It’s a good thing most of Alex Wood’s starts have come on the road, where he has a 3.11 ERA and 1.341 WHIP. At Turner Field, Wood is a Stults-ian 1-3 with a 5.18 ERA and 1.697 WHIP.
His struggles have escalated of late, giving up 10 hits in three of his last four starts. Fortunately few of those hits have been homers — Wood has allowed only 6 this year.
Here’s the line-up, which again begs the question: Has there ever been a worse clean-up hitter than Chris Johnson, batting 4th for the seventh time tonight?
Peterson 4 Maybin 8 Markakis 9 C. Johnson 3 Uribe 5 Gomes 7 Simmons 6 Lavarnway 2 Wood 1