Mark Buehrle

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Mark Buehrle MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
214-160 3.81 3283.1 1870 1.28

Mark Buehrle Bio

  • Full Name: Mark Alan Buehrle
  • Pronunciation: BURR-lee
  • Born: 3/23/1979 in St. Charles, MO
  • Draft: 1998, Chicago White Sox, 38th rd. (1139th overall)
  • College: Jefferson College (MO)
  • Debut: 7/16/2000
  • Last Game: 10/4/2015
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 214 160 3.81 518 493 0 3283.1 1870 1.28

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Awards

Mark Buehrle Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Chi White Sox AL
2005 Chi White Sox AL
2006 Chi White Sox AL
2009 Chi White Sox AL
2014 Toronto AL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2012 Miami NL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2009 Chi White Sox AL
2010 Chi White Sox AL
2011 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/22/2007 Chi White Sox AL
07/26/2009 Chi White Sox AL

Performance of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2009 Chi White Sox AL

Play of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2010 Chi White Sox AL

MLBPAA Blue Jays Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2014 Toronto AL

MLBPAA White Sox Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2009 Chi White Sox AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2000 Birmingham SOU

SOU Most Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2000 Birmingham SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Birmingham SOU

Mark Buehrle Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2001 3.29 4th in AL
2002 3.58 13th in AL
2003 4.14 19th in AL
2004 3.89 8th in AL
2005 3.12 3rd in AL
2007 3.63 10th in AL
2008 3.79 18th in AL
2009 3.84 13th in AL
2011 3.59 20th in AL
2012 3.74 23rd in NL
2014 3.39 16th in AL
2015 3.81 20th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2001 16 11th in AL
2002 19 4th in AL
2003 14 15th in AL
2004 16 6th in AL
2005 16 5th in AL
2008 15 10th in AL
2009 13 15th in AL
2010 13 18th in AL
2011 13 17th in AL
2012 13 21st in NL
2013 12 20th in AL
2014 13 19th in AL
2015 15 6th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2001 .667 11th in AL
2002 .613 21st in AL
2004 .615 10th in AL
2005 .667 9th in AL
2008 .556 22nd in AL
2009 .565 19th in AL
2011 .591 15th in AL
2013 .545 21st in AL
2014 .565 19th in AL
2015 .652 7th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2001 126 19th in AL
2002 134 19th in AL
2003 119 25th in AL
2004 165 9th in AL
2005 149 12th in AL
2008 140 21st in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2002 1.24 21st in AL
2003 1.35 14th in AL
2006 1.45 7th in AL
2007 1.26 21st in AL
2008 1.34 16th in AL
2009 1.25 19th in AL
2010 1.40 9th in AL
2011 1.30 16th in AL
2013 1.35 10th in AL
2014 1.36 7th in AL
2015 1.24 18th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .260 13th in AL
2003 .278 13th in AL
2004 .271 21st in AL
2006 .305 7th in AL
2007 .269 12th in AL
2008 .281 11th in AL
2009 .275 6th in AL
2010 .295 1st in AL
2011 .277 5th in AL
2012 .258 12th in NL
2013 .276 6th in AL
2014 .287 2nd in AL
2015 .279 5th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2001 32 20th in AL
2002 34 2nd in AL
2003 35 2nd in AL
2004 35 1st in AL
2005 33 8th in AL
2006 32 16th in AL
2007 30 25th in AL
2008 34 1st in AL
2009 33 4th in AL
2010 33 4th in AL
2011 31 22nd in AL
2012 31 23rd in NL
2013 33 4th in AL
2014 32 10th in AL
2015 32 7th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2001 4 5th in AL
2002 5 2nd in AL
2003 2 13th in AL
2004 4 4th in AL
2005 3 4th in AL
2006 1 17th in AL
2007 3 3rd in AL
2008 1 16th in AL
2009 1 17th in AL
2010 3 8th in AL
2012 1 17th in NL
2013 1 18th in AL
2015 4 1st in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2001 2 4th in AL
2002 2 2nd in AL
2004 1 4th in AL
2005 1 5th in AL
2007 1 5th in AL
2009 1 7th in AL
2013 1 9th in AL
2015 1 6th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2001 221.1 10th in AL
2002 239.0 2nd in AL
2003 230.1 5th in AL
2004 245.1 1st in AL
2005 236.2 1st in AL
2006 204.0 15th in AL
2007 201.0 18th in AL
2008 218.2 5th in AL
2009 213.1 8th in AL
2010 210.1 11th in AL
2011 205.1 16th in AL
2012 202.1 15th in NL
2013 203.2 17th in AL
2014 202.0 15th in AL
2015 198.2 15th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2004 6.05 20th in AL
2005 5.67 20th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2001 2.63 8th in AL
2002 2.20 22nd in AL
2004 3.24 7th in AL
2005 3.73 7th in AL
2007 2.56 18th in AL
2008 2.69 15th in AL
2009 2.33 17th in AL
2012 3.13 18th in NL
2013 2.73 19th in AL
2014 2.59 24th in AL
2015 2.76 19th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2003 61 18th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2002 236 4th in AL
2003 250 2nd in AL
2004 257 2nd in AL
2005 240 1st in AL
2006 247 1st in AL
2007 208 15th in AL
2008 240 1st in AL
2009 222 6th in AL
2010 246 1st in AL
2011 221 5th in AL
2012 197 11th in NL
2013 223 5th in AL
2014 228 2nd in AL
2015 214 3rd in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 24 17th in AL
2002 25 16th in AL
2004 33 5th in AL
2006 36 2nd in AL
2007 22 17th in AL
2008 22 19th in AL
2009 27 6th in AL
2011 21 21st in AL
2012 26 5th in NL
2013 24 16th in AL
2015 22 23rd in AL

Mark Buehrle Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2015 LHP Mark Buehrle elected free agency.
October 24, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays activated LHP Mark Buehrle.
October 8, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays reassigned LHP Mark Buehrle to the minor leagues.
November 19, 2012 Miami Marlins traded 2B Emilio Bonifacio, C John Buck, LHP Mark Buehrle, RHP Josh Johnson and SS Jose Reyes to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Henderson Alvarez, SS Yunel Escobar, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, C Jeff Mathis, RHP Anthony DeSclafani, CF Jake Marisnick and LHP Justin Nicolino.
December 9, 2011 Miami Marlins signed free agent Mark Buehrle.
October 30, 2011 LHP Mark Buehrle elected free agency.

Mark Alan Buehrle Bio Info

Mark Alan Buehrle (Burr-lee). Has been very active in spreading awareness of pet adoption. Appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 27, 2009, reading 'The Top 10 Things That Went Through Mark Buehrle's Mind During His Perfect Game'… Made two appearances on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" following the White Sox' World Series Championship in 2005. Graduated from Jefferson Junior College (MO) and was selected as a NJCAA Third-Team All-America. Attended and graduated from Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Mo.

