A.J. Burnett

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/230
  • Age: 38


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A.J. Burnett 2015 Postseason Stats

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A.J. Burnett Postseason Career Stats

2-3 6.37 41.0 31 1.59

A.J. Burnett Stats

9-7 3.18 164.0 143 1.36

A.J. Burnett MLB Career Stats

164-157 3.99 2731.1 2513 1.32

A.J. Burnett Bio

  • Full Name: Allan James Burnett
  • Born: 1/3/1977 in North Little Rock, AR
  • Draft: 1995, New York Mets, 8th rd. (217th overall)
  • High School: Central Arkansas Christian, North Little Rock, AR
  • Debut: August 17, 1999
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Postseason Career Stats 2 3 6.37 8 8 0 41.0 31 1.59
2015 Stats 9 7 3.18 26 26 0 164.0 143 1.36
MLB Career Stats 164 157 3.99 435 430 0 2731.1 2513 1.32

A.J. Burnett Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Pirates NL 1042 Sinker 91.30 92.00 1977.58 6.61 91.00
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 91.00 2085.32 6.10 90.00


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September 27, 2015 at 11:53 PM ET

Burnett falls to Cubs

Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett lost after allowing two runs on seven hits -- including one home run -- and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings against the Cubs on Sunday.

September 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM ET

Bucs to stick with six-man rotation

The Pirates' rotating rotation will keep spinning six starters through five spots over the final weeks of the season.


A.J. Burnett Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2009 NY Yankees AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Pittsburgh NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/13/2001 Florida NL
08/18/2002 Florida NL
04/17/2005 Florida NL
08/06/2012 Pittsburgh NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
1999 Portland EAS

A.J. Burnett Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2001 4.05 20th in NL
2002 3.30 14th in NL
2005 3.44 12th in NL
2007 3.75 17th in AL
2008 4.07 23rd in AL
2009 4.04 19th in AL
2012 3.51 16th in NL
2013 3.30 18th in NL


Season W Rank
2002 12 21st in NL
2008 18 4th in AL
2009 13 15th in AL
2012 16 6th in NL


Season SO Rank
2002 203 6th in NL
2005 198 7th in NL
2007 176 12th in AL
2008 231 1st in AL
2009 195 8th in AL
2010 145 25th in AL
2011 173 16th in AL
2012 180 14th in NL
2013 209 5th in NL
2014 190 9th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2001 1.32 22nd in NL
2002 1.19 7th in NL
2005 1.26 20th in NL
2007 1.19 7th in AL
2013 1.21 24th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2001 .231 5th in NL
2002 .209 2nd in NL
2005 .237 12th in NL
2007 .214 2nd in AL
2008 .249 12th in AL
2009 .247 13th in AL
2012 .246 19th in NL
2013 .231 9th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2005 32 24th in NL
2008 34 1st in AL
2009 33 4th in AL
2010 33 4th in AL
2011 32 14th in AL
2012 31 23rd in NL
2014 34 1st in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2001 2 14th in NL
2002 7 2nd in NL
2004 1 17th in NL
2005 4 3rd in NL
2006 2 6th in AL
2007 2 7th in AL
2008 1 16th in AL
2009 1 17th in AL
2010 1 20th in AL
2012 1 17th in NL
2013 1 17th in NL
2014 1 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2001 1 7th in NL
2002 5 1st in NL
2005 2 4th in NL
2006 1 5th in AL
2012 1 8th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2002 204.1 20th in NL
2005 209.0 22nd in NL
2008 221.1 3rd in AL
2009 207.0 11th in AL
2012 202.1 15th in NL
2014 213.2 7th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2001 6.65 18th in NL
2010 6.99 22nd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2001 1.54 8th in NL
2002 2.26 23rd in NL
2007 2.67 22nd in AL
2008 2.69 25th in AL
2009 2.01 9th in AL
2010 1.86 8th in AL
2011 2.08 9th in AL
2013 3.12 21st in NL
2014 1.98 5th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2001 83 12th in NL
2002 90 7th in NL
2005 79 8th in NL
2007 66 12th in AL
2008 86 5th in AL
2009 97 1st in AL
2010 78 8th in AL
2011 83 2nd in AL
2012 62 17th in NL
2013 67 10th in NL
2014 96 1st in NL


Season H Rank
2008 211 15th in AL
2009 193 16th in AL
2010 204 10th in AL
2011 190 24th in AL
2012 189 18th in NL
2014 205 7th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 23 12th in AL
2009 25 15th in AL
2010 25 7th in AL
2011 31 2nd in AL
2014 20 20th in NL

