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Giants starting pitcher Alex Wood will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Wood was a stabilizing force in the Giants rotation throughout the 2021 regular season. However, he struggled against the Dodgers, going 0-2 in three starts with a 4.76 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 17 innings pitched. He will need the Giants bats to come alive early to keep him in this pivotal Game 3 where the winner takes a 2-1 series lead.
LHP Alex Wood took a no-decision on Wednesday when he allowed just three hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Giants' 1-0 win over the D-Backs.
Wood has been getting stretched out over the last three starts after missing some time on the COVID-19 list. He looked sharp on Wednesday, shutting down the D-backs over his six innings. He'll take a solid 3.83 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 152:39 K/BB ratio over 138 2/3 innings (26 starts) into the post season.
LHP Alex Wood took a no-decision on Friday when he allowed two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts over four innings in the Giants' 7-2 win over the Rockies.
Wood is still in the process of getting stretched out after missing nearly a month on the COVID-19 list. He got off to a shaky start on Friday, surrendering a pair of runs in the first inning but he was able to regroup and shut out the Rockies over his final three frames. He struck out seven batters and didn't issue a walk in the contest. The 30-year-old southpaw now owns a 4.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 146:39 K/BB ratio over 132 2/3 innings (25 starts). He'll draw the Diamondbacks at home in his final start of the regular season.
LHP Alex Wood didn't factor into the decision on Saturday when he worked three scoreless innings while striking out four in the Giants' 2-0 win over the Braves.
Wood was making his first since August 26 after missing nearly a month on the COVID-19 list. He looked sharp in this one, holding down the powerful Braves offense over his three innings. He'll take another start or two to get stretched out before the postseason. He now owns a 3.99 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 139:39 K/BB ratio over 128 2/3 innings. He'll face the Rockies on the road in his next start.
Giants LHP Alex Wood (COVID-19) could return on Saturday against the Braves.
Manager Gabe Kapler notes there's a "good chance" that Wood could return this weekend. The southpaw hasn't started since August 26th due to testing positive for COVID-19.