Shawn A. Chacon (pronounced "shah-CONE")...Attended Greeley (CO) Central High School...went 10-0 with two saves and a 1.51 ERA during his senior season, guiding the Wildcats to the state championship game...almost won as many games (10) as earned runs allowed (14)...led his summer Legion club, Greeley GoJo Sports, to three consecutive state titles...in January of 2002, Greeley Central retired his jersey number 40...he is only the second athlete to have his number retired in the 123-year history of the school (Tad Boyle was the other - basketball - in 1982)...chose to play for Rockies over a college career at Arizona State.2007Went 4-3 with a 3.52 ERA in 60 relief appearances and 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA in four starts...began season in the bullpen and retired each of the six batters he faced in season debut on 4/4 at Houston...was charged with two earned runs in his first five outings (12.0ip/2er - 1.50 ERA)...worked 4.0 scoreless innings in Pittsburgh's 4-3, 16-inning win vs. Houston on 4/25...tossed 3.0 scoreless frames while making 200th career appearance on 5/2 at Chicago (NL)...scattered two hits in a career-high 5.0 innings of scoreless relief while picking up first win on 5/17 vs. Florida (also singled in the game)...was leading all Major League relief pitchers in innings pitched (33.2) prior to making first start on 5/26 at Cincinnati; received a no-decision (3.2ip/3h/1r/1er) in Pirates 9-5 victory...whiffed 10 batters in 7.0 scoreless innings and was in line for the win in second start, but received a no-decision on 5/31 vs. San Diego (the Padres won 4-2 in 11 innings)...picked up lone win as a starter on 6/4 at Washington (his first victory as a starter since 9/20/06 at Los Angeles)...recorded the final two outs and picked up lone save on 6/19 at Seattle, his first save since 9/22/04...suffered first of team-high seven blown saves on 6/22 at Los Angeles (AL)...was scored upon once over an 11-game stretch from 6/29 thru 7/25 (12.1ip/1er)...walked four batters (one intentional) in 1.2 innings while taking the loss in 5-4 walkoff defeat on 7/14 in Atlanta...was scored upon in six straight appearances from 7/26 thru 8/9 (5.2ip/7er) and in eight of his 10 games from 7/26 thru 8/11 (9.0ip/12er)...was scored upon just twice in final 16 outings after 8/11 (13.2ip/2er - 1.32 ERA)...made last appearance on 9/19; did not pitch in final 10 games due to tightness in right elbow.2006Went 7-6 with a 5.82 ERA (119.0ip/77er) in 26 combined games (20 starts) with the Pirates and Yankees. ...Began season in New York's starting rotation and suffered loss in first start on 4/7 at Los Angeles (AL)...Won next four decisions thru 5/6...Made back-to-back relief appearances on 4/12 vs. Kansas City and 4/16 at Minnesota (1.2ip/2er)...Had a 4-1 record and a 3.68 ERA after first eight outings (six starts) thru 5/11...Started and surrendered eight runs (seven earned) in 1.1ip on 5/16 vs. Texas; received a no-decision in New York's 14-13 victory...Was on disabled list with a left calf contusion from 5/17 to 6/11...Made lone rehab appearance as a starter with Trenton (AA) on 6/4 vs. Reading (5.0ip/3er)...Made last start with Yankees on 7/4 at Cleveland (1.1ip/7r/7er)...Made final four appearances in relief (9.1ip/9r/9er)...Picked up win on 7/26 at Texas...Was acquired by Pittsburgh in deal for Craig Wilson on 7/31...Allowed one run in 5.0 innings while winning Pirates debut on 8/3 vs. Atlanta...Allowed seven runs in 1.2 innings, including three home runs, while losing a 14-1 decision on 8/9 at Houston...Lost second straight decision after allowing seven runs (five earned) on 8/27 vs. Houston...Tossed 5.0 scoreless frames but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 1-0 win at St. Louis on 9/2...Had a 5-0 lead but came away with a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 7-5 last at bat win at Chicago on 9/7; also collected fourth career double and knocked in a run in his 9/7 start...Allowed two runs over 7.0 innings but suffered third straight defeat in 2-1 loss vs. Milwaukee on 9/13 (game two)...Picked up second win with Pittsburgh on 9/20 at Los Angeles (NL). ...Had a 6-1 lead heading into the 6th inning of his final start on 9/27 vs. Houston, but came away with a no-decision (5.1ip/5er) in 7-6, 15-inning loss...Pitched into the 6th inning in each of his last four starts after failing to do so in any of his first five with the Bucs...Seventeen of the 32 runs he allowed with Pittsburgh came by way of the home run...The Pirates went 5-4 in his nine starts. ...Went 1-for-13 (.077) with a double and an RBI at the plate for Pittsburgh.2005Went 8-10 with a 3.44 ERA in 27 games (24 starts) with Colorado and New York (AL)...Allowed two or fewer runs in 16 of his 24 starts...Began season with Rockies, making first appearance as a starter on 4/12 @Arizona - his first start since 8/16/03 @New York (NL)...Earned first win on 4/23 vs. Los Angeles (NL); his first win as a starting pitcher since 6/23/03 @San Diego...Allowed
a career-high nine walks in 5.2ip on 5/7 @Florida...Missed start on 5/28 due to a sprained right ankle suffered while lunging back
to first base on an attempted pickoff throw in the 5th inning on 5/23 loss Milwaukee...Sustained a strained left hamstring in his next start (6/2 vs. St. Louis) and was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 6/3...Went 0-2 with a 9.95 ERA (12.2ip/14er) in three rehab starts with Colorado Springs (AAA) before being reinstated on 7/6...Made lone relief appearance with Colorado on 7/10 vs. San Diego.
