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Shane Reynolds MLB Career Stats

114-96 4.09 1791.2 1403 1.31

Shane Reynolds Bio

  • Full Name: Richard Shane Reynolds
  • Born: 3/26/1968 in Bastrop, LA
  • Draft: 1989, Houston Astros, 3rd rd. (72nd overall)
  • College: Texas
  • Debut: July 20, 1992
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/28/2004
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MLB Career Stats 114 96 4.09 306 279 0 1791.2 1403 1.31


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NL All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Houston NL

Shane Reynolds Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1994 3.05 5th in NL
1995 3.47 15th in NL
1996 3.65 18th in NL
1998 3.51 15th in NL
1999 3.85 14th in NL
2001 4.34 24th in NL


Season W Rank
1994 8 23rd in NL
1995 10 22nd in NL
1996 16 5th in NL
1998 19 2nd in NL
1999 16 10th in NL
2001 14 15th in NL


Season SO Rank
1994 110 18th in NL
1995 175 4th in NL
1996 204 6th in NL
1997 152 19th in NL
1998 209 4th in NL
1999 197 5th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1994 1.20 9th in NL
1995 1.23 10th in NL
1996 1.13 5th in NL
1999 1.24 7th in NL
2001 1.34 24th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1994 .263 20th in NL
1995 .263 24th in NL
1996 .249 15th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1995 30 6th in NL
1996 35 2nd in NL
1998 35 1st in NL
1999 36 1st in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1994 1 21st in NL
1995 3 9th in NL
1996 4 7th in NL
1997 2 18th in NL
1998 3 13th in NL
1999 4 5th in NL
2001 3 7th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1994 1 5th in NL
1995 2 3rd in NL
1996 1 9th in NL
1998 1 14th in NL
1999 2 2nd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1995 189.1 16th in NL
1996 239.0 3rd in NL
1998 233.1 6th in NL
1999 231.2 7th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2001 5.03 5th in NL
2003 5.06 9th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2003 1.59 11th in NL


Season H Rank
1995 196 8th in NL
1996 227 4th in NL
1998 257 2nd in NL
1999 250 5th in NL
2001 208 18th in NL
2003 191 25th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1996 20 21st in NL
1998 25 15th in NL
2001 24 23rd in NL

Richard Shane Reynolds Bio Info

He, wife Pam, daughter Lauren Michelle (August 16, 1994) and son Ryan Shane (July 17, 1997) make their home in Sugar Land, TX during the off-season...graduated from Ouachita Christian High in Monroe, La....attended Faulkner (AL) University before transferring to the University of Texas for his junior year...was 12-10 in two years at Faulkner, 7-0 with a 6.04 ERA in 17 games for the Longhorns...was left off the roster for the College World Series (Texas finished second)...traveled overseas as part of the 1996 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star tour...actively involved in a variety of community projects...has hosted a golf tournament to benefit the Epilepsy Association for the past seven years. 2003 Despite a career-high ERA of 5.43, Reynolds nonetheless pitched effectively in three-quarters of his starts (3.57 ERA in 22 games)...Atlanta won 10 of his first 11 starts...Allowed 25 ER in his last 7 games (35.1 IP) but was 5-2 with a 2.16 ERA in his 8 starts prior to that...Allowed 3 ER or fewer in 15 of his 29 starts...The 1.1 IP he pitched in his 18-5 loss to the Phillies Sept. 9 matched the 2nd shortest start of his career...His 8.0 IP in the Braves' 2-1 loss Aug. 20 at SF marked his longest appearance since also working 8.0 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Giants April 19, 2002...His July 26 and 31 starts marked the first time he'd pitched 7.0 innings in consecutive outings since April 19-25, 2002, with Houston...Didn't walk anyone in his July 26 & 31 starts, the first time he'd gone 2 straight games without issuing a free pass since Sept. 6 & 22, 2001...His 5 walks Sept. 9 followed a stretch of 8 starts (52.2 IP, in which he walked only 10...Signed by the Braves as a free agent April 10 and made his Braves debut at San Juan April 15, when he received ND in a 2-1 win over the Expos in 10 innings (5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K)...Marked the first time he'd held his opponent scoreless since hurling 7.0 innings in a combined 3-0 shutout vs. the Cubs July 22, 2001 (23 starts between scoreless outings)...In his 2nd game as a Brave, on April 20 in Atlanta, he beat the Phillies, 8-1 (7.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)...It was the first time he'd gone 2 straight starts without yielding an ER since July 30-Aug. 5, 1999 (17.0 IP)...He became the first pitcher to not allow an ER in his first 2 starts in his Braves career since Larry McWilliams in 1978...The 10 ER Shane allowed in that 12-5 loss to the Brewers April 25 were a career high...The Astros released Reynolds March 27...He underwent surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his lower back on June 13 of last year, and missed the rest of the season...Braves scored 185 runs in Reynolds' 29 starts (6.4 runs/game). 2002 Made 13 appearances in 2002, posting a 3-6 record and a 4.87 ERA (40ER/74IP)...walked 26 batters and struck out 47.