2014

Completed his 15th Major League season... His 3.39 ERA was 1st on club (among qualifiers) and finished 2nd in quality starts (19), games started (32), innings (202.0) and wins (13)....Was the 3rd lowest ERA of his career and lowest since posting a 3.12 ERA in 2005. Marked the 14th consecutive season surpassing the 200.0+ innings plateau... Extended his streak of 10+ wins, 30+ starts and 200+ innings to 14 seasons representing the longest active streak in the Majors ... The last pitchers to throw more than 14 consecutive seasons of 200+ innings were Don Sutton and Gaylord Perry who each recorded 15 from 1966-80 ... Each streak was ended by the 1981 strike. Has now made 461 consecutive starts without a DL stint...Also represents the longest active streak in the Majors...Has not been on the disabled list at any point in his career. Along with Dickey, marked the 1st time the Blue Jays have had the same two starters record 200+ innings in back-to-back seasons since 1986-87 (Key/Clancy). Was the fastest pitcher in MLB at 17.3 seconds between pitches. Was the first pitcher in franchise history to win each of his first four starts of a season while allowing one or fewer runs in each appearance. Was the quickest to 10 wins in his career (June 1, 12 GS) & in the Majors, becoming the 1st Jay to do so since Roy Halladay in 2009 (June 7, 13-GS)... Only Roger Clemens reached 10 wins in a season quicker than Buehrle, doing so in his first 11 starts of 1997...He and Roger Clemens are the only Blue Jays to win at least 10 of their first 12 starts (Clemens won 12 of his first 13 in 1997). Was the first pitcher in franchise history to win each of his first four starts of a season while allowing one run or less in each appearance. Once again was tough to run on, only one of four base stealers was successful, and another seven were picked off (3-PCS and 4-PO)...Only Fister and Iwakuma did not allow a stolen base against in 2014...Has now allowed just 59 stolen bases over 15 seasons. From May 1-July 5 had a string of 13 straight outings of 6.0+ IP which marked his longest such streak since 13 consecutive starts from April 12-June 21, 2009 ...H is career best is 49 straight starts with 6+ IP from May 11, 2004-July 26, 2005. July 20 vs. TEX, issued a balk for the first time since October 2, 2010, a span of 114 starts … Picked off two players in a single game for the first time since July 17, 2010 (3rd career). Lasted only 3.1 IP Aug. 10 vs. DET … Represented the 1st time in his career to work less than 5.0 IP in back-to-back starts in the same season...Left trailing 5-0, however team would come back to win 6-5 in 19 innings, the longest game in team history, both in innings and time (6:37). With 99 career pickoffs, is now just four shy of Andy Pettitte for most alltime. Went 8-3 with a 2.31 ERA vs. non-AL East teams and 5-7 with a 4.39 ERA vs. the AL East...In his two seasons as a Blue Jay is now 18-5 with a 2.82 ERA vs. non-AL East teams and 7-15 with a 4.73 ERA vs. the East... Extended his losing streak vs. the Yankees to 12 straight decisions...Last pitcher to lose 12 straight vs. an opponent was Jamey Wright vs. HOU (1997-2005). Had separate six-game win and loss streaks this season. Is the only pitcher ever to record a streak of 14 or more seasons with more than 200.0 innings pitched and 61 walks or fewer, passing Cy Young who did so in 13 straight seasons from 1897-1907.

2013

Completed his 14th Major League season... His 4.15 ERA was 1st on club and finished 2nd in quality starts (18), games started (33), innings (203.2), wins (12) and strikeouts (139)....Was only his 2nd season in last seven with an ERA above 4.00. Once again was tough to run on, only four of nine base stealers were successful, and another 10 were picked off (4-PCS and 6-PO)...Led the American League with six pickoffs...Has now allowed just 58 stolen bases in 134 attempts while picking off 149 (54-PCS, 95 PKO) base runners in his career...Since 1974, sits 2nd with 95 career pickoffs (Pettitte-103). Marked the 13th consecutive season he has surpassed the 200.0+ innings plateau ... Extended his streak of 10+ wins, 30+ starts and 200+ innings to 13 seasons representing the longest active streak in the Majors...The last to accomplish the feat was Greg Maddux (14 yrs/1988-2001). Has now made 429 consecutive starts without a DL stint...Also represents the longest active streak in the majors...Has not been on the disabled list at any point in his career. Became just the 2nd pitcher ever to record a streak of 13 or more seasons with more than 200.0 innings pitched and fewer than 61 walks, joining Cy Young who did so in 13 straight seasons from 1897-1909. Was 10-2 with a 3.29 ERA vs. non-AL East teams and 2-8 with a 5.10 ERA vs. the East. Along with Dickey, marked the 1st time the Blue Jays have had two players with 200+ innings since 2008 (Halladay/Burnett).

