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Dallas Braden MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
26-36 4.16 491.1 305 1.32

Dallas Braden Bio

  • Full Name: Dallas Lee Braden
  • Born: 8/13/1983 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Draft: 2004, Oakland Athletics, 24th rd. (727th overall)
  • College: Texas Tech
  • Debut: April 24, 2007
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/16/2011
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 26 36 4.16 94 79 0 491.1 305 1.32

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Awards

Dallas Braden Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/10/2010 Oakland AL

Moment of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2010 Oakland AL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
09/04/2007 Sacramento PCL

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/12/2005 Midland TEX

CAL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/01/2005 Stockton CAL

Dallas Braden Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 3.50 13th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2010 1.16 6th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .249 21st in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2010 5 4th in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
2010 2 1st in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 192.2 25th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 5.28 7th in AL

Dallas Braden Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 30, 2012 LHP Dallas Braden elected free agency.
April 22, 2012 Oakland Athletics transferred LHP Dallas Braden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 27, 2012 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 24, 2012. Recovering from May 2011 left shoulder surgery.
November 2, 2011 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Dallas Braden from the 60-day disabled list.
June 7, 2011 Oakland Athletics transferred LHP Dallas Braden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 18, 2011 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 17, 2011. stiff left shoulder
July 20, 2010 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Dallas Braden from the 15-day disabled list.
July 15, 2010 sent LHP Dallas Braden on a rehab assignment to Stockton Ports.
June 23, 2010 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list. left elbow stiffness
November 5, 2009 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Dallas Braden from the 60-day disabled list.
September 11, 2009 Oakland Athletics transferred LHP Dallas Braden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. rash on left foot
August 8, 2009 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Dallas Braden on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2009. rash on left foot
July 11, 2009 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Dallas Braden from the bereavement list.
July 6, 2009 Oakland Athletics placed LHP Dallas Braden on the bereavement list.

