Aaron Harang

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Aaron Harang MLB Career Stats

387 128-143 4.26 2322.0 1842 1.36

Aaron Harang Bio

  • Full Name: Aaron Michael Harang
  • Born: 5/9/1978 in San Diego, CA
  • Draft: 1999, Texas Rangers, 6th rd. (195th overall)
  • College: San Diego State
  • Debut: 5/25/2002
  • Last Game: 10/3/2015
  • Relationship(s): brother of Daryl Harang
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MLB Career Stats 128 143 4.26 387 381 0 2322.0 1842 1.36


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Aaron Harang Stats

*Since 2006

Aaron Harang Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Aaron Harang Statcast Events


Aaron Harang Awards

Reds Johnny Vander Meer Award

Year Team League
2005 Cincinnati NL
2007 Cincinnati NL

Reds Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2008 Cincinnati NL

Aaron Harang Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2005 3.83 23rd in NL
2006 3.76 11th in NL
2007 3.73 12th in NL
2011 3.64 24th in NL
2012 3.61 17th in NL


Season W Rank
2006 16 1st in NL
2007 16 5th in NL
2011 14 9th in NL
2014 12 23rd in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2006 .593 13th in NL
2007 .727 4th in NL
2011 .667 6th in NL
2014 .500 23rd in NL


Season SO Rank
2005 163 22nd in NL
2006 216 1st in NL
2007 218 2nd in NL
2008 153 23rd in NL
2014 161 22nd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2005 1.27 22nd in NL
2006 1.27 13th in NL
2007 1.14 5th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2006 .269 23rd in NL
2007 .242 11th in NL
2012 .246 18th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2005 32 24th in NL
2006 35 1st in NL
2007 34 2nd in NL
2012 31 23rd in NL
2014 33 4th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2004 1 17th in NL
2006 6 1st in NL
2007 2 4th in NL
2008 1 13th in NL
2009 2 12th in NL
2013 2 9th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2004 1 9th in NL
2006 2 3rd in NL
2007 1 2nd in NL
2008 1 7th in NL
2009 1 6th in NL
2013 2 3rd in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2005 211.2 19th in NL
2006 234.1 3rd in NL
2007 231.2 2nd in NL
2014 204.1 9th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2005 6.93 17th in NL
2006 8.30 6th in NL
2007 8.47 7th in NL
2008 7.47 19th in NL
2009 7.87 17th in NL
2014 7.09 22nd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2005 3.20 10th in NL
2006 3.86 5th in NL
2007 4.19 1st in NL
2008 3.06 11th in NL
2009 3.30 9th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2012 85 3rd in NL
2014 71 10th in NL
2015 51 25th in NL


Season H Rank
2005 217 13th in NL
2006 242 3rd in NL
2007 213 16th in NL
2008 205 11th in NL
2009 186 24th in NL
2014 215 4th in NL
2015 189 10th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 26 13th in NL
2005 22 25th in NL
2006 28 10th in NL
2007 28 8th in NL
2008 35 2nd in NL
2009 24 11th in NL
2011 20 24th in NL
2015 26 9th in NL

Aaron Harang Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2015 RHP Aaron Harang elected free agency.
July 30, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list.
July 2, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list. Left foot plantar fasciitis
January 5, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang.
October 30, 2014 RHP Aaron Harang elected free agency.
March 24, 2014 Atlanta Braves signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang.
March 24, 2014 Cleveland Indians released RHP Aaron Harang.
February 15, 2014 Cleveland Indians signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 15, 2014 RHP Aaron Harang roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
September 9, 2013 New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Aaron Harang from Las Vegas 51s.
September 2, 2013 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract.
September 2, 2013 Aaron Harang assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
August 30, 2013 Seattle Mariners released RHP Aaron Harang.
August 26, 2013 Seattle Mariners designated RHP Aaron Harang for assignment.
April 12, 2013 Seattle Mariners activated RHP Aaron Harang.
April 11, 2013 Colorado Rockies traded RHP Aaron Harang to Seattle Mariners for RHP Steven Hensley.
April 11, 2013 Aaron Harang roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
April 6, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers traded Aaron Harang to Colorado Rockies for C Ramon Hernandez.
April 6, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Aaron Harang for assignment.
December 8, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang.
October 31, 2011 RHP Aaron Harang elected free agency.
July 9, 2011 San Diego Padres activated RHP Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list.
July 4, 2011 sent RHP Aaron Harang on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
June 13, 2011 San Diego Padres placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 10, 2011. Sore right foot.
December 6, 2010 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Aaron Harang.
November 7, 2010 RHP Aaron Harang elected free agency.
October 13, 2010 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Aaron Harang.
October 6, 2010 Cincinnati Reds reassigned RHP Aaron Harang to the minor leagues.
August 31, 2010 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list.
August 15, 2010 sent RHP Aaron Harang on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
July 6, 2010 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 1, 2010. Lower back spasms.
October 14, 2009 Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Aaron Harang from the 15-day disabled list.
August 23, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Aaron Harang on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2008. Appendectomy

