Joseph Rodger Roa ... wife Allison (Weideman) ... son Zachary (10/8/99), daughter MacKenzie (12/17/
02) ... 1989 graduate of Hazel Park (MI) High School.2004Did not allow a run in 5 of 7 appearances, going 2-1, 1.93 (9.1 ip, 2 er), April 5-23 . . . did not allow a run in 4 appearances (4.2 ip), May 27-June 3 . . . did not allow an earned run in 6 of 7 appearances, going 0-1, 1.08 (16.0 ip, 2 er), July 21-August 13 . . . season-high 4 strikeouts, July 30 vs. Boston . . . tied season-high 5.0 innings, August 8 vs. Oakland . . . stranded 18 of 31 (58%) inherited runners.2003Began season with Philadelphia ... career-high 6 strikeouts, April 10 vs. Atlanta ... did not allow a run in 4 of 5 appearances (1 start), going 0-0, 2.03 (13.1 ip, 3 er), April 15-July 6 ... designated for release or assignment,
May 27 ... signed by Milwaukee and assigned to Indianapolis, June 12 ... was 2-0, 2.08 (13.0 ip, 3 er) in 2 starts, June 21-26 ... released July 3 ... signed with Colorado as free agent, July 4 ... claimed off waivers by San Diego, July
23 ... did not allow a run in 5 appearances (4.0 ip), August 30-September 9 ... signed with Minnesota as free agent, December 2.2002Went to spring training with FLA ... released, 3/19 ... signed by PIT, 3/22 ... traded to Phillies, 3/28 ... began season with Scranton (AAA) ... set club single-season record for wins (14) in just half a season ... his 11th win, 6/21 vs. Pawtucket, passed Brandon Duckworth's 2001 mark for consecutive wins (10) ... finished tied for 2nd in International League in wins (14) and named IL's Most Valuable Pitcher, despite not pitching in the league after 7/6 ... got the decision in 14 of 17 starts ... pitched at least 6.0 innings in 13 of 17 starts ... Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (5-0, 0.71 ERA); had a 24.2 inning scoreless streak in June ... pitched 8.0 innings and allowed just 1 hit, 7/6 at Syracuse ... won his final 9 consecutive starts, 5/22-7/6 ... held right-handers to a .201 avg with Scranton ... was scheduled to start in the triple-A All-Star Game, but did not pitch after Phillies purchased his contract, 7/11 ... At time of promotion, was 2nd in IL with a 1.86 ERA and tied with Curt Schilling for the professional lead in wins (14) ... made 1st ML appearance since 1997, 7/11 at NYM (1.0 IP, 1 ER) ... made 3 relief appearances before being moved into the starting rotation ... did not walk a batter in his first 5 starts and had a team-best 29.0 inning walkless streak, 7/27-8/21 ... pitched at least 6.0 innings in 7 straight starts, 8/8-9/12 ... Earned the win, 8/15 vs MIL (5-0, threw 7.0 shutout innings), 1st ML win since 6/14/97 ... had 1st career sacrifices (2), 8/21 at MIL ... went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI, 8/27 vs MTL (in 4-2 win), 1st RBI of his career ... pitched a career-high 8.0 innings, 9/12 vs FLA; allowed just 1 run and did not walk a batter ... walked 2 or less in 12 of his 14 games ... Set career highs in wins (4), starts (11), innings (71.1) and strikeouts (35).2001Began the season with Portland (AA) . . . Made 1 appearance before being placed on the DL, 4/15 (strained right hamstring) . . . Activated, 5/2 . . . Promoted to Calgary (AAA), 5/29 . . . Won 6 of his final 7 decisions of the season.2000Signed by CLE, 3/20 . . . Began season on DL, still rehabbing from elbow surgery . . . Activated, 5/19, to Akron's (AA) roster and started the next day, allowing 1 ER in 5.0 IP . . . Allowed 2 ER or less in 11 of 19 games . . . Was suspended by the Eastern League for 3 games, 6/26-29 . . . Signed by FLA, 12/28.1999Missed the entire season after undergoing right elbow surgery.1998Finished 3rd in the Pacific Coast League with 12 wins and 5th in fewest walks/9.0 IP (1.78) for Fresno (AAA) . . . Pitched a 9.0 inning SHO, 4/29 vs Memphis . . . Pitched at least 6.0 innings and allowed 3 ER or less in 16 of 27 starts . . . Placed on DL, 6/29 (right elbow strain) . . . Activated, 7/11 . . . Signed by KC, 11/17.1997Began the season on SF's Opening Day roster for the first time in his pro career . . . Worked as a long reliever and spot starter . . . Was 1-3, 4.91 ERA in 25 relief appearances . . . Earned his 1st ML win, 4/5 vs NYM . . . Retired 19 of the first 24 batters he faced . . . Got his 1st ML hit in his 1st ML at-bat, 5/18 at CHI (singled off Terry Mulholland) . . . Optioned to Phoenix (AAA), 8/1, where he spent the remainder of the season.1996Began season with Buffalo . . . Recalled on 5/15 . . . Made just one relief appearance before being optioned back to Buffalo, 5/17 . . . Led Amer. Assoc. with 5 CG, 3rd in ERA (3.27) and 4th in wins (11) and IP (165.1) . . . Traded to SF, 12/16.1995Pitched for Buffalo (AAA) . . . Led American Association in wins (17), finished 2nd in CG (3), 4th in ERA (3.50) and IP (164.2) and 5th in SO (93) . . . His 17 wins were the most by a AAA pitcher since PIT's Mike Bielecki won 19 for the Pacific Coast League's Hawaii club in 1984, the most by any Amer. Assoc. pitcher since Jim Kern won 17 for Oklahoma City in 1974 and the most by a Buffalo pitcher since LHP Walter Craddock won 18 in 1957 . . . Named to Amer. Assoc. post-season All-Star team . . . Helped pitch Buffalo to the League Championship Series vs Louisville . . . Recalled on 9/15 . . . Made ML debut with CLE, 9/20 AT CWS in a spot start, replacing Orel Hershiser, who was scratched due to poor weather conditions . . . Pitched 6.0 innings (4 ER, 9 H) and took the loss.1994Began season with Binghamton . . . Promoted to Norfolk (AAA), 4/24 . . . Was 5th in the International League in IP (167.2), tied for 5th in CG (5) and 8th in ERA (3.49) . . . Finished 2nd among IL starters with 1.77 BB/9.0 IP . . . Traded to CLE, 11/18.1993Spent entire season at Binghamton (AA) . . . Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, 6/6-12 and 8/15-21 . . . Averaged just 1.35 BB/9.0 IP, the best mark in the EL . . . Tied for 4th among NYM organizational pitchers with 12 wins and 6th in IP (167.1) . . . Pitched in the Hawaiian Fall League following the season, going 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA for Hilo.1992Led St. Lucie (A) in innings (156.1), tied for team lead in starts (24) and was 2nd on the club with 9 wins . . . Walked just 0.86 batters/9.0 IP.1991Spent entire season with Macon (A) . . . Following the minor league season, was traded to NYM, 8/29.1990Led all Appalachian League pitchers with a 1.000 fielding % and had the 3rd-lowest batting average against (.190) for Pulaski (A).1989Signed 1st pro contract with ATL, 6/14, and assigned to Gulf Coast League (R).