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Chris Carpenter MLB Career Stats

144-94 3.76 2219.1 1697 1.28

Chris Carpenter Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher John Carpenter
  • Born: 4/27/1975 in Exeter, NH
  • Draft: 1993, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (15th overall)
  • High School: Trinity, Manchester, NH
  • Debut: May 12, 1997
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2012
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MLB Career Stats 144 94 3.76 350 332 0 2219.1 1697 1.28


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Chris Carpenter Awards

NL Cy Young

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL
2011 St. Louis NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL
2006 St. Louis NL
2010 St. Louis NL

NL Comeback Player of the Year

Year Team League
2009 St. Louis NL

NL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
08/2009 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/04/2005 St. Louis NL
07/16/2006 St. Louis NL
08/20/2006 St. Louis NL
09/17/2006 St. Louis NL

Starter of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL
2006 St. Louis NL

MLB Players Choice NL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2004 St. Louis NL
2009 St. Louis NL

Cardinals Darryl Kile Award

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

Chris Carpenter Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1998 4.37 25th in AL
2001 4.09 20th in AL
2004 3.46 13th in NL
2005 2.83 5th in NL
2006 3.09 2nd in NL
2009 2.24 1st in NL
2010 3.22 16th in NL
2011 3.45 16th in NL


Season W Rank
1998 12 24th in AL
2001 11 23rd in AL
2004 15 9th in NL
2005 21 2nd in NL
2006 15 7th in NL
2009 17 2nd in NL
2010 16 6th in NL


Season SO Rank
1998 136 24th in AL
2001 157 11th in AL
2004 152 18th in NL
2005 213 2nd in NL
2006 184 6th in NL
2010 179 14th in NL
2011 191 11th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1998 1.36 18th in AL
2001 1.41 25th in AL
2004 1.14 4th in NL
2005 1.06 5th in NL
2006 1.07 1st in NL
2009 1.01 2nd in NL
2010 1.18 14th in NL
2011 1.26 24th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1998 .265 21st in AL
2004 .245 11th in NL
2005 .231 7th in NL
2006 .235 4th in NL
2009 .226 7th in NL
2010 .244 20th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2001 34 3rd in AL
2005 33 13th in NL
2006 32 20th in NL
2010 35 1st in NL
2011 34 1st in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1999 4 6th in AL
2000 2 13th in AL
2001 3 9th in AL
2004 1 17th in NL
2005 7 1st in NL
2006 5 2nd in NL
2009 3 3rd in NL
2010 1 16th in NL
2011 4 4th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1997 1 9th in AL
1998 1 13th in AL
1999 1 6th in AL
2001 2 4th in AL
2005 4 2nd in NL
2006 3 1st in NL
2009 1 6th in NL
2011 2 2nd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2001 215.2 14th in AL
2005 241.2 2nd in NL
2006 221.2 6th in NL
2010 235.0 2nd in NL
2011 237.1 1st in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2000 5.80 15th in AL
2009 6.73 20th in NL
2010 6.86 19th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2000 1.36 5th in AL
2001 2.09 16th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2000 83 12th in AL
2001 75 11th in AL
2010 63 25th in NL


Season H Rank
2000 204 19th in AL
2001 229 6th in AL
2010 214 5th in NL
2011 243 2nd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2000 30 7th in AL
2001 29 4th in AL
2004 24 23rd in NL
2006 21 25th in NL
2010 21 17th in NL

Chris Carpenter Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 5, 2013 RHP Chris Carpenter elected free agency.
October 31, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 60-day disabled list.
July 20, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals sent RHP Chris Carpenter on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
July 15, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals sent RHP Chris Carpenter on a rehab assignment to Springfield Cardinals.
February 22, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 60-day disabled list. Spine and right shoulder irritation.
October 7, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Chris Carpenter.
September 21, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 60-day disabled list.
June 10, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals transferred RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 1, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Nerve irritation in his right shoulder.
May 20, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 15-day disabled list.
April 15, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left rib cage