A.J. Burnett Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 10, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list. Right elbow inflammation
November 14, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP A.J. Burnett.
November 3, 2014 RHP A.J. Burnett elected free agency.
February 16, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP A.J. Burnett.
October 31, 2013 RHP A.J. Burnett elected free agency.
October 3, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP A.J. Burnett.
October 1, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned RHP A.J. Burnett to the minor leagues.
July 7, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.
June 13, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9, 2013. Right calf strain.
April 21, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list.
April 16, 2012 Bradenton Marauders sent RHP A.J. Burnett on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
April 6, 2012 sent RHP A.J. Burnett on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
April 4, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Fractured right orbital bone.
February 19, 2012 New York Yankees traded RHP A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Diego Moreno and OF Exicardo Cayones.

Allan James Burnett Bio Info

Allan James Burnett...Wife's name is Karen...Has two sons; Allan Jr. (13) and Ashton (10)...Is a 1995 graduate of Central Arkansas High School, where his jersey #34 was officially retired on 12/6/02...Joined forces with the Adam Walsh Children's Fund and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to "Play it Safe," hosting awareness days while playing in Miami in 2001 and 2002...Also served as the national spokesman for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children...His cap and a baseball from his 5/12/01 no-hitter at San Diego are on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.


Signed with Philadelphia as a free agent on 2/16... Shared the National League lead in starts while spending entire season with the Phillies...Tied career high in starts and pitched over 200 innings for the sixth time...Ranked seventh among N.L. pitchers in innings pitched and ninth in strikeouts...Led the circuit in walks, losses and runs allowed...Went 2-1 with a 2.06 ERA (43.2ip/10er) in his first seven starts thru 5/3...Won his 150th career game on 5/20 at Miami...Pitched his 24th career complete game on 6/20 at St. Louis...Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings, but received a no-decision in Philadelphia's 3-1 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on 7/23...Struck out a season-high 12 batters on 8/25 vs. Washington - his third game of the season with 10 or more strikeouts and the 35th of his career...Pitched most of the season with an inguinal hernia, which was surgically repaired on 10/3... Signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent on 11/14.


Finished 1st in the NL in SO/9.0 IP (9.85), 5th in SO (209) and 9th in lowest opponent's AVG (.231)... Led PIT in innings (191.0) and SO (209) and tied for the lead in starts (30)... Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 15 of 30 starts (50%) and had a 1.89 ERA (34 ER, 109.2 IP) in those games... Won at least 10 games for the 9th straight season and 11th overall... Posted a 2.72 ERA (23 ER, 76.0 IP) and had a .199 opponent's AVG through his first 12 starts... Allowed 3 HR, 6/3 at ATL, and 8 HR in his other 29 starts combined... Held right-handed hitters to a .203 AVG (76-375)...Opposing hitters batted .071 (1-14) against him with the bases loaded... Started Game 1 of the NLDS at STL