Aaron Michael Harang Bio Info

Aaron Michael Harang… Married Jennifer Wade (11/16/02); has three children: daughters Addison (10/3/06) and Kailey (12/17/10) and son Dustin (12/17/10)… 1996 graduate of Patrick Henry High School (CA)… Attended San Diego State University, where he majored in graphic design… Was named SDSU Pitcher of the Year in 1999… Was the Reds' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2007 and 2009, the Branch Rickey Award in 2007 and the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009… Honors local military families through his Aaron's Aces ticket program, which provides tickets and signed T-shirts during Sunday home games… Plans to bring this program to Philadelphia to host military families at Citizens Bank Park in 2015… Hobbies: Golf and spending time with kids… Signed by: Jim Lentine.


Went to spring training with CLE... Got released on 3/24 despite going 2-0, 2.00 ERA (2 ER, 9.0 IP) in 4 spring games... Signed by ATL on 3/26... T-2nd in the NL in quality starts (25), T-4th in starts (33), 6th in pitches/game (102.8) and 9th in innings (204.1)... Posted a career-best 3.57 ERA... Went 3-1, 0.85 ERA (3 ER, 31.2 IP) over his first 5 starts of the season, 4/2-23... Carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning, 4/2 at MIL; was the first pitcher to carry a no-hitter into the 7th inning in his ATL debut since the club moved to Atlanta in 1966... Tossed 7.0 no-hit innings, 4/18 at NYM... Had a season-high 11 SO, 4/23 vs MIA... Won 4 consecutive starts, 6/24-7/10... Held opposing hitters to a .077 AVG (1-13) with the bases loaded


Was traded twice in April prior to making his season debut; dealt from LAD to COL for Ramon Hernandez on 4/6, then traded to SEA with cash for Steven Hensley on 4/11... Lost each of his first 3 starts with SEA, 4/16-26 (11.37 ERA, 16 ER, 12.2 IP)... Pitched 2 SHO over a 4-start span: 5/27 vs SD and 6/11 vs HOU... Had a 2.45 ERA (9 ER, 33.0 IP) in 5 starts from 6/11-7/5 before posting a 7.34 ERA (34 ER, 41.2 IP) over his next 8 starts, 7/10-8/25... Was released on 9/1... Signed by NYM on 9/2 and assigned to Las Vegas (AAA)... Had 10 SO in his NYM debut, 9/12 vs WSH... T-2nd in the NL and T-6th in MLB in strikeouts over his final 4 starts (26 SO), 9/12-9/29