Christopher John Carpenter Bio Info

Graduated in 1993 from Trinity High School in Manchester, N.H., where he earned Athlete-of-the-Year honors as a senior ... was selected all-state for three years in both baseball and hockey and was a member of the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team as a senior ... captured state championship in baseball in 1992 ... played American Legion, Babe Ruth and Little League ... on his behalf, MLBPA Trust contributed $20,000 to Kristen's Gift in Lebanon, NH in recognition of his 2005 NL Outstanding Pitcher Award ... was voted by his teammates as the recipient of the 2006 Darryl Kile award ... he and his wife, Alyson, have a son, Sam, and daughter, Ava, and make their off-season home in St. Louis. 2012 Missed almost entire spring training with shoulder/neck discomfort that led to him missing the first 150 games of the season. The injury resulted in him having neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery performed on 7/19 by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas, Texas. Worked his way back to make three regular season starts and three postseason starts. Hurled 5.0 IP on 9/21 at CHI in his first start since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series (10/28/11). His start at Wrigley Field resulted in a no decision as he battled 59° and rain, allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts (77 pitches). Took the loss at HOU on 9/26, throwing 6.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits in a 2-0 loss. Struck out seven over 6.0 innings in a 3-1 loss to Cincinnati on 10/2. Moved past Bob Forsch into sole possession of 3rd place among the St. Louis Cardinals all-time strikeout leaders with 1,085. The start was his 350th career appearance (332nd start). 2012 POSTSEASON - Experienced his 5th postseason and made three starts ... earned the win in Division Series Game 3 at Washington, pitching 5.2 shut out innings in an 8-0 win ... took the loss in both of his League Championship starts facing San Francisco, his first losing decisions in the postseason in seven PS starts ... in both Game 2 & Game 6 at SF allowed 5 runs(2 ER)in 4.0 IP, a 7-1 loss in Game 2 and 6-1 loss in Game 6. 2011 Led the National League in innings pitched (237.1) for the first time in his career & tied for the league lead in games started (34). ... Among National League pitchers, T11th in strikeouts (191), 4th in complete games (4), T2nd in shutouts (2), 17th in ERA (3.45), 6th in SB pct. (45.5%),13th with 2.09 BB / 9.0 IP, 10th in SO/BB ratio (3.47) and T10th in double plays induced (20). ... Made 34 or more starts for the second consecutive season, marking the first time in his career he has accomplished the feat. Ranked 4th in the NL with 106.3 pitches per game. ... 30 of his 34 starts this season were 6.0 IP or more, including 21 which lasted 7.0 innings or longer. Had 21 quality starts. ... Needed two hits or less in his final start to avoid leading the league in hits allowed and threw a two-hit shutout (9/28 at HOU) to finish with 243 hits, 2nd in the N.L. ... His 191 strikeouts mark his second highest total in his career (213 in 2005), surpassing 180 K's for a 3rd time in his career. ... Threw three of his highest pitch totals in his career during 2011 season, topping out at 132 (6/29 at BAL). His career high is 134 at Boston in 1999 while with Toronto. ... Went 3-0 with a 2.15 ERA in six September starts with a Major League best 46.0 IP. ... Hurled over 200 innings for the fifth season in his career, averaging just under 7.0 innings per start. The 237.1 innings were his 2nd highest single-season total (241.2 in 2005). Has won at least 10 games in every season he has pitched 100+ innings. ... From 6/23 to end of season, was 10-2, 2.73 ERA (138.2 IP/42 ER/6 HR) in 19 starts. The 10 wins were T4th best in the Majors during that span and the 2.73 ERA was 2nd best in the Majors among starters. ... Was 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA in five July starts (37.0 IP) part of winning a team-high 5-straight decisions from 6/23-7/22. ... Made his 5th Opening Day start for St. Louis (2005-07, 2010-11), and his 6th Opening Day start overall (2002 for Toronto). Tied Dizzy Dean for the 2nd most Cardinals Opening Day starts at five, (Bob Gibson 10). ... Did not record a win in his first seven starts, the longest stretch of his career (previous high was six in his rookie season with TOR in 1997). ... Passed 2,000 career innings after the 5th inning 4/29 at ATL. It was his first start in 2011 in which the Cards won. ... Threw a season-high 9.0 IP vs. CHI (6/5) in a 3-2, 10 inn. win, marking his 2nd start of 9.0 IP without receiving a CG or a decision in his career, both coming against the Cubs (7/22/05). ... Threw complete game win at BAL on 6/29 allowing one run on seven hits, firing 132 pitches, 2nd highest in his career and most since 1998. It was his second consecutive outing of 7.0 IP or more and one run. ... In his 3 starts between 6/23-7/4, won all three with a 0.75 ERA allowing just 2 ER in 24.0 IP with one complete game. Including his 6/17 start vs. KC, he threw 124, 124, 132 & 119 pitches over a 4-start span. ... He's the only STL pitcher to have thrown 124 or more pitches in three consecutive starts dating back to 1950 ... since 2000, only Justin Verlander ('09), Mark Prior ('03) & Scott Elarton ('00) have done so. ... Posted his 90th career win as a s first seven starts, the longest stretch of his career (previous high was six in his rookie season with TOR in 1997). ... Passed 2,000 career innings after the 5th inning 4/29 at ATL. It was his first start in 2011 in which the Cards won. ... Threw a season-high 9.0 IP vs. CHI (6/5) in a 3-2, 10 inn. win, marking his 2nd start of 9.0 IP without receiving a CG or a decision in his career, both coming against the Cubs (7/22/05). ... Threw complete game win at BAL on 6/29 allowing one run on seven hits, firing 132 pitches, 2nd highest in his career and most since 1998. It was his second consecutive outing of 7.0 IP or more and one run. ... In his 3 starts between 6/23-7/4, won all three with a 0.75 ERA allowing just 2 ER in 24.0 IP with one complete game. Including his 6/17 start vs. KC, he threw 124, 124, 132 & 119 pitches over a 4-start span. ... He's the only STL pitcher to have thrown 124 or more pitches in three consecutive starts dating back to 1950 ... since 2000, only Justin Verlander ('09), Mark Prior ('03) & Scott Elarton ('00) have done so. ... Posted his 90th career win as a Cardinal with a 6-4 victory at PIT (7/22), allowing 4 runs on 10 hits in 8.0 IP. Had 2 hits & RBI at the plate. ... Struck out Yuniesky Betancourt 8/1 at MIL making him the 4th pitcher in Cardinals history with 1,000 strikeouts. ... Threw complete game four-hit shutout vs. MIL (9/7), his second career CG/ShO to take place on that date (2009 & 2011, both vs. MIL), his third CG of the season, ninth ShO as a Cardinal. ... Fired 8.0 scoreless innings scattering eight hits at PHI (9/18), his fifth consecutive start resulting in a win vs. the Phillies. ... Struck out a season-high 11 batters at HOU (9/28), a two-hit complete game shutout (10th as a Cardinal) to give the Cardinals the National League Wild Card. Also knocked in a run for his second consecutive game. The five runs in the first inning allowed Carpenter to move to 51-0 in his career when spotted a 5-run lead. ... Signed 2-year contract extension through 2013 on 9/13/11. 