Dodgers’ Alex Wood (10-0) aces All-Star audition in a Don Newcombe-like way

Alex Wood’s seven shutout innings in an eventual 1-0 victory Wednesday over the Diamondbacks came complete with a whole collection of interesting subplots:

Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher to start a season 10-0 since the team moved to L.A. (FYI: that was in 1958). Don Newcombe last did it in 1955 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in their lone World Series championship season. “You’ve got to pinch yourself sometimes,” Wood said (via the Los Angeles Times).

“Look, we signed him because he is a good guy, partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business,” Alderson said, via Newsday, while participating in a panel at Citi Field for the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference. “My attitude is ‘Why not?'”

Hayward was one of the top available free agents this Where To Buy Cheap Jerseys offseason, and is coming off his lone All-Star season with the Jazz: He averaged 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 34.5 minutes played in 2016-17. He will join Isaiah Thomas in trying to dethrone the mighty Cavs in the Eastern Conference.

In fact, that’s why he rejoined Stevens, who coached Hayward for two seasons at Butler.

“And that unfinished business we had together, back in 2010, when I left Butler for the NBA … as far as I’m concerned, all of these years later, we still have it,” Hayward wrote. “And that’s to win a championship.”

Schwarber, 24, hit 16 home runs, with an OPS of .842, in 69 games his rookie season in 2015. A serious knee injury suffered in his second game of 2016 cost him the rest Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping of the regular season, but he unexpectedly recovered from surgery in time to join the Cubs in the World Series. He batted .412 and helped the Cubs rally in the 10th inning of Game 7.