Dallas Lee Braden Bio Info

Dallas Lee Braden was originally signed by A's scout Blake Davis...graduated from A.A. Stagg High School (Stockton, CA) where he earned league Pitcher of the Year honors and was named team MVP as a senior...graduated from American River College where he twice earned all-conference honors...attended Texas Tech University...was inducted into the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame, Nov. 17, 2010... has spent the past four Thanksgiving holidays soliciting, matching and serving food donations at St. Mary's Interfaith Community Services in his home town of Stockton...from 2009-11, has sponsored children of a single-parent family from his former Hoover Tyler Little League in Stockton...has purchased and donated A's tickets to the Hoover Tyler Little League...was the co-recipient of the 2009 Dave Stewart Community Service Award which is given annually to an A's player for outstanding work in the community...has served as a guest analyst on MLB Network during the past two postseasons. 2011 Made just three starts before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder in mid-May... was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA when he was placed on the disabled list April 18, retroactive to April 17, with stiffness in his left shoulder...it was his third career stint on the DL...Dr. David Altchek, medical director of the New York Mets, performed surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder May 17... allowed a .265 opponents batting average, including .176 to batters leading off an inning and .083 with runners in scoring position...opponents are batting .228 (38 for 167) with RISP over the last two years after hitting .315 over his first three seasons...issued all five of his walks to right-handed hitters... opponents were 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts and they are 4-for-14 (28.6%) in his career...has 19 career pickoffs...the A's were 2-1 in his starting assignments and are 35-44 (.443) in his 79 career starts...is 2-32 in 46 career starts with run support of two runs or fewer, compared to 23-4 in 33 starts with support of three or more...has 39 runs of support in his 36 career losses (199.0 ip, 1.76 RSA)...his career RSA as a starter is 3.60 (187 rs in 468.0 ip)...allowed five runs on 10 hits in 7.0 innings in his first start, a 5-3 loss at Toronto April 6...then surrendered just one run in 6.0 innings April 11 at Chicago but received a no decision in the A's 2-1, 10-inning win...registered his only win of the season in his final start April 16 against Detroit...yielded one unearned run in 5.0 innings. 2010 Had one of the most memorable performances in Oakland history with his Mother's Day Perfect Game yet finished the season with an 11-14 record despite a 3.50 ERA...the ERA was sixth lowest in Oakland history among pitchers with a losing record and was the lowest since 1978 when Matt Keough went 8-15 with a 3.24 ERA and Rick Langford posted a 7-13 mark and a 3.43 ERA...the last Major Leaguer with an ERA of 3.50 or lower and a winning percentage of .440 or worse was Omar Daal, who was 8-12 with a 2.88 ERA for Arizona in 1998...had the fourth-lowest run support in the American League (3.60)... ranked fifth in the AL in fewest walks per nine innings (2.01) and had the eighth lowest opponents onbase percentage (.294)...also tied for the league lead in shutouts (2), tied for second in pickoffs (8) and ranked fourth in complete games (5)...now has 19 career pickoffs...since 2007, only Mark Buehrle (31) and Andy Pettitte (23) have more pickoffs...opponents were successful in just 1 of 3 (33.3%) stolen base attempts, which tied for the lowest percentage in the AL...has yielded just one stolen base over the last two years, while opponents are 4 for 11 (36.4%) off him in his career...tied for fifth in the AL in losses (14), becoming just the second A's pitcher over the last 12 years to lose at least 14 games (Greg Smith, 16 in 2008)...averaged 14.8 pitches per inning, which was third fewest in the AL...had career bests in nearly every category, including ERA, opponents batting (.249), opponents on-base percentage and opponents slugging (.373)...is now 19-23 with a 3.66 ERA over the last two seasons, with his ERA ninth lowest among AL pitchers with 300 or more innings over that span...opponents hit .249 in 2010, including .242 by right-handed hitters and .271 by left-handers...entered the season with a .295 mark against righties and .236 against lefties...yielded a .239 mark with runners in scoring position after entering the season with a .315 career mark with RISP...was 6-11 with a 4.15 ERA in 18 starts on four days rest and 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 12 starts on five days rest or more...yielded 48 of his 83 runs in the fifth through seventh innings...had a 2.18 ERA over the first four innings of a game and 5.70 from the fifth inning on...received run support of two runs or fewer in 17 of his 30 starts...had 17 runs of support in his 14 losses (83.1 ip, 1.84 RSA) and now has 36 runs of support in his 35 career losses (192.0 ip, 1.69 RSA)...is 2-32 in 45 career starts with support of two runs or fewer, compared to 22-3 in 31 starts with run support of three or more...has career run support of 3.62 (181 rs in 450.0 ip) as a starter...made 10 starts with Landon Powell as his catcher, a pairing that produced a 4-6 record with four complete games, two shutouts and a 2.75 ERA (22 er in 72.0 ip) in those starts, including the perfect game...was 7-8 with a 3.95 ERA (53 er in 120.2 ip) in his other 20 starts....was part of four double plays on defense, which tied for second among AL pitchers...the A's were 13-17 (.433) in his starting assignments and are 33-43 (.434) in his 76 career starts...tossed six or more innings in 22 of his 30 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 14 times and walked two batters or fewer 27 times.


