Alex Wood was pitching at the University of Georgia just one year ago. Now, he finds himself in the Atlanta Braves rotation and having alot of success. On Tuesday night, he continued this incredible string of starts as he held the Indians scoreless over 5 2/3 innings as the Braves beat the Indians 2-0. This was Wood's fifth straight start of allowing one run or less. He worked around five hits and four walks, striking out five in the outing. This clearly was not one of his best outings, but what was impressive is how this young left consistently worked out of trouble and kept his composure. Wood moved to 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 63 1/3 innings this season. He will face off with the Marlins on Sunday and is certainly worth adding in NL-Only leagues down the stretch.
Matt Harvey and the New York Mets received devastating news on Monday when it was revealed that Harvey has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The diagnosis was made after he experienced some tenderness in his forearm in recent starts. Harvey expressed hope he could avoid surgery by strengthening the area around the ligament tear, but Tommy John surgery is certainly a possibility. Tommy John surgery generally requires a 12-month recovery time and would cost Harvey most, if not all, of the 2014 season. Harvey has quickly emerged as one of the best pitchers in the game, posting a dominant 2.39 ERA over his first 237 2/3 innings in the majors. Harvey will have an MRI once the swelling goes down and we will learn what the next steps are for him.