Wood leaves with lead, ends up with no decision in extra-inning loss

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In his most recent start, Bryant’s Travis Wood pitched effectively over seven innings but received no decision after leaving a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday, June 5.

Pawtucket eventually won the game 8-6 in 13 innings.Wood shut out the Red Sox over the first five innings, allowing just two hits and retiring seven in a row going into the sixth.[more]

Wood’s teammates with the Louisville Bats of the Cincinnati Reds organization, had given him a 2-0 lead to work with in the third.

In the sixth, Pawtucket broke through for a run on two hits only to have the Bats counter with three in the bottom of the inning.

In the seventh, Wood retired two around a walk but couldn’t get out of the inning before a single and a double produced two more runs that trimmed Louisville’s lead to 5-3.

Former Reds reliever Carlos Fisher came on for Wood in the eighth and promptly surrendered a pair of home runs as Pawtucket surged to a 6-5 lead.

Louisville tied it in the bottom of the ninth but lost it in the top of the 13th.

Wood threw 91 pitches in the game, 6-3 for strikes. He allowed three runs on six hits, walked one and fanned three.

He’s now 3-4 with a 4.15 ERA for the Bats this season.

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