumped back to Tuesday. With a team day off scheduled for Thursday, Wood's two-start week will be pushed back for the time being.