A couple of similar pitchers will match up against each other when the Braves and Brewers resume their four-game series on Friday night at Turner Field. Atlanta's Alex Wood (2-2 3.83 ERA) and Milwaukee's Wily Peralta (1-5, 4.32 ERA) both lead their respective teams in ground-ball percentage, while also striking out the fewest batters per nine innings among qualified teammates.
Since allowing three runs to the Nationals during the first inning on May 10, Wood has allowed just one earned run in 12 2/3 innings. But after completing seven strong innings against the Marlins on Saturday, the left-hander admitted he is still trying to find comfort with his mechanics.
Carlos Collazo is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.