2012 Finished season with 202.1 innings pitched over 31 starts, giving him 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 innings pitched for the 12th straight season, extending longest active streak in the Majors... Became just second pitcher ever to record a streak of 12 or more seasons with more than 200.0 innings pitched and fewer than 61 walks, joining Cy Young, who did so in 13 straight seasons from 1897-1907... He and CC Sabathia are the only active pitchers with at least 10 wins each season since 2001...Threw 28th complete game of career on May 5 at San Diego... Allowed one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts... Marked start of undefeated month, finishing May with a 4-0 record and a 3.19 ERA (36.2 IP/13 ER), while holding opponents to a .235 average...Issued just 40 walks (three intentional), fifth-fewest among NL starters (min. 30 starts), and seventh in Majors... Finished behind Cliff Lee (28 in 30 GS), Joe Blanton (34 in 30 GS), Bronson Arroyo (35 in 32 GS) and Kyle Lohse (38 in 33 GS) in NL... His 40 walks were fewest allowed in a season in which he made at least 30 starts (also, 2005)...Recorded a season-high eight strikeouts on July 5 at MIL and Sept. 28 vs. PHI... Marked his most in a game since an eight strikeout performance on July 9, 2011 at MIN... His 125 strikeouts were most in a campaign since fanning 140 in 2008, and was sixth-highest single-season total in his career... Had streak of four consecutive games with at least seven strikeouts from June 24-July 14, which was a career-best run... Entering season, had never gone more than two consecutive starts with seven+ strikeouts... Recorded 1,500th strikeout on Sept. 8 at WAS, hitting mark with second strikeout of afternoon... Is one of 25 active pitchers with 1,500-or-more strikeouts...Secured 12th consecutive season with 10-plus wins on August 15 against PHI... Is tied with CC Sabathia for the longest active streak of 10-plus win seasons... Is 41st pitcher ever to have a streak reach at least 12 seasons, and seventh with a run that began after 1970, joining Greg Maddux (20, all-time record; 1988-2007), Mike Mussina (17; 1992-2008), Nolan Ryan (16; 1971-86), Tom Glavine (14; 1989-2002), Javier Vazquez (12; 2000-11) and Sabathia (2001-present)...Was 11-3 with a 2.43 ERA when pitching at least 7.0 innings, doing so 16 times... Held opponents to a .222 average in those games, and recorded 80 strikeouts to 15 walks (one intentional)... Was 2-10 with a 5.57 ERA in 15 starts when not completing 7.0 innings, with a .304 opponents average and 45 strikeouts to 25 walks (two intentional)...Took an 8-8 record with a 3.25 ERA into All-Star break (17 starts), marking his lowest ERA heading into the Midsummer Classic since turning in a 3.03 in 2007... Went 5-5, 4.36 in 14 second-half starts...Did not make an error in 60 total chances, and has committed just two errors since start of 2008 season (273 TC/.993). 2011 Posted a 13-9 record with a 3.59 ERA in 31 starts for Chicago-AL. Recorded at-least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for 11th consecutive season to mark longest active streak in Majors. Streak is also a White Sox' club record...Only pitcher to throw a minimum of 200.0 innings in each of last 11 seasons, and streak of 11 straight campaigns with 10-or-more wins is tied with CC Sabathia for longest current run in baseball...Recorded at least 6.0 IP in 27 of 31 starts, including 22 quality starts. Of final 26 starting assignments, 21 were quality starts...For first time in career, went an entire season without recording at least one complete game...Brought home third consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award after committing just one error in 56 total chances (.982). Became first pitcher in White Sox' history to win three Gold Glove Awards and first player in Club history to record three consecutive Gold Gloves since current manager Robin Ventura from 1991-93...In 20 starts from May 2-August 29, posted a 10-3 mark with a 2.47 ERA (138.1 IP/38 ER)...Earned first win of season on April 1 at Cleveland in ninth career Opening Day start (6.0 /4). His nine career Opening Day starts set a White Sox' record and remains tied with Roy Halladay and Livan Hernandez for most Opening Day starts among active pitchers...Earned Major League-record 24th career Interleague victory on May 21 vs. Dodgers, breaking tie with Jamie Moyer...Tallied 157th career win on August 5 at Minnesota, moving past Eddie Cicotte into seventh place in White Sox' history...Went 18 consecutive starts with three runs or less from April 27-August 11, tying a White Sox' record. 2010 Went 13-13 with a 4.28 ERA (100 ER/210.1 IP) in 33 starts ... recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the 10th consecutive season, extending both his own franchise record and also the longest active streak in the major leagues...won his second straight American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award®, becoming the first White Sox player to garner the honor in back-to-back seasons since Robin Ventura in 1991-93...was the Fielding Bible Award recipient for the second straight season, recognizing the single-best fielder at each position...also won mlb.com's GIBBY (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) Play of the Year for his assist between his legs on Opening Day vs. Cleveland...ranked among AL Leaders in starts (T4th), walks per 9.0 IP (6th, 2.1) and complete games (T8th, 3)...also led the major leagues with 11 pickoffs...went 3-6 with a 5.40 ERA (42 ER/70.0 IP) in his first 12 starts through 6/6 but rebounded to go 9-3 with a 2.69 ERA (27 ER/90.1 IP) in his next 13 starts through 8/19...fell to 1-4 with a 5.58 ERA (31 ER/50.0 IP) in his final eight outings of the campaign...induced 19 double-play grounders and yielded a career-low 17 home runs (0.73 per 9.0 IP), down from 27 in 2009...his 99 strikeouts were the second-fewest of his career (98 in 2006)...opponents batted .295 (246-834), the highest average among AL starting pitchers...his 246 hits allowed tied Tampa Bay's James Shields for most in the AL...was charged with a major-league high five balks, matching his total from the previous eight seasons combined ... went 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA (4 ER/28.0 IP) during interleague play...led the majors in wins and ranked second in ERA behind teammate Gavin Floyd (0.92)...made his eighth career Opening Day start on 4/5 vs. Cleveland, breaking a tie with Billy Pierce for the most in franchise history...start was the 302nd of his career, moving him past Doc White into fifth place in Sox history...suffered his 100th career loss on 4/27 at Texas...threw 2.1 scoreless IP on 5/26 at Cleveland before being ejected by first-base umpire Joe West for disputing two balk calls...became the first Sox pitcher called for two balks in one game since Scott Radinsky on 6/8/93 vs. Detroit...ejection was the second of his career (also 8/1/05 at Baltimore)...made his 313th start on 6/6 vs. Cleveland to pass Ed Walsh for fourth place in White Sox history...registered back-to-back complete games on 7/17-23 for the third time in his career and first since 9/25-30/04...went the distance for the 25th time in his career in a losing effort on 7/17 at Minnesota...game lasted just 1:52, his eighth career start played in under 2:00...threw a complete game in his next start on 7/23 at Oakland, allowing one run on four hits on the one-year anniversary of his perfect game vs. Tampa Bay...threw 125 pitches on 9/5 at Boston, the second-highest total of his career (128 on 6/26/03 at Minnesota)...was called for two balks for the second time of the season on 9/10 vs. Kansas City, again with West on the umpiring crew. 2009 Threw the 18th perfect game in major-league history on 7/23 vs. Tampa Bay and set a major-league record by retiring 45 consecutive batters over three starts from 7/18-28 (see notes on following page)...won his first American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award, becoming the first White Sox player to garner the honor since Robin Ventura in 1998...joined Jim Kaat (1974-75) as the only Sox pitchers to capture the top fielding award...also was the Fielding Bible Award recipient, recognizing the single-best fielder at each position...recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the ninth consecutive season, the longest active streak in the major leagues...became the second pitcher in Sox history to record 10 or more victories in at least nine consecutive seasons, joining Doc White (1903-13)...he and CC Sabathia are the only active pitchers with at least 10 wins each season since 2001...made 30-plus starts for the ninth straight season, extending his franchise record...was 9-3 with a 3.66 ERA (48 ER/118.0 IP) in the first half...was named to his fourth AL All-Star Team, the second-highest total by a White Sox pitcher behind Billy Pierce (seven)...pitched a 1-2-3 third inning on 7/14 at Busch Stadium, retiring Chase Utley, Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun...ranked among the AL leaders in pickoffs (1st, eight), starts (T4th, 33) and IP (8th, 213.1)...went 4-7 with a 4.06 ERA (43 ER/95.1 IP) after the break...was 2-7 with a 4.78 ERA (42 ER/79.0 IP) in 13 starts after his perfect game on 7/23 vs. Tampa Bay...induced 28 double play grounders, second-most in the AL, after leading the league in 2008 with 34...his starts lasted an average of 2:41...made his seventh career opening day start on 4/7 vs. Kansas city, tying Billy Pierce (1951-52, '54, '56-59) for the most in franchise history...recorded his 1,099th career strikeout (Kevin Millar) on 4/25 vs. Toronto to move past Gary Peters into fifth place in Sox history...retired the first 19 batters on 5/7 vs. Detroit, the second time in his career to that point he had been perfect into the seventh inning and the longest streak by a White Sox pitcher to start a game since Freddy Garcia on 9/13/06 at the Angels (23)...was the first Sox pitcher to start the season 5-0 since Jose Contreras in 2006 (9-0) and first lefty since Wilson Alvarez in 1994 (8-0)...allowed one run on 12 hits over 7.0 IP on 5/24 vs. Pittsburgh...became the first pitcher in Sox history to allow 12 or more hits over 7.0 IP or less with just one run allowed...hit his first career home run on 6/14 at Milwaukee, a solo shot off Jeff Suppan...homer was the first by a Sox pitcher since Jon Garland on 6/18/06 at Cincinnati...made his 284th start on 7/2 at Kansas City, tying Joel Horlen for seventh in Sox history...made his 286th start on 7/12 at Minnesota, tying Wilbur Wood for sixth in club history...induced six double play grounders on 8/7 vs. Cleveland (all by Buehrle), setting a franchise record and tying the AL record (14th time)...became the first pitcher to induce six GIDP's since Kansas City's Dick Drago 5/6/72 at Baltimore...also reached the 2,000.0 IP-plateau in that start...made his 300th career start on 9/23 vs. Minnesota...made his 301st start on 9/30 at Cleveland, tying Doc White for fifth-most in Sox history...he and his wife Jamie, welcomed their second child on 3/3, daughter Brooklyn. 2008 Went 15-12 with a 3.79 ERA (92 ER/218.1 IP) in 34 starts ... registered 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the eighth consecutive season, the only pitcher in baseball to accomplish that feat ... won 15 or more games for the fi fth time in his career ... ranked among American League leaders in quality starts (1st, 24) and opponents GIDP (1st, 34), starts (T1st, 34), pickoffs (T3rd, 7), IP (5th, 218.2), wins (10th, 15) and walks per 9.0 IP (11th, 2.14) ... went 7-2 with a 3.20 ERA (25 ER/70.1 IP) in his last 11 starts and 13-6 with a 3.08 ERA (50 ER/146.0 IP) over his last 22, the fi fth-best ERA in the al during that span ... allowed one or no earned runs in 13 of his last 26 starts ... was 11-3 with a 2.65 ERA (34 ER/115.1 IP) at home, compared to 4-9 with a 5.05 ERA (58 ER/103.1) on the road ... 2.65 home ERA ranked fourth in the al ... sox went 18-16 in his starts ... opponents hit .281, with lefties at .293 and right-handers at .277 ... gave up an AL-high 240 hits ... gave up 14 unearned runs, third-most in the AL ... averaged 6.4 IP and 99.3 pitches per start ... received 5.67 runs of support per 9.0 IP (131 R) ... recorded 60.8 percent of his outs on ground balls, the eighth-highest total in the AL ... starts lasted an average of 2:38 after his 2007 starts were played in 2:39 ... went 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA (9 ER/32.1 IP) in September after posting a 5.86 ERA in August ... was 4-0 with a 1.21 ERA (4 ER/29.2 IP) in four interleague starts ... ERA ranked fourth in the majors ... was 15-8 on grass and 0-4 on artifi cial turf ... defeated Cleveland in his fi nal start on 9/28 at U.S. Cellular Field, allowing one run on nine hits over 7.0 IP ... working on three days rest for the third time this season and second time in three starts, threw 111 pitches, tied for his second-highest total of the season ... earned his 10th win on 8/13 vs. Kansas City with 7.0 scoreless IP ... retired the fi nal 12 batters faced, the 45th time in his career he has set down 10 or more in a row ... won on 8/8 vs. Boston, allowing one run on four hits over 7.0 IP ... matched his season high with eight strikeouts (second time) ... allowed 14 hits on 8/2 at Kansas City, matching his career high ... worked on three days rest for the fourth time in his career on 7/22 vs. Texas (W, 1 ER/7.1 IP) ... recorded his 1,009th strikeout on 7/10 at Kansas City to move past Joel Horlen into eighth place in Sox history ... went 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA (8 ER/45.0 IP) in June ... June ERA ranked fourth in the AL and was the third-lowest monthly total of his career behind June 2005 (0.96) and May 2004 (0.96) ... won his fourth straight decision on 6/29 vs. the Cubs (1 ER/7.0 IP) ... made his 250th career start on 6/24 at the Dodgers (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... struck out Mark Sweeney in the eighth inning for career no. 1,000 ... went 8.0 ip for the fourth straight start ... won on 6/18 vs. Pittsburgh (2 ER/8.0 IP) ... did not allow a hit until Jose Bautista homered leading off the sixth inning ... earned his fi rst win at home on 6/7 vs. Minnesota (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... game on 4/29 at Tampa Bay lasted 2:02, the fastest in tropicana field history ... made his sixth career Opening Day start on 3/31 at Cleveland, second-most in franchise history behind Billy Pierce (seven) ... allowed seven runs on seven hits over 1.2 IP, the second-shortest start of his career. 2007 Recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the seventh consecutive season, joining Livan Hernandez (2000-current) as the only pitchers in baseball to accomplish that feat (Javier Vazquez fell 2.0 IP short in 2004 of joining that elite group) ... is the only pitcher in White Sox history to make 30 starts and throw 200.0 IP in seven straight seasons and is one of seven to record 10 or more victories in at least seven consecutive seasons (first since Joe Horlen, 1963-69) ... ranked among the American League leaders in complete games (T3rd, 3), shutouts (T4th, 1) and ERA (10th, 3.63) ... lowered his ERA from 4.99 in 2006 to 3.63 in 2007, the sixth-largest improvement in the major leagues ... issued just 2.01 walks per 9.0 IP (45 BB), the eighth-best figure in the AL ... his 10 wins, 30 starts and 201.0 IP all were career lows ... allowed 22 home runs in 201.0 IP, down from a career-high 36 in 204.0 IP in 2006 ... Sox went 17-13 in his starts ... left with the lead in five of his 11 no decisions ... made 20 quality starts, tied for the 12thhighest total in the AL ... averaged 5.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, up from 4.3 in 2006 ... averaging 6.7 IP and 103.4 pitches per start ... compiled a 2.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... lasted at least 6.0 IP in 27 of his 30 starts, including 20 in a row from 4/18-8/3 ... went at least 7.0 IP on 17 occasions and 8.0 IP or more eight times ... received 4.25 runs of support per 9.0 IP, the third-lowest total in the AL ... picked off five runners, tied for the most in the AL ... induced 20 double-play grounders, tied for 13th-most in the league ... went 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA (33 ER/99.0 IP) on the road, compared to 4-6 with a 4.24 ERA (48 ER/ 102. IP) at home ... 