Alex Wood took his perfect 10-0 record on the season to Miami when he pitched against the Marlins at Marlins Park on Saturday evening.
When he left the mound after dominating the entire Marlins lineup for six shutout innings, his earned run average was down to 1.56…. ONE. POINT. FIVE. SIX.
The man has come out of nowhere to deliver one of the best first halves from a starting pitcher that we have seen in recent history. He backed it up with his six shutout innings in his first start of the second half and he is now up to 86.2 innings pitched on the season.
After he collected his 11th win of the season on Saturday and bumped his season record to 11-0, he became the first Dodger pitcher in modern history to do so.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2017
Although he does have 11 wins this season, one of them was as a member of the bullpen so with his 11th win of the season, Alex Wood tied Preacher Roe as the only Dodgers to win their first ten decisions as a starter in a season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 16, 2017
To cap it all off, it a great to remind everyone that Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood are currently the deadliest one-two punch in Major League Baseball right now. Former Dodgers General Manager, Ned Colletti, pointed out that the Dodgers have not lost a start in which one of them have taken the mound since May 1st, and the team is sitting at 30-5 in their combined 35 games started.
— Ned Colletti (@realnedcolletti) July 16, 2017
With Rich Hill dominating the opposition over his last five starts and Brandon McCarthy off of the disabled list, the Dodgers are tossing out one of the best rotations in Major League Baseball, whether you want to believe it or not. If McCarthy and Maeda can find any consistency, the Dodgers will have the best rotation in baseball by far.