2012 : Won at least 10 games for the eighth straight season and for the 10th time in his career...Led Pirates in strikeouts and innings pitched...Tied for sixth in the National League in wins, his second-highest total behind an 18-10 mark with Toronto in 2008...His 180 strikeouts were the most by a Pittsburgh righthander since Kris Benson whiffed 184 in 2000...Went 14-3 with a 3.19 ERA (132.2ip/47er) in his first 20 starts thru 8/5 (Pirates went 17-3) and 2-7 with a 4.13 ERA (69.2ip/32er) in his last 11 (Pirates went 2-9)...Was acquired from New York (AL) on 2/19 in exchange for minor league pitcher Diego Moreno and minor league outfielder Exicardo Cayones...Suffered a fractured right orbital bone during a bunting drill on 2/29...Had surgery on 3/2 in Pittsburgh (surgery performed by Dr. Randall Beatty) and returned to Bradenton on 3/9 to start his rehab program...Began regular season on the 15-day disabled list...Made first rehab start with Bradenton on 4/6 and threw 68 pitches (4.2ip/2h/1r/1er/1bb/5so) vs. St. Lucie Mets....Made two more rehab starts, throwing 41 pitches on 4/11 in a loss with Bradenton at Palm Beach and 81 pitches with Triple-A Indianapolis on 4/16 vs. Toledo...Was reinstated from D.L. and made first start with Pittsburgh on 4/21 vs. St. Louis; tossed 7.0 scoreless innings and struck out seven batters while winning a 2-0 decision... Suffered 6-1 loss in second start on 4/27 at Atlanta...Gave up 12 runs in 2.2ip while suffering loss at St. Louis on 5/3; became first Pittsburgh pitcher since Glenn Spencer on 4/24/32 at Chicago (8.0ip/12r) to give up 12 runs in a game and the first Major League starting pitcher since 1913 (when earned runs were first officially recorded throughout the Majors) to permit 12 or more earned runs in an outing of fewer than three innings... Rebounded and struck out 10 batters in 8.0ip, but received a no-decision in next start on 5/8 vs. Washington...Singled off Johnny Cueto on 5/20, snapping an 0-for-16 streak at the plate since 6/20/09...Won eight straight starts from 5/19-6/28 - just the second Pittsburgh pitcher since divisional play began in 1969 to register a win in at least seven consecutive starts in a single season since Dock Ellis had two such streaks: eight straight in 1974 and 10 straight in 1971...Went 5-0 with a 2.84 ERA in five starts during the month of June...His RBI on 7/8 vs. San Francisco was his first since 8/9/05...Won nine straight decisions from 5/19 thru 7/8 - the longest streak by a Pittsburgh pitcher since Dock Ellis won 13 in a row in 1971...Won his 11th game on 7/21...Came within four outs of throwing a no-hitter on 7/31 at Chicago; surrendered a two-out single to Adrian Cardenas in the 8th inning while tossing his 10th career shutout and 22nd career complete game...Was named N.L. Player-of-the-Week after going 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA (17.2ip/2er) in week ending 8/5...Won his first seven home decisions before losing to San Diego on 8/11; the last Pittsburgh pitcher to win his first seven home games was Freddie Green from August 1959 to September 1960...Went 1-6 with a 3.45 ERA in his last nine starts, losing a season-high four straight decisions from 8/27 to 9/18...Struck out a season-high 11 batters in 8.0ip while winning his last game on 9/23 at Houston...Suffered a 1-0 loss (8.0ip/1er) to Homer Bailey, who threw a no-hitter, on 9/28 at PNC Park...Gave up four runs in 5.2 innings while suffering loss in final team game on 10/3 vs. Atlanta...Went 8-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 17 starts at PNC Park; went 7-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his first 10 starts on home turf...Went 4-for-63 (.063) with three walks, two RBI and five sacrifice bunts at the plate...Was named the Pirates Most Outstanding Pitcher by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers of America. 2011 Spent his third and final season with the Yankees...Won at least 10 games for the seventh straight season and for the ninth time in his career...Set career highs in home runs allowed and wild pitches while tying career high in earned runs allowed...Led the Majors in wild pitches; his 25 wild pitches marked the most in a single season since the start of the 2000's and was the fifth-highest total since 1900...Went 8-7 with a 4.15 ERA (119.1ip/55er) in 19 starts prior to the All-Star break and 3-4 with a 6.88 ERA (70.2ip/54er) after the break...Won each of his first three starts for the first time in his career and started a season with a 3-0 record for the third consecutive year...His loss on 4/25 vs. Chicago (AL) snapped a stretch of 14 undefeated April starts as a member of the Yankees (2009-11); he went 8-0 with a 4.00 ERA (87.2ip/39er) over the span...Appeared as a pinch runner at first base for Chris Dickerson in the 15th inning of the Yankees' 4-1 win at Baltimore on 5/18 - marked the first time a New York pitcher served as a pinch runner since Jaret Wright ran for Jason Giambi in the 9th inning on 7/22/06 in a 5-4 win at Toronto...Did not record a fly ball out in his start on 6/18 at Chicago (NL), accomplishing the feat for the first time in six years; last did it while with the Marlins in 2005...Struck out four batters in the 6th inning on 6/24 vs. Colorado, becoming the first Yankees pitcher in franchise history to do so; he accomplished the feat for the second time in his career (also in the 1st inning on 7/5/02 with Florida vs. New York Mets)...Became just the second pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat on more than one occasion, joining Chuck Finley, who did it three times (4/16/00 vs. Texas, 8/15/99 at Detroit and 5/12/99 at the Yankees)...Gave up five hits in his start on 7/29 vs. Baltimore, all extra-base hits; became just the second Yankees pitcher in the live ball era (since 1920) to toss at least 8.0 innings and allow at least five hits - all of which went for extra-bases: also Catfish Hunter on 6/24/77 vs. Boston (8.2ip/5h - two doubles and three homers)...His victory on 8/15 at Kansas City was his first in the month of August since 2008, snapping a 14-start winless stretch (since 8/29/08 with Toronto)...Made lone relief appearance (fifth career) in his last outing on 9/28 at Tampa Bay, retiring the only batter he faced...Started and won Game Four of the American League Division Series at Detroit on 10/4 (5.2ip/1er). 2010

Was 10-15 with a 5.26 ERA (186 2/3 IP, 109ER) in 33 starts with the Yankees ... set career highs in losses, runs allowed (118), earned runs, ERA and hit batsmen (19), and tied a career high with 25 home runs allowed ... set the franchise mark for highest single-season ERA among pitchers with at least 30 starts or 180 IP ... opponents batted .285 (204-for-785, 25 home runs); LH .286 (110-for-385, 11 home runs) and RH .285 (94-for-330, 14 home runs) ... the Yankees were 13-20 in his starts.

