Alex Wood received quite the honor on Friday afternoon. The former Georgia Bulldog was a named an All-Star on Friday afternoon.
Wood will replace his teammate, Clayton Kershaw, because Kershaw is set to pitch for the Dodgers on Sunday.
The former Bulldog was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft and was called up to the big leagues during the 2013 season. He was traded to the Dodgers during the 2015 season. In his time with the Braves he complied a 21-20 record.
After pitching just 130 innings in the past two seasons with Los Angeles, Wood has had a breakout season in 2017. He’s 10-0 to start the season, with a 1.67 ERA and a career best 10.8 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.
Wood becomes the sixth SEC player to make this year’s all-star game, joining Dallas Keuchel(Arkansas), Justin Smoak(South Carolina), Zack Cozart(Ole Miss), DJ LeMahieu(LSU) and Max Scherzer(Missouri).
The 2017 MLB All-Star game is set for Tuesday, July 11. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be played in Miami.