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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Alex Wood
The Braves found a temporary fix for their overstuffed rotation on Friday by moving Alex Wood to the bullpen for a week.
Last week, the Atlanta Braves managed only three hits and no runs against Miami ace Jose Fernandez.
As they entered the season, the Atlanta Braves were hoping to just hang on through the first month while they waited for Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd to join a depleted rotation.
Can the sequel possibly top the original?
Jose Fernandez gave credit to his catcher and even claimed he had "a lucky game."
Another strong eight innings, another loss for Alex Wood.
A.J. Burnett's injury helped him improve his pitching.
After his first career complete game, Alex Wood was upset with his performance at the plate.
The Braves keep finding ways to beat the Nationals, who now must find a way to overcome a sudden wave of injuries.
Behind right-hander Taylor Jordan, and yet another shuffled lineup, the Nationals salvaged their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves, avoiding a sweep with a 2-1 victory before 34,327 at Nationals Park.
The first Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals series included a pair of one-run games and left the teams tied in the standings after one week of the regular season.
Ian Desmond didn't dip, and he hit a dinger.
While the Atlanta Braves learned that Kris Medlen is definitely done for the season, Alex Wood pitched five dominant innings against the Houston Astros.
Alex Wood allowed an unearned run in four innings for the Atlanta Braves in a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday in a game between split squads.
The National League East has a great deal of young talent all the way around, but which young players in the division are the best?
"It's nice to go to the bullpen and have some experience throwing out of it, that's for sure," Wood said. "I know what to expect and I know what to do to stay ready and stay prepared. ... It's a compliment, going to the pen and pitching in tight situations where they need me."
"That's a pretty big gap," Wood said. "That's part of it. Right now we need help in the bullpen, too. It works best for everybody."