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Travis Wood ties Cubs record by serving up five homers

Jul 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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As of three weeks ago Travis Wood was pitching really well for the Cubs, starting 10 games with a 3.05 ERA, but he’s been in a free fall since the All-Star break.

First he allowed eight runs against the Marlins on July 17, then he gave up seven runs against the Cardinals on July 22, and this afternoon he faced St. Louis again while tying a Cubs record by serving up five homers.

Lance Berkman, Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, Matt Carpenter, and Allen Craig each took Wood deep as he joined Carlos Zambrano in 2011, Ismael Valdez in 2000, Steve Stone in 1974, and Warren Hacker in 1954 as the only Cubs pitchers to surrender five homers.

And in the span of three starts Wood’s ERA has ballooned from 3.05 to 4.98.

  1. Jeremy T - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Just goes to show you, Cubs pitchers named Wood can’t be trusted

  2. - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    And in the span of three starts Wood’s ERA has ballooned from 3.05 to 4.98.

    In other words, there’s a book out on him now and he hasn’t made adjustments. Happens.

    • Daniel Lawson - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      No… in the three starts he was leaving the ball up… also some of those HRs were hit in good locations. It’s not as if the Cubs didn’t hammer the Cardinal starter.

  3. 11thstreetmafia - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    I wonder if he would accept a trade to Atlanta.

    • Old Gator - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM


  4. randygnyc - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Each homerun hit in consecutive innings. A cardinal record.

  5. Old Gator - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Whenever I start getting depressed about being a Feesh fan, I realize that I’m not a Grubs fan, and I begin to wake up and live again.

  6. hoopmatch - Jul 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    The Cards got good wood on Travis.

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