OAKLAND: Struck out a career-high 10 batters in his first start of the season, April 6 against Seattle, but had a no decision in a 2-1, 10-inning loss...then won each of his next three starts to give him a career-high four-game winning streak dating back to July 31, 2009...allowed a career-high 11 hits in a 4-2 loss to Texas May 3...matched that hit total May 30 at Detroit and June 9 against Los Angeles...pitched the 19th of the 20 perfect games in Major League history May 9 against Tampa Bay (including Don Larsen's in the 1956 World Series)...it was the second by an Athletic and came 42 years and one day after Catfish Hunter did it against Minnesota May 8, 1968...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first pitcher to throw a perfect game against a team entering the day with the best record in the majors...it came in his 68th career appearance, which is third fewest among the 20 pitchers with a perfect game...was named American League Player of the Week for his effort...it was the sixth no-hitter by an Oakland Athletic, the first since Dave Stewart on June 29, 1990 against Toronto...Braden's came at the age of 26 years, 269 days, making him the second oldest pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Oakland history (Stewart was 33 years, 130 days)...it was the 11th nine-inning no-hitter in Athletics history...tossed 109 pitches, 77 for strikes...it was the first complete game of his career, snapping a career-opening streak of 52 consecutive starts without going the distance...that is an Oakland record, topping the previous mark of 51 by Todd Van Poppel from Sept. 11, 1991-Sept. 12, 1995...it was the fourth longest streak at any point in Oakland history...in fact, had tossed fewer than eight innings in each of his first 52 starts, which was the longest streak of consecutive starts of fewer than eight innings in Oakland history... in his first start following the perfect game, May 14 at Los Angeles, he retired the first two batters he faced to extend his consecutive batters retired streak to an Oakland record-tying 29 (also Hunter, May 3-8, 1968)...the streak ended on a two-out double by Abreu in the first inning but he retired 11 straight after that for a stretch where he retired 40 of 41 hitters...blanked the Angels on three hits over the first five innings to extend his scoreless streak to a career-high 16.0 innings...finished with a complete game seven-hitter, but was the losing pitcher in the A's 4-0 loss...of the 16 perfect games since 1922, only Len Barker followed with another complete game and he also lost...is the first A's pitcher to toss back-to-back complete games since Mark Mulder had three straight from May 9-21, 2004...the loss to the Angels began a five-game losing streak as he went nine starts following his complete game without a win...would not win again until July 25 against Chicago...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the nine consecutive starts without a win following a no-hitter or perfect game is the longest streak in major league history...the previous was eight by Mark Buehrle following his perfect game in 2009...posted a 4.10 ERA and allowed a .319 opponents batting average over the nine starts but received just 12 runs of support (2.05 RSA)...left consecutive starts early May 19 against Detroit (flu-like symptoms) and May 25 at Baltimore (sprained left ankle)...both times the problems were pre-existing conditions...went 1-4 despite a 3.15 ERA in six starts in May, tying for the AL lead in losses...the Twins' Danny Valencia stole second base in the second inning June 4, the first stolen base he allowed since Aug. 20, 2008, also against Minnesota (Punto)...had gone 229.2 innings without allowing a stolen base...was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 3, retroactive to June 23, with left elbow stiffness...it was his second career stint on the DL...made one rehab start for Single-A Stockton July 15, a no decision in the Ports' 10-9 win over Visalia (4.0 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 4 so)...was 4-7 with a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts before the injury, then went 7-7 with a 3.19 ERA in 15 starts after he was reinstated July 20...logged a 3-2 record and a 2.19 ERA in five starts in August, ranking eighth in AL in ERA for the month...fired his second shutout of the season Aug. 28 at Texas, a four-hitter in a 5-0 A's win...tossed a career-high 120 pitches, becoming just the second Athletic pitcher with a shutout (or complete game) at Rangers Ballpark (Brett Tomko, Sept. 14, 2009)...then went 1-5 with a 4.42 ERA in six starts in September...became just the second A's pitcher since 1999 to lose five games in one month (Joe Kennedy, Sept., 2005)...tied for the AL lead in losses (Vargas, SEA)...lost his first four starts in September, including Sept. 12 against Boston when he issued a season-high four walks...that snapped a 20-start streak with two walks or fewer from May 3 to Sept. 7, which tied for the third longest such streak by a starting pitcher in Oakland history...finished the season by going 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA over his final three starts. 2009 Was the A's Opening Day starter and went 8-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 22 starts before a rash led to nerve damage in his left foot, ending his season in August...his wins, ERA, opponents batting average (.268), starts, innings pitched (136.2) and strikeouts (81) were the best of his three seasons in the majors...the opponents batting average included a .203 (27 for 133) mark against left-handed hitters and .290 (117 for 404) against right-handers...now has a .236 (61 for 258) career mark against lefties and .295 (251 for 850) against righties...allowed just nine home runs in 136.2 innings, an average of 0.59 per nine innings...that was the fourth lowest mark in the American League among pitchers with 100 or more innings pitched...was 7-7 with a 3.12 ERA and .255 opponents batting average in 18 starts before the All-Star Break and had the seventh lowest ERA in the AL...then went 1-2 with a 7.40 ERA and .324 opponents batting average in four starts after the break before he was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 8 retroactive to Aug. 1 with a rash on his left foot...the rash led to nerve damage and he was transferred to the 60-day DL Sept. 11...received run support of one run or less in 10 of his 22 starts...his season run support of 3.95 was fifth lowest among AL pitchers with 100 or more innings...was 1-8 in his 10 starts with run support of one run or less and 7-1 in his other 12 starts...is now 1-17 in 22 career starts with zero or one run of support and 12-4 in 24 starts with run support of two or more...has career run support of 3.64 (104 rs in 257.1 ip) as a starter...has received 19 runs of support in his 21 career losses (108.2 ip, 1.57 RSA)...did not allow a stolen base and his 136.2 innings pitched were the most in the majors among pitchers who did not allow a steal...has not allowed a stolen base since Aug. 20, 2008 against Minnesota (Punto)...opponents have been successful in just 3 of 8 (37.5%) career stolen base attempts and he has nine career pickoffs...had a roller coaster season with his ERA as he posted a 2.10 ERA in April, 4.86 in May, 2.51 in June and 5.54 in July...his opponents average increased to .306 with runners in scoring position and he has allowed a .315 (85 for 270) average with RISP in his career...allowed a .227 average to batters leading off an inning...opponents batted .240 with three home runs in 325 at bats over his first 60 pitches in a game and .311 with six home runs in 212 at bats after that...allowed a .323 batting average to the first three hitters in the order and .236 to the four through nine hitters...compiled a 3.18 ERA in nine starts during the day compared to 4.39 in 13 starts at night... went 6-4 in 12 starts in Oakland and 2-5 in 10 starts on the road...his career numbers entering the season were 1-7 at home and 5-5 on the road...went 0-2 in three interleague starts despite a 2.95 ERA and .211 opponents batting average...committed three errors, which led the A's pitching staff and tied for fifth in the AL...the A's were 9-13 (.409) in his starting assignments and are 20-26 (.435) in his 46 career starts...tossed six or more innings in 16 of his 22 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 12 times and walked two batters or fewer 17 times...was named as having the third best pickoff move in the AL in Baseball America's best tools survey. 2008 Had four stints with the A's in 2008...made nine relief appearances to start the season, then finished the year with 10 consecutive starts before a strained groin ended his season on September 11...was 5-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 19 games, 10 starts...went 1-0 with a 4.80 ERA in his nine relief appearances and was 4-4 with a 3.97 ERA in his 10 starts...now has a 3.86 ERA (10 er in 23.1 ip) in 15 career relief appearances and is 5-12 with a 5.74 ERA (77 er in 120.2 ip) in 24 starts...tied for third in the American League with seven pickoffs despite spending two months of the season in the minors...since pickoffs were tracked beginning in 1987, that is tied for the fifth best single season total in Oakland history...allowed a .284 opponents batting average, which included a .272 (55 for 202) mark against right-handed hitters and .319 (22 for 69) against left-handers...allowed four home runs against righties and four against lefties...his opponents average increased to .315 with runners in scoring position but dropped to .200 with RISP and two outs...has allowed a .322 (47 for 146) career average with RISP...yielded a .363 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .244 the second time through and .148 after that...was 3-1 with a 2.35 ERA in five starts on four days rest or less and 1-3 with a 5.88 ERA in five starts on five days rest or more...is now 3-4 with a 4.58 ERA (30 er in 59.0 ip) in 11 career starts on four days rest or less and 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA (47 er in 61.2 ip) in his other 13 starts...the A's were 6-4 (.600) in his 10 starting assignments and are 11-13 (.458) in his 24 career starts...tossed seven or more innings three times, allowed two runs or fewer five times and walked two batters or fewer seven times...had run support of two runs or fewer in seven of his 10 starts and his run support average as a starter was 2.70...had two runs of support in his four losses (0.92 RSA) and 12 in his four wins (4.50 RSA)...has received run support of two runs or fewer in 17 of his 24 career starts for an average of 3.28 (44 rs in 120.2 ip) as a starter...first batters faced were 1 for 9 (.111) and he allowed 1 of 3 (33.3%) inherited runners to score...first batters faced are now 1 for 14 (.071) in his career...tossed at least one inning in each of his nine relief appearances, including two or more five times. 2007 Was one of nine players to make their Major League debut with the A's in 2007 and he had five stints with Oakland...was the winning pitcher in his debut on April 24 at Baltimore but then lost each of his final eight decisions to finish 1-8 with a 6.72 ERA in 20 games, 14 starts...based upon a minimum of 70 innings pitched, his ERA was third highest in the American League and third highest in Oakland history behind Dave Stewart (6.89 in 1995) and Omar Olivares (6.75 in 2000)...his .111 winning percentage was the lowest in the AL and third lowest in the Majors based on a minimum of seven decisions...using the same minimum, it was fourth lowest in Oakland history and the lowest since Mike Mohler went 1-10 in 1997...the eight-game losing streak tied for the longest in the AL in 2007 and it equaled the seventh longest in Oakland history...it was the longest by an Oakland pitcher since Mohler lost eight straight from April 5 to May 28, 1997...was 1-8 with a 7.31 ERA and .315 opponents batting average in his 14 starting assignments and 0-0 with a 2.16 ERA and .200 opponents batting average in six relief appearances...allowed a .303 opponents batting average, which included .214 (12 for 56) against left-handed hitters and .324 (79 for 244) against right-handers...the mark against righties was fourth highest in the AL...allowed just one of his nine home runs against lefties...six of the home runs were solo shots...opponents hit .326 with runners in scoring position, including .341 with RISP and two outs...was 0-5 with a 5.65 ERA and .281 opponents batting average in 10 games, eight starts, in Oakland compared to 1-3 with an 8.28 ERA and .331 opponents batting average in 10 games, six starts on the road...allowed a .230 opponents batting average over his first 30 pitches in a game, .301 over pitches 31 through 75 and .471 after that...had a 1.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 14.0 innings in the first inning of a game and a 7.87 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 58.1 innings after that.