  • underwent surgery on June 13 to repair a pinched nerve in his lower back, performed by Dr. Richard Harper...placed on 60-day DL on June 13...did not return to the team the rest of the season.
  • made last appearance on June 8 at Oakland, giving up five runs (all earned) on seven hits in three-plus innings while walking two and striking out six...the outing was Reynolds' shortest since April 29, 2001, when he gave up seven runs in 2.1 innings of work in a loss to the Marlins.
  • has played his entire big league career with Houston...only Atlanta's John Smoltz and the Yankees Andy Pettitte have spent their entire big league careers with one team and have more wins.
  • made two consecutive starts vs. the Cardinals and Matt Morris...lost 4-1 on May 28 at home...after allowing four runs in the first inning, including two home runs (Pujols, Marrero), gave up only one more hit and retired 11 in a row.
  • did not figure in a 5-4 loss on May 23 at Busch Stadium...allowed a homer (Edmonds) in the second...retired 10 of his final 12 before departing after six innings with a 4-2 lead...St. Louis scored two in the eighth and the winning run in the ninth.
  • made two consecutive starts against the Pirates May 12-17...had no decision in the 7-4 win on May 17 in a 76-pitch effort...left in the sixth trailing 4-2...Astros regained the lead for good on a three-run home run (Bagwell) in the sixth.
  • snapped a four-game winless streak with a 5-1 win on May 12 at Pittsburgh, allowing only two hits...Pirates had a hit in the first and second...allowed an unearned run in the fifth.
  • had no decision in a 7-4 loss on May 7 at Philadelphia...allowed all four runs over the first two innings, including a home run (Burrell) in the second...tossed four scoreless frames from the third through the sixth, retiring 13 of the final 16 batters...left a 4-4 tie after six innings.
  • fell victim to a blown save (Dotel), getting no decision on May 1 vs. Montreal in a 5-4 loss...left the game with a 3-1 lead, two runners on and no outs in the Expos four-run, seventh inning.
  • lost 5-4 at Florida on April 25...pitched three scoreless innings after allowing two runs in the first...solo home run in seventh (Millar) broke a 3-3 tie.
  • pitched eight innings, but lost 3-2 on April 19 vs. San Francisco in a 120-pitch effort...pitched four shutout innings before allowing a two-out single (Bonds), a walk (Kent) and a two-run double (Sanders) in the fifth...gave up a home run (Aurilia) in the seventh.
  • dropped a 10-5 decision in his next start at Colorado on April 9, surrendering six runs (all earned) on eight hits in five-plus innings.
  • first start of the season came on April 4 at Minute Maid Park in a 6-3 win vs. Milwaukee...pitched six innings and gave up two runs (both earned) on seven hits, including one home run.
2001 Became seventh Houston pitcher to win 100 games with a 9-2 victory over St. Louis (October 7) that clinched the NL Central Division title for the Astros...allowed eight hits and one earned run in 7.1 innings...finished 14-11 with a 4.34 ERA (88ER/188.2IP).
  • after a 10-4 loss to Cleveland on July 17, went 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA (9ER/35.1IP) in five starts at Enron Field before losing to San Francisco on October 2.
  • won 6-5 at Wrigley Field on Thursday...improved to 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA (8ER/32.2IP) over five starts vs. the Cubs this year, tying the franchise single-season record for most wins against one opponent...Wade Miller also tied the mark by going 5-0 vs. Milwaukee in 2001.
  • before beating the Cubs on September 22, had no-decision in two 4-3 losses vs. Milwaukee after coming off the disabled list...Astros dropped his start on September 6 at home vs. the Brewers in a 4-3, 10-inning defeat despite his season-high tying eight strikeouts.
