Theodore Roosevelt Lilly Bio Info
Theodore Roosevelt Lilly...resides in Oakhurst, CA with his wife, Natasha, son, Theo, and daughter, Nora...graduated
in 1994 from Yosemite High School in California...attended Fresno City College...in 2009, was the Cubs' nominee
for the Roberto Clemente Award, a yearly nomination given to a Major League Baseball player on each team who
excels on the field and is also committed to community work...in February 2012, held the First Annual Ted Lilly Golf
Tournament to benefit Mountain Area youth baseball...the tournament took place at the Sierra Meadows Golf Course
in Ahwahnee, CA...visited with arthritis patients from Central Valley Children's Hospital on June 18, 2011 at Dodger
Stadium...donated the grant associated with the award to P.A.W.S. Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter...has participated
in the Taylor Hooton Foundation's "Hoot's Chalk Talk" program and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers PLAY
program, meeting with kids at Wrigley Field to discuss the dangers of drug use...selected by the Dodgers in the 23rd
round of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft...signed by Joe Ferrone.
Made just eight starts in an injury-shortened season...missed eight games from the start of the 2012
season until April 14 with neck stiffness and later landed on the disabled list on May 24 with left shoulder
inflammation, missing the final 118 games. Limited opponents to a .203 batting average (36-for-177) on the season...posted five consecutive starts of
allowing two runs or less from April 14-May 7, going 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA (5 ER/32.0 IP) during that span...
recorded a quality start in six of his eight startsSet a new career-long winning streak by winning his eighth consecutive decision on May 13 vs. Colorado...
went 8-0 with a 1.37 ERA (10 ER/65.2 IP) in a stretch of 10 starts from Sept. 17, 2011-May 18, 2012...allowed
just two home runs during the streak and limited opponents to a .165 batting average...won five consecutive
starts from Sept. 17-April 20. Posted a 3-0 record with a 1.62 ERA (6 ER/33.1 IP) in five starts at Dodger Stadium. Made four rehab starts at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA (7 ER/ 11.0 IP).
Was spectacular over the last two months of the season and finished the year going
12-14 with a 3.97 ERA (85 ER/192.2 IP) over 33 starts...Won five of his last six starts and posted a 2.09 ERA (16 ER/69.0 IP) over his last 11
starts from Aug. 3 to Sept. 28...his .169 opponents' batting average over the last two
months of the campaign led the Majors...On the year, his .238 opponents' batting average ranked 11th in the National
League...his .183 opponents' average after the All-Star break led all Major League
Left-handers batted just .210 against him on the season, which ranked sixth in the NL among starters...Struck out 158 and walked just 51 on the season...his 3.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked 20th in the NL...Walked just 2.38 batters per nine innings...walked two or fewer in 31 of his 33 starts...On May 10, became just the 17th active pitcher to record at least 1,500 strikeouts when he fanned Pittsburgh's Jose Tabata...Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings on Aug. 9 vs. Philadelphia, but took the loss, 2-1...Struck out a season high nine batters twice (July 17 at Arizona and Sept. 6 at Washington)...Went 9-6 with a 3.23 ERA in 17 starts against the NL West...Was 3-1 with a 1.75 ERA (6 ER/30.2 IP) in the month of September...Limited the opposition to a .217 batting average (55-for-253) when runners were on base.