Received run support of two runs or fewer in 10 of his 14 starts and he had season run support of 3.80 in his starting assignments...the A's scored just nine runs in his eight losses (35.2 ip, 2.27 run support)...the A's were 5-9 in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in just three of his 14 starts and pitched fewer than five innings in eight of his starts...allowed two runs or fewer four times and walked two batters or fewer 12 times....first batters faced were 0 for 5 with a walk in his six relief appearances and he allowed 1 of his 4 inherited runners to score...was selected from Triple-A Sacramento on April 23 and made his Major League debut the next day at Baltimore...became the 33rd pitcher in Oakland history to start in his debut and the 10th to win as he defeated the Orioles, 4-2 (6.0 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 6 so)...lost his next start on April 29 to Tampa Bay and was optioned back to Sacramento following the game...went 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in two starts during his second stint from May 12 to 17...pitched exclusively in relief during his third stint from June 25 to July 6 and had a 4.50 ERA in three appearances...returned to the rotation during his fourth stint from July 16 to August 12 and was 0-4 with a 6.52 ERA in six starts...struck out a career high seven batters on July 16 against Texas, a figure he matched against the Rangers on August 6...tossed a career high seven innings and allowed just one run on July 22 against Baltimore, but the A's were shutout 2-0 and he took the loss...was 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA in his two starts against the Orioles and 0-7 with a 7.89 ERA against everyone else.

