Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dodgers LOSE



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LOS ANGELES -- Alex Wood is the lone active survivor from the rotation that began the season for the Dodgers, but taking the mound regularly doesn't necessarily mean regular wins.
In his 13th start of the season on Saturday night, Wood's win total remained stuck on one as the Dodgers fell to the Braves, 5-3, missing a chance to pull ahead of Colorado and into second place.
A year ago after 13 starts, Wood was 10-0 (one win in relief) with a 1.67 ERA and en route to his first All-Star nod. With Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list this year, Wood (1-5 with a 4.43 ERA) leads the staff in starts, but he's tied for eighth in wins."It's been a tough three starts for me, probably the toughest of my career," said Wood, who has allowed 13 earned runs in the last 12 innings. "Just grinding really hard. Got to think one of these next few has got to turn, but definitely frustration."
The pitcher downplayed physical ailments as a contributing factor, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed that hamstring cramps and adductor discomfort have prevented Wood from being "100 percent synced up" physically and mechanically.
"The fact that he still goes out there and competes says a lot about him," said Roberts. "He'll be the first to tell you he's not where he needs to be."
Coming off a two-inning start in Denver, Wood went 4 2/3 innings and allowed his former team nine hits with no walks. Two of the four runs he allowed were earned and he struck out six.


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