  • came off the DL on September 1 to start at Milwaukee...was his first outing since August 13...was on the 15-day DL retroactive to August 14 with a lower back strain...was scratched from his previously scheduled start on August 18 approximately one-and-a-half hours before game time.
  • his walk-less streak of 28.2 innings ended in the second inning (Coomer) on 8/13 vs. Chicago...walked a season-high tying three...had not walked a batter since July 17 vs. Cleveland in the fifth inning (Thome).
  • had figured in every decision before August 8 at Atlanta, a 2-1, 12-inning victory...left a 1-1 tie after allowing a pair of one-out singles in the sixth...became the eighth Houston pitcher to reach 1,500 career innings.
  • notched his third complete game of 2001, one shy of tying his career high, on August 3 vs. Montreal...retired 15 of 17 from the first through the fifth and 12 of the final 14.
  • went 4-1 with a 3.26 ERA (14ER/38.2IP) and two complete games from May 31-June 3...did not allow more than three runs in any start in June...posted a 3.22 ERA (16ER/44.2IP) in six starts from June 7-July 4.
  • lost on July 4th to Arizona and Randy Johnson...pitched seven-or-more innings in six consecutive starts until a 6-1 loss at Milwaukee's Miller Park on June 29.
  • pitching against the Reds in Houston for the first time since May 21, 1997, struck out a season-high eight batters in a 9-3 win on June 23...earned his first complete-game win since August 5, 1999...surpassed Bob Knepper (93, 1981-89) for seventh place on Houstonbs career victories list.
  • tallied his 1200th strikeout in the third inning (Larry Walker) in a 13-5 victory over Colorado on June 18.
  • notched his first complete game since August 15, 1999 (a 2-0 loss vs. Pittsburgh) on June 13 at Minnesota, losing 3-1 despite a 93-pitch effort.
  • won 2-1 at Colorado on June 7, making Jeff Bagwell's first-inning, two-run homer stand up...pitched 7.1 scoreless innings before a pinch-hit home run in the eighth (Kieschnick)...did not allow a hit until the sixth (Mayne)...start was pushed back one day after he attended his grandfather's funeral in Louisiana.
  • cracked the fifth home run (Serrano) of his career in the second inning on May 31 at San Diego.
2000 Made the National League All-Star Team for the first time in his career, but missed much of the season half of the season due to degenerative disks in his lower back ... The 22 starts and 131.0 innings were his fewest since 1994 ... Made his fifth straight Opening Day start on April 4 at Pittsburgh ... notched the win after allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings in the 5-2 Houston victory ... Tied the club record with five Opening Day starts ... only J.R. Richard (1976-80) and Mike Scott (1987-91) have started as many as five straight openers in franchise history ... Represented the Astros and the National League as one of 10 pitchers named to the 2000 NL All-Star team by manager Bobby Cox ... it was his first All-Star selection ... did not pitch in the game ... Worked six-or-more innings in all but five starts ... worked at least seven innings on nine occasions ... Was 4-0 with a 3.35 ERA (14ER/37.2IP) in April ... Matched his career-long winning streak (sixth time) with his fifth straight victory on May 10 vs. Colorado, allowing one run over seven innings ... his last five-game winning streak was from August 19-August 25 in 1998 ... Did not walk a batter over 16 innings from May 16-27 ... Suffered his first loss of the year on May 27 vs. Atlanta, ending his career-high tying five-game winning streak ... Allowed a season-high eight earned runs and walked a career-high six batters on July 18 at Cleveland ... Returned to the win column on July 23 vs. St. Louis, working 6.2 innings in a 15-7 victory in his next-to-last start of the campaign ... Made his final start of the year on July 29 at Atlanta, working only one innings before leaving the game with lower back pain ... Was placed on the disabled list July on July 30 and missed the rest of the season ... Snapped a three-game losing streak on June 13 at Colorado in a 6-3 win. ..Allowed three home runs in that start ... had previously allowed only one homer in three starts (20IP) at Enron Field ... Made two consecutive starts (5/16-22) at Milwaukee, each a no decision ending in an extra-inning Houston loss ... started the first game of the originally scheduled three-game series on May 16 at County Stadium in a 16-inning, 6-5 Astros loss ... started the first game of the makeup doubleheader on May 22 ... left with a 7-2 lead after seven innings before Milwaukee came back to win 10-9 in 10 innings ... Won three straight starts April 14-25, winning at San Diego and Los Angeles and at home over the Cubs ... At San Diego on April 14, allowed three earned runs on 10 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over five innings ... added to the Astros' cause with his fourth career home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning that tied the game, 3-3. 