Travis Wood SP CHC 3 Days

Travis Wood gave up seven runs -- five earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Arizona got to him for eight hits and four walks and will be looking for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. Wood has not been good in July and probably belongs on fantasy benches (or waiver wires) for a while. He will carry a 5.12 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home versus the Cardinals.

Travis Wood SP CHC 9 Days

Travis Wood got roughed up by the Braves on Sunday, allowing seven runs over six innings in a loss.

Wood gave up seven hits and three walks on the day, striking out four. The seven runs allowed snapped a string of seven straight starts allowing three earned runs or fewer. Wood hasn't won since June 15, falling to 7-8 with the loss, and he owns a 4.96 ERA and 1.49 WHIP at the break.

Travis Wood SP CHC 14 Days

Travis Wood fell to 7-7 after giving up four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Reds.

Wood gave up three runs in the first inning to put himself in an early hole and never really recovered. The southpaw fanned five and walked a pair and remains winless since June 15. He'll bring a 4.64 ERA into his final start of the first half this weekend against the Braves.

Travis Wood SP CHC 19 Days

Travis Wood yielded three runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

An uncharacteristically wild Wood walked four and hit a batter in the contest. He also gave up seven hits, so he was lucky to escape with only minimal damage to his ERA. Wood simply hasn't been of much use in mixed leagues this year.

Travis Wood SP CHC 26 Days

Travis Wood got a no-decision, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Wood blanked the Nats over five, but allowed a run on an Anthony Rendon single in the sixth, and two more on a Denard Span double in the seventh before being lifted. Overall, Wood allowed seven hits, walked five, and struck out four. The lefty has been frustrating for fantasy owners due to his inconsistency. He'll take a 4.52 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 77/39 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Red Sox on the road.

Travis Wood SP CHC 1 Month

Travis Wood pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, and the Cubs beat the Phillies 3-0 on Sunday.

Wood allowed just three singles on the afternoon while walking three. The southpaw also struck out six. The win was Wood's fifth in his last seven starts, moving him to 7-5 with a 4.48 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 14 starts. He'll look to keep it going Saturday against the Pirates.

Travis Wood SP CHC 1 Month

Travis Wood improved to 6-5, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Cubs defeated the Pirates 7-3 on Tuesday.

Wood's season has been a very bumpy ride, but he looked in control for the most part on Tuesday. The lefty allowed nine hits -- including a two-run home run to Andrew McCutchen -- while walking two and striking out two. Wood lowered his ERA to 4.95 in the effort, which he'll look to deflate further in his next start against the Phillies on the road.

Travis Wood SP CHC 2 Months

Travis Wood got the no-decision, allowing two runs over five innings in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Mets.

Wood was mediocre on the mound, but made up for it at the dish with three runs batted in against Mets pitching. He blasted a two-run home run in the second inning -- his second of the season -- and knocked in a run with a ground out in the fourth. On the mound, he allowed four hits, walked five, and struck out three. His results haven't been nearly as good as they were last season, and he'll bring a 5.04 ERA into next week's road start against the Pirates.

Travis Wood SP CHC 2 Months

Travis Wood was knocked around for seven runs on 10 hits and one walk over just 2 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

It was his shortest outing of the season. Wood dug an early hole by himself by giving up five runs in the first inning and simply failed to recover. The southpaw showed some signs of progress in his most recent two starts, but he took a big step back with this one, seeing his ERA go up to 5.15 for year. He'll attempt to rebound next week against the Mets at home.

Travis Wood SP CHC 2 Months

Travis Wood held the Padres to two runs and three hits over 7 1/3 innings to win Saturday.

As he so often does, Wood helped his own cause with an RBI single. While it's far from the only reason, it should be factored in that one of the reasons Wood is 5-4 with a 4.35 ERA while Jeff Samardzija is 0-4 with a 1.46 ERA is that the former is probably baseball's best hitting pitcher and the latter is down near the bottom. It made the difference in a 3-2 game tonight.