2011 pOSTSEASON - Started six games during the Cardinals postseason run, going 4-0, including wins in the decisive Game 5 of the Division Series and Game 7 of the World Series ... Cardinals were 5-1 in his six starts ... his four wins in 2011 gave him nine total postsesaon wins to lead all Cardinals hurlers, surpassing Bob Gibson (7) ... his 15 games started in the postseason for St. Louis leads all pitchers and his career 3.05 ERA ranks 4th ... has 59 total postseason K's which fall second behind Gibson's 92 ... started Division Series Game 2 on three days rest and lasted just 3.0 innings, allowing four runs in a 5-4 win (no decision) ... hurled a complete game 3-hit shutout in DS Game 5, a 1-0 win over the Phillies and Roy Halladay to advance to the League Championship Series ... the Cards scored in the first and Carpenter held on to the lead throwing 110 pitches for the win ... made just one start during the NLCS ... pitched 5.0 innings during NLCS Game 3, a 4-3 win ... started Game 1 of the World Series vs. Texas and earned the win after allowing two runs over 6.0 innings in a 3-2 win ... allowed just two runs over 7.0 innings in Game 5 at Texas, but took a no-decision in the 4-2 loss ... started Game 7 at St. Louis on three days rest and earned the win, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings as the Cardinals picked up their 11th World Championship with a 6-2 victory. 2010 Led all of Major League Baseball with 35 games started, a career high. Was the first pitcher in MLB to start 35 games in a season since Bronson Arroyo with CIN in 2006 and the first Cardinals pitcher to start 35 or more since Jose DeLeon (36) in 1989. The last Cardinals pitcher to lead the league (untied) in games started was Larry Jackson with 38 in 1960 (Wainwright's 34, T1st in 2009)...Went 16-9 for a .640 winning pct. with one complete game. The .640 winnning pct ranked 8th in the National League...His 235.0 innings pitched ranked 3rd in baseball and 2nd in the N.L. and he was T6th in the N.L. in wins (16). Carp ranked 14th in strikeouts (179) and 16th in ERA (3.22) among N.L. pitchers...His 12 home wins were T1st in the Majors (Wainwright, Halladay, Verlander). His 134.1 IP at home ranked 2nd in the N.L., while his 2.81 home ERA was 9th...Allowed 21 HRs (14 solo) in his 35 starts after allowing 7 HRs total in all of 2009...Walked 63 batters, ranking 10th in the N.L. with a 2.41 BB/9.0 IP ratio...His 214 hits allowed were 5th in the N.L., 99 runs allowed 10th and hit 13 batters for 2nd most in the N.L...Had three games with double-digit strikeouts, including a season high of 11 on 9/5 vs. CIN. Marked the 2nd consecutive season with three double-digit strikeout games (15 career)...Went 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in five starts against N.L. Central rival Cincinnati. Has posted 10 straight wins over the Reds dating back to 8/15/06...Was St. Louis Opening Day starter on 4/5 in Cincinnati and earned the win in the 11-6 victory...Struck out 10 batters in back-to-back starts, 4/16 vs. NYM and 4/21 at ARI. The 20 K's equaled his career high for K's over two games. He'd had 20 K's over two starts three previous times...Lost four consecutive starts (9/10-25) for the first time in his career...Allowed Cardinals first and only grand slam of the season to Brad Davis in a 4-0 loss at FLA (9/20)...Finished the season with a complete game vs. COL on 9/30. It was his first of the season and 29th career, ranking 6th among active pitchers...Was one of 13 pitchers in the Majors to hit a home run in 2010 (9/10 at ATL), and one of five pitchers to hit a HR in each of the last two seasons (Gallardo, Haren, Owings, Zambrano). 2009 Finished 2nd in the National League Cy Young voting. Was the Player's Choice for N.L. Comeback Player of the Year and chosen by the Boston BBWAA as the Tony Conigliaro Award winner...Named the Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Award winner as the Negro League's choice for National League Pitcher of the Year...Was the first Cardinals pitcher to win the N.L. ERA title (2.24) since Joe Magrane (2.18) in 1988. Led the N.L. in ERA (2.00) in the day and was 2nd in road ERA (2.05)...His .810 winning pct. (17-4) led the majors...Allowed just 7 HR's, the lowest HR/9 IP ratio (0.33) in the majors. His 1.78 walks/9 IP ratio ranked 3rd in the N.L...Was 11-0 vs. N.L. Central foes with a 1.58 ERA and .205 opponent's BA...His 11-game winning streak from 7/5 to 9/7 was the longest in the Majors. Was the 2nd double-digit win streak of his career (13 straight in 2005); he & Bob Gibson (three times; 15 in 1968, 10 in 1970 & 11 in 1972) are the only Cardinals with two or more winning streaks of 10 or more...His 0.71 ERA after first six starts was the lowest ever by a Cardinals pitcher in first six starts to begin a season. He became lone Cardinals pitcher in data since 1954 to not allow an earned run in first four starts to begin a season...He lost back-to-back starts from June 25-30 for just the 3rd time as a Cardinal...Was the N.L. Pitcher of the Month for August when he went 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in six starts, walked 7 and fanned 37...Had a one-hit shutout with 10 K's on Labor Day (9/7 at MIL), the second of his career; Bob Gibson (1970 & 1971) and Ernie Broglio (1960) are the only other Cardinals pitchers to fan 10 or more in a shutout while limiting the opponent to one hit or less...Hit his first career HR, a grand slam in 10/1 win at CIN. It was the 10th slam by a Cardinals pitcher and he also drove in six runs, a Cardinals record for a pitcher. 2008 Returned to ML action for first time since Opening Day, 2007, but his return was short-lived after he experienced shoulder problems that forced him from his start on 8/10 at CHI. ... Was on DL, rehabbing from elbow surgery, until 7/30. Made a pair of rehab starts (7/20 at Springfield-AA and 7/24 at Memphis-AAA). ... Made season debut on 7/30 at ATL and worked 4.0 IP, allowing one run on five hits. Made a total of three starts & one relief appearance for the Cardinals. ... Was removed from 8/10 start at CHI due to right shoulder strain after 5.1 IP, allowing 4 runs (2 ER) in the loss. ... Returned to DL from 8/11 to 9/1. Made his first relief appearance since 2000 on 9/2 at ARI, a span of 144 starts between relief outings. ... Following 9/2 outing at ARI, he was shut down for the remainder of the season due to nerve irritation leading to his right shoulder. ... After a series of shoulder exams by nerve specialists, he opted not to undergo surgery following the season. ... He underwent right elbow surgery to transpose the ulnar nerve on 11/4 performed by Dr. George Paletta. 2007 Was honored with his third-straight Cardinals Opening Day starting assignment on 4/1 vs. NYM, Major League baseball's first game of the season. Gave up five runs in 6.0 innings of a 6-1 loss to the Mets in a rematch of the 2006 NLCS on Opening Night. Complained of stiffness and soreness in his right elbow the day after his opening night start and was seen by Dr. George Paletta and diagnosed with inflammation in his right elbow. Placed on the DL on 4/10 (retroactive to 4/2) with moderate arthritis and a mild impingement in the elbow with no evidence of acute ligament injury. After two rehab starts with the Class-A Palm Beach club (2 GS, 4.1 IP, 5 R, 3ER), swelling returned to his elbow. Had elbow ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John) on 7/24 by team physician, Dr. George Paletta and missed the remainder of the season. Made six spring starts, going 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA (8 ER/27.2 IP). Struck out 19 batters and did not allow a home run all spring. 