1999 Finished the season among the NL leaders in wins, starts, innings, strikeouts, shutouts, complete games and strikeouts per nine innings ... Led the NL in fewest walks per nine innings (1.4) ... did not walk a batter over 18 innings from 7/29-8/10 ... Snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Philadelphia on 9/9 ... the win was his first since his second shutout of 1999 and the seventh of his career on 8/5 against the Dodgers, 7-0 ... Had no decision on 9/4 at Montreal despite pitching seven shutout innings ... left the game with a 2-0 lead before the Astros won, 5-2 ... taken out of the game as a precautionary measure after hurting his left knee sliding into second base in the eighth inning ... Had a losing record in August (1-4), his first month with a sub-.500 mark since April 1998 when he was 1-2 in six games ... with a 3-1 July record, he secured the ninth consecutive month at .500-or-better ... Lost to the Mets on 8/30 in his second consecutive start against New York ... tied for his shortest stint of the year over three innings in the 17-1 defeat in the Astrodome ... Lost on 8/25 at Shea Stadium, 4-0 ... retired the first 11 batters he faced ... gave up four runs on six hits in the sixth inning ... Had no decision in the Astros' 16-inning, 6-4 win over Florida on 8/20 at Pro Player Stadium ... lost to Pittsburgh on 8/15 at home despite a career-high and Houston season-high 14 strikeouts ... gave up leadoff homers to Warren Morris in the eighth and Al Martin in the ninth to lose, 2-0 ... His three-game winning streak ended on 8/10 in Atlanta, 6-4 ... allowed three homers for the first time since 6/18/98 at St. Louis at home ... Allowed one earned run over a 3-0 stretch to post an 0.38 ERA (7/24-8/5) ... fanned 21 while walking one over the three-game streak ... In blanking the Dodgers on 8/5, he retired 16 of the final 17 batters ... it was his third complete game of 1999 and the 16th of his career ... Beat the Padres in back-to-back starts ... won on 7/29 at Qualcomm Stadium, 5-1 ... also beat San Diego at home on 7/24, 5-2 ... Fanned 10 on 6/29 but received no decision at home against St. Louis ... left the game with a 4-2 lead in a game won by Houston, 5-4 ... Pitched no-hit baseball for 6.2 innings en route to an 11-0 win over Arizona on 4/27 in Houston ... combined with Brian Williams on a five-hitter ... Luis Gonzalez broke up the no-hitter with a two-out single in the seventh inning ... Beat the Cardinals on 6/23 at Busch Stadium, 8-4, ending a four-game road losing streak ... it was his first road win since 5/2 at Florida ... Snapped a three-game losing streak on 6/18 with a 5-0 complete-game shutout over Montreal ... it was his second complete game of 1999 ... Had a strong outing on 6/13 vs. San Diego, allowing one unearned run over eight innings before the game was suspended due to manager Larry Dierker's illness ... the contest was completed on 7/23 in a 4-3 Astros' victory, earning Reynolds his 11th win ... Entered the 1999 season as one of only 10 major league pitchers who have won 50 or more games for the teams that signed them: Tom Glavine (Atlanta), Bobby Jones (Mets), Steve Trachsel (Cubs), Mike Mussina (Baltimore), Pat Hentgen (Toronto), Andy Pettitte (Yankees), Kevin Appier (Kansas City), Brad Radke (Minnesota) and Chuck Finley (Anaheim). 1998 Fell one game short of becoming the fifth Houston pitcher to win 20-games in a season when he had a no-decision in his final start of the year on September 26 at home against Chicago ... he would have been the first Houston pitcher to win 20 games in a season since Mike Scott in 1989 (20-10) ... after 37 seasons, the only other Astros pitchers to win 20-or-more games in a year are Manager Larry Dierker (1969), J.R. Richard (1976) and Joe Niekro (1979, 1980) ... his 19 wins were a career-best, topping the 16 he won in 1996 ... he also struck out a career-high 209 batters ... by pitching 7.0 innings in his final start, he has now pitched 1,003.0 innings in a Houston uniform ... he opened 1998 by going 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA in six March/April starts (18ER/37.2IP) ... was Houston's Opening Day starter for the third straight year, but had no-decision in the club's 9-4, 13-inning loss at home against San Francisco on March 31 ... his first victory came in his second start on April 5 in the Astrodome, beating former All-Star teammate Darryl Kile in his first return to Houston with the Rockies, 6-2 ... he lost consecutive road starts on April 10 at Los Angeles, 7-2, and