Wood has struggled mightily since the All-Star break, losing eight of nine starts to drop his overall record to 4-11 with a 4.71 ERA. Despite the poor second half record, Wood has pitched better of late, allowing only three runs through seven innings in each of his last two starts. He still managed to take the loss in both contests.
For the Giants, Cy Young hopeful Matt Cain will lead a San Francisco team victorious in seven of its last ten, and 5-1 on the year against the Cubs. Cain picked up a no decision last time out but pitched very well, allowing only two runs in 7.1 innings. He is currently 13-5 on the season with a 2.82 ERA.
Cubs outfielder David DeJesus is 4-7 with four RBIs and a home run so far this series.