2006 Followed his Cy Young year with a 15-8 record, 3.09 ERA, which ranked 2nd in the N.L. and 3rd in the majors...Just missed becoming the first Cardinal to lead the league in ERA since Joe Magrane in 1988 (2.18)...Chris' 1.81 home ERA ranked 1st in the M.L. & his daytime ERA of 2.40 was 2nd in N.L...His 36 wins over the last two seasons tied for tops in the majors (Garland-CWS) & 51 wins since 2004 are 3rd in the majors (55, R. Oswalt-HOU & J. Santana-MIN)...Had three shutouts, all at home, to give him back-to-back seasons with three home shutouts, the first pitcher to do so since Roger Clemens in 1987 (4) and '88 (3) for BOS...Lost his last two starts (9/21 at HOU & 9/26 vs. SD), each when leading by three runs...prior to the two straight losses, he had lost only once in 57 starts dating to August 2001 in a game in which he had a lead of three-or-more runs...Went 14-7 with a 2.77 ERA (201.2 IP/62 ER) in 29 starts vs. N.L. teams...Made 22 starts after coming off the DL on 6/6 (scapulothoracic bursitis in his right shoulder)...went 11-6 with a 3.27 ERA (156.2 IP/57 ER) upon his return...Cardinals were held to two runs or less in seven of his 32 starts, including two shutout defeats. In his eight losses, St. Louis scored a total of 25 runs...Allowed 19 earned runs in 61.1 innings in nine no-decisions (2.79 ERA)...Ranked in N.L. top 10 with 2.04 ground ball/fly ball ratio...Was 1st in the N.L. with 9.78 baserunners/9 IP (217/199.2) & 5th in walks/9 IP (1.76)...Ranked in top 5 in N.L. with his 4.28 strikeout-to-walk ratio and top 15 with 7.47 K's/9 IP...Had three straight non-quality starts 7/30, 8/4 & 8/9, his second-longest such stretch as a Cardinal...went four straight starts without a QS at the end of 2005...Allowed just nine walks in his last 11 starts (83.1 IP) while fanning 68...Earned 100th career win 9/16 vs. SF and was named N.L. Player of the Week (Sept. 11-17) on the strength of that win & 9/11 shutout victory over the Astros. It was his third Player of the Week selection (Also won July13-16 & August 14-20)...On 9/11 pitched his 3rd shutout this season in a 7-0 CG victory vs. HOU...Failed to get through 6.0 IP for first time since July as he took ND in Cards' 7-6 loss at WSH on 9/6. A four-run sixth inning led to exit after Cards had taken 3-1 lead...Improved to 9-1 lifetime vs. Pirates with a 3-1 CG effort on 9/1, allowing just three hits in 3-1 win. Allowed no walks for 5th time in six starts & fanned eight...Went 8.0 or more innings for his third-straight start 8/26 vs. CHI in a 2-1 STL win. Allowed just two hits, both to Phil Nevin with his only blemish a solo HR to Nevin in the 8th. Did not get a decision as the Cards scored in the bottom of the 9th for the win...Pitched 8.0 solid innings 8/20 at CHI allowing seven hits and two sixth-inning runs while fanning seven. It was his 8th start without allowing a walk...Blanked the Reds 5-0 on 8/15 on just four hits as he posted his 11th career CG shutout. He threw 107 pitches in route-going perfomance with six strikeouts...Allowed three home runs, and couldn't hold leads of 4-0 and 6-3, in a no-decision 8/9 in 8-7 loss at CIN. Allowed six runs on six hits in 7.0 IP. The 3 HRs were his most allowed since 7/30/04 at SF...Pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits vs. MIL on 8/4 for his second straight loss. Hit by hard ground ball in back of the thumb, but stayed in the game...his 65 pitches were his fewest thrown in any start for the season...Made his quickest exit (4.0 IP) of the season 7/30 at CHI in 6-3 loss to the Cubs. It was his first career loss at Wrigley Field & snapped his 4-game win streak...Combined with Flores & Isringhausen for the Cardinals first ever shutout win (1-0) in Denver on 7/25. It was Carp's 1st career appearance at Coors Field...Quieted red-hot Braves in 8-3 win on 7/19, a game that started 2:12 late after severe weather swept through St. Louis...Allowed just two runs in 7.0 IP after Braves had scored 10 runs or more in each of their five previous games...Was dominant in complete game shutout 7/14 vs. LA, a 5-0 win. Allowed the Dodgers just two hits (one in 4th & 8th), walking none and fanning 7...Pitched 8.0+ innings in a 7-5, 12-inning win 7/9 at HOU...Allowed seven hits in the no decision and fanned seven...Was sharp through 5.0, allowing only one hit and a walk until giving up two runs in the sixth. A 2-run HR in the 8th and a single in the 9th that later scored after Carp exited the game finished Houston's scoring...Picked up his first career win vs. the Braves in his start at Turner Field on July 4. Pitched 5.0 innings before rain interrupted the game for two hours and 55 min...Allowed two runs on four hits in the 6-3 Cards win...Until that win, Atlanta was one of two teams Carp did not have a win against among all Major League teams (never faced St. Louis)...Went 7.0 innings 6/28 vs. CLE allowing just one run. Left the game with a 3-1 lead, but did not get a decision in the 5-4 win...Fanned nine batters in 7.0 IP 6/23 at DET, allowing no walks, but surrendered a season-high 7 runs in 10-6 loss to the Tigers...It was the third-most runs he'd allowed as a Cardinal: 9 on 9/23/05 at MIL & 8 on 4/10/05 vs. PHI...Posted a solid 4-1 win 6/18 on Father's Day, despite sitting through a 40 min. rain delay. Worked 7.0 IP and allowed just one Colorado run...Showed his Cy Young form in his 6/13 start at PIT. Struck out a career and team-season high 13 batters in 7.0 IP, allowed no runs on 3 hits & 3 walks in the 2-1 win...Returned from DL 6/6 and suffered a 7-0 defeat vs. CIN. Allowed his first 1st inning run (Lopez-HR) of the season. Fanned 5 batters in 5.0 IP, allowing 9 hits...Was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to 5/22 ,with scapulothoracic bursitis in his right shoulder. Was activated on 6/6 prior to start vs. CIN...Before his 5/19 start at KC, Cards had scored just seven runs total with Chris in the game over his four starts from 4/29-5/13...Picked up his fourth win on 5/19 at KC with a 9-6 Cards win. He allowed six runs in 6.0 IP on nine hits, but struck out eight...Recorded his second straight no-decision and fourth of the year despite allowing three unearned runs on five hits in 6.0 innings of work 5/14 vs. ARI (7-6 STL loss)...Pitched 7.0 innings and gave up two runs (1 ER), while walking a season-high six, on 5/9 vs. COL. Cards won 4-2 on an 8th inning 3-run Albert Pujols home run...Suffered a 4-3 defeat 5/4 at HOU, matching his season high with four runs allowed. It was his first career loss in five games pitched at Minute Maid Park...Took ND 4/29 vs. WSH, allowing one run (Guillen-HR) in 7.0 IP. Cardinals won the game 2-1 on Pujols' solo HR in the 8th...Posted a 7-2 win vs. PIT on 4/24 in his 200th career start. Had his season-best 14.0 scoreless innings streak snapped in the 4th inning of that contest...Blanked the Pirates over 8.0 IP, allowing just two hits, on 4/19 at PNC Park...after hitting leadoff batter, he retired 15-straight batters before allowing 6th inning single...recorded his 1,000th career strikeout (McLouth) in the 6th...Allowed just one run in 8.0 IP on 4/14, but Aaron Harang & Cincy bullpen blanked the Cards on five hits in 1-0 Reds win...Pitched 6.0 shutout innings, while allowing four hits and fanning nine, on 4/8 at CHI. Departed with a 2-0 lead but posted no decision in the 3-2 loss...Started the 2006 season for the Cardinals with Opening Day honors. Went 5.0 IP and earned his first win in the Cardinals 13-5 victory at PHI...Made six spring training starts and went 2-0 with a 1.01 ERA. Did not allow a home run all spring and walked just seven (four in his 3/24 start). Ranked third in the National League with a 1.01 