Went 7-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 12 starts with the Dodgers after being acquired on July 31 along
with Ryan Theriot from the Cubs in exchange for Blake DeWitt and minor league pitchers Kyle
Smit and Brett Wallach...returned to the Dodger organization after being originally drafted by the
club in 1996 ... Overall, went 10-12 with a 3.62 ERA in 30 combined starts with the Dodgers and Cubs ... reached the 10-win plateau for the
eighth consecutive year on the final day of the season ... Tossed 6.0 or more innings in 24 of his 30 starts (10 of 12 starts with LA) while going 7.0 or more innings 15 times this season
(seven with LA) ... Tied with Tim Hudson and Josh Johnson for the ninth-lowest opponents' batting average in the NL, holding the opposition to a
.229 average ... limited right-handed hitters to a .213 batting average (125-for-587), the fifth-lowest average among qualifying
National League starters ... Walked just 44 in 193.2 innings this season for an average of 2.04 walks per 9.0 innings, the second lowest mark in the
National League behind Philadelphia's Roy Halladay (1.08) ... permitted an average of just 9.94 baserunners per 9.0 innings (214
BR/192.3 IP), the sixth-fewest on the Senior Circuit ... Received a Major League-low average of 2.88 runs of support per 9.0 innings with the Dodgers and Cubs ... Went 5-1 with a 3.29 ERA (14
ER/38.1 IP) in six August starts, tying
New York's CC Sabathia for the big
league lead in August victories ... Started out his Dodger career 5-0
with victories in each of his first five
starts from Aug. 3-24, becoming the
first Los Angeles pitcher to pick up a
win in each of his first five starts with
the club since Kazuhisa Ishii won his
first six starts with the team from April
6-May 4, 2002 ... His .200 opponents' batting average
(28-for-140) in August was tied for
the seventh lowest in the National
League ... his 6.0 strikeout to walk
ratio (36 SO/6 BB) ranked third in the
league in August ... On Aug. 19 against Colorado, struck
out a season-high 11 batters and
allowed just two hits in his third career
shutout and the fifth complete game of
his career ... at one point, set down 19
consecutive Rockie hitters in his fourth
start in Dodger blue ... With Los Angeles, limited opposing
hitters to a .218 batting average (61-
for-280) with 77 strikeouts in 76.2
innings, while walking only 15 ... opposing batters hit just .189 (10-for-53) with 21 strikeouts with runners in scoring position and
he held right-handed hitters to a .196 batting average (46-for-235) ... Went 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA (10 ER/43.0 IP) in his six starts at Dodger Stadium, while limiting opposing hitters to a .163 average
(24-for-147) at home ... Made a career-high 22 quality starts, which tied for the 13th most in the NL ... had 10 quality starts in 12 outings with the
Dodgers ... allowed zero or one run(s) in five starts with the Dodgers ... Allowed 13 home runs in his 76.2 innings with Los Angeles, which were the most by a Dodger pitcher from Aug. 1 through the
end of the season...tied for fourth-most overall home runs allowed on the club ... also allowed multiple home runs in four of his
starts with the team ... Started the season on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from Nov. 3, 2009 left shoulder arthroscopic surgery ... surgery
was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum ... made his first start of the season on April 24 at Milwaukee after two minor league rehab
starts ... Went 3-8 with a 3.69 ERA (48 ER/117.0 IP), 89 strikeouts and 29 walks in 18 starts with the Cubs ... Carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning on June 13 with the Cubs before Juan Pierre broke up the bid with a leadoff single ... the
8.0 hitless innings were a career high.
Ted finished his third season in Chicago with a career-low 3.10 ERA (61 ER/177.0 IP) and a 12-9 mark in 27 starts, while
earning a spot on the National League All-Star Team ... recorded a career-high tying 21 quality starts, also done in 2008.
... Was his second career All-Star honor and first since 2004, but did not
appear in the National League's 4-3 setback.
... Went 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA (19 ER/58.0 IP) in the second half of the
season (nine starts) ... began the year 9-6 with a 3.18 ERA (42
ER/119.0 IP) in 18 starts prior to the All-Star Break.
... Lowered his monthly ERA each of the first three months of the season:
3.80 in April, 3.32 in May and 3.12 in June.
... Was shelved July 25, retroactive to July 21, with left shoulder inflammation
... was activated August 17 and made the start that night in
San Diego, tossing 6.0 shutout innings... While on the D.L., had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
... Ranked third in the majors with a 1.87 home ERA (19 ER/91.1 IP) ... had
a 4.41 ERA (42 ER/85.2 IP) away from the Friendly Confines... Tossed 6.0 or more innings in each of his 13 home starts.
... Tied a single-season club-record with 12-consecutive home quality
starts, April 13-September 13.
... Had eight home wins, falling one victory shy of matching his career high
of nine, done in 2006 and 2007.
... Issued just 36 free passes, good for an average of 1.83 walks per 9.0
innings, which was fifth in the N.L. and ninth in the big leagues.
... Tossed 6.0 or more innings in 24 starts, boasting an 11-7 mark with a
2.43 ERA (44 ER/163.0 IP), 139 strikeouts and 30 walks in those
... Was 8-1 when receiving four or more runs of support.