2012 Posted a career-low 3.61 ERA and reached double-digit victories for the second consecutive season and the sixth time in his career in his first season with the Dodgers. Ranked third on the club with 31 starts, 179.2 innings pitched and 131 strikeouts...his 179.2 innings were his most since 2008 (184.1 IP with CIN). Limited opposing hitters to a .246 batting average, including a .233 mark against right-handers (80-for- 344)...was especially tough with runners in scoring position, holding the opposition to a .202 average (33- for-163). Was one of the National League's best pitchers from May 1-thru the All-Star break, going 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA (21 ER/71.2 IP), the fifth-lowest ERA in the NL, in 12 starts during that span. Made 16 quality starts and pitched 6.0 or more innings on 17 occasions, going 8-1 with a 2.45 ERA (30 ER/110.1 IP) in those games. Established a franchise record on April 13 at Dodger Stadium by striking out nine consecutive Padre hitters, breaking Johnny Podres' franchise record of eight set on July 2, 1962 vs. Philadelphia...he finished the night with 13 strikeouts in 6.1 innings, tying his career high for strikeouts (Sept. 29, 2007) and became the first Dodger pitcher in the last 90 seasons to have 13 or more strikeouts in a game when pitching fewer than 7.0 innings. 2011 Led San Diego with 14 wins, going 14-7 (.667) with a career-low 3.64 ERA...was his second-most wins a season and most since a career-best 16 in 2006 and 2007...Missed time from June 13-July 9 (26 games) while on the 15-day disabled list due to a right foot contusion...made one rehab start for Single-A Lake Elsinore...Went 10-3 (.769) in starts following a Padres loss in 2011...Posted 18 quality starts, third most on the team behind Mat Latos and Tim Stauffer who both had 20 QS...his 18 QS were his most in a season since a career-best 20 QS in 2007 for Cincinnati...Went 3-4 with a 2.40 ERA (12 ER/45.0 IP), a .221 (36-for-163) opponents batting average and 36 strikeouts against 14 walks over his last seven starts of the season from Aug. 20-Sept. 24...Was 8-5 with a 3.05 ERA (37 ER/109.1 IP) and a .240 (97-for-405) opponents' batting average in 17 starts at home...Went 5-5 with a 3.11 ERA (28 ER/81.0 IP) in 13 starts against NL West opponents...Was 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA (14 ER/43.2 IP) in seven starts against NL Central teams. 2010 Appeared in 22 games (20 starts), missing time while on the disabled list from 7/6-8/26 with lower lumbar spasms. Was the Reds' Opening Day starter for the fifth straight season (2006-10), tying Pete Donohue (1923-27) and Mario Soto (1982- 86) for the club's consecutive Opening Day starts record (Soto had six overall)...Posted a 6-7 record and 5.02 ERA (56 ER/101.1 IP) over his 17 starts before being placed on the disabled list...returned from the DL and appeared in five games, making three starts...did not factor in a decision while recording a 7.94 ERA (10 ER/11.1 IP) after returning....Was left off the Reds playoff roster for the NLDS...CIN was swept in three games by PHI...Finished the season with six wins for the third consecutive season. 2009 Made his fourth straight Opening Day start...on 8/22 had a season-ending appendectomy... at the time of the surgery led the staff with 26 starts, 162.1 innings and 142 strikeouts...still led the team in strikeouts...ranked among the National League leaders in losses (14, T2nd) and ERA in day games (3.00, 9th)...in his last 3 starts went 1-1, 2.14 to drop overall ERA from 4.43 to season-ending 4.21...with 14 quality starts tied Johnny Cueto for second on the staff to Bronson Arroyo (23 QS)...in his 26 starts the Reds went 11-15, scored 89 runs (3.42 r/g), scored 2 runs or fewer 12 times and twice were shut out...in his 26 starts Reds batters hit just .239...in 13 starts from 5/30-8/3 went 0-9, 5.49...snapped that career-high 9-game losing streak with a 5-2 win on 8/9 at SF...the 9-game skid tied Bal's Jason Berken for the longest in the Major Leagues in 2009...was the longest by a Reds pitcher in a single season since Tom Hume's 9-game losing streak from 4/19-7/4, 1978...from 4/28-6/4 allowed a home run in 8 consecutive apps (10hr), the longest streak by a Reds pitcher since RHP Ramon Ortiz tied the National League record by allowing a home run in 15 consecutive apps from 5/1-7/17, 2005...on 4/23 at Chi recorded the 1,000th strikeout of his career (Derrek Lee)...on 7/18 vs Mil recorded his 1,000th strikeout as a Red (Manny Parra)...on 7/24 at Chi hit his first career home run (3-run off Randy Wells)...his 3-hitter in the club's fifth game, a 2-0 win on 