|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||12.00||0.00||4.40||1.26||140.00||60.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 10.0||0||0|| 2.70||0||4||7|
|vs RHB|| 43.1||0||0|| 1.87||0||13||29|
|05/14/2013||Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL|
Brian McCann, C ATL
|Travis Wood, SP CHC|
Brandon Crawford, SS SF
Zach McAllister, SP CLE
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|05/14/2013||David Price, SP TB|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
|Travis Wood, SP CHC|
Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX
Juan Nicasio, SP COL
|05/14/2013||Mike Trout, CF LAA||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Travis Wood, SP CHC
|Last 10 Games|
|Travis Wood stays solid in no-decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Cubs starter Travis Wood turned in a solid performance but did not factor into the decision Sunday afternoon against the Mets.
Wood, who made his ninth start of the season, pitched five scoreless innings before surrendering a run-scoring single to David Wright in the sixth and a two-run home run to Juan Lagares in the seventh. He was charged with three runs and five hits over seven innings of work. He struck out three, walked two and also helped his cause with a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Wood has not allowed more than three runs in a start this season. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at Cincinnati. He gave up two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings of work in his previous meeting against the Reds on April 22.
|Travis Wood lowers ERA to 2.03|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Cubs starter Travis Wood saw more than enough run support in his outing against the Rockies on Monday night. He worked seven scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out two in a 9-1 win.
The left-hander gave up a single in the second and another one to his counterpart -- Juan Nicasio -- the following frame. He faced just two over the minimum over his final four frames.
Wood, who walked three, threw 58 of his 98 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 2.03 while collecting his fourth win.
The 26-year-old is scheduled to take the mound next on Sunday against the Mets.
|Travis Wood getting more ground balls|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has been getting more ground balls this season.
Wood had a huge issue with home runs last season, giving up 25 in 156 innings. Wood has been a poor ground ball pitcher over his career, with a career 33.5 percent ground ball rate. He's been able to increase that to 40.9 percent this season. The new approach has helped him keep the ball in the park more to begin the year. While some of his numbers suggest regression, it's positive to see Wood trying to limit one of his major problems from last season.
|Travis Wood will take hill Monday|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the team considered giving Travis Wood an extra day off after he threw 114 pitches Tuesday, but he opted against it and the rotation will stay in order, per MLB.com. Wood, who will make his next start Monday against the Rockies, has thrown seven straight quality starts.
|Travis Wood changing minds|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) As Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood continues to rack up quality starts, I continue to get closer to changing my mind on him.
A few weeks back, I disagreed with Scott White's take on Wood, that he could be able to sustain some of his early success. However, Wood appears to have made real changes to his game since disappointing the previous two seasons.
Wood's FIP is down to a very respectable 3.64 after his seventh quality start in a row, indicating he's a seriously solid pitcher. I still think his 2.33 ERA is obviously fool's gold, but anything below a 4.00 from a likely waiver-wire pickup is nothing to turn up your nose.
Wood is sporting a career-high 40.9 percent groundball rate, which should help him keep his home run rate nice and low. He currently has a career-low 0.78 home runs per nine innings rate, and his 7.4 percent home run per flyball ratio is barely out of line with his career rate. His batting average on balls in play is an unsustainably low .198, but he has always posted pretty low numbers there, with a career .265 mark. He does not strike out a ton of batters, but 6.60 per nine innings certainly isn't going to hurt you in that category if the rest of his numbers remain solid.
Even when a few more hits start falling in, Wood is doing enough to earn my trust. As a back of the rotation option, you can definitely do worse.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Travis Wood stays solid in no-decision
Murphy leads rally, Mets win rare series at Wrigley Field
Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday for their first series win at Wrigley Field since 2007.
Handing out the '25 percent' awards
The 2013 MLB season has reached the quarter pole, and now it's time to hand out some hardware based on the first 25 percent of the season.
Cubs' Feldman quiets Mets
Scott Feldman pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and drove in two runs with a big two-out double, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Saturday.
|Travis Wood was traded from the Reds to the Cubs last offseason and began the season at Triple-A. He joined the rotation in the big leagues in May, however, and would remain there for the rest of the season. The left-hander went 6-13 with a 4.27 ERA in his 26 starts and struck out a career-high 119 in 156 innings pitched. The Cubs love what the 26-year-old brings to the table and Wood should be a part of the opening day rotation in 2013. Owners should be aware that Wood posted a 4.52 ERA in 14 starts at Wrigley Field in 2012, but he pitched fairly well against the NL Central and still has some decent upside in Fantasy. Wood might be worth a look in some deeper mixed leagues on Draft Day but plan on leaving him more so for NL-only formats. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/22/13||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/23/13||@ PIT||12:35 pm||Jeanmar Gomez|
|5/24/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|5/25/13||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Homer Bailey|
|5/26/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/27/13||@ CHW||7:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
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