Alex Wood is set to return this Sunday! What is to be expected of him?
Alex Wood said cortisone shot relieved SC joint inflammation. Plans to throw bullpens Wed and Fri. Will come off DL and start Sunday
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 29, 2017
Alex Wood made his second trip to the disabled list this year after shoulder inflammation. Wood was originally brought into the squad this year to work as a bullpen guy. However, he had different intentions. He ended up going on an 11-0 stretch where he dominated every team in his path; earning him his first ever All-Star Game appearance. However, this season is really the first big one for Wood. He has already doubled last year’s innings and is closing in on his career high (2014 with the Atlanta Braves). With the work load, fatigue has begun to sink in and it is likely that for the remainder of the regular season, Alex Wood will be put on a short leash to make sure he stays healthy and fresh for the postseason.
Wood will be going up against the San Diego Padres and an offense that doesn’t offer many threats. With the Dodgers still 18 games above the DBacks, they can afford to play things safe until the postseason. However, there must remain a sense of urgency to stay in sync and in winning ways going into October. Can’t forget the impact of momentum.
Alex Wood’s return will be very welcomed, he will be accompanied by the return along side Clayton Kershaw (Friday) and Cody Bellinger (Wednesday).
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