April 15 at Cincinnati, 4-1, then had no-decisions in his last two starts in the first month ... he won 12-5 at Philadelphia on May 1, then came up on the short end of Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout performance at Wrigley Field on May 6 in a 2-0 loss, despite allowing only one earned run and striking out 10 in a complete game ... after that setback, he went 5-0 with a 1.89 ERA over his next six starts from May 11-June 7 (10ER/47.2IP) ... he lost consecutive starts on June 13 at Cincinnati and at home on June 18 against St. Louis before starting his second, five-game winning streak of the year ... that run covered five outings from June 23-July 14 ... the streak marked the fourth time in his career he had won five straight decisions ... he opened the 1996 season with a five-game winning streak (April 11-May 3), and also won five straight from July 22-August 24 that year ... he went 0-2 over his final three starts in July, then opened August with a 9-5 win at Florida on the 4th and an 11-2 win over the Phillies at home on the 9th ... his final loss in the regular season came on August 14 in the Astrodome against the Cubs, 6-4 ... beginning with a 4-3 win at Philadelphia on August 19, he went 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA over his final eight starts (16ER/53.0IP) ... he finished August 5-1 (6 games) with a 3.76 ERA (17 ER/40.2IP) ... it marked the first time in his career that he had won five games in a month ... his first September win came in the Astrodome on the 10th over Milwaukee, 7-1 ... he matched his career-high with 12 strikeouts in that game ... had no-decision on September 15 at home against the Mets in game one of a doubleheader, which was a 6-5 Houston win in 12 innings ... he left with a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh before New York tied it in the ninth ... he won his 19th game on September 20 at Pittsburgh, 2-0 ... he scattered 10 hits over 7.0 shutout innings before giving way to Jay Powell and Billy Wagner, who finished the contest with a scoreless inning apiece ... started game 2 of the NL Division Series, a game which the Astros won 5-4. Pitched seven strong innings, allowing just five hits and two runs - the Astros led 3-2 when he left the game but Shane did not have a decision in the contest. 1997 He was Houston's Opening Day starter for the second consecutive season and beat John Smoltz and the Braves in the Astrodome on April 1, 2-1 ... he allowed only seven hits and one run over 8.0 innings while striking out seven batters in his season opening victory ... including his Opening Day win, he started the year going 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA in his first eight starts (17ER/62.1IP) ... he worked six-or-more innings in each of those games, which included complete games on April 11 at St. Louis and April 16 at home against Montreal ... on May 12 at Florida, he worked only 3.1 innings in an 11-4 loss against the Marlins ... in that game, he attempted to continue pitching following a one-hour, 38-minute rain delay and is thought to have injured his right knee ... from May 12 through June 10, he went 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in seven starts (24ER/32.0IP) ... on June 11, he was placed on the 15-day DL, then underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus and remove a cyst in his right knee ... he made one rehabilitation start for Triple A New Orleans, then was reinstated from the DL on July 14 for a start at Chicago ... he went 2-0 with a 5.00 ERA in the first five games he started after his return from the surgery (15ER/27.0IP) ... the Astros were 5-0 in those five games ... from August 8 through September 5, he suffered through a four-game losing streak, which covered six starts ... he had a 5.40 ERA over that stretch (20ER/33.1IP) and the club went 0-6 in those starts ... he rebounded with a strong finish, going 3-0 with a 3.08 ERA in his last four regular season starts (9ER/26.1IP) ... his second win in that span came on September 17 at Pittsburgh when he pitched 8.1 innings in Houston's 8-4 victory over the Bucs ... that win gave the club a four-and-a-half game lead in the NL Central race with only 11 games remaining in the regular season ... he was the starter and loser in Game Three of the NL Division Series against the Braves in the Astrodome in a rematch of the season opener against Smoltz ... despite working six innings and allowing only two runs, he took the loss in the 4-1 setback. 