Oh man, it’s back to real life! Â After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I’ll share some fun graphics next week), it’s back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood.
Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering KsÂ and ratios. Â But when Mike Minor got off the DL and Aaron Harang deciding not to suck this year, Wood could not chuck any more wood. Â [Hah – you thought Wood jokes were going the other way, huh?!] Â Repeatably getting hit out of the bullpen, the BravesÂ finally decided to move him down to AAA to [re]stretch out to get back into the rotation.
Upon [re]arrival in late June, Wood had a lot of “meh”, but I was still all in. Â I remember there were some drop Wood comments and I remained steadfast in my Woodward ways. Â And with another good start yesterday, I decided to take a deeper look into his pitch-by-pitch performance to be sure my Wood was warranted:Please, blog, may I have some more?