4/12 vs Pit, was the quickest complete game by a Reds pitcher since Pete Harnisch threw a CG in the Reds' fourth game of 1999...threw his other complete game in his 200th career start, a 3-1 loss at StL on 6/4 in which Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter also threw a CG...on 5/9 vs StL celebrated his 31st birthday with an 8-3 victory...on 5/15 at SD, returned to his hometown and in his 200th career appearance suffered the 5-3 loss...on 5/25 vs Hou earned the 8-5 victory when he returned after a 2-hour, 3-minute rain delay with 2 outs in the top of the fifth inning, allowed a single to Hunter Pence but then struck out Humberto Quintero to become eligible for the win...with that victory improved to 5-4, 3.36 through his first 10 starts...beginning with his next appearance, in his last 16 starts of the season went 1-10, 4.78...made his last start of the season on 8/20 vs SF and received no decision in the 2-1 win (7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR). 2008 Made his third straight Opening Day start...won the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award from the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...his career-high 17 losses tied Hou's Brandon Backe for the most in the National League...also ranked among the NL pitching leaders in HR allowed (35, 2nd), earned runs allowed (98, T7th) and runs allowed (104, 10th)...tied the club record for most homers allowed by a righthander (35, Sammy Ellis in 1966)...from 7/13-8/9 was on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm...prior to his disabling went 3-11, 4.76 in 19 starts and 1 relief appearance...in 10 starts after he came off the DL went 3-6, 4.84 with 1 complete game...in his 29 starts the Reds went 12-17 and scored 102 runs (3.52 r/g)...his 17 quality starts ranked third on the staff behind Edinson Volquez (20) and Bronson Arroyo (18)...from 8/22-9/17 threw 6 consecutive quality starts, his longest QS streak of the season (2-3, 1.93, 42ip, 9er)...during that stretch suffered all 3 losses by 3-2 scores...on 5/25 at SD made his first relief appearance since 8/11/06 and as the ninth of the Reds' 10 pitchers threw 4.0 scoreless innings in the 18-inning, 12-9 loss (2h, 1bb, 9k, 63 pitches)...his 9 strikeouts were a season high and the 4.0 innings tied for the longest relief appearance of his career...was the ninth of the Reds' 10 pitchers and threw innings 13-16...fellow starter Edinson Volquez pitched the 17th and 18th innings...Cin used every player but starter Johnny Cueto, who was scheduled to start the next game 2 days later...Harang went 2-6, 3.50 in 11 starts prior to that relief outing and 4-11, 5.71 in 18 starts after that appearance...was scheduled to start on 7/5 vs Wsh but was given a few extra days to recover from stiffness in his right forearm...pitched instead on 7/8 at Wrigley Field and issued a career-high 7 walks...continued to be bothered by the injury and returned to Cincinnati, where an MRI revealed a strained right forearm...went on the disabled the final day prior to the All-Star break and didn't pitch again for the Reds until 8/10...on Opening Day wore #41 in honor of Joe Nuxhall...was the club's nominee for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award for his contributions to the community...pledged $55,000 to the Miracle League of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 2007 For the second time in 3 seasons won the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the club's Most Outstanding Pitcher...finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award voting...tied his career high in victories (16) and established a new career best in strikeouts (218)...4 times was the victim of blown saves... led the staff in wins, starts, complete games (2), innings pitched (231.2) and strikeouts...led the club in wins for the third straight year, in strikeouts for the fourth straight year and in complete games for the third straight year...ranked among the National League pitching leaders in starts (34, T2nd), innings pitched (2nd), strikeouts (2nd), fewest walks per 9ip (2.0, 2nd), winning percentage (.727, 4th), ERA at night (2.86, 4th), complete games (T4th), victories (T5th) and strikeouts per 9ip (8.5, 7th)...in addition to his 2 complete games pitched 9.0 innings in a 12-inning, 2-1 win at SD on 5/15 and a career-best 10.0 innings in a 12-inning, 2-1 win vs Mil on 7/23...became the first Reds pitcher to throw 10.0 innings in a game since Rick Mahler did it on 8/30/89 at StL...twice was on the bereavement list but did not miss a start (5/17-5/19, 7/19-7/22)...on 8/2 at Wsh missed a start with soreness in his