Single and makes his offseason home in Hato Mayor, DR.2005
finished his first season in the big leagues with a 3-6 record and a 5.67 ERA (51ER/100IP) in 22 appearances...made 14
starts and was 3-6 with a 5.83 ERA (46ER/71IP) as a starter...posted a 4.50 ERA (5ER/10IP) in eight relief outings...ranked
sixth among NL rookies in strikeouts (66) and 10th in ERA.
earned the win on 9/24 at CHI...pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four hits and three runs...made the start in place of Roger
Clemens, who was scratched with a strained left hamstring.
allowed one run in 1.0 relief inning on 9/21 at PIT...threw a perfect 9th inning on 9/17 vs. MIL...pitched 3.0 innings in relief
on 9/9 at MIL, allowing four hits and one run in his career-long relief outing.
career-long outing is 6.0 innings, accomplished on six occasions this year.
lost consecutive starts on 8/9 vs. WSH and 8/14 vs. PIT...struck out a career-high seven on 8/14...earned the win on 8/3 at ARI and
pitched 5.0 scoreless innings...earned his first Major League victory on 7/19 at PIT, allowing two hits and five runs in 6.0 innings.
had a four-game losing streak from 5/8-7/2, including 5/8 at ATL, 5/13 vs. SF, 5/21 at TEX (allowed nine runs and nine hits
in 1.2 innings), and 7/2 at CIN in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on 8/27 at LA...pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on 5/18 vs. ARI.
received a no-decision in his Major League debut on 5/3 vs. PIT...allowed four runs and seven hits in 6.0 innings.
went 4-4 with a 3.02 ERA (22ER/65.2IP) in 13 games (12 starts) with one save.
2004Posted a 13-10 mark with a 3.89 ERA at Double A Round Rock in his first season in the Astros organization...acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Nov. 3, 2003, along with Brandon Duckworth and Taylor Buchholz in exchange for Billy Wagner...named a Texas League postseason All-Star after leading the league with an Express-record 185 strikeouts and finishing eighth in the league with a 3.89 ERA...also led the league in innings pitched with 176.0...won his final five starts of the regular
season...allowed only one home run in his final six starts...limited Texas League batters to a .238 average...posted three starts with 10-or-more strikeouts...pitched at least five innings in 25 of his 28 starts...tossed eight shutout innings on July 22 vs. Frisco...allowed only one hit and fanned a career-high 13 batters...earned Texas League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of May 17-23...went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA during that period, allowing three earned runs on 12 hits with 18 strikeouts over 14 innings...named the 2004 Dominican Winter League Rookie of the Year while pitching for Escogido...went 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA (5ER/25.1IP) and 19 strikeouts in 13 appearances.2002Spent the season with Lakewood (A) and posted professional highs in wins (10), games
(25), innings pitched (152.1) and strikeouts (100), in addition to his first complete game...pitched at least 6.0 innings in 18
of 25 starts...tossed 7.0 innings in seven consecutive starts, June 23-July 25, culminating in his first professional shutout
(9.0IP) on July 25 vs. Lexington...also struck out a season-high 10 batters in that game...went 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA in six
July starts...allowed three earned runs or less in 20 of 25 starst, including his first eight of the season...ranked 19th-best
prospect in the Philadelpia Phillies minor league system by Baseball america...2001Named a Gulf Coast League (R) All-
Star...struck out a season-high nine baters in six innings on June 27 at the Tigers...tossed 5.0 innings in seven starts, 6.0
innings in the other two...rated eighth-best prospect in the GCL by Baseball America...pitched in the Florida Instructional
League...2000Spent a third season in the Dominican Summer League.1999Played with La Vega in the DSL.1998Made his professional debut with the La Vega Phillies (R) in the DSL.