... Was 8-4 with a 2.73 ERA (31 ER/102.1 IP) in 15 day starts.
... Held the Rockies hitless through 6.2 innings en route to the Cubs' 4-0
blanking of Colorado in Chicago's home opener April 13 ... the no-hitter
was broken up by Garrett Atkins' single to left in the seventh.
... Garnered a decision in each of his first 10 starts of the season, going
6-4 in that span.
... Rode a career-high seven-game home winning streak, May 2-September
... Lowered his ERA 73 points from 3.77 to 3.04 in five starts, May 29-June
20, boasting a 1.83 ERA (7 ER/34.1 IP) in that span.
... Earned the 100th win of his career July 11 vs. St. Louis, the second Cub
in 2009 to accomplish the feat, joining Carlos Zambrano.
... Finished the season strong, posting a 3-1 ledger with a 2.08 ERA (8
ER/34.2 IP) in five September starts.
... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder November 3 in
Los Angeles ... the surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Ted set career marks with 17 victories and 184 strikeouts while tying his career high with 34 starts ... his 204.2 innings of work
narrowly missed his career high of 207.0 innings pitched in 2007.
© Finished the season 17-9 with a 4.09 ERA (93 ER/204.2 IP) in 34 starts
... his 17 victories are the most by a Cubs southpaw in 38 years since
Ken Holtzman won 17 games in 1970.
© His 184 strikeouts were the fourth-highest single-season total by a southpaw
in franchise history ... the top three: Ken Holtzman with 202 strikeouts
in 1970, Hippo Vaughn with 195 in 1917 and Dick Ellsworth with
185 in 1963.
© Including 34 starts in 2007, is the first Cubs southpaw to make at least
34 starts in back-to-back seasons since Ken Holtzman in 1969 (39) and
© Went 10-4 with a 3.77 ERA (48 ER/114.2 IP) in 19 road starts ...
surrendered three or fewer runs in 14 of those outings ... owned a season-
high five-game road winning streak, June 15-August 25.
Is just the second Cubs lefty to win 10 games on the road ...
Dick Ellsworth accomplished the feat 45 years ago, going 10-5
away from Wrigley in 1963.
© Went 17-6 with a 3.58 ERA (74 ER/186.0 IP) in his final 30 outings after
beginning the season 0-3 with a 9.16 ERA (19 ER/18.2 IP) in his first
© Was 8-3 with a 3.32 ERA (33 ER/89.1 IP) in the second half of the season
... began the year 9-6 with a 4.68 ERA (60 ER/115.1 IP) in 20 starts
prior to the All-Star Game.
© Surrendered a career-high 32 home runs ... was the third-most allowed
in the majors.
© Combined to go 8-1 with a 3.79 ERA (32 ER/76.0 IP) in 12 starts in May
Posted a 3.02 ERA (14 ER/41.2 IP) in six June starts - was his
lowest monthly ERA of the season.
© Was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA (45 ER/90.0 IP) in 15 home starts ... owned
a five-game home win streak, April 22-June 25, with a 4.25 ERA (20
ER/42.1 IP) in the span (seven games).
© Had three four-win months, going 4-0 with a 4.72 ERA (18 ER/34.1 IP)
in May, 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA (14 ER/41.2 IP) in June and 4-1 with a
3.30 ERA (11 ER/30.0 IP) in September.
© Had three season-high, four-game winning streaks including one over his
final four starts of the season, September 10-27 ... had a 1.93 ERA (6
ER/28.0 IP) in his final four starts.
© Twice carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning: September 15 against
Houston in Milwaukee (Mark Loretta singled with none out in seventh)
and September 27 at Milwaukee (Ryan Braun doubled to start the seventh).
© Batted .177 (11-for-62) with five RBI and a career-high 12 sacrifice hits
... had a career-best two hits June 25 vs. Baltimore.
Ted shined in his first season with the Cubs as his 15 wins tied his then career high and were the most by a Chicago lefty since
Greg Hibbard won 15 contests in 1993 ... his 34 starts and 207.0 innings pitched were career highs.
© Put together a career-high, seven-game winning streak, June 15-July 25,
surpassing his previous high of six games.
© His .652 winning percentage (15-8) ranked third among lefties in the
N.L. and fifth among southpaws in the majors.