3.00 road ERA ranked sixth in the AL ... posted sub-3.00 ERAs in April (2.97), June (2.75) and July (2.44) ... ERA was above 5.00 in August (5.06) and September (5.12) ... went 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) in interleague play and 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA (74 ER/171.1 IP) vs. the AL ... opponents batted .269, with lefties hitting .258 and right-handers .314 ... his starts lasted an average of 2:39...Threw the 16th no-hitter in White Sox history on 4/18 vs. Texas, the first since Wilson Alvarez on 8/11/ 91 at Baltimore and first at home since Joe Horlen on 9/10/67 vs. Detroit ... it was the first no-hitter in the major leagues since Florida's Anibal Sanchez on 9/6/06 vs. Arizona and first in the AL since Boston's Derek Lowe on 4/27/02 vs. Tampa Bay ... was named AL Player of the Week for his efforts, his first career weekly honor ... retired the first 13 hitters before issuing a one-out walk to Sammy Sosa in the fifth inning, who he then picked off first base ... retired the final 13 batters ... it marked the second time in his career in which he faced the minimum 27 batters ... also faced 27 in a 14-0 win on 7/21/04 at Cleveland ... issued one walk and struck out eight, his most since also fanning eight on 9/3/05 vs. Detroit ... threw 106 pitches (66 strikes) ... the game was the first in major-league history (more than 180,000 games) to feature a no-hitter (Buehrle), grand slam (Jermaine Dye) and multihomer effort (Jim Thome) ... game lasted 2:03, the fastest no-hitter since 1988 when Cincinnati's Tom Browning threw a perfect game against the Dodgers in 1:51 ... besides Buehrle, the most recent major-leaguers to throw non-perfect game no-hitters with the minimum 27 batters were Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland on 8/15/90 vs. San Francisco, the Dodgers Sandy Koufax on 6/4/64 at Philadelphia, Milwaukee's Warren Spahn on 4/28/61 vs. San Francisco and Lew Burdette on 8/18/60 vs. Philadelphia ... the game was just the third in the last 30 years in which the opposing pitcher (Kevin Millwood) also owned a no-hitter ... the other occasions were St. Louis' Jose Jimenez on 6/25/99 at Arizona (opposite Randy Johnson) and the Dodgers' Jerry Reuss on 6/27/80 at San Francisco (Vida Blue)...Won his next start following the no-hitter on 4/23 at Kansas City (3 ER/7.0 IP) ... retired 13 of the first 14 Royals ... his streak of 39 consecutive batters faced without allowing a hit ended on Esteban German's second-inning double, and his string of 20.0 consecutive scoreless IP ended on John Buck's two-run homer in the fifth ... suffered a 2-0 loss on 5/31 at Toronto despite throwing a complete game ... allowed solo home runs to Aaron Hill in the second and Frank Thomas in the eighth but otherwise retired every batter (24 of 26 total) ... retired 16 straight hitters between homers ... game lasted 1:50, his sixth career start played in less than 2:00 ... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Jays became the first team in major-league history to win a game without a baserunner ... also became the first majorleague pitcher since Arizona's Randy Johnson in 2004 to throw a no-hitter and complete game with two hits or less in the same season and first Sox pitcher since Horlen in 1967 ... earned his 100th career victory on 6/10 vs. Houston, allowing one run on six hits over 8.0 IP ... became the fifth pitcher in history to record each of his first 100 career wins with the Sox, joining Red Faber, Joe Horlen, Ted Lyons and Ed Walsh ... went 0-3 with a 4.73 ERA (24 ER/45.2 IP) in seven starts between wins No. 99 and 100 ... won at Pittsburgh in his next start on 6/16 (1 ER/8.0 IP) ... threw 8.0 scoreless IP in a win vs. Minnesota on 7/7 ... agreed to terms on a four-year $56-million contract extension on 7/8 that will keep him with the Sox through 2011 ... went the distance for the third time in his first start after the break on 7/13 at Baltimore but suffered a 2-0 loss on a pair of solo home runs ... his ERA was 2.91 following a win at Cleveland on 7/18 but posted a 4.94 ERA (39 ER/71.0 IP) over his final 11 starts ... gave up a careerhigh tying 14 hits on 7/23 vs. Detroit ... he and his wife, Jamie, welcomed their first child, son Braden David, on 7/26 ... threw 8.0 scoreless IP in his next start on 7/28 vs. Toronto ... earned his 10th victory in his final start on 9/21 at Minnesota (4 ER/6.0 IP) ... the win also was the 107th of his career, tying Jim Scott and Frank Smith for 10th in White Sox history ... retired 17 of the last 18 batters faced on 4/11 at Oakland ...made his season debut on 4/5 vs. Cleveland but left after just 1.1 IP when he was hit in the left forearm by a line drive off the bat of Ryan Garko ... start was the shortest of his career ... his streak of five consecutive Opening Day starts ended when Jose Contreras took the mound on 4/2 vs. Cleveland ... streak was the longest by a Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood also made five straight Opening Day starts from 1972-76. 2006 Suffered his first losing record (12-13) in six full major-league seasons ... became the first pitcher in White Sox history to make 30 or more starts in six consecutive seasons ... also became one of seven pitchers (eight times) in franchise history to record 10 or more victories in at least six consecutive seasons and the first since Joel Horlen (1963-69) ... other Sox pitchers to accomplish that feat are Billy Pierce (1955-61), Ted Lyons (1924-30 and 1932-37), Doc White (1903-13), Eddie Cicotte (1913-20) and Ed Walsh (1906-12) ... was a part of the first Sox starting rotation to feature five 10-game winners since 1983 (LaMarr Hoyt, Rich Dotson, Floyd Bannister, Jerry Koosman and Britt Burns) ... joined Livan Hernandez (2000-06), Freddy Garcia (2001-06) and Barry Zito (2001-06) as the only active pitchers to throw 200.0 IP in each of the last six seasons ... his 204.0 IP and 98 strikeouts both were career lows (221.1 IP in 2001 and 119 strikeouts in 2003) ... also became the first Sox pitcher since Greg Hibbard in 1990 to throw more than 200.0 IP and strike out less than 100 batters ... ranked among the American League leaders in hits allowed (T1st, 247), home runs allowed (T2nd, 36), runs allowed (4th, 124), earned runs allowed (6th, 113) and losses (T6th) ... the 36 home runs are the second-highest total in Sox history behind only Floyd Bannister's 38 in 1987 ... gave up 27 homers in his last 18 starts ... led the AL with 10 pickoffs and tied for 10th by inducing 21 double plays ... opponents batted .305 (247-809), seventh-highest in the AL and up from his career mark of .262 entering the season ... lefties hit .238 (38-160) with six walks and 12 extra-base hits but right-handers were at .322 (209-649) ... allowed opponents the second-highest slugging percentage (.503) and sixth-highest on-base percentage (.346) in the AL ... both figures were career highs ... Sox turned two triple plays while he was on the mound: 5/14 at Minnesota and 9/18 vs. Detroit, both on infield pop ups with runners moving ... became the first pitcher since Washington's Bruce Howard in 1968 to be on the mound for two triple plays in one season ... went 9-6 with a 4.02 ERA (55 ER/123.0 IP) in 18 starts in the first half and was named to his third career All-Star Team and second straight (did not pitch) ... was 3-7 with a 6.44 ERA (58 ER/81.0 IP) after the break, with opponents hitting .343 (113-329) ... second-half ERA was the 10th-highest in the AL ... was 7-2 with a 2.62 ERA in 10 starts through 5/24, allowing one or no earned runs in five of those starts ... went 0-5 with a 11.48 ERA (34 ER/26.2 IP) in July, his second career winless month (0-4 in May 2003) ... his 11.48 ERA in July was the highest in the major leagues and surpassed his previous career monthly high of 7.16 (May 2003) by more than four runs ... posted a 4.65 ERA (64 ER/124.0 IP) at home, compared to 5.51 (49 ER/80.0 IP) on the road ... averaged 97.0 pitches per start, compared to 105.4 in 2005 ... averaged 2.12 walks per 9.0 IP (48 BB), the 12th-lowest average in the AL, and 4.