Alex Wood threw up zeros once again as he took the mound for the Dodgers in Colorado on Sunday night.
Wood tossed six shutout innings, allowing just five hits and one walk. He struck out ten batters across those six innings and lowered his 2017 ERA to 2.27.
As a member of the starting rotation, Alex Wood has been striking batters out at a higher rate than any other point in his Dodger career.
Wood's strikeouts per nine innings:
2015 – 6.6
2016 – 9.8
2017 – 12.1
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 14, 2017
He is also posting the third highest K% in baseball.
Alex Wood now has 48 K in 35.2 IP. He has the third highest K%. I've always been high on him, but, wow. Wow.
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 14, 2017
After stringing together so many great performances since becoming a member of the Dodgers 2017 rotation, it looks like he will be here to stay, even after both Rich Hill and Brandon McCarthy return to the rotation next week.
Andy McCullough broke the news straight from the mouth of Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts.
Alex Wood will stay in the rotation when Rich Hill and Brandon McCarthy come back next week, Dave Roberts said.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 14, 2017
If Rich Hill returns and stays healthy, the Dodgers will have a deadly heap of left-handed starters to go along with Brandon McCarthy and Kenta Maeda.
— MLB (@MLB) May 14, 2017