9/27 Wood to get 200 and that’s it
Travis Wood started Friday night against the Cardinals but was done after one inning. The lefty was one inning shy of 200, and will be allowed to reach that mark.
“[Being shut down] is just to protect him and get his milestone, the 200 innings,” Dale Sveum said. “We made that decision and he was OK with it. It’s trying to protect him. There’s no need to push him any further.”
There have been no red flags regarding Wood’s health.
“No, it’s just a lot of innings, pitches,” Sveum said. “He’s thrown about 100 pitches every start. He can get that milestone out of the way and he doesn’t have to prove anything else.”
Did Wood fight Sveum and the Cubs management on this?
“No,” Sveum said.
The Cardinals batted around against Wood in the first, and tallied on a two-run double by Yadier Molina and a RBI single by Jon Jay.
– Carrie Muskat