© His 10.39 baserunners allowed per 9.0 innings ranked among the top-
10 in the majors.
© Was 9-1 with a 3.71 ERA in 17 starts following a Cubs loss.
© Went 9-5 with a 3.87 ERA (53 ER/123.1 IP) in 19 Wrigley Field starts ...
was 6-3 with a 3.76 ERA (35 ER/83.2 IP) in 15 road outings.
© Went 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA (11 ER/39.1 IP) in six July starts ... the five
wins in a single month established a career high.
© Had a career-best, four-game hitting streak, July 7-25, driving in three
runs in that span.
© Struck out Houston's Hunter Pence in the third inning July 14 for his
900th career strikeout.
© With his 10th victory of the season July 19, Ted recorded 10 or more wins
in five consecutive seasons (2003-2007) ... marked the earliest date he
reached his 10th victory in a season.
© Made the start for the Cubs in Game Two of the NLDS in Arizona ... was
tagged with the loss, working 3.1 innings and allowing six runs on seven
hits, while striking out four batters.
Won a career-high 15 games and led Toronto with 160 strikeouts. ... Had two three-game winning streaks (June 15-28, Sept. 6-16). ... Went 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA in September. ... Struck out a season-high 12 batters on June 10 against Detroit. ... Finished 15-13 with a 4.31 ERA in 32 starts. ... Has posted a 37-34 record in three seasons with the Jays.
Was 10-11 with a 5.56 ERA in 25 starts...
Was activated from 15-day DL on September 6... Had two
stints on the disabled list... Placed on the 15-day DL April 1
with left shoulder tendonitis (retro to March 25)... Also
placed on 15-day DL, July 25 with left bicep tendonitis...
Was activated on September 6... The Blue Jays were 12-13
when Lilly started... Was 8-3 with a 4.14 ERA at home. Was
2-8 with a 7.57 ERA on the road... From May 20 to July 6 had five straight victories at Rogers Centre which was just two
short of the club record for consecutive winning starts at
home, Dave Stieb won seven in a row at Exhibition Stadium
(1983-1984)... From June 15 through July 14, was 4-2 with a
2.13 ERA in six starts. Five of the six were quality starts... In
July was 3-1 with a 3.68 ERA in five starts (12ER/29.1IP).
Only month he won three games in... Had eight quality starts
total... In his 25 starts, received 129 runs of support for an
average of 5.1 per start... Went at least 6.0IP in 11 of his last
17 starts. Had just one start of 6.0IP in his prior seven
starts... Ranked 2nd on team with 58 walks... ABOUT THE
STARTS: May 20 vs. WAS was the first time he did not walk
a batter in a start since May 17, 2004 vs. MIN (a span of 31
starts), also recorded his first quality start of the season...
Won in his 13th start 5-2 on June 15 vs. STL 7.0IP, 0ER...
Was his first of two starts on the season where he did not allow
an earned run (also July 6 vs. OAK)... June 25 at WAS
went past the 700.0IP plateau for his career... Won 11-2,
June 20 vs. BAL... 7.0IP, 2ER, 10K... The 10 strikeouts
marked the 6th time in his career to have fanned 10 or more
batters in a game... The last time he had struck out 10 or
more occurred on Aug. 23, 2004 vs. BOS when he fanned a
career high 13 batters. During that start he also went past
the 600 strikeout mark for his career... Won 15-2 on July 1 at
BOS... 6.0IP, 7H, ER, HR, 2BB, 3K... Was his first road victory
of the season (8th start)... 20th start of the season was
on July 24 at KC... Received a no decision in a 6-5 loss...
4.0IP, 5H, 4ER, HR, 3K, left game with Left Bicep
Tendonitis... Lost 5-0 on September 23 at NYY... 1.0IP, 5H,
4ER, 2HR, 3BB... Shortest start of his career... Surrendered
back to back home runs to leadoff the game (Jeter &
Cano)... First Blue Jays pitcher to allow that since Pat
Hentgen, May 7, 1999 vs. TEX... A LILLY PAD: Lilly fared
much better when the Blue Jays scored first for him... Over
his 25 starts the Blue Jays scored first in just nine of them...