Became one of four Yankees to lose 15-or-more games in a single season in the last 34 years (since 1977), joining Tim Leary (9-19 in 1990), Melido Perez (13-16 in 1992) and Andy Hawkins (15-15 in 1989) ... became the first pitcher in franchise history to lose 15 or more games with an ERA above 5.00 and just the fifth player in Baseball history to post such numbers for a team that made the postseason, joining Tampa Bay's James Shields (13-15, 5.18 ERA in 2010), St. Louis' Jason Marquis (14-16, 6.02 in 2006), Minnesota's Carlos Silva (11-15, 5.94 in 2006) and Baltimore's Dennis Martinez (7-16, 5.53 in 1983), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Held opponents scoreless six times, tying for the fourth-most such games in the American League ... also held opponents without an earned run seven times this season, tying for the sixth-most such starts in the AL in 2010.

Allowed six-or-more runs in a game a Major League-leading 10 times (going 0-10 with a 13.70 ERA in those starts) ... marked the most such games by a Yankee since David Cone had 12 in 2000.

Surrendered the first run of the game in 21 of his 33 starts ... allowed opponents to bat .345 (48-for-139) with 27 runs scored in the first inning ... opponents had a .272 BA (156-for- 576) and scored 91 runs from the second inning on.

Threw 16 wild pitches, tied for third in the Majors and second in the AL ... owns two of the four highest single-season wild pitch totals in Yankees franchise history (also Tim Leary-23 in 1990; Burnett-17 in 2009; and Jason Grimsley-16 in 2000).

Led the Major Leagues with 19 hit-by-pitches, setting a single-season career high (previous high was 12 in 2007 w/ Toronto) ... according to baseball-reference.com, marked the Yankees' second-highest single-season total since the franchise was established in New York in 1903 behind Jack Warhop's 26 in 1909.

Allowed a Major League-leading 37 stolen bases ... was the highest total allowed by a Yankee since at least 1950, according to baseball-reference.com.

Started the season 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA over his first six starts, marking the first time he won his first four decisions of a season ... his 1.99 ERA was his lowest mark after six starts since 2001, when he posted a 1.71 ERA through his first six starts.

Did not allow an earned run in his first 18.1 innings at Yankee Stadium ... streak was snapped on 5/14 vs. Minnesota in his third start at home, when he surrendered a fifth-inning solo home run to Joe Mauer.

Compiled a 21.0-inning stretch without allowing an earned run between 4/23 at Los Angeles-AL and 5/9 at Boston ... was his longest such stretch without an earned run surrendered since a 21 1/3 IP streak over three starts from 7/24-8/4/05.

Made his 250th career start on 5/4 vs. Baltimore, recording the win in a 4-1 Yankees victory ... his strikeout of Luke Scott in the fourth inning marked his 1,500th K ... came in his 1,621st career IP ... among active pitchers at the time, only Kerry Wood (1,303 IP) and Johan Santana (1,447 IP) reached 1,500 strikeouts in fewer IP.

Earned the win on 5/25 at Minnesota in a 1-0 Yankees victory, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings (3H, 2BB, 5K) ... game was suspended tied 0-0 prior to the sixth (rain) and resumed the next day ... got the win after the Yankees scored in the top of the sixth, despite not pitching the day the game was completed.

Tossed a season-high-tying 8 IP in 5/30 win vs. Cleveland (5H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 8K, 2HP) ... was the fourth time in his career tossing at least 8.0 innings without allowing a walk (first since 6/27/06 w/ Toronto vs. Washington).

Lost each of his five June starts, going 0-5 with an 11.35 ERA ... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankee to appear in at least five games and lose them all in a calendar month since Stan Bahnsen in April 1969 ... Elias also notes he became the first Yankee in franchise history to have an ERA above 11.00 in a month with at least 20 IP ... marked the second time in his career he had lost five consecutive starts (also 8/24-9/14/05 w/ Florida)

Rebounded in July to go 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA (27 IP, 6ER) in five starts during the month ... earned the win on 7/7 at Oakland (7 IP, 2ER), snapping a six-start winless streak.