lower back...in 11 starts after his return went 6-3, 4.08 with 1cg and 6 quality starts...in his last 24 starts of the season went 11-4, 3.33...in his 34 apps produced 20 quality starts, second on the staff to Bronson Arroyo (22qs)...in his 34 starts the Reds went 24-10 (.706) and scored 175 runs (5.15 r/g)...the .283 difference between his winning percentage (16-6, .727) and his team's (72-90, .444) was the highest in the majors (minimum 10 decisions)...went 16-4, 3.61 in his first 32 starts of the season and 0-2, 5.40 in his final 2 starts...was his only losing streak of the year...his 4-0 start was the best of his career...his 14-3 start was the best by a Reds pitcher since Tom Seaver finished the 1981 season 14-2...his 5-game winning streak from 5/30-7/13 was the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2007 and tied his career high... received votes for National League Pitcher of the Month for April (6g, 4-0, 4.23)...on 4/2 vs Chi, in his second consecutive Opening Day start earned the 5-1 victory...became the first Reds starter to win on Opening Day since LHP John Smiley in 1997 (11-4 win vs Col) and the first RH starter since Jose Rijo in 1993 (2-1 win vs Mtl)...his 7.0 innings were the most by any Reds starter on Opening Day since Rijo threw 8.0 innings in that 2-1 win vs Mtl in 1993...became the first Reds pitcher to make consecutive Opening Day starts since RHP Pete Harnisch had the honors in 2000 and 2001...between Harnisch and Harang, Opening Day nods went to Joey Hamilton, Jimmy Haynes, Cory Lidle and Paul Wilson...on 5/15 at SD, started in his hometown and in one of the best pitching performances of his career received no decision in the 12-inning, 2-1 victory (9ip, 2h, 1er, 4bb, 7k, 120 pitches)...allowed only a 1-out double to Mike Cameron in the fifth inning and a 1-out double to Geoff Blum in the eighth...with 2 outs in the bottom of the eighth balked in the tying run...on 7/28 vs Chi, left his start after 1.0 inning with a sore lower back...an MRI the next day showed no structural damage but he skipped his scheduled start...didn't pitch again until 8/8 vs LAD, when he threw 8.0 shutout innings in the 1-0 victory (4h, 1bb, 8k, 111 pitches)...in a no-decision in the 7-6 win on 8/19 at Mil allowed 4 homers, tying his career high and the most by a Reds pitcher in 2007...allowed all 6 runs on homers (Ryan Braun solo, Billy Hall 2-run, Prince Fielder 2-run & solo)...lost his last 2 starts of the season...on 9/23 at SF suffered the 5-4 loss...took a 4-hit shutout into the sixth inning, then in that frame allowed 6 hits and all 5 of his runs...in his final start of the year, on 9/29 vs Chi, suffered the 4-0 loss despite a career-high 13 strikeouts...in 8.0 innings didn't walk a batter and threw for strikes 95 of his 125 pitches...on 9/3 vs NYM was Pedro Martinez' 3,000th strikeout victim...on 9/22 at SF made the first pinch-hitting appearance of his career (sac bunt). 2006 The Reds' Opening Day starter led the National League in strikeouts (216) and complete games (6), tied for the NL lead in starts (35) and victories (16) and ranked among the leaders in innings pitched (234.1, 3rd), ERA (3.76, 11th), shutouts (2, T3rd), ERA on the road (2.98, 3rd), fewest walks per 9ip (2.2, 9th) and strikeouts per 9ip (8.3, 6th)...was the first Reds pitcher to lead the league in strikeouts since Jose Rijo in 1993...for the third straight season led the staff in strikeouts (216)... for the second straight season led the staff in victories and complete games...as the club battled for a playoff spot down the stretch, in 6 starts in September went 3-1, 3.83 with 2 complete games...his 16 wins were the most by a Reds pitcher since Pete Harnisch went 16-10 in 1999... became the first Reds pitcher with 200 strikeouts in a season since Rijo led the league with 227k in 1993, ending the longest 200-strikeout drought in the National League...his 6cg were the most by a Reds pitcher since Rijo's 7cg in 1990...with 17 quality starts ranked second on the staff to Bronson Arroyo (23qs)... ended the season with 2 consecutive complete games, a 3-2 win on 9/24 vs Chi (6h) and a 5-2 win on 9/29 at Pit (8h)... following his final start of the season moved into the Major League lead in innings pitched, moved into a tie for the NL lead in wins and starts and moved into sole possession of the NL lead in strikeouts and complete games...in 6 starts from 4/8-5/4 went 5-0, 2.95...the 5-game winning streak was the longest of his career and tied Arroyo for the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2006...twice was the victim of blown saves...in his 35 starts the Reds went 20-15 and scored 