In his 16 starts where the opponents scored first, he was
3-10 with a 8.00 ERA (62ER/69.2IP)... In the nine starts
where the Blue Jays scored first, his record was 7-1 with a
2.54 ERA (16ER/56.2IP)... SOME HOME COOKING: Lilly
won seven of his last nine starts at Rogers Centre. Over
those seven contests, had a 2.48 ERA (16ER/58.0IP). Conversely,
in his first four starts at Rogers Centre, he owned a
record of 1-2 with a 10.13 ERA (18ER/16.0IP)... WHAT THE
HITTERS THOUGHT: Opponents batted .272... LH hitters
batted .336, while RH hitters batted .248... Ranked 2nd on
the team with 23 home runs allowed, 19 to RH hitters.
Matched career high with 12 wins (12-10)
and posted a 4.07 ERA... Made a career high 33 starts and
worked a career best 197.1 innings... Was tied for 6th in the
AL with a career high 168 strikeouts... Represented the Blue
Jays at the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston, first career
All-Star selection and appearance... Pitched a scoreless
6th inning (1.0IP, 2H, 1K)... Apr. 9 at BOS made his Blue
Jays debut in the Red Sox Home Opener and recorded a
no-decision in the Blue Jays first win of the season... Was
winless in his first three starts (0-2)... Apr. 26 at MIN picked
up his first win as a Blue Jay, CG two-hitter... Was 100th career
game, 75th career start... From Apr. 26 thru June 8 won
five straight (nine starts)... Prior to the All-Star break was 7-6
with a 4.27 ERA in 18 starts... Aug. 23 vs. BOS pitched his
2nd CG of the season and first shutout as a Blue Jay... Was
4th career CG and 2nd career shutout... Set club record for
strikeouts by a LHP with a career high 13, which included a
franchise record six consecutive hitters... Was 5th career
10K game... Won each of his final three decisions of the season...
Following the break was 5-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 14
starts... The Blue Jays were 14-18 in his 32 starts... Worked
6.0 plus innings in 19 of his final 23 outings after failing to do
so in the five previous starts and once in the first nine outings...
Allowed three earned runs or less in 16 of his last 24
starts... Pitched 15 quality starts... Started three of the Blue
Jays 11 shutouts... On the road was a team best 7-4 with a
3.93 ERA in 18 starts... At SkyDome was 5-6 with a 4.23
ERA... ALSOAMONGTHE LEADERS: Led the AL with four
balks... Was 2nd in fewest hits allowed per 9.0 innings at
7.80, 3rd in walks with 89 allowed... Led the AL with a 3.11
ERA at night... WHAT THE HITTERS THOUGHT: Opponents
batted .230, 2nd lowest in the AL... LH hitters batted
.196 (6th in AL) and RH batters hit .238... Allowed a team
high 26 home runs, 22 hit by RH hitters, four by a LH hitter
(Green-LA, Damon-BOS, Kennedy-ANA, Palmeiro-BAL)...
In the first inning opponents hit .218 with three home runs
and 19 walks.
Won career high 12 games, while making
career high 31 starts... Also posted career highs with 178.1
innings pitched and 147 strikeouts... Tied for the Major
League lead with four balks, the most by an A's pitcher
since Curt Young also had four in 1989... Led the A's pitching
staff with 24 home runs allowed... Was 5-7 with a 4.96
ERA (58ER, 105.1IP) in 18 starts before the All-Star Break...
After the break was 7-3 with a 3.45 ERA (28ER, 73.0IP) in 14
games, 13 starts... The A's were 17-14 in his starting assignments...