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, down from his 5.4 career average entering the season ... issued just 22 walks in his last 19 starts (114.1 IP) ... received 4.99 runs of support per 9.0 IP ... allowed 10 or more hits seven times and sevenplus runs six times ... Sox were 17-15 in his starts ... made 16 quality starts ... averaged 6.1 IP per start ... lasted 8.0 IP or more six times ... posted a 9.56 ERA (34 ER/32.0 IP) in the first inning, with opponents hitting .395 (58-147) ... allowed a first-inning run in each of his final seven starts, giving up 10 runs total on 19 hits in that span ... minus the first inning, his season ERA would have been 4.13 (79 ER/172.0 IP), and opponents would have batted .285 (189-662) ... suffered a season-high, six-game losing streak from 7/2-8/17 ... went 0-6 with a 8.93 ERA (45 ER/45.1 IP) in eight starts during the streak, which was his longest since a career-high, nine-game skid from 4/20-6/11/03 ... was 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA (6 ER/28.0 IP) in his first four starts ... struck out a season-high seven (all in the first three innings) on 8/ 17 vs. Kansas City ... threw a career-low 51 pitches in a loss on 7/ 15 at New York ... allowed a career-high 11 runs (10 earned) on 13 hits over 5.0 IP on 7/2 at the Cubs ... made his 200th career appearance on 4/15 vs. Toronto and his 200th career start in a win on 9/2 at Kansas City ... registered his 19th career complete game and first of the season on 5/19 vs. the Cubs ... two hits tied for his second-fewest allowed in a complete game ... retired 25 of the last 27 batters, including 12 straight in one stretch ... made his fifth straight Opening Day start, the longest streak by a Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood from 1972-76 ... was removed with the game tied at 3-3 following a rain delay of 2:57, ending his string of 64 straight starts lasting at least 5.0 IP ... his starts lasted an average of 2:40, including 2:10 on 4/15 vs. Toronto, 2:12 on 4/26 at Seattle and 2:07 on 5/19 vs. the Cubs ... opponents were successful on four of 11 stolen-base attempts. 2005 Went 16-8 with a career-best 3.12 ERA (82 ER/236.2 IP) and 149 strikeouts ... finished fifth in the AL Cy Young voting, receiving five third-place votes ... recorded at least 14 wins, 200.0 IP, 30 starts and 100 strikeouts for the fifth straight season ... became the first Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood (1971-75) to record at least 10 wins, 100 strikeouts and 200.0 IP in five consecutive seasons ... led the AL in IP and ranked among the leaders ERA (3rd), wins (T5th), complete games (T4th, 3), runners per 9.0 IP (5th, 10.80), shutouts (T5th, 1), walks per 9.0 IP (6th, 1.52), strikeout-to-walk ratio (7th, 3.73), opponents slugging percentage (7th, .380) and starts (T8th, 33) ... became the first White Sox pitcher since Wood in 1972-73 to lead the AL in IP in back-to-back seasons ... also ranked among the AL leaders in opponents grounded into double plays (2nd, 29) and pickoffs (T2nd, 5) ... his 149 strikeouts were the second-highest total of his career (165 in 2004) ... went 6-5 with a 3.84 ERA in the second half, compared to 10-3 with a 2.58 ERA before the break ... was named to his second career AL All-Star Team (also 2002), becoming the sixth pitcher in White Sox history to earn the win at the Midsummer Classic ... threw 2.0 scoreless IP, allowing three hits with three strikeouts to join Edgar Smith (1941), Early Wynn (1958), Ray Herbert (1962), Jack McDowell (1993) and James Baldwin (2000) as Sox winners ... his win was the first by a Sox pitcher who started the All-Star Game ... compiled a 2.91 ERA (57 ER/176.1 IP) over his final 25 starts ... did not allow an earned run in six of 33 starts or a walk in nine of 33 ... made 20 quality starts, including 10 in a row from 5/8-6/28 ... Sox were 20-13 in his starts ... went 10-2 with a 2.48 ERA (35 ER/127.0 IP) at home ... his 2.48 ERA led the AL, and 10 wins tied for second ... also was 9-2 with a 2.16 ERA (23 ER/95.2 IP) during the day ... was named AL Pitcher of the Month for June after going 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA (4 ER/37.2 IP) and 31 strikeouts ... ERA was a personal monthly best ... it was his second career monthly honor (May 2004) ... his starts lasted an average of 2:40 ... allowed 0.76 home runs per 9.0 IP (20 PLAYERS HR/236.2 IP), down from 1.21 in 2004 ... gave up 12 home runs in his last 10 starts (58.0 IP), compared to one in his previous 11 (76.1 IP) ... threw at least 6.0 IP in 49 consecutive starts from 5/11/04-7/26/05, the longest streak in the major leagues since Steve Carlton went 69 straight with Philadelphia from 1979-82 ... streak came to an end on 8/1 in Baltimore when he was ejected with no prior warning by home plate umpire Brian Gorman after hitting B.J. Surhoff with a pitch ... compiled a career-high, nine-game winning streak from 4/16-6/28 (2.34 ERA, 28 ER/107.2 IP) ... streak spanned 14 starts and was the longest by a Sox pitcher since Wilson Alvarez tied the club record with 15 straight wins from 1993-94 ... winning streak ended on 7/3 at Oakland when he allowed a career-high 14 hits over 6.1 IP ... his 10-1 start was the best by a Sox starting pitcher since James Baldwin also won 10 of his first 11 decisions in 2000 ... went 45.0 IP without allowing a home run from 6/11-7/9 ... gave up just four homers to lefties in 207 at-bats ... went 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA (5 ER/24.0 IP) working on six-plus days rest ... made fourth consecutive Opening Day start on 4/4 vs. Cleveland, the longest streak by a Sox pitcher since Jack McDowell also made four straight from 1991-94 and longest by a Sox lefty since Wood made five in a row from 1972-76 ... threw his third complete game of the season on 9/25 vs. Minnesota ... game lasted just 1:53, his sixth career sub-2:00 game ... his career-high scoreless streak of 25.0 consecutive IP ended on 6/22 vs. Kansas City ... threw his sixth career shutout on 6/17 vs. the Dodgers ... posted a career-high four straight no decisions from 5/24-6/11 despite a 2.01 ERA (7 ER/31.1 IP) ... threw 7.2 scoreless IP on 6/11 at San Diego and allowed one run on four hits over 9.0 IP on 5/24 at Anaheim ... earned 75th career win on 5/13 vs. Baltimore ... went the distance vs. Seattle on 4/16 ... allowed just three hits (all to Ichiro) and struck out a career-high 12, three more than his previous best ... 12 strikeouts were the most by a Sox pitcher since Wilson Alvarez also fanned 12 on 5/11/97 vs. Oakland ... game lasted 1:39, the fastest in the major leagues since 9/30/84 when Atlanta beat San Diego at home, also in 1:39 ... streak of 17.0 consecutive scoreless IP (dating to 9/30/04) came to an end on 4/10 at Minnesota ... defeated Cleveland on Opening Day at home, holding the Indians to two singles over 8.0 scoreless IP. 2004 Became the first White Sox pitcher to lead the American League in IP since Wilbur Wood threw 359.1 IP in 1973 ... his 245.1 IP are the most by a Sox pitcher since Alex Fernandez threw 258.0 in 1996 and most by a Sox lefty since Ken Kravec's 250.0 in 1979 ... became first Sox pitcher to make 35 starts in back-to-back seasons since Jim Kaat and Wilbur Wood in 1974-75 ... his 165 strikeouts were the fifth-highest total by a Sox lefty since 1975, trailing Floyd Bannister (198 in 1985 and 193 in 1983), Wilson Alvarez (181 in 1996) and Britt Burns (172 in 1985) ... his five complete games tied Mike Sirotka (1998) and Greg Hibbard (1991) for the most by a Sox lefty since 1990 ... ranked among the AL leaders in complete games (T1st, 5), starts (T1st, 35), quality starts (3rd, 23), shutouts (T4th, 1), fewest walks per 9.0 IP (5th, 1.87), wins (T6th, 16), strikeout-to-walk ratio (7th, 3.24), ERA (8th, 3.89) and strikeouts (9th) ... went at least 6.0 IP in each of his last 28 starts, the longest streak in the major leagues