Against the Dodgers, Wood scattered seven hits and allowed one run in seven innings. The Dodgers went on to lose, 3-2. The loss thwarted a potential three-game sweep for the Dodgers, though at least Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Uribe found himself on the winning end of all three games. Uribe was traded for Alberto Callaspo as part of a six-player swap before the game.The Dodgers are batting .218 as a team in their seven games against left-handed starters this season.“You almost have to kick Bumgarner out of the equation,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “We’re not seeing very many (left-handers). It’s like every time you get one you haven’t seen one.”Then, Mattingly added, “It would’ve been nice to have Scotty today.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Outfielder Scott Van Slyke has a .511 slugging percentage in his career against left-handed pitchers. But he was unavailable tonight due to a back injury that the team does not consider serious.Chris Heisey, a right-handed hitter, started in right field. Left-handed hitter Andre Ethier did not come off the bench until the ninth inning, long after Wood left the game. Ethier singled but Callaspo — in his first at-bat as a Dodger — flew out to center field to end the game.Does not facing left-handers often enough feed the Dodgers’ southpaw struggle?“I think (you struggle) anytime you don’t see anything that’s different,” Mattingly said. “Left-handers give everyone trouble.”Zack Greinke deserved better. The Dodgers’ starter allowed three hits and one run over six innings, walking two batters and striking out nine. Greinke’s ERA for the season is 1.48, second-lowest in the majors, but his record remained 5-1 after taking a no-decision.Greinke survived a first inning in which he loaded the bases on two walks and a single. Greinke struck out Uribe — in his first at-bat as a Brave — and A.J. Pierzynski to end the threat. “When (Uribe) first got up it was probably like a perfect story for a grand slam right there,” Greinke said.The right-hander threw 32 pitches in the first inning and only 65 over the next five. One pitch left the park, a home run by Cameron Maybin on a full count in the third inning. It was the fifth home run Greinke has allowed this season.Besides giving the Braves a 1-0 lead, Maybin’s home run seemed to focus Greinke. He retired the next 11 hitters in a row before leaving the game after his 97th pitch.The Dodgers got the run back in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jimmy Rollins hit a ground ball off the tip of Uribe’s glove. The play was initially scored an error, then changed to a single. A groundout by Adrian Gonzalez moved Rollins to second base.With two outs, Rollins was running on contact when Justin Turner sent a hard ground ball through the right side of the infield. Atlanta second baseman Jace Peterson dove to stop the ball on the outfield grass, but Turner reached first base while Rollins scored easily.The score remained tied 1-1 until the eighth inning.Right-hander Chris Hatcher issued a single and walk to begin the inning. Left-hander Adam Liberatore relieved Hatcher and promptly retired Peterson and Maybin. Only Freddie Freeman stood in the way of a scoreless inning with runners on first and third and two outs. When Peterson stole second base, he essentially gave Liberatore permission to walk Freeman intentionally with a 3-1 count and first base open.Liberatore walked Freeman all right. He threw the ball clear over catcher A.J. Ellis’ head, all the way to the backstop. Andrelton Simmons scored from third on the wild pitch, and the Braves took a 2-1 lead. “The ball just kind of sailed,” Ellis said.An RBI double by Nick Markakis put the Braves ahead 3-1. Alex Guerrero’s solo home run in the ninth inning off Jason Grilli brought the Dodgers within 3-2.The Dodgers have an off-day Thursday, followed by a three game series in St. Louis. The Cardinals have the National League’s best record and the distinction of eliminating the Dodgers in the last two postseasons.They do not have any left-handed pitchers lined up to start in the series. There isn’t always a rhyme or reason to the Dodgers’ bats going hot and cold, but a couple trends have emerged early in the 2015 season.AT&T Park in San Francisco hasn’t treated the Dodgers’ lineup well. Neither have left-handed starters. Right-handers, and cities outside of San Francisco, make the Dodgers look like the 1927 Yankees.Statisticians and sabermetricians, and the baseball teams who employ them, will point out that these results have taken place in a small sample size. But at some point a trend is a trend, and so it was that another left-handed starter threw up a bunch of zeros against the Dodgers on Wednesday.Atlanta Braves lefty Alex Wood is hardly Madison Bumgarner. Wood entered the game with a pedestrian 3.83 ERA, having allowed plenty of hard contact in eight starts this season.