July 6, 2013 by Ryan S
The All-Star Game Selection show came and went, and the only Cubs player going to the Midsummer Classic this year will be Travis Wood (barring injuries and what not). Wood, who’s 16 quality starts, 2.69 ERA and 0.979 WHIP aren’t represented well by his five wins, has certainly earned his spot on the National League roster, and it will be fun to watch him pitch against some of the league’s best on a national stage.
Wood is one of six southpaw starting pitchers selected for the National League, so it will be interesting to see how and when he’s used by Bruce Bochy, who will be managing the game for the NL. Other lefties selected for the game include Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, Patrick Corbin, Jeff Locke, Cliff Lee, and Madison Bumgarner.
Wood, who is 0-3 with a 2.58 ERA in his past six starts, is scheduled to take the mound at home vs. the Angels on Tuesday, Jul. 9. Once again, congratulations to Travis Wood, and go Cubs!