Giants Lose A Key Starter To The Injured List

The San Francisco Giants have lost a red-hot hurler to injury at an unfortunate time. After a 1.80 ERA to start the season in ten innings, left-hander Alex Wood is now out with a hamstring strain.

The 32-year-old was pulled from his start in the third inning Tuesday night during the Giants' 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Wood has faced physical issues throughout his career, and hasn't topped 139 innings in his two-plus seasons in San Francisco. There's no word on how long the hamstring problem will keep him out. He'd surrendered just two earned runs in his 10 innings pitched thus far, with 11 strikeouts. He holds a 3.67 career ERA over 11 years in the big leagues. 

His replacement on the roster will be right-hander Tristan Beck, but Wood's spot in the starting rotation will most likely be taken by Ross Stripling, who only recently was told he'd be sticking in the bullpen for now. Stripling had a ton of success as a starter with the Toronto Blue Jays last season, going 10-4 with a 3.01 ERA. He's off to a rough start this year for the Giants, however, with a 7.30 ERA in four appearances, three of them in relief. 

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