Exited his start on 7/17 vs. Tampa Bay after 2 IP with lacerations on his right hand (4H, 4ER, 0BB, 1K, 1WP, 2HP, 1 home runs).

Held opponents scoreless in consecutive starts on 7/28 at Cleveland (6.1 scoreless IP) and 7/23 vs. Kansas City (5.0 scoreless IP before a 1 hour, 25 minute rain delay) ... marked the third time in his career holding his opponent scoreless in consecutive starts (also 6/15/02 vs. Tampa Bay and 6/20/02 vs. Cleveland; and 5/29/01 at Pittsburgh and 6/3/01 vs. Mets)

Won just once over his final 12 starts (beginning 8/2), going 1-7 with a 6.61 ERA (65 1/3 IP, 48ER) in August, September and October.

Posted an 0-4 record with a 7.80 ERA (30 IP, 26ER) in five August starts ... according to Elias, is winless in his last 13 August starts dating to 8/24/08, going 0-9 with a 6.45 ERA (82 1/3 IP, 59ER).

Recorded his 20th career complete game on 8/15 at Kansas City (8 IP, 4H, 1ER, 3BB, 6K, 1HP) in a 1-0 Royals victory ... was his fourth straight loss when throwing a complete game.

Went winless over his final six starts from 9/6, going 0-3 with a 5.83 ERA (29 1/3 IP, 19ER) over the stretch.

Made one postseason start (ALCS Game 4 vs. Texas), suffering the loss (6 IP, 6H, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, 1 home runs, 1WP, 1HP).