1996 Had a breakthrough season reaching career-highs in nearly every pitching category ... he established career-bests for wins (16 - since broken), games (35 - since tied), starts (35 - since tied), complete games (4), innings (239.0) and strikeouts (204 - since broken) ... ranked among NL leaders in wins (T5), winning percentage (10th-.615), starts (T2), complete games (T7), shutouts (T9-1), innings (3rd), strikeouts (6th), fewest walks per nine innings (4th-1.7) and strikeouts per nine innings (10th-7.7) ... was Houston's Opening Day starter for the first time in his career ... he lost a 4-3 verdict to the Dodgers in the Astrodome on April 1 ... his first victory came on April 11 at Cincinnati and started him on a five-game winning streak, which covered five starts from April 11-May 3 ... the winning streak was the longest of his career ... included in that stretch was his only shutout of the season, a 6-0 win at San Diego on April 27 in which he allowed only four hits ... he pitched his second complete game at home on June 29 against the Mets in a 9-1 win ... he carried a shutout to two outs and two strikes in the ninth ... he tossed his fourth complete game of the season in his start on August 24 at home against St. Louis, 3-1 ... that victory also capped his second, five-game winning streak of the year (July 22-August 24) ... after that win, his record stood at 16-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 28 starts (72 ER/195.1 IP) ... he ended the year by going 0-4 with a 5.15 ERA over his last seven outings (25 ER/43.2 IP) ... he worked six-or-more innings in 29 of his 35 starts and allowed three earned runs-or-less in 22 ... when he reached 200 strikeouts on September 25 against the Mets, he joined teammate Darryl Kile as the first Houston pitchers with 200-or-more strikeouts in the same season since Nolan Ryan (270) and Mike Scott (233) in 1987 ... in the 10 decisions he lost, the Astros scored a total of 16 runs. 1995 Ranked fourth in the NL with 175 strikeouts in his second full season with the Astros ... opened season going 1-4 (7 starts) with a 3.78 ERA through the end of May (15 ER/35.2 IP) ... after June 1, he went 9-7 (23 starts) with a 3.40 ERA (58 ER/153.2 IP) ... included in that span was a four-game winning streak from June 20-July 18 (6 starts) ... made eight consecutive starts without a loss from June 15-July 23 ... fanned a career-high 12 in a no-decision on July 6 vs. San Diego ... the Astros scored a total of 21 runs in the 11 decisions he lost, which included being shutout three times and held to one run twice ... worked six-or-more innings in 22 of his last 28 starts, which included shutouts on July 1 vs. Pittsburgh and September 20 vs. Chicago and a complete game loss on July 28 at San Diego ... allowed more than three earned runs in a start only seven times ... had a streak of 129 consecutive batters faced without a walk snapped in his start on August 13 against the Mets ... for the season, he faced 792 batters and issued only 31 unintentional walks. 1994 Ranked among NL leaders in ERA (5th-3.05), strikeouts per nine innings (T4-8.0) and fewest walks per nine innings (4th-1.5), despite splitting the season between the bullpen and starting rotation ... he stepped into the starting rotation on May 11 at Los Angeles, retiring the first 15 batters in order and striking out eight ... he allowed a first pitch homer to Raul Mondesi and single to Jose Offerman to open the sixth inning before retiring the last six batters he faced in the 1-0 loss at Dodger Stadium ... he went 4-2 with a 2.82 ERA in nine starts that followed (17ER/54.1IP), allowing three earned runs-or-less in eight of the games ... moved back into the rotation on July 23 against the Bucs and responded with the first complete game and shutout of his career in an 11-0 win ... he allowed four singles, no walks and struck out 11 batters ... walked more than one batter in just four of his 33 appearances 1993 Appeared in five games during two stints with the Astros and started the team's final game of the season ... began the season at Triple A Tucson, but was recalled by the big league club on July 9 ... allowed no runs in two games before returning to Tucson on July 25 ... joined the Astros again on September 14 after Tucson claimed the Pacific Coast League title ... was not scored upon in two additional relief outings on September 24 at Los Angeles (3.0 IP) and September 29 at Atlanta (2.0 IP) 1992 Was promoted to Houston on two occasions after the All-Star Break ... recalled on July 17 and had no decision in his major league debut on July 20 vs. Pittsburgh, an 11-8 Houston win in the Astrodome ... worked 3.2 innings and allowed six earned runs on eight hits ... lost his only other two starts, vs. Chicago on July 26, 8-5, and at Los Angeles on August 4, 7-2, before being optioned to Tucson ... recalled on September 18 and picked up his first major-league victory, a 4-2 win over Los Angeles in his final start on September 27 when he worked five innings and allowed two earned runs.