Full name is Bradley Joseph Thompson...married in the winter of 2008 to Andrea...former Cardinals teammate
Randy Flores presided over the ceremony...Graduated from Cimarron Memorial High in Las Vegas in 2000...Received his associate of science degree from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah...played in the Junior
College World Series and was named to the JC World Series All-Tournament team...had his #17 jersey retired
by Dixie State along with fellow alum Brandon Lyon on October, 30, 2009.2009Opened the season on the Cardinals roster but was optioned to Memphis (AAA) on April 15, where he made
three starts before being recalled...Made 8 starts and 24 relief appearances for St. Louis, compiling a 3.89 ERA in 37.0 innings in his relief
stints...Made a pair of starts against the American League and won both, allowing 4 earned runs in 13.0 innings for a
2.77 ERA.2008Spent most of his season in the Cardinals bullpen, but did make six starts...In his six starts went 3-2, 4.91 ERA (29.1 IP/16 ER). The Cards have won 17 of his 24 (.708 win pct.) career games started...In his six starts went 3-2, 4.91 ERA (29.1 IP/16 ER). The Cards have won 17 of his 24 (.708 win pct.) career games started...Played most of the season at St. Louis, but was optioned to Memphis (AAA) following his 6/19 start and recalled on 6/30...Placed on the 15-day DL on 4/28 retroactive to 4/23 with right elbow inflammation. Was on the DL until his start 6/19...Made 2 rehab starts (6/9 & 6/14) at Memphis (AAA) pitching a combined 8.2 innings and allowing eight runs (7 ER)...Was activated from DL on 6/19 and optioned after he made the start vs. KC (5.0 IP, 2R)...Recalled from Memphis 6/30 and worked a then season-high 4.0 IP of relief 7/1 vs. NY...Entered in 1st inn. on 7/9 at PHI after Mulder departed w/shoulder discomfort. Went a season-relief high 4.1 innings and
allowed two runs & didn't allow hit until the 4th...Retired 6-straight batters in scoreless 13th & 14th 7/26 at NY to earn his 3rd win in a 10-8, 14-inning Cards victory...Made a start 8/15 at CIN (replacing Carpenter) and posted his 5th win (5.0 IP, 3H, 2 ER)...Made his 6th start of the year in the season's final game, picking up his 6th win (5.0 IP, 3 ER).2007Displayed versatility in splitting time between the bullpen and starting. Made 17 starts & was 6-4, 4.66 in those games vs. 2-2,
4.91 in 27 relief appearances.
The Cardinals won 12 of the 17 games he started.
Allowed a team-high 23 home runs in 129.1 IP. He ranked T-5th in N.L. with 13 hit batsmen.
Was 5-1 with a 3.68 ERA combined against the N.L. Central and West. Was 2-3, 6.19 ERA in 12 games (4 starts) vs. N.L.
Spent the majority of the season with St. Louis but was optioned to Memphis (AAA) on 8/24 and recalled on 9/4.
Pitched in two games while at Triple-A and allowed four runs in 3.1 IP on 8/27 vs. Iowa and went 5.0 scoreless IP in a start 9/1
Made Opening Day roster for the second time and second straight season. Allowed three runs in 13.1 innings (2.03 ERA)
spanning seven Grapefruit League games. He allowed just one run in 9.1 innings while being groomed as a starter.
Went 1.2 IP in releif on 4/7 at HOU allowing 2 solo HR's...his1st time allowing multi-HR in game.
Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief 4/10 at PIT & earned the win - the first decision for a Cardinals reliever in 2007.
Made his 2nd career start on 5/8 vs. COL and allowed just one run (Holliday solo HR) over his 5.0 IP.
Earned first win as a starter on 5/14 at LA, 8-4...used just 80 pitches to get through then career-high 6.2 IP...allowed no walks,
but did allow a pair of solo HR's.
Allowed five runs 5/20 at DET in his 100th career outing as he suffered his first loss of season and first since 9/25/06 vs. SD.
Worked a career-high 7.1 IP, allowing just two runs, in 7-3 win at COL on 5/31 as the Cardinals gained a split of the four-game
series at Coors Field.