2009 Was 13-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts with the Yankees... his 13 wins and 33 starts were both the second-highest totals of his career (went 18-10 in 34 starts in 2008)... ranked eighth in the American League with 195K... was second in the Majors with 97BB (Arizona's Doug Davis-103BB)... opponents batted .247 (193-for-781, 25HR); LH .217 (91-for-419, 11HR); RH .282 (102- for-362, 14HR)... marked the third-lowest average against left-handed hitters among AL righties and fifth-best in the Majors (min: 200BF)... the Yankees were 21-12 in his starts...Tied Felix Hernandez for the Major League lead with 17 wild pitches... marked a personal single-season career high and was the second-highest total in franchise history behind Tim Leary's 23WP in 1990... matched his single-game career-high with 3WP in four games in 2009 (4/19 vs. Cleveland, 5/17 vs. Minnesota, 7/8 at Minnesota and 8/12 vs. Toronto)...Over his final 24 starts (5/27-10/4), was 11-7 with a 3.56 ERA (149.0IP, 59ER) and a .242 batting average against (137-for-567), limiting his opponents to 3ER or less in all but four outings... was 5-2 with a 2.96 ERA (73.0IP, 24ER) in his last 11 starts at Yankee Stadium from 6/2-9/29... prior to the stretch, was 0-1 with a 4.78 ERA (32.0IP, 17ER) in five home starts to begin the season...Made his Yankees debut on 4/9 at Baltimore, recording the win in an 11-2 Yankees victory (5.1IP, 7H, 2ER, 1BB, 6K, 1HR)... was the Yankees' first win of the season...In his second start on 4/14 at Tampa Bay, retired 18 of his first 19 batters faced, surrendering a second-inning walk to DH Pat Burrell and carrying a no-hitter through 6.0 IP... no-hit bid was broken up by Carl Crawford's single to left field to start the seventh...Went winless over seven starts from 4/19 -5/22 , going 0-2 with a 6.04 ERA (44.2IP, 30ER) over the span... was his longest stretch without a victory in a single season since his last seven starts of the 2005 season w/ Florida (0-6, 5.87 ERA, 38.1IP, 25ER)... made four consecutive star ts without drawing a decision from 4/19- 5/6 , marking his longest such stretch since 5/21-6/10/05 (w/ Florida)...On 4/25 at Boston, was staked to a 6-0 lead before allowing 8 ER over 2.0 IP (fourth and fifth innings)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked just the second time in 34 career starts he did not earn a win when given a lead of five or-more runs... the 16-11 Yankees loss marked just the third time in franchise history that the Yankees lost a game by at least five runs in a game in which they had once led by at least six runs... had last happened on 6/5/56 vs. Cleveland (led 6-0, lost 15-8)... marked the largest lead blown against Boston since 5/16/68 at Fenway Park (led 9-3 in the fourth, lost 11-10)...Surrendered a leadoff home run to Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins on the first pitch of the game on 5/22 at Yankee Stadium, snapping a stretch of 42 consecutive starts without allowing a first-inning home run that dated back through his first start of the 2008 season...Over an 11-start stretch from 5/27-7/27, was 8-2 with a 2.08 ERA (69.1IP, 16ER) and a .209 opponents average (53-for-253), limiting his opponents to 3ER or less in each outing... held his opponents scoreless three times and had one additional start in which he did not allow an earned run (7/27 at Tampa Bay: 1R/0ER)... allowed just one first-inning run over a 15-start stretch from 5/27-8/17...Was suspended six games by Major League Baseball on 6/4 for allegedly "intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Nelson Cruz of the Rangers" during the top of the fifth inning on 6/2... appealed the suspension and settled his appeal on 6/21 at a reduced penalty of five games... served the suspension from 6/21-26...Compiled a 0.99 ERA (27.1IP, 3ER) and went 3-1 over his four starts from 6/14-7/3, facing the team that drafted him (Mets-2GS), and the other two teams that he has pitched for in the Majors (Florida and Toronto)... allowed two-or-fewer runs with at least 7K in each of those four starts... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became just the fourth Yankee to compile such a stretch in a single season in the last 40 years since Divisional play began in 1969 - also Ron Guidry (1978, '81), David Cone (1997) and Mike Mussina (2003)...Started and won the Yankees' 15-0 victory on 6/14 vs. the Mets (7.0IP, 4H, 4BB, 8K)... marked the Yankees' largest shutout since a 15-0 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader on 9/25/77 at Toronto and their largest in a home game since a 15-0 win on 8/4/53 vs. Detroit...Struck out the side in the third inning in 6/20 loss at Florida on nine pitches (Johnson, Coughlan and Bonifacio - all swinging)... according to Elias, became the 40th pitcher all-time to accomplish the feat and just the third Yankee, joining Al Downing (1967) and Ron Guidry (1984)...Completed the 2009 first half with an 8-4 record (.667), marking his best-ever winning percentage at the All-Star break... was just his third winning record prior to the break (also 10-8 in 2008 and 8-6 in 2002)...Tossed 7.2 scoreless IP (1H, 6BB, 6K) on 8/7 vs. Boston while recording a no-decision in a 15-inning, 2-0 Yankees victory... allowed a single to Jacoby Ellsbury to lead off the game, then did not allow a hit to his final 27 batters faced (6BB, and a catcher's interference)... became the first Yankee to toss at least 7.2 scoreless IP and allow 1H or 0H since Mike Mussina threw a CG one-hitter on 9/2/01 at Fenway Park...Allowed a career-high 9R (all earned) in a 14-1 loss on 8/22 at Boston (5.0IP, 9H, 2BB, 6K, 3HR)...Picked off Ichiro Suzuki twice in 9/18 loss at Seattle... became the first Yankees RHP to record two pickoffs in the same game since Wade Taylor on 8/17/91 vs. the White Sox...Won his 100th career game in his final start of the season on 10/4 at Tampa Bay, allowing 2R/1ER in 5.0IP (7H, 1BB, 3K)...Made his postseason debut, going 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA in five starts... did not draw a decision in first career postseason start on 10/9 in Game 2 of the ALDS vs. Minnesota (6.