Cubs pitcher Travis Wood plays leftfield, robs Mariners hitter of extra bases
Cubs relief pitcher Travis Wood entered Sunday night’s game against the Mariners to pitch the sixth inning, and provide a little defense in leftfield.
In a double-switch, Pedro Strop replaced Wood at pitcher in the top of the seventh, and the lefthander went out to left for Chris Coghlan. Sure enough, with a runner on and one out, the ball found him.
Franklin Gutierrez lined a pitch deep to left, backing Wood up to the ivy, where he made a tough catch to rob him of extra bases.
Wood was cheered by the fans out in left, and received some high-fives when he returned to the dugout. Catcher David Ross pointed out to him that he missed the cutoff man.
– Kenny Ducey