Walked two batters or fewer in 20 starts and allowed
three runs or fewer 20 times... Struck out a season
high 10 batters on April 15 at Seattle, his third career
10-strikeout game... Aug. 5 at Detroit made only relief appearance
of the season (1.0IP)... At home was 7-5 with a
3.95 ERA in 15 starts... On the road was 5-5 with a 4.71 ERA
in 17 games, 16 starts... STRONG FINISH: Was the A's hottest
pitcher from Aug. 25 through the remainder of the season
going 6-1 with a 2.06 ERA (9ER, 39.1IP) over his final
seven starts... Allowed just four home runs over his last 13
games, 12 starts (68.0IP)... Won a career high six straight
decisions from August 25 to September 21... During the win
streak saw his ERA drop from 4.99 to 4.18, going 6-0 with a
1.02 ERA (4ER, 35.1IP) over a six-start stretch... Had a career
high 21.1 inning scoreless streak from September 5 to
28, the A's longest of the season... Scoreless streak came to
end in the A's final game of the season when he allowed five
runs in 4.0 innings in a 9-3 loss at Seattle on September 28,
snapping his winning streak... Went 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA
(3ER, 24.2IP) in four starts against the Angels... In September
posted a season low 2.05 ERA and was 4-1... Four September
wins were his most ever in a month...SLOWSTART:
LILLY, Ted 95
Biographies 2003 Season Blue Jays History Opponents Dev. & Scouting Miscellaneous
Was 6-9 with a 4.99 ERA (77ER, 139.0IP) over his first 25
games, 24 starts... Allowed 20 home runs in his first 19 starts
(110.1IP)... Went 3-2 with a 3.67 ERA (20ER, 49.0IP) over his
first eight starts through May 13... Then went 2-6 with a 6.28
ERA (40ER, 57.1IP) over a 10-start stretch from May 24 to
July 20... Had a pair of three-game losing streaks during the
stretch, May 24 to June 11 and June 27 to July 20... Tied an
Oakland record on June 11 against Atlanta when he allowed
five home runs, equaling the mark set by Curt Young on July
7, 1988 at Detroit and matched by Dave Telgheder at Seattle
on September 21, 1996... WHAT THE HITTERS
THOUGHT: Overall opponents batted .255... Held
left-handed hitters to a .235 average... Right-handed hitters
batted .261... Prior to the All-Star break opponents batted
.260... After the break opponents batted .246.
Acquired from the Yankees on July 5 in a deal in which the A's sent minor
leaguers Carlos Pena, Franklyn German and Jeremy
Bonderman to Detroit for cash and Jeff Weaver... The A's
then sent Weaver to New York for Lilly and minor leaguers
John-Ford Griffin and Jason Arnold... Was 2-1 with a 4.63
ERA with Oakland after going 3-6 with a 3.40 ERA in 16
games, 11 starts, with the Yankees... Combined for a 5-7 record
and a 3.69 ERA in 22 games, 16 starts... Went on the
disabled list on July 23 with an inflamed left shoulder... Activated
from the D.L. on September 10... Made two relief appearances
against Minnesota in the ALDS and was 0-1 with
a 13.50 ERA... Took the loss in Game 1 (2ER, 0.2IP)... Relieved
Tim Hudson with one out in the sixth inning, a 5-4 lead
and the bases empty and allowed the tying and go ahead
runs... Also relieved Hudson in Game 4 (4ER, 3.1IP) and
had a no decision in the A's 11-2 loss... With the Yankees
made nine consecutive starts from April 20 to June 8 and
was 2-4 with a 3.56 ERA (22ER, 55.2IP) after starting the
season in the bullpen... Tossed a complete game one-hitter
at Seattle on April 27 but lost 1-0... Was the 58th one-hitter in
Yankees history but the only regular season loss (the Yankees
did lose a no-hitter on July 1, 1990 at Chicago)...
Tossed his first career shutout in a 1-0 win at San Diego on
June 22... Allowed three hits and walked two while striking
out a career high 11.
Spent the majority of the season with the Yankees, going 5-6 with a 5.37 ERA in 26 games (21 starts)...was second among American League rookies with 112 K (behind Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia--171)...began the season with Triple-A Columbus but was recalled on 4/22 after making three starts...in his first start as a Yankee established a career-high 10 K on 4/22 vs. Boston, allowing 2 ER in 6.2 IP...was the first double-digit strikeout performance by a pitcher making his first start for the Yankees since Charles Hudson in 1987...recorded his first Major-League win on 4/28 vs. Oakland, allowing 3 ER in 5.2 IP...served six-game suspension (by Major League Baseball) from 8/11-17 after hitting Scott Spiezio with a pitch on 8/5 vs. Anaheim (was not ejected from game)...was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on 8/21 to make room for Orlando Hernandez on the 25-man roster...was recalled on 9/1 after making two starts with Columbus...on 9/26 vs. Tampa Bay, established a career high with 7.2 innings in relief of Andy Pettitte...was the longest relief outing in the Majors since the White Sox' Melido Perez went 7.2 innings on 6/15/91 vs. Kansas City...was 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two stints with Columbus (5 GS, 25.1 IP, 16 H, 8 ER, 8 BB, 30 K).