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 5BB, 6K, 2HP)... marked the fewest hits allowed by a Yankee making his first career postseason start since Orlando Hernandez (7.0IP, 3H) in ALCS Game 4 at Cleveland on 10/10/98... earned the win in his first World Series start on 10/29 in Game 2, limiting the Phillies to 1ER on 4H in 7.0IP (2BB, 9K)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, entered the 2009 playoffs tied with Brian Moehler for the fourth-most regular season starts among active pitchers without appearing in the postseason, behind only Roy Halladay (287), Randy Wolf (275) and Jamey Wright (246). 2008 Was 18-10 with a 4.07 ERA in 35 games (34 starts) with 231 strikeouts in 221.1IP for Toronto, recording career highs in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts... opponents batted .249 (211-for-849, 19HR); LH .262 (126-for-481, 11HR), RH .231 (85-for-368, 8HR)... held the opposition to a .203 average (57-for-281) their first time through the order, and then allowed a .271 average (154-for-568) thereafter...Led the AL in strikeouts and strikeouts per 9.0IP (9.39), tied for tops in the AL in starts, ranked third in innings pitched and tied for fourth in wins... recorded a career-high six games with 10-or-more strikeouts... became only the third Blue Jays hurler to record at least 200 strikeouts in a season, joining Roy Halladay (2003, '06) and Roger Clemens (1997-98)... also became only the second Blue Jay to lead the league in strikeouts, joining Clemens (1997-98)...Combined with Roy Halladay for a total of 38 victories, representing the most by any duo in Blue Jays history, surpassing the 37 by Jack Morris (21) and Juan Guzman (16) in 1992...Combined to go 5-3 with a 3.09 ERA (75.2IP, 31R, 26ER) in 11 starts against 2008 AL playoff teams... also won his only start against the World Series-champion Phillies on 5/17 at Citizens Bank Park, limiting Philadelphia to 2ER in 6.1IP...Opened the season 6-7 with a 5.42 ERA in his first 16 games (15 starts) through 6/19, as the Blue Jays went 7-9... over his final 19 starts, went 12-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 141 strikeouts as the Blue Jays went 13-6... won eight of his last nine decisions...Made his lone relief appearance of the season-and fourth of his career-on 4/16 vs. Texas, allowing 2ER in 1.0IP and recording the loss in the 14-inning contest...Did not allow an earned run over 17.0 consecutive innings from 9/9-19 facing Chicago-AL and Boston (twice)... was charged with just 4ER total over his final four starts, going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA. 2007 Won 10+ games (10-8) for the 5th time in his career and 2nd consecutive season with the Blue Jays...Spent time on the disabled list twice with a shoulder strain (June 13-28 and June 29-Aug. 12)...Made one start between stints on the disabled list...Upon returning from the disabled list Aug 12, posted a 5-2 record with a 3.01 ERA in 10 starts...Held opponents to a .202 average over that span...WHERE HE RANKED: Limited batters to a .214 average which ranked 2nd in the AL among starting pitchers (Bedard .212)...Was 4th with 9.56 strikeouts per nine innings pitched...Team record was 12-13 in his starts...Recorded 17 quality starts and eight consecutive upon his return from the DL Aug. 12...NEW HIGH: Set a career high with five 10+ strikeout games to mark 16 in his career... At home was 6-3 with a 3.19 ERA in 12 starts...Posted a 7-1 record with a 3.01 ERA vs. all AL East opponents, holding them to a .206 average...Finished 1st on the club with 170 strikeouts, T-2nd with two complete games and ranked 3rd on the team with 165.2 IP... Held LH hitters to a .200 batting average...Recorded a season high 13 strikeouts and 130 pitches June 7 vs. TB...May 11 vs. TB broke off the teams nine-game losing streak...Won his first of the season in the Jays home opener vs. KC on Apr. 9...June 7 vs. TB set a season high with 13 strikeouts & 130 pitches...The 13 strikeouts is his highest total since Apr. 22, 2005 vs. CIN (13-K). 2006 Had two separate stints on the disabled list in 2006 with scar tissue break-up caused from previous elbow surgery... Began the season on the DL, and was activated on Apr. 15... Made two starts before being placed back on the DL Apr. 22... Was activated June 22 for the balance of the season... Earned his first victory as a Blue Jay June 27 vs. WAS, Complete Game Shutout (9th career)... 9.0IP, 6H, 7K, first shutout since Aug 9, 2005 vs. ARI... Became just the 3rd Toronto pitcher to record a shutout for their 1st Blue Jay victory (Paul Mirabella - Apr 17, 1980 & Tom Underwood - May 9, 1978) ...July 16 vs. SEA posted his 800th career strikeout. 