since Curt Schilling went 39 straight from 9/23/01-4/1/03 and longest by a Sox pitcher since Jack McDowell went 48 in a row from 7/4/92-9/6/93 ... joined McDowell (1990-93) as the only Sox pitchers since 1990 to record 10 wins, 100 strikeouts and 200.0 IP in four consecutive seasons ... registered complete games in his last two starts (both against Kansas City) and three of his last five ... retired 41 of his final 46 batters faced ... threw 8.0-plus IP on eight occasions ... picked off 10 runners, most in the AL, and allowed only five stolen bases in 13 attempts ... induced 33 double play grounders, third in the AL ... received 6.64 runs of support per 9.0 IP, sixth-most in the AL, including 9.05 in his first 17 outings ... Sox went 21-14 in his starts ... struck out seven-plus batters eight times, matching his career total entering the season ... issued more than two walks only four times, with a season high of four on 8/15 at Boston ... starts lasted an average of 2:33, quickest in the AL, and 11 were played in less than 2:20 ... allowed 257 hits, second-most in the AL, and 10-plus hits seven times ... opponents batted .271, up from his career mark of .258 entering 2004 ... was 7-3 with a 2.63 ERA (34 ER/116.1 IP) on the road ... ERA ranked second in the AL behind Minnesota's Johan Santana (2.58) ... despite a lower ERA (3.74 to 4.03), was 7-8 in the second half compared to 9-2 before the break ... made his third straight Opening Day start on 4/5 at Kansas City (ND, 2 ER/6.2 IP), the longest streak by a Sox pitcher since Jack McDowell made four straight from 1991-94 and longest by a Sox lefty since Wilbur Wood's five straight from 1972-76 ... threw 17.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 5/11-21, tied for the second-longest streak of his career ... went 20.2 consecutive scoreless IP at home from 5/11-6/8/04 ... retired 10 or more consecutive batters in one game five times, most recently on 9/30 at Kansas City (19) ... recorded a six-game winning streak from 5/11-6/18 (3.13 ERA) ... was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May (first career monthly honor) after going 4-0 with a 1.58 ERA (7 ER/40.0 IP) and 37 strikeouts ... ERA was above 5.00 in April, June and August and below 3.00 in May, July and September ... faced the minimum 27 batters in a two-hit shutout on 7/21 at Cleveland, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish that feat since LaMarr Hoyt on 5/2/84 vs. the Yankees ... retired the first 17 Indians in order ... both runners (singles) were erased on double plays ... twice worked on three days rest (5/5 at Baltimore and 8/15 at Boston), going 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA (5 ER/12.2 IP) ... allowed a season-high nine runs on 8/20 vs. Boston ... twice defeated the Phillies in interleague play (6/8 and 8/30) ... lasted just 2.0 IP on 4/20 vs. the Yankees, his shortest career start. 2003 Made career-high 35 starts ... threw at least 220.0 IP with 100 strikeouts for the third straight season ... became the first White Sox pitcher since Jack McDowell (1990-93) to throw at least 200.0 IP in three straight seasons ... ranked among the AL leaders in starts (T2nd), quality starts (3rd, 24) and IP (5th) ... induced 24 double play ground balls, tied for fifth-most in the AL ... also ranked among the AL leaders in hits allowed (2nd, 250), runs allowed (4th, 124) and losses (T7th, 14) ... Sox were 18-17 in his starts, winning 15 of the last 20 after a 3-12 start ... was 12-4 with a 3.47 ERA (54 ER/140.0 IP) over his final 20 starts ... during that stretch, received 5.94 runs in support, compared to 3.49 runs in first 15 starts ... 18 of final 24 starts were quality ... was 7-10 in the first half and 7-4 after the break ... posted 2.83:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (85 SO/30 BB) over final 22 starts, compared to 1.10 (34 SO/31 BB) in first 13 ... allowed just six home runs over last 80.2 IP (0.67 per 9.0 IP), compared to 16 in first 149.2 IP (0.96) ... compiled career-high, seven-game winning streak from 6/16-7/29 (2.88 ERA), the longest by a Sox pitcher since James Baldwin won nine in a row from 9/26/99-5/20/00 ... began season 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA (5 ER/28.2 IP) through four starts before going 0-9 with a 6.86 ERA (47 ER/61.2 IP) over his next 11 starts ... nine-game losing streak was the longest by a Sox pitcher since Jim Parque dropped his final nine decisions of the 1999 campaign ... opponents batted .278, up from career mark of .249 entering the season ... was 7-1 with a 2.22 ERA (18 ER/73.0 IP), 10 walks and 67 hits allowed over final 10 starts at home, losing only final outing on 9/23 vs. the Yankees (2 ER/7.0 IP) ... opponents were successful on just one of five stolen-base attempts ... did not allow a steal until 9/3 vs. Boston (Johnny Damon) ... despite a 6-5 record, compiled a 3.35 ERA (31 ER/83.1 IP) vs. Boston, Minnesota, New York and Oakland, the four AL playoff teams ... was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA (5 ER/21.2 IP) in three starts vs. the Red Sox, the top offense in the AL ... his starts lasted an average of 2:33, including three that were played in less than 2:00 (all vs. Oakland's Mark Mulder), six in 2:07 or less and 14 in less than 2:25 ... game on 5/6 at Oakland lasted 1:49, the fastest in the major leagues in 2003 and the Sox fastest since 5/23/84 at Kansas City (also 1:49) ... went 4-0 with a 3.19 ERA in July, his first career unbeaten month as a starter ... made 100th career start on 9/2 vs. Boston ... earned 50th career win on 8/23 vs. Texas (0 ER/6.0 IP) ... streak of 26.0 IP without a walk ended on 7/12-1 at Cleveland and streak of 18.0 consecutive scoreless IP ended on 4/10 at Cleveland ... recorded 10th career complete game in victory on 6/26 at Minnesota, striking out a career-high nine while throwing 128 pitches ... also went the distance in a win on 8/8 vs. Oakland and Mulder ... allowed a career-high 10 runs on 5/16 at Minnesota and issued career-high six walks on 5/11 at Seattle ... started the season opener on 3/31 at Kansas City, the first Sox lefty to draw consecutive Opening Day starts since Wilbur Wood from 1972-76. 2002 Narrowly missed in his bid to win 20 games, dropping his last start to finish 19-12 ... would have been the White Sox first 20-game winner since Jack McDowell went 22-10 in 1993 and the first left-hander since Jim Kaat was 20-14 in 1975 ... with 17 victories, needed to win his final three starts to reach 20 ... defeated Kansas City on 9/17 and Minnesota on 9/22 (both at home) before suffering a 3-2, complete-game loss on 9/28 at Minnesota ... led Twins, 2-1, with two outs and the bases empty in the eighth inning before yielding an infield single to Michael Cuddyer and a two-run homer to Bobby Kielty ... ranked among the AL leaders in IP (2nd, 239.0), games started (T2nd, 34), complete games (T2nd, 5), shutouts (T2nd, 2), wins (T4th, 19) and quality starts (T5th, 23) ... 19 wins tied for second among AL lefties ... 239.0 IP were the most by a Sox pitcher since Alex Fernandez threw 258.0 in 1996 ... five complete games were the most by a Sox pitcher since Fernandez (six in 1996) ... also ranked among the AL leaders in pickoffs (T1st, eight), batters faced (3rd, 984), hits allowed (4th, 236), pitches thrown (4th, 3,501), double play grounders induced (T6th, 24), losses (T8th, 12) and pitches per start (10th, 102.97) ... received 6.55 runs in support per 9.0 IP, fifth-most in the AL ... limited opposing basestealers to a 28.6 percent success rate (4-14), third-lowest in the AL ... went 12-4 with a 3.34 ERA (48 ER/129.1 IP) in 18 starts at home ... 12 home victories ranked second in baseball behind Arizona's Randy Johnson (14) ... made first All-Star appearance on 7/9 in Milwaukee, allowing one run on two hits over 2.0 IP ... became first Sox lefty All-Star since Wilson Alvarez in 1994 ... was 12-6 with a 3.57 ERA (51 ER/128.2 IP) before the break ... 