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Whicker: Alex Wood turns a red-letter day Dodger blue

By in Press Enterprise on October 29, 2017

By Mark Whicker

HOUSTON — His parents got engaged on Oct. 28. His fiancee Suze was born on Oct. 28.

His friend Chance Veazey, his roommate at Georgia who was supposed to walk on baseball fields with him forever, lost those dreams on Oct. 28, eight years ago.

Alex Wood woke up Saturday with the date imprinted deep inside his head. He would pitch the essential game of his life on this Oct. 28, with one start under his belt since Sept. 26 and with his Dodgers a step behind the Astros in the World Series, and with Game 4 and 5 in a glassy, noisy ballpark where Houston had not lost in postseason.

“My mind was racing,” Wood said. “I wouldn’t say I was calm.”

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