...Was acquired by Yankees on 7/28 in deal for pitchers Ramon Ramirez and Eduardo Sierra...Made debut with New York on 7/31 and received a no-decision vs. Angels (6.0ip/1er)...Made lone relief outing with Yankees on 8/12 vs. Texas...Suffered loss on 8/9 vs. Chicago (AL), his eighth straight loss over a 12-game span dating back to victory on 4/23 vs. Dodgers...Picked up first A.L. win on
8/14 vs. Texas (was removed from game after 1:06 rain delay in bottom of the 5th inning)...Won three straight starts from 8/14-
25...Surrendered just one earned run in his final three starts (22.2ip)...Had 17.0-inning scoreless streak from 8/14-25, the longest
by a Yankees pitcher since Mike Mussina tossed 18 scoreless frames in April of 2004...Made first and only career post-season appearance
as a starter in Game Four of the A.L.D.S. against the Angels...Did not receive a decision despite allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings of work in 3-2 New York victory.2004Spent first season pitching exclusively in relief with Colorado...His 35 saves ranked ninth among National League relievers and were the second most in Rockies history behind Jose Jimenez' 41 in 2002...Led club in appearances...Shared league lead with nine blown saves...Recorded just eight 1-2-3 outings among his 66 appearances...Made first major league relief outing on 4/6
@Arizona; just his second in professional ball and first since 7/9/97 while pitching with Single-A Asheville...Suffered a blown save
in his first save opportunity on 4/8 @Arizona...Recorded first career save in Colorado's 4-2 win @Dodger Stadium on 4/11...Earned eight consecutive saves from 4/11 to 5/8 and allowed just two runs over a 13-game span from 4/12 to 5/16 (13.1ip - 1.35 ERA).
...Picked up lone win on 7/2 vs. Detroit, his first victory since 6/23/03, snapping a personal 10-game losing streak covering 41 games...Earned 20th save in final appearance before the All-Star break on 7/9 @San Diego...Joined Jose Jimenez (23 in 2002) as the only other pitcher in team history to have 20 or more saves by the break...Converted nine straight save chances from 8/6 to 9/9...Recorded 30th save on 8/17 vs. New York (NL) and his 35th and final save on 9/22 vs. Arizona.2003Was named to National League All-Star team, joining Mike Hampton as the only Colorado pitchers ever to be named to the team...Established career high in wins...Won all 11 games before the All-Star break, which set a franchise record...Went 8-1 with a 1.77 ERA in 10 starts against the N.L. West...Began season with a 6-0 record and a 2.61 ERA in first eight starts at Coors Field...Started and won the Home Opener on 4/4 vs. Arizona; retired the first 16 batters he faced and was perfect thru 5.1 innings in
2-1 victory...Went 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA in April and was named the N.L. Pitcher-of-the-Month, becoming the first Colorado pitcher to
win the award...Teamed with Todd Helton (Player-of-the-Month) as the first set of teammates to win both monthly honors since
Cincinnati's Greg Vaughn and Denny Neagle in 1999...Shared Player-of-the-Week honors with Chicago's Sammy Sosa for the week of
4/14-20, also the first Rockies pitcher to win that award...Connected off John Patterson for first major league home run on 4/15
@Arizona...Won four straight decisions from 5/18 to 6/2...Became N.L.'s first eight-game winner with victory over Jason Schmidt on
6/2 @Pac Bell Park...Set team record with 11th win before the All-Star break on 6/23 @San Diego...Failed in bid to win 12th game
on 6/29 @Pittsburgh, surrendering six runs in 4.0ip in 9-0 loss...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 6/31...Missed final two scheduled
starts prior to the break and subsequently the 74th Midsummer Classic in Chicago (AL)...Returned from rehab assignment and was reinstated on 7/19...Did not win another game as the Rockies offense averaged just 2 runs per game in his final seven outings (14 runs total)...Made final start on 8/16 @Shea Stadium, working just 1.1 innings and surrendering eight runs...Returned to 15-day D.L. on 8/19 (retro to 8/17) and remained there for the duration of the season.2002Began season with Colorado...Picked up first win on 4/10 vs. Houston, his first in the majors since 7/24/01, snapping a personal six-game losing streak...Held Montreal scoreless for 6.0 innings on 5/8 before leaving game with a strained right pectoral muscle...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 5/10 (retro to 5/9)...Made four rehab appearances with Colorado Springs before being reinstated on 6/7...Went 2-5 with a 7.00 ERA in eight starts after the All-Star break and was optioned to Triple-A on 8/23.2001Began season with Colorado...Picked up first win on 4/10 vs. Houston, his first in the majors since 7/24/01, snapping a personal six-game losing streak...Held Montreal scoreless for 6.0 innings on 5/8 before leaving game with a strained right pectoral muscle...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 5/10 (retro to 5/9)...Made four rehab appearances with Colorado Springs before being reinstated on 6/7...Went 2-5 with a 7.00 ERA in eight starts after the All-Star break and was optioned to Triple-A on 8/23.2000Led Southern League in shutouts, walks and strikeouts while spending entire season with Carolina...Shared league lead in starts...Ranked second among all Double-A hurlers in strikeouts.1999Spent second straight season with Salem (Rockies' A)...Allowed only three home runs to the 316 batters he faced.1998Spent entire season with Salem...Strained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in his 10th start on 5/26 and missed the next two months...Returned on 7/19, but the elbow flared up again seven days later...Was shut down for the remainder of the season before Arizona Instructional League play.1997Led Asheville (Rockies' A) in ERA and strikeouts.1996Captured the Arizona Rookie League's ERA championship while pitching with Colorado...Finished season with Portland (A).