Travis Wood’s night, for the most part, was bad. He was pulled after pitching to four batters but recording zero outs in the third inning, ultimately tagged with six earned runs off seven hits. Bad night for him! Just not an unusual one, at least not this season, as his 5.47 ERA and career-worst strikeout and walk rates can attest.
Here was the unusual part of Wood’s night, which was incidentally the only not-bad part:
Is Travis Wood a better hitter than pitcher at this point in his career? No. (Probably.) Would I prefer to watch that second-deck dinger over anything he’s done on a mound this year? Oh, hell yes.