ERA and ranked T-3rd with 23 strikeouts...Was seventh in the league with 26.2 IP...Went 3-1 in five postseason starts, improving his career mark in postseason play to 5-1...his five postseason wins from 2005-06 are the most in the majors...won Game 3 of the WS with 8.0 brilliant IP...allowed just three Detroit hits, walked none and fanned six in the Cardinals 5-0 victory, the first World Series game to be played in new Busch Stadium...was charged with the loss in NLCS Game 6, allowing two runs over 6.0 innings...threw just 76 pitches in his start, but a leadoff HR to Jose Reyes and three singles in the fourth for one run gave the Mets a 2-0 lead and they went on to win, 4-2...did not get a decision in the team's win in Game 2 of the NLCS, a start in which he allowed three first-inning runs and a run in the second and fifth, including two homers to Carlos Delgado...St. Louis won both games that he started in the DS vs. Padres; Game 1 at SD and Game 4 at STL...he allowed one run over 6.1 innings in Game 1 and two runs in 7.0+ innings in Game 4...became the first Cardinal with three career DS wins and the second Cards pitcher to win two games in a DS (Jeff Fassero-2002). 2005 The 2005 National League Cy Young Award honoree, Chris had the best year of his career going 21-5 in 33 starts...voted first Cardinals Cy Young Award winner since Bob Gibson in 1970...shared 2005 Co-St. Louis Man of the Year honors with Albert Pujols as voted by the St. Louis chapter of BBWAA... Carpenter was selected as the 2005 Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Pitcher just one year after being voted by the players as the N.L. Comeback Player of the Year in 2004...he designated the charitable organization, Kristen's Gift, in Lebanon, N.H., as the recipient of the $20,000 contribution from the Major League Baseball Players Trust...was honored as The Sporting News N.L. Pitcher of the Year and by as the Major League Starting Pitcher of the Year after the 2005 season...had the honor of being named the starting pitcher for the 2005 N.L. All-Stars. Pitched 1.0 inning, allowing no runs and two hits...his start was the first by a Cardinals pitcher in 32 years (Rick Wise, 1973)...St. Louis won each of his 17 starts from 6/14-9/13 and won 26 of his 33 regular season starts on the year as well as winning all three of his starts in the postseason ...had a career-best 13-game winning streak from 6/14-9/8 in which he recorded a 1.36 ERA in 16 starts (132.1 IP/20 ER) that included three shutouts and six complete games...he became the first pitcher in live-ball era (1920 to date) to go undefeated in 16 consecutive starts (13-0) while pitching at least 7.0 innings and allowing no more than three runs in any of those games... posted quality starts in 27 of 33 outings, including 22-straight before failing to do so on 9/13...he was the first N.L. pitcher since Bob Gibson (22) in 1968 to post 22 consecutive quality starts...became the majors first 20-game winner on 9/3 and became the quickest Cardinal to 20 wins (28th start) since Dizzy Dean in 1934 (23 starts)...became the 31st Cardinal to post 20 wins in a single season and only the 7th since the beginning of divisional play in 1969...went 12-1 in his 15 road starts with a 2.90 ERA (5th in NL)...his .923 road winning pct. is tops all-time among Cardinals (min. 10 wins)...won 12 straight road games before getting the loss on 9/23 at MIL...posted wins in 10 consecutive road starts from 5/18-9/3, becoming the first N.L. player to accomplish the feat since Bob Gibson in 1970 won12 straight road starts...ranked second in the N.L. in innings pitched (241.2 IP) and ranked among N.L. top five in wins (2nd-21), ERA (5th-2.83), strikeouts (2nd-213) and winning pct. (2nd-.808)...was 14-2, 2.35 ERA (3rd in NL) at night in 21 starts vs. 7-3, 3.72 ERA in the day...recorded a career-high 21.2 IP scoreless streak (6/25- 7/6)...ended when he gave up a solo HR to A. Cintron at ARI on 7/6...his four shutouts were the most by a Cardinal since John Tudor recorded 10 in 1985. Finished 2nd in shutouts and T1st with seven complete games...his 7.93 K's/9 IP ranked 12th in N.L. and his strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked 3rd (4.18, 213 K/51 BB)...became the first Cardinal since 1989 (Jose DeLeon, 201) to strike out 200 batters in a single season...his 1.98 ground ball/fly ball ratio (369/186) was 7th in the N.L...averaged 5.2 runs of support over his starts and his 5.51 run support/9 IP (148 runs/241.2 IP) ranked 9th in the N.L...Chris led the majors with his 0.90 ERA (40.0 IP/ 4 ER) in June and was 4-1...was 2nd in the majors with his 1.11 ERA (40.2 IP/5 ER) in the month of July, going 4- 0 with 33 strikeouts, 7 walks and 24 hits allowed (one HR)... finished August with a 4-0 record, 2.17 ERA in six starts with six walks, 38 K's...Chris joined an elite group with just two other St. Louis pitchers when he recorded 13 wins before the All-Star Break (Joaquin Andujar: 15-4 in 1985 & 13-6 in '84 and Kent Bottenfield: 14-3 in '99)...also became the first Cardinal since Andujar (17-1985) to win 15 games before Aug. 1...he and Matt Morris joined Bob Gibson & Nelson Briles (1968) as the only Cards teammates in the past 50 years to reach double digit wins before 7/4...named N.L. Player of the Week for the week ending on 9/4, going 2-0 with 1.62 ERA...allowed his first stolen base since July 2002 on 5/12 vs. LA when Derek Lowe took second on an uncontested steal in the fourth inning... started the season with a 3-1, 3.28 ERA mark in six spring starts. Tied for 1st in the N.L. with 25 strikeouts during spring training (Willis, FLA), the most spring strikeouts by a Cardinals pitchers since Todd Stottlemyre fanned 31 (26 IP) in 1997...was the Cardinals Opening Day starter at HOU (4/5) and did not disappoint, earning the win in 7.0 IP, allowing one earned run on four hits...was brillant in his 4/21 start, a 4-0 shutout of CHI. It was his sixth career shutout and first since 9/4/01 vs. NYY...held Cubs to 7 hits, walking one and fanning six in defeating the Cubs for fifth time in six career starts...matched a career high by fanning 12 on 4/27 vs. MIL...picked up his 20th win as a Cardinal with a 7.0-inning effort vs. LA on 5/12, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits while walking three and striking out eight...pitched 8.0 shutout innings on 6/3 at HOU in a 2-0 win, as he worked over 7.0 IP for the fifth time in six games...fanned eight batters in 6.0 IP, allowing three 6th inning runs in a 4-0 loss to Red Sox & David Wells on 6/8...blanked TOR 7-0 on 6/14 in a one-hit complete game effort... the one hit came with two-outs in the sixth on a double by R. was the 19th one-hitter in Cardinals history...he walked just one and fanned 10...carried a three-hit shutout into the 9th on 6/20 at CIN before a HR by F. Lopez ended his 17.0 inning scoreless streak...earned the win in the 6-1 decision and pitched 8.0 innings allowing the one run on four hits...tossed a four-hit shutout 6/25 vs. PIT when he walked none and fanned 11 for his third shutout of the season... pitched 7.2 scoreless innings on 7/1 in a 6-0 Cards win vs. COL...struck out nine and walked two while allowing only five hits in picking up his 12th win...continued his dominance with a one-run 8.0 IP performance at ARI on 7/6 ...gave up just three hits, walking two while striking out seven...ended a career high 21.2 scoreless streak covering three starts when he allowed a solo HR in the 6th...recorded his fourth shutout (3-0) of the season on 7/17 vs. HOU & Roger Clemens... surrendered just three hits & fanned nine while