Alex Wood shows excitement after strong performance
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Wood never tried to act too cool to get excited when pitching in the big leagues as a rookie, and the Atlanta Braves left-hander didn't try to downplay his performance against the Red Sox and David Ortiz on Friday at sold-out Jet Blue Park at Fenway South. "I definitely felt pretty darn good today," Wood said after allowing two hits -- singles by Grady Sizemore -- in three scoreless innings of a 4-1 Braves loss. "I really felt like my rhythm and timing of everything was so fluid today, like it was the middle of the season for me. Had all three (pitches) working. Whenever I can do that, I usually have a pretty good day." Wood, who is competing with Freddy Garcia ...