Allowed a career-high eight runs and matched a career high with 10 hits allowed in an 8-1 loss on 6/12 at KC. Also matched a
career-high with four walks.
Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief on 6/16 at OAK and allowed 3 hits. It was his first relief app. since 5/1 at MIL.
Was stellar in a start 6/19 vs. KC, allowing a run on seven hits in the 5-1 win. It was his first career interleague win.
Pitched 6.0 innings and allowed two runs on six hits 6/29 in a 4-2 Cards win at CIN. Allowed the two runs with two outs in his
final inning of work (Hamilton HR).
Lost 4-0 on 7/17 at FLA despite a quality start. Worked 6.0 IP and allowed three runs on seven hits, the big blow a 2-run HR
in the 5th by Hanley Ramirez.
Notched second straight quality start 7/22 at ATL, working 6.0 innings & allowing two runs in the Cards 7-2, 10-inning win. It
was his third no-decision in his last four starts.
His eight outings for St. Louis between 8/1-23 were all out of the bullpen. During that span he was 0-1, 4.35 ERA covering
10.1 IP (5er).
Made first start since 7/28 on 9/9 at ARI. Went 2.0 IP in a no-decision in which St. Louis lost, 6-5.
Posted his first quality start since 7/22 on 9/22 vs. HOU. He earned the win with 6.0 IP, allowing one run on four hits.
Allowed two unearned runs in 6.0 innings of a 7-3 win at MIL in his last outing (start) of the season on 9/26.2006Righthander was on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Was with the big-league club until an option to
Memphis (AAA) on 7/3 (Chris Duncan recalled) after 32 outings (one start)...He was recalled on 8/9...Prior to his option, had allowed runs (20 total) in 9 of last 17 outings, raising ERA from 0.52 to 4.24...Optioned a second time to Memphis (AAA) on 8/15 before his 9/1 recall for the remainder of the season...Made nine appearances after 9/1 recall. Went 2.1 scoreless IP with 2 K's on the last day of the season in relief of An. Reyes...Worked 2.0 perfect IP with 2 K's on 9/28 vs. MIL...Charged with the loss on 9/25 vs. SD, allowing the winning run in a 6-5 loss to the Padres that snapped his 7.1 scoreless IP
streak. Worked 2.0 IP...Retired 4 of his 5 batters faced 9/24 at HOU, fanning three...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings on 8/10 at CIN, his 1st action with the M.L. club since 7/2 vs. KC...Was assigned a spot start on 5/24 at SF and allowed two runs on four hits in 2.0 IP...Snapped 14.1-inning scoreless streak (13 outings) on 5/16 vs. NY. Allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on three hits...Pitched 2.0 innings on 5/9 vs. COL, retiring all six batters faced...Had his first outing of over 1.0 IP on 4/27, going 1.1 IP and picking up his 2nd Hold...earned first Hold 4/16 in win vs. CIN...Suffered 1st career loss on 4/8 at CHI when he allowed a leadoff HR to D. Lee in the 8th inning...Pitched the 9th on Opening Day (4/3) at PHI and picked up first win of the season on 4/5 at PHI with a perfect 8th...Was 2-0, 2.11 ERA (42.2 IP/10 ER) in 14 games (5 starts) overall at Memphis. Went 1-0, 0.69 ERA (13.0 IP / ER), fanning 12,
in six relief outings from 8/17-30 after being sent back to Memphis on 8/15...Made his second consecutive postseason roster in his fourth year of professional baseball...retired the first
two batters in the 8th inning of WS Game 2 at DET, his lone appearance in the Series...managed just one out in NLCS Game 4, allowing
3 runs (2 ER) on a C. Delgado HR and was charged with the 12-5 loss...went 0.1 IP in LCS Game 1 for the final out of the 7th, stranding
a runner at 2nd...finished out the 9th inning in DS Game 3 vs. Padres with 0.2 IP.2005Rookie righthander was named the Hamilton Jewelers Cardinals Rookie of the Year in balloting of St. Louis writers and
broadcasters...Made his Major League debut on 5/8 vs. SD, and earned his first professional save with 3.0 IP in 15-5 win over SD...Became