165 runs (4.71 r/g)...in his 18 apps on the road went 9-7 and ranked third in the National League with a 2.98era...threw both of his shutouts and 5 of his 6 complete games while on the road...on 4/3 vs the Cubs made the first Opening Day start of his career...at 27 years, 329 days old was the youngest Reds pitcher to start Opening Day since Brett Tomko (25 years, 363 days) in 1999...in that 16-7 Opening Day loss allowed 5 runs in the first inning, the most allowed by the Reds on Opening Day since Louisville scored 5 in the first frame in 1877...the 16 runs were the most allowed by a Reds team on Opening Day since that 22-4 loss to Louisville in 1877...in his 1-0 win at StL on 4/14 produced a 2-out RBI-single off Chris Carpenter to become the first pitcher to drive in the only run and earn the decision in a 1-0 victory since Chi's Carlos Zambrano did it on 9/22/04 at Pit...became the first Reds pitcher to do it since Johnny Klippstein did both in a 13-inning win at Hou on 8/6/62...was Cin's first game at new Busch Stadium...on 4/23 at Mil made his first career start on 3 days' rest and threw a 5-hit complete game in the 11-0 win (2bb, 4k)...started in place of Eric Milton, who was scratched with a left knee injury...in the 7-1 win at Col on 5/4, his career-high 12 strikeouts were the most by a Reds pitcher since LHP Ron Villone had 16 punchouts on 9/29/00 at StL and the most by a Reds righthander since Pete Harnisch had 12k on 8/19/99 vs Pit...on 5/21 at Det, in his 100th career start, threw his second complete game of the season but suffered the 1-0 loss (8ip, 5h, 1er, 1bb, 9k)...took a 0-0 score and a 4-hit shutout into the eighth inning but allowed an RBI-single to pinch hitter Placido Polanco...retired 15 straight batters during one stretch...on 7/25 at Hou threw 8.0 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 victory (4h, 1bb, 6k, 112 pitches)...outdueled Roger Clemens (7ip, 7h, 2er, 2bb, 4k)...on 8/11 at Phi made his only relief appearance since 5/28/03 and received no decision in the 14-inning, 6-5 loss (1ip, 2h, 0r, 0bb, 1k)...threw a scoreless 13th inning as the eighth of Cin's 9 pitchers...snapped his streak of consecutive starts at 100...finished the season with 10 straight starts...in addition to double-digit strikeout games on 5/4 at Col (12k) and 4/8 vs Pit (10k) had seven 9-strikeout games. 2005 Received the Johnny Vander Meer Award as the Reds' Most Outstanding Pitcher...led the staff in victories (11), ERA (3.83), quality starts (19), innings pitched (211.2) and strikeouts (163), all career highs...tied with Ramon Ortiz for the staff lead in complete games (1)...with a career-high 32 starts ranked second on the staff to Eric Milton (33)...became the first Reds pitcher with 200 innings in a season since RHP Elmer Dessens led the staff with 205ip in 2001...his 211.2ip were the most by a Reds pitcher since LHP John Smiley had 217.1ip in 1996 and the most by a righthander since Jose Rijo's 257.1ip in 1993...posted a 3.54era in his first 29 starts but a 6.87era in his last 3 starts (18.1ip, 32h, 14er)...in each of his last 2 apps of the season established career highs in hits allowed (11h in 5ip on 9/ 23 vs Phi, 14h in 7.1ip on 9/28 at Mil)...in his 32 starts the Reds went 13-19 and scored 143 runs (4.5 r/g)...in 12 of his 32 starts the Reds scored 2 runs or fewer, including 7 starts in which they scored 1 or 0 runs, and twice were shut out...3 times was a victim of a blown save, all in his first 7 starts...on 7/20 vs Chi threw the staff's first complete game of the season, a 9-3 victory in Cin's 95th game of the season...the 94g to begin a season without a complete game was a new club record...in the 9-0 win at Hou on 5/30 threw 7.0 innings in the Reds' only shutout of the season...from 5/3-5/30 threw at least 7.0 innings in each of his 5 starts, the longest such streak by a Reds pitcher in 2005...also was the only Reds pitcher this season to throw 8.0 innings in consecutive apps (5/9 vs SD, 5/14 at Phi)...in May received votes for the National League Pitcher of the Month Award (5gs, 3-1, 1.93)...finished the month with a 3-game winning streak (5/14-5/30, 3gs, 3-0, 2.01), a season-high and his longest personal streak since he began his Reds career by winning his first 3 starts (8/9-8/20, 2003)...immediately followed that winning streak with a career-high 6-game losing streak (6/4-7/7, 0-6, 5.91, 7gs), tied for the second-longest losing streak by a National League pitcher in 2005 (Col's Shawn Chacon, 7g)...was the longest by a Reds pitcher since Danny Graves' 8-game skid from 7/5-9/2, 2003...during that 6-game skid skid became the first Reds righthander to