posting his fifth, no-walk game...worked 9.0 IP for second-straight start, allowing just one run, as he took a no decision in the team's 2-1, 11- inning win vs. CHI on 7/22 at Busch...notched his 7th-straight win 7/28 at SD, allowing three runs (all in the 2nd inning) in 7.0 IP of an 11-3 victory...gave up a first inning run before shutting down the Marlins for his 8th-straight win on 8/2 in a 3-1 victory...allowed just three hits and had 6 K's in his fifth complete game of the season...a walk-off grand slam by Eckstein kept Chris' 8-game win streak intact as he allowed solo HRs to K. Johnson and J. Francouer, the only damage in a four-hit no-decision vs. ATL 8/6 as he pitched 8.0 innings, walked two and fanned 10...Chris won his 9th-straight 8/13 at CHI, 5-2. Pitched his sixth complete game of the season, allowing the Cubs just two runs on a HR by A. Ramirez in the third...walked none for the sixth time and fanned eight...offense kept his win streak intact with a five-run 9th inning to overcome 4-0 deficit in a 5-4 win 8/19 vs. SF...recorded 10th-straight win, 8-3 at PIT on 8/24...the offense scored five runs before Chris took the mound...defeated the Marlins 6-1 on 8/29 for 11th-straight win...tossed his 7th complete game in 4-2 win on 9/3 at HOU as he recorded his 20th win of the season in a matchup with the Astros Roger Clemens...pitched 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, in a combined 5-0 shutout on 9/8 vs. NY for his 21st win...retired 16 straight batters at one point...allowed 11 hits and took ND in Cards 5-4 win vs. PIT on 9/13 failing to post a quality start for first time since 5/7, ending string of 22-straight QS...took 2nd-straight ND in a 7-4 loss at CHI on 9/18...went 4.0 IP, allowing 4 runs in an abbreviated start, throwing just 60 pitches...lost for the first time since 6/8 in his start at MIL 9/23, snapping his career-high 13-game winning streak...gave up a season-high nine runs on a season-high 12 hits in 5.1 IP as the Brewers won 9-6...missed winning his 22nd game in his fourth straight start when he took a no decision vs. HOU on 9/28 when he went 6.0 IP and allowed six runs (five earned). 2005 POSTSEASON - The Cardinals won all three games that Carpenter started in the postseason as he combined to go 2-0, 2.14 ERA (21.0 IP, 5 ER, 7BB, 12K)...started Game 1 of the NLDS vs. SD and earned the win allowing no runs and three hits over 6.0 IP as the Cards won Game 1 of the NLCS lasted 8.0 IP against Andy Pettitte and the Astros... allowed two runs, a two-run homer to C. Burke in the 7th, and just five hits in the game...did not get a decision in Game 5 of the NLCS, a 5- 4 Cards win...went 7.0 innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on nine hits. 2004 Made 28 starts in 2004, going 15-5 with a 3.46 ERA...Chris started the year with a 7-1 record, 3.42 ERA in his first 11 starts and was 4-0 with a 2.62 ERA in five May starts...was named the Player's Choice Award winner for the 2004 National League Comeback Player of the Year, named The Sporting News Comeback Player as voted on by the players and was the St. Louis BBWAA Comeback Player Award winner...did not pitch the final two weeks of the season and the postseason after leaving his 9/18 start with a right biceps strain - tests later revealed a nerve irritation to his upper arm...St. Louis was 20-8 in his 28 starts and won 19 of his last 25 starts dating back to 4/23...the Cardinals lost back-to-back games just once in his starts on the year (4/14- 23)...worked 7 or more innings in 16 starts and had 18 quality outings...with 152 K's finished the year just five strikeouts shy of his career single-season best 157 (w/TOR in 2001)...ranked 13th among N.L. pitching leaders with 7.52 K's/9 IP and his 152 K's ranked 16th...was 4th in the N.L. with a 2.82 ERA after the All-Star break, going 6-1 in 11 starts, walking 14 with 58 K's...ranked second in the league with a .750 winning pct. and his .245 opp. batting avg. was 12th...went 6-2 with a 2.62 mark in 12 starts at Busch Stadium and ranked 9th in the N.L. with his 2.62 home ERA...had the lowest run support among Cards hurlers at 4.1 runs/game (club average was 5.3 runs/game)...his 1.9 walks per 9 IP ranked 6th in N.L. as he walked just 22 while striking out 113 in his last 19 starts...led St. Louis starters with eight no-walk games...earned his first Cards win, and 50th career win, in a 13-7 decision at ARI on 4/9, his first ML start since 8/13/02 at OAK (5-4 loss) while w/ TOR...earned his third win and second straight with a 5-2 win at MON on 5/9 as Chris went 8.0 innings and allowed two runs on four hits, retiring the last 15 batters he faced after allowing a solo HR to B. Wilkerson in the fourth...combined with Kline and Tavarez on a 4-0 shutout over the Marlins on 5/15 giving up four hits, two to the last two batters he faced, in 7.1 IP and got 15 of 22 outs via ground balls (2 flyout, 5 Ks)...matched up against Roger Clemens at HOU on 5/28 and pitched superbly, throwing a shutout over 8.0 innings, allowing just two hits, but did not get a decision in the eventual Cardinals 2-1, 10-inning win... worked a season-high 8.1 IP on 6/7 at CHI as he posted a 4-3 win, his second win of the season at Wrigley Field and did not walk a batter for the second-straight game...allowed seven runs on 10 hits 6/12 at TEX in 5.2 IP and a 7-2 Redbird loss, halting his sixgame winning streak that dated to 5/ that 5/4 start, walked a batter in the third for his first free pass in 19.1 consecutive IP... threw a season-high 120 pitches through 8.0 innings and had nine K's on 6/24 in a 4-0 win over the Cubs...worked 7.1 innings and allowed one run on five hits for a 4-1 win vs. CIN on 7/5. Struck out eight and caught A. Dunn looking in the seventh for his 700thcareer strikeout...earned the win 7/30 at SF despite allowing three HRs after only allowing three HRs in his previous 50.0 innings before this start...picked up his 12th win in a 2-1 victory over MON on 8/5 lasting 8.0 IP and allowing just one run on four hits while striking out seven as he sat down 11 in a row at one point and retired seven of his last eight...was pulled after 2.1 IP on 8/10 at FLA due to lower back tightness and skipped his 8/15 start at ATL as a precaution due to lower back spasms... posted career-high 13th win in Game #2, 8/20 vs. PIT, allowing three runs in 7.0 IP...pitched a complete game (8.0 IP) but suffered the loss as the Cards were shut out 1-0 by Aaron Harang on 8/26 at CIN...allowed a solo HR to S. Casey and just three hits while striking out 11, one shy of his career high...left the game after 3.1 innings 9/18 vs. ARI with a right biceps strain...Chris had allowed three hits and struck out two as the Cards combined to shut out ARI 7-0. 2003 Began the season on the disabled list as he continued his recovery from shoulder surgery...made a total of eight appearances during the season on injury rehabilitation assignments but was forced to undergo arthroscopic surgery for his ailing shoulder on July 29 to remove scar tissue...made his first rehab appearance on 6/16 for Palm Beach (A) and combined for 7.0 IP in four outings with the Florida State League team...he then made three rehab appearances at Memphis (AAA), totaling 8.1 IP including a 4.0 inning stint on 7/9 vs. OKL...his final game appearance came on 7/14 for Tennessee (AA) as he allowed five runs on seven hits in 3.1 IP. 2002 Went 4-5 with a 5.28 ERA in an injury-plagued season in which he was limited to just 13 starts...closed out his Blue Jays career ranked ninth in franchise history in wins (49), starts (135) and innings pitched (871.2) and 10th in strikeouts (612) his 13 starts the Blue Jays were 5-8 and scored 4.24 runs per game...made five quality starts and allowed two earned runs or fewer in four starts in which he worked 6.0 or more SkyDome, was 2-2 with a 5.25 ERA in four starts and on the road was 2-3 with a 5.29 ERA in nine starts...allowed four home runs in his last 58.0 innings after allowing seven in his first four starts (16.0 IP)...10 of the 11 home runs allowed came on the road...was named as the Blue Jays' Opening Day starter for the first time in his career and recorded a no decision at BOS on 4/1, allowing six runs in 2.1 IP, including a career-high four home was his only start before being placed on the 15-day D.L. on 4/5 (retroactive to 4/2) with tendinitis in his right shoulder...was activated from the D.L. on 4/21 and lost his only start at NYY (3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER) before being placed back on the 15-day D.L. with right shoulder tendinitis...made five rehab starts with Tennessee (AA) of the Southern League where he was 0- 1 with an 8.20 ERA in 18.2 innings of work...made one rehab start with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League and was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA...was reactivated on 6/22 and picked up his first win of the season at ARI (5.0 IP, 2 ER)...from 6/22 through 7/24 won four straight games and posted a 3.48 ERA (17 ER/ 44 IP) in seven starts...three of the four wins came in consecutive starts from 7/13 through 7/24, with a 2.45 ERA (6 ER/22 IP)...notched a string of 31.0 scoreless innings from 6/27 to 7/24...had winning streak snapped in a complete game loss on 7/29 at KC (2 ER/8.0 IP)...finished July with a 3-1 mark and a 3.05 ERA in six starts...lost his last four starts from 7/29 through 8/13 before being placed on the disabled list with looseness in his right shoulder on 8/15 (retroactive to 8/14)...over his last three starts he posted an 8.44 ERA in 16.0 innings of work...was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 9/2...had arthroscopic surgery on 9/4 to repair slap lesion (labrum tear) in his right shoulder...missed a total of 112 games while on the D.L...was outrighted to Syracuse on 10/9, refused assignment and elected for free agency. 2001 Was 11-11 and led the Blue Jays in innings pitched (215.2), strikeouts (157), complete games (3), shutouts (2) and quality starts (16)...Was his first career 200.0 inning season...Posted career highs in starts (33) and strikeouts (157)...Averaged 6.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings to rank tenth in the AL...Also tied for ninth in the AL in complete games and was tied for fourth in shutouts...Led the AL in double plays by a pitcher with six and induced 25 double plays which was tied for second in the AL...Tenth in the AL holding opponents to a .229 average with runners in scoring position...Tied for eighth in runs allowed (112), sixth in hits allowed (229), tied fourth in extra base hits allowed (81), fourth in home runs allowed (29) and second in hit batters with 16 - a new Blue Jays single season record...On the road was 8-3 with the league's seventh best ERA at 3.26...At home was 3-8 with a 4.83 ERA...Eight home losses were tied for third most in the AL...Opened the season with a career high 13.0 scoreless innings...Won his first start, 11-0, tossed 8.0 shutout innings in Tampa Bay on April 5 with a then career high 11 strikeouts...In April was 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA...Was 3-0 in six starts from April 20 to May 24 to improve to 4-1...Tossed a six hit shutout to win 4-0 on May 29 in Chicago, was his first CG and ShO of the season...Posted three wins in May, his first three win month since September 1998 (3-0)...On June 26 won 3-1 vs Baltimore for his first home win of the season, was 0-4 in his first seven starts...Also his first home win since September 10, 2000...From July 1 to August 19 suffered through a career high seven game losing streak over ten starts to see his record drop to 7-11 from 7-4...In those ten starts allowed 12 home runs and posted an ERA of 6.35 (40ER/56.2IP)...Allowed three HR's on May 6 at Oakland & July 22 at New York Yankees to match his career high, now seven times...On July 6 vs Montreal recorded his 500th career strikeout, Lee Stevens...Snapped the losing streak on August 24 in Baltimore, pitched 7.0 shutout innings for his eighth win...Won his last four decisions of the season over eight starts with an ERA of 2.52 (14ER/51.0IP)...On September 4 tossed his third complete game and second shutout in a 14-0 win over vs. New York (AL)...Career high 12 strikeouts on September 4 vs the Yankees...In five of his losses the Blue Jays scored one run or less, were shutout in two of his starts...Was flawless in the field over 36 total chances...Opponents hit .274 with left-handed batters at .288 with 13 home runs and right-handers at .262 with 16 home runs...Prior to the All-Star break was 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA and following the break was 4-6 with a 4.21 ERA. 2000 Was 10-12 with a 6.26 ERA in 34 games, 27 starts... As a starter posted a record of 8-12 in 27 starts with a 6.55 ERA and two complete games... In relief was 2-0 in seven games with an ERA of 3.86... Opened the season losing his first three starts and posting an ERA of 7.31, 18 hits, six home runs and ten walks in 16.0 innings... Posted first win of the season with a complete game victory over the Yankees on April 21 in an 8-3 win b was his seventh career complete game... Was the first of three consecutive wins to even his record at 3-3 on May 1... Was 2-3 in April with a 5.25ERA in five starts and in May was 2-2 in six starts with a 5.59 ERA... Tossed second complete game (8.0) of the season in a 4-3 loss in Tampa Bay on May 12... Fell to 3-5 before defeating Pedro Martinez, 3-2 in Boston on May 23... Allowed runs in the first inning of five consecutive starts from May 6 to May 28... Posted second three game win streak of the season from May 23 to June 14... An 8-1 win on June 14 at Detroit left him with a winning record for the only time during the season at 6-5... The rest of the season would post a 3-7 record... On June 20 allowed a career high nine ER against the Tigers in 2.0 innings of work... Would match that two starts later in Baltimore in 4.2 innings... ERA as starter excluding those two starts drops from 6.55 to 5.76... Of his 27 starts had nine starts with six or more earned runs and 11 of five or more... At the All-Star break was 7-7 with a 6.13ERA and following the break was 3-5 with a 6.48 ERA... Made 20 consecutive starts and was 7-9 with a 6.66ERA before appearing in relief on July 22 against Baltimore... Then returned to rotation for two more starts and lasted 3.1 innings in both... Then five straight appearances in relief from August 6 to 23 and was a combined 2-0 with a 6.63ERA... Won two straight relief appearances on August 10 & 13... Collected win #8 on August 10 at KC after retiring 12 of 15 batters faced over 4.1 scoreless innings in relief... Win #9 came on August 13 at Minnesota after pitching 5.1 innings in relief, was the longest relief appearance by a Blue Jay in 2000 and also tied the AL season high for strikeouts in relief at seven... Returned to the rotation from August 29 to September 28... Lost start on August 29 at Anaheim in career game #200... Posted three straight quality starts from September 5 to 16 and was 1-0... On September 16 against the White Sox was hit on the right side of the face by a ball off the bat of Jose Valentin... Returned to the mound on September 28 in a start at Baltimore where he suffered his 12th loss of the season... Pitched in relief in Cleveland on October 1 to finish the season... Opponents finished the season batting .290 with a .294 average by left-handers and a .287 average by right handers... In his first inning pitched opponents hit .306... At home was 3-6 with a 7.53 ERA while on the road posted a winning record of 7-6 with a 5.25 ERA. 1999 Finished 9-8 in 24 starts with four complete games, a shutout and an ERA of 4.38 prior to season-ending elbow surgery on September 16 by Dr. James Andrews to remove a bone spur...Last start was September 10, after not pitching since August 27 with right elbow pain, he lasted only three innings...The four complete games were second on the club and tied for fifth in the AL...Was second on the club with 14 quality starts...Allowed three earned runs or less in 16 of 24 starts...Did not allow more than three ER in his first nine starts but was 3-4 with a 3.02 ERA...Lost first start of the season 1-0 in Baltimore on April 10, the run was initially an unearned run but was later changed...Tossed a complete game two-hitter on April 15 against Tampa Bay in an 11-1 victory at home, his second start of the season and the first complete game of 1999 in the AL...Finished April 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA but then in May was 1-4 in six starts with a 4.50 ERA...Tossed complete games on May 6 in a 3-2 loss at home to Oakland...Was disabled from June 3-28 with inflammation in his right elbow...Made one rehab start with St. Catharines of the New York Penn League (A) on June 23 vs Batavia (4.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 1BB, 6K)...Returned from the DL and won next five decisions over eight starts from June 28 to August 11...Tossed a shutout in second start after the DL on July 3 vs Tampa Bay, allowing just three hits for his 3rd career shutout...Was undefeated in June and July going 4-0 in eight starts with an ERA of 3.72 (29 ER, 48.1 IP)...Was 6-5 at the All-Star break with a 3.24 ERA...Following the break he was 3-3 with a 6.31 ERA in 10 starts...Was 2-3 in August with a 6.46 ERA...Received a ND in his only start in September, on the 10th in Detroit...Opponents attempted to steal just nine times and were successful only three times...On the road was 5-4 in 12 starts with a 4.21 ERA and one complete game, while at home was 4-4 in 12 starts with three complete games and an ERA of 4.54...Opponents hit .294, LH batters hit .299 while RH hitters posted a .290 average. 1998 Finished 12-7 with a 4.37 ERA in 33 games with 24 starts...As a starter was 11-7, 4.67 ERA with one complete game...In relief was 1-0 with a 2.38ERA in 22.2 innings pitched... Started first two games and then made nine relief appearances...Pitched 4.0 shutout innings in relief on May 18 and struck out six batters - a season high for strikeouts for a Blue Jays reliever... From May 28 made 21 consecutive starts to finish the season...Won three straight decisions for the first time in his career from June 7 to 23 over four starts...Was 3-2 in June with 5.14 ERA... Was knocked out of June 13 start vs Baltimore after 0.2 innings pitched after being hit on the right hand with the ball by Rafeal Palmeiro...Tossed a complete game four-hit shutout on July 4 vs Tampa Bay, his first complete game and shutout of the season and second of each in his career... Struck out a season high 10 batters on July 16 in Chicago to set his career high...Walked a career high seven batters on August 4 at Texas in and 11-9 loss...Posted second three-game win streak from Aug. 11-21...In September was 3-0 in five starts with a 2.55ERA...All five starts were quality starts, in 35.1 innings walked just nine and struckout 26...In his last ten starts allowed more than three earned runs just twice...Finished 10th in the AL in strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched at 6.99...Also ranked ninth in the AL with 63.2 % of batted balls being ground balls...In Toronto was 7-4 with a 3.66 ERA in 17 games, 11 starts and on the road was 5-3 with a 5.24 ERA in 16 games, 11 starts...Opponents hit .265...After starting 0-1 opponents hit just .203 (59-291), after a 1-0 count opponents hit .302 (85-281) and with the count 0-0 they hit .347 (33-95)...Had 11 quality starts. 1997 Made seven starts with Syracuse, posted a 1-3 record with a 3.88 ERA...Contract was purchased by Toronto on May 10...Started and lost his major league debut on May 12 in Minnesota, L 12-2 (3.0IP, 8H, 7R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K)...First ML strikeout was Paul Molitor...In debut he became the sixth youngest Blue Jays pitcher to start a game- 22 years and 18 days old...Made two more appearances, one start before returning to Syracuse, in three games was 0-2, 12.71 ERA...Made 12 more starts with Syracuse including a seven inning complete game shutout against Richmond on May 28...Made 19 starts in total at Syracuse, was 4-9 with a 4.50 ERA before being recalled to Toronto on July 29...Used exclusively as a starter in Toronto the rest of the season...Captured his first major league win on August 19 at Chicago in game one of two against the White Sox (6.0IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 6th ML start)...Became the ninth Blue Jay rookie to throw a shutout on September 9 as he defeated the Anaheim Angels, 2-0 (9.0IP, 3H, 3BB, 4K, 1WP)...First Blue Jay rookie to toss a shutout since John Cerutti in 1986...Lowered his ERA in each of his last nine starts, over that time was 3-3 with a 3.30 ERA (22ER, 60IP)...Seven of his last nine starts were quality starts...Allowed just one HR in his last six starts after six in his first eight games...Finished 10th in innings pitched for AL rookies, ninth in starts and was one of three rookies to record a shutout...Struck out season high eight batters on two occasions, August 24 at KC and September 14 at Seattle. 1996 Spent the entire season with Knoxville in the Southern League (AA) and was 7-9 with a 3.94 ERA...Led the club with 28 starts, 171.1 innings pitched, and 150 strikeouts...The 150 strikeouts ties him for third in Knoxville club history (Alex Sanchez 166, 1988)...150 K were also third in the organization...Knoxville Pitcher of the Month in May going 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA...Had 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 win at Carolina on May 17...He struck out six consecutive batters in the 6th & 7th innings...Of his nine losses allowed two earned runs or less in five of them...In 28 starts struck out eight or more batters nine times...Pitched for Phoenix in Arizona Fall League earning club MVP honours, was 2-0 in ten starts and finished second in the league with a 2.33 ERA and third in strikeouts with 43...Ranked third top prospect in organization by Baseball America. 1995 Opened the season with Dunedin of the Florida State League where he was 3-5 with a 2.17 ERA in 15 starts...Surrendered 3 earned runs or less in 13 of his 15 starts...Promoted to Knoxville (AA) on June 25 in just his second pro season...Was 3-7 in 12 starts with a 5.18 ERA...In his last seven starts he was 3-2 with a 2.86 ERA. 1994 Finished third in Pioneer League in ERA (2.76), tied for fourth in starts (15) and was fourth in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (8.50)...Struck out a season-high nine in his pro debut, beating Great Falls June 18 (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R) and tossed six scoreless innings of one-hit ball...Also defeated Lethbridge to claim Pitcher-of-the-Week honors ending July 2.