first Cardinals pitcher to earn a save in ML debut since John Urrea did so on 4/10/77 at PIT...Earned the win in Busch Stadium regular season finale and posted a 2.08 ERA at Busch (30.1 IP/7 ER)...Ranked eighth among NL relief leaders in opponent's batting average with runners on base (.179, 14-78)...Rookie was purchased from Memphis prior to 5/6 game vs. SD, becoming the first player from the Cardinals' 2002 draft class
to make his ML debut...Went 2-1 in nine games of relief for Memphis with a 3.29 ERA...Held opponents to a .231 batting average (12-for-52) while fanning 11 in 13.2 IP...All five of his runs allowed in nine games at Memphis came in one outing, his second appearance of the year on 4/10 vs. Oklahoma City...Allowed five runs on four hits in 1.0 IP...Worked 2.0 scoreless IP 6/8 vs. BOS, allowing two walks - his first multi-walk game...Allowed a two-run HR to T.Glaus in 7/4 win at ARI, breaking a string of eight scoreless outings (9.0 IP)...Picked up his first career win 7/15 vs. HOU, inducing fielder's choice in the 13th inning of a 3-2 win...A. Pujols' two-run walk-off
home run in the bottom of the inning gave him the win...His three walks allowed on 7/20 doubled his season total at that point -- had three walks in first 26.0 IP...Worked out of self-created, bases-loaded jam 8/1 vs. FLA to go 2.1 scoreless innings...Retired all seven batters he faced and collected first ML hit 8/21 vs. SF (J. Schmidt)...Picked up his second win with 3.0 shutout IP on 8/28 at WSH. Retired 18 of 19 batters spanning three outings from (8/21-28)...Appeared in two games during the Division Series vs. San Diego...gave up one run on two hits in both Game 1 and Game 3 of the NLDS...pitched one inning over two games of the NLCS against Houston and did not allow a run.2004In just his second season of pro ball, set a Southern League record for consecutive scoreless innings (49.0), not allowing a run until his eighth start of the season (5/19 vs. West
Tennessee)...had a 57.2 inning scoreless streak dating back to end of 2003 season, just 1.1 innings shy of Irving "Kaiser" Wilhelm's mark of 59.0 for Birmingham in 1907...record stood at
7-0 with 0.18 ERA at the end of his scoreless streak...started all but one of 16 appearances at Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Memphis...had an 8-2 record with a 2.36 ERA in 13 starts for
Tennessee and went 1-0 in three mid-season starts for Memphis...his 2.90 ERA ranked third among Cardinals minor league starters and his two shutouts tied for second in the
Southern League...was named the Cardinals Pitcher of the Month
for April when he hurled 23.1 scoreless innings, going 3-0 in
four starts...named the TOPPS Southern League Player of the
Month for May with a 4-1 mark, 2.32 ERA...was twice selected
as Southern League Pitcher of the Week (4/23-29 and 5/14-
20)...was on the disabled list from 7/2 to 8/27 with right shoulder
tendinitis...selected to play in the Futures Game prior to MLB
All-Star week, but was sidelined due to injury...pitched 11 games
at Double-A with a 7-1 mark before being promoted to Memphis...won his first start at Triple-A on 6/14 vs. New Orleans, lasting 5.1 innings allowing six hits and one run...made two more starts at
Memphis before going on the DL...made his final two starts of the
year at Tennessee...his season-high in innings pitched came
4/28 at Montgomery when he went 8.2 IP, allowing just three hits
(no runs)...appeared in four games (three starts) for Mesa in the
Arizona Fall League and went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA.2003Used mainly in relief and went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 30 games (four starts) for Peoria (Class A)...ranked second among relief pitchers in the Midwest League with 1.38 walks per 9 IP ratio...his longest outing came in a start on 7/10 when he went 5.0 IP (3 H, 1 ER)...was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in eight appearances during July...his final two games (one start) were at Palm Beach (A Advanced)...earned the victory in his start 8/29 with 5.0 IP, 0 ER...held opponents scoreless in his final three games (8.1 IP).