Matthew David Peterson...graduated from Rapides High School (LA)...went 11-1 with a 0.63 ERA as a senior, striking out 149 and
walking 31 in 78 innings...was a second-team high school All-America selection.2009Spent his ninth professional season, and first with the Marlins, at double-A Jacksonville. Went 4-4
with a 3.86 ERA and a career-high 37 saves in 56 relief appearances for the Suns...Led all of MiLB in saves, while his appearance total led the club...Earned first save in his first appearance on April 9 vs. Tennessee, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning.
Saved 86% (37-of-43) of games in which he had an opportunity...From July 10 to August 6, earned a win/loss/save in 13 consecutive games, going 2-2 with nine saves over that span...Owned two streaks in which he earned a save in seven consecutive appearances; June 8-26 and July 19-August 1...Named to the Southern League All-Star team. Struck out two in his only inning of work...His fist win came on May 22 vs. Montgomery as he tossed 2.0 perfect innings. Also earend wins on July 10 vs. Carolina, July 17 vs.
Tennessee and August 29 vs. Chattanooga...Earned Southern League Player of the Week honors for the week of July 20-26. In that week he struck out two in 4.0 scoreless innings...Suffered first loss of the season on May 29 at Mobile. His other losses; June 29 vs. Montgomery, August 2 vs. Huntsville and August 6
at Chattanooga...At home, posted a 4-2 mark with 16 saves and a 4.99 ERA (30.2 IP/17 ER) in 28 appearances. In 28 road games, went 0-2 with 21
saves and a 2.60 ERA (27.2 IP/8 ER)...Held lefthanded hitters to a .204 average (21x103) while righties hit at a .250 clip (29x116)...Appeared in five games during the Suns run to the Southern League Championship, surrendering two runs over 4.0 innings...Following the season, appeared in six games for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan League. Had no record and a
7.94 ERA (5.2 IP/5 ER).2008Began 2008 with double-A Northwest Arkansas in the Kansas City organization...missed 96 days due to a lower back strain, going
on the Disabled List on April 14 and returning on July 19.2007Led the Eastern League in saves in 2007, earning Eastern League All-Star honors...posted 4-2 mark with 29 saves and a 1.98 ERA with
double-A Altoona.2005Peterson spent the entire season at Class-A Double Altoona. The 23-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from the New York Mets organization in July 2004 as part of the Kris Benson trade, went 11-9
with a 5.51 ERA in 27 appearances (26 starts) with the Curve.2004Went 9-6 with 4.03 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) between Binghamton (Mets' AA) and Altoona (AA). ...Ranked ninth among Eastern League pitchers in ERA...Began season with Binghamton...Held opposing teams to three earned runs or fewer in all but two of his 18 starts with Binghamton and two earned runs or less in 13 starts...Went 2-0 with a 2.27 ERA (31.2ip/8er) in first six starts...Improved to 3-0 after allowing just one run in a season-high 8.0 innings of work @Harrisburg on 5/17...Had roughest outing in a Binghamton uniform on 5/23 vs. New Hampshire, lasting just 2.0 innings and allowing nine runs (7er) and a season-high six walks...Did not allow an earned run over 7.0 innings of work @Reading on 7/2 (3h/1r)...Was placed on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle on 7/20...Was acquired by Pittsburgh in Kris Benson deal on 7/30 and was assigned to Altoona...Allowed just two runs and three hits in 5.0 innings of work to earn the win in his debut with the Curve on 8/4 @Akron...Won his first three starts with the Curve before going 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA (20.0ip/16er) in his last four outings...Surrendered four earned runs or more in four of his seven starts with Altoona...Did not appear in any of Altoona's six post-season games.2003Spent majority of the season with St. Lucie (Mets' A), where he posted a 6-0 record and a 2.08 ERA in 10 starts at home and a 3-1 record and a 0.98 ERA in five road starts...Struck out season-high eight batters on 6/28 vs. Lakewood...Did not allow a run in three-start stretch from 7/3-14 (20.0ip)...Went 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA in five starts during the month of July (31.0ip/6er)...Also whiffed eight batters on 7/14 vs. Clearwater...Went 6-0 with a 1.75 ERA (36.0ip/7er) in his final seven Florida State League starts. ...Was promoted to Binghamton on 7/31...Picked up his lone Double-A victory on 8/1 vs. Portland (game one)...Was moved back to St. Lucie on 8/27 and helped the club capture the Florida State League Championship...Posted a 0.64 ERA (14.0ip/1er) in two post-season appearances...Worked 7.0 innings in Game One of the Semi Final Series vs. Jupiter, allowing one run and striking out 11 in the 5-1 victory...Also pitched 7.0 shutout frames in Game Two of the Championship Series against Dunedin...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and went 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in eight games with Peoria (22.2ip/26h/17r/16er/11bb/19so).2002Spent all but one game with Capital City (Mets' A)...Ranked second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts...Finished first among starters in strikeouts ratio (10.0)...Tossed first professional complete game (7.0ip) on 6/13 @Augusta (game one). ...Whiffed 13 batters on 6/25 vs. Asheville...Went 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA (56.0ip/12er) in nine-game stretch from 6/1 thru 7/16...Had five games of 10 or more strikeouts...Made lone appearance with St. Lucie on 8/1 vs. Lakewood.2001Split first professional season between Capital City and Brooklyn (Mets' Rookie)...Combined to go 4-8 with a 3.99 ERA in 24 games (20 starts) with the two clubs...Went 1-6 with a 5.54 ERA in 14 starts with Capital City and 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA (14.1ip/4er) in four relief appearances...Was with Brooklyn from 6/19 thru 7/18...Lost first two decisions, but went 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last three New York-Penn League starts (15.2ip/2er)...Struck out 10 batters while pitching with Capital City @Asheville on 8/1...Lost last four decisions with the Bombers...Surrendered season-high 10 runs in just 2.2 innings of work on 8/28 @Macon.