Made seven September relief appearances with the Yankees, going 0-0 with a 5.63 ERA...made his Yankee debut on 9/11 vs. Boston, pitching a perfect ninth inning (1 K) in a 4-0 loss...tossed 3.1 hitless innings of relief (4 BB, 5 K) on 9/29 at Baltimore, the longest relief appearance of his career...began the season on the 15-day disabled list, placed there on 3/25 with tendinitis of the left shoulder...made one rehab start for Class-A Tampa on 4/27, allowing 1 ER in 6.2 IP at St. Petersburg...had rehab transferred to Triple-A Columbus on 5/1, was reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Columbus on 5/23...spent the majority of the season at Columbus, going 8-11 with a 4.19 ERA in 22 starts...finished second in the International League with 127 K (teammate Brandon Knight led the league with 138 K)...pitched at least 6.0 innings in 16 of his 22 starts...tied a Clippers single-game record with 15 strikeouts on 8/20 vs. Louisville...pitched 8.0 shutout innings without issuing a walk, but did not receive a decision in the Clippers 3-0 loss in 17 innings...was named IL Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 8/14-20, going 1-0 in two starts without allowing an earned run in 15.0 IP (9 H, 5 BB, 22 K).
Was 0-1 with a 7.61 ERA in nine games (three starts) with the Expos in two separate stints at the Major-League level...was first recalled on 5/14 after Shane Andrew was placed on the D.L...made four relief appearances and allowed 4 ER in 4.0 IP before being optioned back to Triple-A on 5/31...was recalled again on 9/7 and after allowing 11 ER in six relief appearances was moved into the starting rotation...in three starts went 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA, striking out 19 batters in 17.2 IP...underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on 10/20 at Montreal's St. Mary's Hospital to repair a small tear in his labrum...enjoyed a solid season a Triple-A Ottawa, going 8-5 with a 3.84 ERA in 16 starts, leading the Lynx staff in wins...was selected as the International League Player-of-the-Week from 5/10-16 after going 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA...was placed on the Ottawa D.L. after his 6/20 start with shoulder tendinitis...did not pitch again until 8/11, throwing three scoreless innings vs. Rochester...made his final start with Ottawa on 9/5 vs. Syracuse, scattering three hits in 7.0 IP.
Pitched for three minor-league teams in two organizations, combining to go 11-9 with a 3.91 ERA in 29 starts...began the season at Double-A San Antonio, going 8-4 with a 3.30 ERA...after losing his first three decisions, won six straight over an eight start span from 4/29-6/5, allowing 11 ER in 57.0 IP (1.74 ERA)...was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on 7/1 and went 1-3 with a 4.94 ERA in five starts before being acquired by Montreal as part of a seven player trade on 7/31...spent the remainder of the season at Triple-A Ottawa despite receiving the no-decision on 8/21 at Pawtucket, set the Lynx franchise record with 13 K in 7.0 IP...fanned 10 Syracuse Chiefs in 5.2 innings in his last start of the season on 9/5...struck out 49 in 39.0 IP during his IL stint...pitched for Arecibo in Puerto Rico at season's end.
Spent the entire season at Class-A San Bernardino and was named the California League Pitcher-of-the-Year and was named to the league's post-season All-Star Team after going 7-8 with a 2.81 ERA in 23 games (21 starts)...ranked first in the league in ERA, strikeouts per 9.0 inning (10.7) and opponents batting average (.229)...threw a no-hitter on 5/10 vs. Lake Elsinore after missing two weeks because of a back injury...was the first no-hitter thrown in the league's in three years...struck out a season-high 13 vs. Lancaster on 7/29...became the first player in California League history to earn Pitcher-of-the-Week honors four times, three times in a one month span...missed the final three weeks of the season with a pinched nerve in his left shoulder...ranked sixth among the Top 10 Prospects in the league by
Baseball America. 1996
Was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 23rd round of the June 1996 free-agent draft...began his pro career with Short-A Yakima...was 4-0 in 13 games (eight starts) and led all short-season minor leaguers with a 0.84 ERA (53.2 IP, 5 ER, 75 K)...rated the seventh best prospect in the Dodgers' organization by