lose 4 consecutive starts (6/4-6/20) since Graves lost 4 straight from 5/25-6/14, 2003...as a batter went 2-for-74...no player in the Major Leagues had as few hits in as many at bats...produced his first 3 career RBI, a run-scoring single off A.J. Burnett on 4/22 at Fla, an RBI-single off Mark Redman on 8/26 at Pit and a run-scoring groundout off Vicente Padilla on 9/23 vs Phi...between his 2 hits went 0-for- 49 (4/22-8/20), a career high and the longest hitless skid in the Major Leagues in 2005...was the longest single-season hitless skid by any Major League batter since Padres pitcher Andy Benes went 0-for-50 in 1991 and the longest by a Reds batter since pitcher Jack Billingham went 0-for-67 in 1973...finished the season 0-for-17...on 7/20 vs Chi produced 3 sac bunts, 1 shy of the Major League record shared by 7 players, including Cin's Cy Seymour. 2004 Established career highs in most statistical categories...led the Reds' staff in strikeouts (125)...ranked second on the staff to Paul Wilson in wins (10), starts (28), innings pitched (161.0) and quality starts (12)...from 6/4- 6/25 was on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his right elbow...went 4-2, 5.43 in 11 starts before he went on the DL and 6-7, 4.53 with 1cg in 17 starts after he came off the DL...in his 28 starts the Reds went 16- 12 and scored 138 runs (4.9 r/g)...3 times was the victim of blown saves, all in his first 9 starts and twice in his first 3 starts...allowed 11hr in his first 22 starts (128.1ip) and 15hr in his last 6 starts (32.2ip)...in the 1-0 victory on 8/26 vs StL threw his first complete game in his 52nd career start (3h, 1bb, 6k)...didn't allow a Cardinals runner to reach second base...allowed 2 singles to Tony Womack and a single with 2 outs in the ninth to Larry Walker...StL starter Chris Carpenter also threw a 3-hit CG (1bb, 11k)...in the 10-inning, 7-6 victory on 6/1 at Fla allowed 10 hits, tying his career high...3 days later went on the disabled list...on 6/26 vs Pit, in his first appearance after his stint on the DL threw 5.0 shutout innings in the 1-0 loss (4h, 3bb, 7k, 94 pitches)...on 7/9 at Mil, in one of his best starts of the season threw 7.2 shutout innings in the 3-0 victory (5h, 1bb, 10k, 120 pitches)...tied his career high with 10 strikeouts...allowed only 5 singles...until his CG on 8/26 vs StL was the longest outing of his career...from 8/31-9/12 allowed 11 homers over 3 starts, including a career-high 4hr on 8/31 vs Hou and 9/6 at Hou and 3hr on 9/12 vs Mil...made a rehab appearance on 6/18 in a 9-5 Louisville loss vs Buffalo...as a batter, on 9/6/04 at Hou produced an infield single off Brandon Backe to snap an 0-for-33 skid (5/11-8/31), at that time the longest hitless skid by any Reds batter since pitcher Mike LaCoss went 0-for-36 in 1980. 2003 Combined to go 5-6, 5.31 in 15 starts and 1 relief appearance for the Athletics and Reds...also went 8-3, 3.22 in 13 minor league starts...skipped a scheduled start on 9/10 because of a lower back strain but returned to finish the season 1-1, 6.00 in his last 3 starts...the injury forced his removal from a game on 9/5 at StL...began the season at Sacramento, where he went 7-2, 2.38 in 9 starts before he was promoted to Oak on 5/24...when promoted led the Pacific Coast League in wins and ranked seventh in ERA...made his first appearance for Oak on 5/28 at Min, threw 4.0 innings in the longest relief outing by an Athletics reliever to that point of the season...made his last 6 apps for the A's as a starter...returned to Sacramento on 7/16 and made 3 more starts (1-0, 3.78) before he was traded to the Reds on 7/30...made just 1 start for Louisville before he joined Cin on 8/9 and spent the rest of the season there...won his first 3 starts for the Reds, the longest winning streak of his career...became the first Reds pitcher to win his first 3 starts since Bill Bonham won his first 4 starts in April 1978...in his 9 starts the Reds went 6-3...made his Reds debut on 8/9 at SD and in his first career appearance in his hometown earned the 9-5 victory...in his second start, on 8/14 vs Ari, earned the 3-2 victory to snap the Reds' 16-game losing streak to the Diamondbacks...in his third start, on 8/20 at Ari, threw 7.0 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 victory...beat Randy Johnson...on 9/5 at StL, in the shortest start of his career received no decision in the 12-inning, 4-2 victory (1ip)...did not return for the bottom of the second inning because of a lower back strain...wouldn't pitch again until his 12-4 victory on 9/16 at Pit...on 8/14 vs Ari recorded his only career hit, a single off Stephen Randolph.

Career highlights: In 2000 was a Florida State League All-Star...was Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for 6/12-6/18, 2000...in 1999 was Appalachian League Pitcher of the Year...was Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week for 7/19-7/25, 1999. 2002 Made his major league debut with the A's and appeared in 16 games, 15 starts...the starts were fifth most on the A's pitching staff...14 of the starts came from May 25 to August 25...started the season in the minors and finished it in the A's bullpen before making a spot start in his final outing of the season...ranked ninth among American League rookies in starts, 10th in strikeouts (64) and tied for 10th in wins...allowed a .261 opponents batting average...began the year at Double-A Midland and was 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA in three starts before he was promoted to Sacramento on April 18...went 3-2 with a 1.77 ERA in seven starts in his Triple-A debut and was called up to Oakland on May 25 after going a combined 5-2 with a 1.55 ERA and no home runs allowed in 10 minor league starts (52.1 innings)...made his major league debut on May 25 against Tampa Bay and pitched seven shutout innings to pick up the win (3 h, 3 bb, 10 so)...combined with Chad Bradford on a three-hit shutout and struck out 10 to become the second pitcher in Oakland history to fan 10 or more in his debut...Tim Hudson set the record with 11 on June 8, 1999...became the 29 th pitcher in Oakland history to start in his debut, the ninth to win...took the loss in his next start, a 4-1 A's loss against Seattle on June 3 but shut out the Mariners over the first four innings...that extended his career opening scoreless streak to 11.0 innings, an Oakland record for a starter...previous mark was 10.0 by John Johnson in 1978...tossed at least six innings in five of his first six starts and then tossed fewer than six innings in eight of his final nine starts...was moved to the bullpen following the break with the acquisition of Ted Lilly but never pitched in relief before he was optioned to Sacramento on July 23...returned the next day when Lilly went on the disabled list and went 2-1 with a 5.87 ERA (20 er in 30.2 ip) in six starts during his second stint...charged with the A's final loss before their 20-game winning streak on August 12 vs. Toronto, despite allowing just two runs on five hits in 7.0 innings...optioned to Sacramento on August 26 th as the A's had three off days over an eight day stretch and went with a four-man rotation...made one start at Sacramento, a loss at Las Vegas on September 2, and finished the Triple-A portion of his season 3-3 with a 3.26 ERA in eight starts...returned to Oakland on September 4 and appeared in two games...made his only relief appearance of the season on September 15 against Seattle and took the loss (2.0 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 1 so) and started on September 28 at Texas and had a no decision, despite allowing a season high seven runs in a season low 1.1 innings. 2001 Acquired by the A's from the Texas organization during the off-season and tied for fourth in the A's organization in wins (10) while ranking sixth in ERA (4.14)...started 27 games which tied for third most in the Texas League...tossed six or more innings in 12 of those starts, allowed three runs or fewer 18 times and did not walk a batter eight times...led Double-A Midland in strikeouts (112), tied for the team lead in games started and ranked second in innings pitched (150.0)...allowed a .285 opponents batting average which broke down to .335 (71 for 212) against left handers and .258 (102 for 396) against right handers...posted a 2.08 ERA in five April starts but was just 2-2...went 4-1 with a 3.15 ERA in six July starts...including a four-game winning streak from July 10 to 26 that he capped with 7.0 shutout innings on July 26 against El Paso. 2000 Named to the Florida State League post-season All-Star team after leading the league with a career high 13 wins...also tied for second in complete games (3) and shutouts (2), was third in opponents batting average by a starter (.219), tied for fourth in games started (27) and ranked eighth in ERA (3.32)...led his Charlotte team in wins and shutouts and tied for the team lead in starts and complete games...ranked second in the Texas organization in wins, fifth in strikeouts (136) and sixth in ERA...allowed a .220 opponents batting average which broke down to .283 (41 for 145) against left handers and .200 (87 for 436) against right handers...tossed seven or more innings in 10 of his 27 starts...struck out a season high 13 in 6.0 shutout innings of one-hit ball on April 25 at Daytona...was 2- 0 with a 1.59 ERA in five games in May...tossed a one-hitter in a 5-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader on June 13 at St. Petersburg...was named FSL Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 12-18...finished the season with a seven-game winning streak from July 15 to August 28 (2.59 ERA). 1999 Was named Pitcher of the Year in the Appalachian League..led the AL in wins (9) and fewest base runners per 9 innings (1.83) and tied for the league lead in complete games (1) and shutouts (1)...ranked third in ERA (2.30) and strikeouts (87) and was fifth in IP (78.1).