5/25 Travis Wood
Travis Wood starts Saturday night for the Cubs. The lefty has posted nine-straight quality starts, a feat previously accomplished by Mordecai Brown, who had 11-straight quality starts -– all complete games -– to open the 1908 season. Wood is the first Cubs pitcher to record nine-straight quality starts at any point in a season since Steve Trachsel, who spun off 11 in a row from June 5-Aug. 9, 1994. Wood’s nine quality starts this season are tied for the Major League lead with five others including three from the NL: the Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin, the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright and the Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann.