|MLB Career Stats||73||78||4.21||357||180||56||1283.0||874||1.36|
|2005||Chi White Sox||AL|
Postseason: Pitched in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series at Houston, suffering a blown save in 0.1 scoreless IP ... entered with two outs in the eighth inning, runners on first and second and the Sox leading, 5-4 ... gave up a game-tying double to Jason Lane before striking out Brad Ausmus ... the Sox went on to win, 7-5, in 14 innings.2004 Became the first pitcher in San Francisco Giants history to record 10 saves and make 10 starts in same season since Scott Garrelts in 1986 ... opened season in Giants rotation before being moved to closer role in early August ... was 4-4 with a 4.59 ERA (53 ER/110.0 IP) in 18 starts and 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA (13 ER/27.0 IP), 17 saves and 28 strikeouts in relief ... tied for second in the majors with 17 saves (20 opportunities) after 8/8, his first save chance ... tied for second in the National League with eight saves in August and nine combined in September/October ... was unscored upon in 23 of 29 relief outings ... held opponents to a .224 (22-98) average as reliever ... earned first save on 8/8 vs. the Cubs, recording final five outs for first save since 4/12/03 at Houston (with St. Louis) ... posted no decision on 7/3 vs. Oakland despite allowing just one unearned run over 7.0 IP and striking out a career-high 11 batters ... earned final victory as starter on 7/23 at St. Louis, throwing a no-hitter for 6.1 IP ... was issued three-game suspension by Major League Baseball on 9/28 ... suspension, which was the result of his ejection on 9/23 vs. Houston after hitting Jeff Kent with pitch, was reduced to one game following an offseason appeal hearing. 2003 Began season in the St. Louis bullpen before emerging as a starter for San Francisco over the final two months of the season ... was released by the Cardinals on 6/26 and signed to a minor-league deal by the Giants on 7/11 ... made six starts for the Giants, going 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA (11 ER/33.1 IP) ... club was 4-2 in his starts ... allowed three runs or less in each start ... won his Giants debut on 8/3 at Cincinnati, allowing two runs on four hits over 6.0 IP ... was on the disabled list from 8/24-9/9 with a left intercostal strain ... made three straight relief appearances following reinstatement before closing season with consecutive starts ... was 1-2 with a 5.46 ERA (18 ER/29.2 IP) and one save in 23 relief outings with Cardinals before being designated for assignment on 6/19 ... save on 4/12 at Houston was his first since 2000 with Montreal. 2002 Was traded to Boston in December 2001 and suffered through injury-riddled campaign ... made Red Sox debut on 4/3 vs. Toronto ... strained his right groin before throwing pitch and left game in the second inning before contest was called due to rain ... was placed on disabled list on 4/4 ... was reinstated on 7/20 ... returned to the disabled list on 7/21 with staph infection in left elbow ... was reinstated on 8/22 ... started that day vs. Texas andearned his first American League victory, yielding two runs over 5.0 IP. 2001 Was acquired by St. Louis in offseason trade and tied his career high with 14 wins in 33 starts ... worked at least 6.0 IP in 22 of 33 starts ... won eight of last 14 decisions as Cardinals earned playoff berth ... posted 8-4 win on 4/6 at Arizona in St. Louis debut ... tossed 6.1 IP of no-hit ball on 4/12 vs. Colorado, but ended with no decision in Cardinals 6-4 loss ... allowed one-out walk in seventh inning and then yielded back-to-back homers to Larry Walker and Todd Helton ... posted 50th career victory on 6/9 vs. Pittsburgh ... compiled career-high four-game winning streak from 5/4-20 ... tied his then-career best with nine strikeouts on 7/20 vs. Pittsburgh. 2000 Led Expos in wins (12) and losses (14) while falling 2.0 IP short of 200.0 ... ranked fifth in the NL in runs allowed (128), seventh in losses and eighth in hits allowed (226) ... Expos were 13-17 in his starts ... went 2-0 with four saves and a 7.84 ERA (9 ER/10.1 IP) in eight relief outings ... made second consecutive Opening Day start, dropping 10-4 decision on 4/3 vs. Los Angeles ... recorded second career shutout on 4/14 at Philadelphia, allowing six hits in 4-0 victory ... served as Expos' closer from 5/12-31 after Ugueth Urbina was disabled ... picked up first career save on 5/12 vs. the Cubs ... last save came 5/23 at San Francisco ... made last relief appearance 5/31 at Cincinnati before returning to rotation for good on 6/5 vs. the Yankees. 1999 Made his first career Opening Day start with Montreal ... led Expos staff with career highs of 216.1 IP and 34 starts ... finished tied for fourth in the NL in losses ... earned 9-2 victory in season opener 4/5 at Pittsburgh ... won his first two decisions before going 1-10 with 6.17 ERA (72 ER/105.0 IP) in an 18-start stretch from 4/23-7/27 ... dropped seven straight decisions from 5/14-7/27 ... tied an Expos record by allowing career-high nine runs on 5/19 vs. Philadelphia ... rebounded to compile a 2.95 ERA (36 ER/109.2 IP) in 16 starts after the break, including a 2.37 ERA (24 ER/91.0 IP) over his final 13 outings ... underwent laser eye surgery on 8/25 in Montreal in a procedure performed by Dr. A. Gordon Balazsi at Rene Laennec Medical Clinic. 1998 Ranked sixth in the NL in opponents average (.234) and eighth in ERA (3.13) ... his 14 wins led the Expos and were a career best (matched in 2001) ... was 12-3 in his starts when Expos scored first ... ERA below was under 3.00 when he allowed four earned runs in 5.1 IP on 9/20 at Philadelphia ... tossed second career complete game on 5/3 vs. Ariziona, allowing a career-low two hits ... retired 17 of last 18 batters faced, including final 13 ... was on the disabled list from 5/15-30 with strained intercostal muscle in left side of his back ... went 3-4 with a 3.94 ERA (20 ER/45.2 IP) in eight starts before injury and 11-7 with a 2.87 ERA (45 ER/141.1 IP) in 24 games (22 starts) after reinstatement ... went 8-4 with 2.95 ERA (34 ER/103.2 IP) in 16 starts after the break ... picked up the victory on 8/29 at San Diego, allowing one run in 7.2 IP while hitting his second career homer, a solo shot off Sterling Hitchcock. 1997 Was traded to Florida in the offseason and traded again to Montreal during spring training ... opened season as Expos setup man before being moved into the rotation ... lasted 6.0 IP or more 16 times in 28 starts ... his eight wins were four more than previous two seasons combined ... struck out five in 2.0 IP in Montreal debut on 4/4 vs. Colorado ... was then moved into starting rotation for the first time since his junior season at Kent State (1993) ... homered in his first major-league plate appearance on 4/16 at Houston (off Shane Reynolds), becoming just the 13th pitcher in major-league history to accomplish that feat ... made his starting debut in a 5-1 win vs. the Cubs on 4/22 ... went 5-1 with a 2.94 ERA (22 ER/67.1 IP) in first 11 starts after the break ... threw 29.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 8/26-9/13, the longest streak in the NL in 1997 ... recorded his first career complete game and shutout on 7/15 at Florida, allowing five hits with nine strikeouts ... was working on 13 days rest due to strained muscle in back ... was sidelined for 10 days following start on 8/27 with strained rhomboid muscle in upper back. 1996 Was recalled by San Diego from Class AAA Las Vegas on 8/1 and appeared in six games before being optioned back on 8/24 ... was recalled a second time on 9/7 ... remained with Padres through the end of the season but was not on the postseason roster ... earned only win on 9/9 vs. Pittsburgh. 1995 Was recalled from Las Vegas on 5/8 ... earned the win in his major-league debut on 5/9 vs. Los Angeles ... threw 1.0 IP in relief, retiring all three batters faced with one strikeout ... was 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA (1 ER/7.1 IP) in first six games ... was optioned on 6/12. 1994 Was selected by San Diego in the first round (third overall) of draft ... started his pro career at Class AA Wichita, but after allowing just one earned run in his first 21.0 IP (0.43 ERA) was promoted to Las Vegas on 8/20 ... was named third-best ML prospect in Texas League by Baseball America.