12 wins tied Jack McDowell (12-4 in 1992) for the third-highest total by a Sox pitcher before the All-Star Break since 1975 ... was the first AL pitcher to reach four, five, six, seven and eight wins ... made 23 quality starts in 34 outings, and lasted at least 6.0 IP 30 times and 8.0 IP nine times ... averaged 7.0 IP per start ... opponents hit .260 (236-908), up from .230 in 2001 ... Sox were 20-14 in his starts ... issued 2.30 walks per 9.0 IP (61 BB), 13th-best in the AL ... allowed just 1.7 walks per 9.0 IP (22 BB/117.1 IP) over final 16 starts compared to 2.9 (39 BB/121.2 IP) over first 18 ... Sox scored 10-plus runs in eight of his starts ... gave up 17 home runs in last 202.1 IP compared to eight in first 36.2 IP ... went 5-1 with a 3.89 ERA (18 ER/41.2 IP) in six starts vs. Minnesota ... was 3-0 with a 1.33 ERA (3 ER/20.1 IP) in three combined starts vs. Seattle and the Yankees ... was 12-5 with a 3.27 ERA (50 ER/137.2 IP) at night ... 3.27 ERA ranked ninth in the AL ... posted a 2.57 ERA (6 ER/21.0 IP) over final three starts ... went the distance on 5/24 vs. Detroit, 7/30 at Minnesota (shutout), 8/16 at Oakland, 9/1 at Detroit (shutout) and 9/28 at Minnesota ... received consideration for AL Pitcher of the Month for May after going 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA in six starts ... won his first four starts, posting a 1.33 ERA (4 ER/27.0 IP) ... won Sox home opener on 4/12 vs. Baltimore (1 ER/7.0 IP) ... won first career Opening Day start on 4/1 at Seattle, allowing one run on two hits over 6.0 IP ... at age 23, became Sox youngest Opening Day starter since Britt Burns (22) in 1981 ... reached 500.0 IP for his career on 7/22 vs. Minnesota ... starts lasted an average of 2:41, including eight played in less than 2:30 ... was a member of the Major League All-Star Team that played in Japan in November ... made one start, allowing four runs on five hits over 3.0 IP, before leaving with a bruised left shoulder sustained when hit by a line drive off the bat of Hideki Matsui. 2001 Went 16-8 with a 3.29 ERA in his first full Major League season...became the first Sox pitcher to win 16 games since Alex Fernandez (16-10) in 1996 and the first lefty since Floyd Bannister (16-11) in 1987...ranked among the American League leaders in runners per 9.0 IP (2nd, 9.9), ERA (4th), opponents average (4th, .230), shutouts (T4th, 2), complete games (T5th, 4), fewest walks per 9.0 IP (T6th, 2.0) and IP (10th, 221.1)...3.29 ERA topped all AL southpaws and was the fifth-lowest by a Sox left-hander since 1980...also ranked among the AL leaders in on-base percentage allowed (2nd, .279), hits per 9.0 IP (3rd, 7.64), opponents average with runners in scoring position (3rd, .219), average with men on base (4th, .215), strikeout-to-walk ratio (8th, 2.63) and slugging percentage allowed (10th, .377)...limited right-handers to a .230 average, 10th-best in the league...lefties hit just .213...two shutouts were the most by a Sox pitcher since Fernandez in 1995 and most by a lefty since Jerry Reuss in 1988...after going 1-3 with a 5.01 ERA (28 ER/50.1 IP) over his first eight starts, was 15-5 with a 2.79 ERA (53 ER/171.0 IP) over his final 24 outings...led the AL in ERA (2.99) as late as 9/8 before finishing fourth...could have become the first Sox pitcher since Joel Horlen in 1967 to lead the league in ERA and only the second pitcher in history (Mark Fidrych in 1976) to win the title in his first full Major League season...threw 24.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 5/26-6/7, the most by a Sox pitcher since Tommy John went 25.0 IP from 6/13-25/67...also threw 15.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 7/28-8/3...ERA was 3.29 before and after the break...was 9-3 with a 3.15 ERA on the road and 7-5 with a 3.43 ERA at home...3.15 road ERA was fourth in the AL and nine road wins tied for sixth...was fifth in the league with a 3.24 ERA at night and ninth with a 3.45 mark in the day...led the Sox with 126 strikeouts...221.1 IP are a career high at any level...recorded 20 quality starts...Sox were 20-12 in his starts...lasted at least 8.0 IP 10 times...retired 10 or more straight batters eight times...four wins in August were tied for third in the AL, and 2.62 ERA was fifth...2.08 ERA in June was second in the AL...recorded back-to-back complete game wins on 8/3 vs. Tampa Bay and 8/8 at Anaheim, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Alex Fernandez on 9/21-25/95...tossed a one-hit complete-game shutout on 8/3 vs. Tampa Bay, the first by a Sox pitcher since Fernandez on 5/4/92 vs. Milwaukee...was perfect until the sixth inning and had a no-hitter until the seventh...recorded first career complete-game shutout on 5/26 at Detroit...twice won five straight decisions (5/26-6/18 and 7/28-8/24)...did not walk a batter over 30.0 consecutive IP from 6/13-29...compiled a 2.63 ERA (4 ER/13.2 IP) in two starts vs. Seattle...held the Mariners to one run on two hits over 8.0 IP in a no decision on 4/29 at Comiskey Park...was 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA (7 ER/29.0 IP) in four starts vs. Kansas City...made first Opening Day roster after going 1-0 with a 3.43 ERA (8 ER/21.0 IP) in spring training. 2000 Made 28 appearances (three starts) in his rookie campaign ... became the Sox primary left-handed setup man after his contract was purchased from Class AA Birmingham on 7/16 ... went 3-1 with a 3.53 ERA (14 ER/35.2 IP) in relief and 1-0 with a 5.74 ERA (10 ER/15.2 IP) as a starter ... was 0-2 in save situations ... posted three holds ... first batters faced were 6-25 (.240) ... allowed 12 of 23 inherited runners (52.2 percent) to score ... averaged 6.5 strikeouts (37 SO/51.1 IP) and 3.3 walks (17 BB) per 9.0 IP ... tied for seventh in the AL with four pickoffs ... went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0 IP) in August ... after just 36 games in the minor leagues, including 16 above Class A, made major-league debut in relief on 7/16 vs. Milwaukee (1 ER/1.0 IP) ... won his first career start in second outing on 7/19 at Minnesota, allowing two runs on six hits over 7.0 IP ... posted no decisions in starts on 7/24 vs. Kansas City (3 ER/5.0 IP) and 7/29 at Anaheim (5 ER/3.2 IP) ... was moved to the pen following start at Anaheim ... was the winning pitcher in back-to-back games on 8/11-12 at Tampa Bay ... posted a 1.63 ERA (5 ER/27.2 IP) over 17 outings from 8/4-9/15 ... went 3.0 perfect IP on 8/29 at Oakland, combining with James Baldwin and Keith Foulke on a 3-0 shutout ... posted career relief highs with 4.2 scoreless IP and five strikeouts on 8/24 vs. Baltimore after tossing 3.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts on 8/21 vs. Tampa Bay ... threw 3.1 perfect IP on 9/15 vs. Toronto. Was named Southern League Pitcher of the Year at Class AA Birmingham despite making only 16 starts ... was named a Second-Team Minor League All-Star as well as the No. 9 Prospect in the SL by Baseball America ... was tabbed by the same publication as having the Best Control in the Sox organization and the SL ... was named to the SL midseason and postseason and the Double-A All-Star Teams ... was the winning pitcher at the Futures Game as part of All-Star weekend ... finished second in the SL with a 2.28 ERA ... limited opponents to a .221 average ... posted a 4:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (68 SO/17 BB) and issued just 1.3 walks per 9.0 IP ... at time of promotion to the Sox, was second in the SL in ERA (2.28), tied for third in wins (eight) and ranked fourth in IP (118.2). 1999 Made pro debut at Class A Burlington, appearing in 20 games (14 starts) for the Midwest League champions ... agreed to terms with the Sox on 5/21 ... was named by Baseball America as the Best Non-Draft Sign in the organization (was a draft-and-follow from 1998) ... averaged 8.3 strikeouts (91 SO) and 1.5 walks (16 BB) per 9.0 IP ... posted a 5.7:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... went 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA (7 ER/40.2 IP) and 45 strikeouts over six starts from 7/10-8/7 ... earned MWL Pitcher of the Week honors for 8/1-7 ... struck out 11 in a complete-game, shutout victory on 8/2 at Cedar Rapids ... was recommended/signed by Nathan Durst and John Kazanas.