2005 Set Marlins career marks for wins (49), losses (50), shutouts (8), complete games (14), strikeouts (753), games started (131) and innings pitched (847.2)... Matched Club's single-game record with 14 strikeouts on July 6 vs. Milwaukee... Tied the franchise mark he set with 14 strikeouts back on August 29, 2004, vs. Colorado... Tied with Pedro Martinez (NYM) and Roy Oswalt (HOU) for third in NL with four complete games, behind Dontrelle Willis and Chris Carpenter who each had seven complete games...Tossed back-to-back complete-game victories on April 12 vs. Philadelphia and April 17 at New York (NL)... Named NL Pitcher of the Week on April 18...Won seven consecutive starts from July 19 to August 19, a career high...Went 0-6 with 5.87 ERA in final seven starts... Six-game losing streak marked longest of his career, surpassing previous long of four straight losing decisions...Belted third home run of career on July 24 at San Francisco, a solo shot off Kevin Correia... Recorded triples with first two hits of season, becoming the first pitcher to hit two triples in a season since Mike Hampton hit three with Houston in 1999... Of 10 hits, five were extra-base hits. 2004 Made his return from Tommy John Surgery and posted a 7-6 record with a 3.68 ERA in 20 games (19 starts)...Went 6-0 with a 2.80 ERA and a .188 BAA in his 11 home games and was 1-6 with a 5.09 ERA and a .291 BAA in his nine road games (eight starts)... First pitched on May 18 in an extended spring training game against the Cardinals (4.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO). 2003 Saw his season end after four starts as he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on April 29... The surgery to repair the torn elbow ligament was performed in a 90-minute procedure by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama... Began the season on the disabled list (retroactive to March 21) with synovitis in his right elbow. 2002 Was named the most improved Marlin by the South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA)... Posted the third-highest season strikeout total (203) and the fourth 200-plus strikeout season in franchise history... Ranked sixth in the National League and seventh in the Majors with 203 strikeouts...Ranked second in the NL and fourth in the Majors with a .209 opponent batting average... Ranked third in the Majors with a .190 opponent batting average at home... Led the Majors by tossing five shutouts... All five of his shutouts came at home... Finished tied for third in the Majors (with KC's Paul Byrd) with seven complete games, one behind co-leaders Bartolo Colon and Randy Johnson... Was placed on the disabled list on August 19 with a right acute bone bruise... Was activated from the DL on September 14 and made four appearances after his return. 2001 Tossed the third no-hitter in Marlins' history, one of two in the Majors in 2001... At that time, threw the 203rd no-hitter of baseball's modern era (since 1900), the 98th in NL history and the third in Marlins history in a 3-0 win at San Diego on May 12... Joined Al Leiter (May 11, 1996 vs. COL) and Kevin Brown (June 10, 1997 at SF) as the only Marlins to accomplish the feat... Struck out seven and walked nine, equaling the Club record for walks in a game (Al Leiter, May 22, 1996 at Cincinnati)... Also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch... Became the first pitcher in the modern era to issue nine walks in a complete game nine-inning no-hitter... The record for walks in a no-hitter is 10, by Cincinnati's Jim Maloney in a 10-inning no-hitter at Chicago (NL) on August 9, 1965... Was second only to Maloney in baserunners allowed in a no-hitter, with Maloney allowing 12 (10 BB, one error, one HBP) and Burnett allowing 10 (nine BB, one HBP)... Was the eighth Marlin to be named NL Player of the Week and the third Marlins pitcher to be honoured... Tossed the second complete game two-hitter in Club history in a 6-1 win on June 9 at Toronto,... Began the season on the 15-day DL with a stress fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot... Diagnosed during an examination by Dr. Robert Mills in Fort Lauderdale on February 22... Was placed on the 15-day DL on March 31 retroactive to March 23... Had his injury rehab assignment recalled on May 1 and made his season debut on May 7 at LA vs. Kevin Brown. 2000 Made his season debut in the second game of a doubleheader against Atlanta on July 20... Hit his first career homer on August 28 off St. Louis pitcher Rick Ankiel... Suffered a complete rupture of his ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb during pitcher's fielding practice on Tuesday, March 14 at Spring Training in Viera... Surgery was performed on March 21 by Dr. Brian Fingado at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. 1999 Made his Major League debut August 17 at Los Angeles in a spot start for Alex Fernandez and became the first starting pitcher in Marlins history to earn a win in his debut... Selected to pitch for U.S. team in the inaugural Futures Game... Tossed one scoreless inning in the game on July 11 at Fenway Park. 1998 Selected as the Marlins' Organizational Pitcher of the Year after his first season in the Florida farm system... Led the organization with a 1.97 ERA and 186 strikeouts and was tabbed by Baseball America as the top Major League prospect in the Marlins' organization and the number four prospect in the Midwest League... Led all minor league starters with 14.07 strikeouts per nine innings... His total ranked second highest among all hurlers in the Majors or minors, including starters and relievers... Led all minor league starters by holding opposing batters to a .179 batting average... Finished second in the Midwest League and third among all minor leaguers with a 1.97 ERA... Named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for June 22-28, going 1-0 in two starts... Named the Marlins' Organizational Player of the Month for June... Named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for second time August 30-September 7...Missed the first six weeks of the season (April 9-May 16) after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right hand. 1997 Played on two teams, the GCL Mets and Pittsfield, with both winning their respective league championships... Went on DL from June 17-July 1 due to a broken left foot. 1996 Was undefeated in 12 starts, earning four victories... Held opponents to a .171 batting average and struck out 10.55 batters per nine innings, both totals ranked second in the Appalachian League.