The first time I was aware of this guy's existence, he was pitching several no-hit innings against my Phillies. Already, I wasn't a fan.
He was a rookie for Cincinatti, already the team's top pitching prospect, and there he was bamboozling my Phils. It was a true duel between him and Halladay, who both had no-hitters going that game. And I didn't know what shocked me more- that someone was close to no-hitting such a dominant team, or that the guy was someone I had never heard of.
Ever since, Travis Wood has been a decent pitcher for the Reds, and now the Cubs. I pulled a game-used of him earlier this year, so I'm hoping he sorta pans out. Just...no more nohitters against the Phillies.
Coming Tomorrow- A Yankee. Whether it's the one who just returned from death (read: retirement), or the outfielder who's been getting hot, I don't know.