Left with the lead in consecutive starts on August 1 against Detroit and August 6 at Texas only to have the bullpen blow the save both times...allowed a career high eight runs in 1.2 innings on August 12 at Detroit, his shortest outing as a starter...returned to Oakland for a fifth time on September 1 when rosters expanded and was 0-1 with a 7.78 ERA in seven games, four starts...did not allow a run in his three relief appearances (4.1 ip)...allowed a career high nine hits in 4.2 innings on September 2 against Detroit...allowed six runs in 3.1 innings on September 23 at Cleveland to extend his losing streak to eight games...was 3-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 13 combined starts with Sacramento and Double-A Midland...walked just 21 and struck out 87 in 76.0 innings...allowed a .201 opponents batting average, which included .196 (36 for 184) against right-handed hitters and .213 (20 for 94) against left-handers...five of the six home runs he allowed were hit by right-handers...opponents were 9 for 47 (.191) with runners in scoring position...his teams were 7-6 in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in nine of his 13 starts, allowed two runs or fewer nine times and walked two batters or fewer 11 times...began the season at Midland and went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts before he was promoted to Sacramento on April 19...ended up going 2-3 with a 2.95 ERA in 11 starts with the River Cats...had two complete games, which tied for third in the Pacific Coast League...made his first career start at the Triple-A level on April 19 at Portland and tossed 6.0 shutout innings...ended up with a no decision in the River Cats 6-5, 10-inning win and was promoted to Oakland...made his second Triple-A start on May 4 against Tucson and had another no decision, despite allowing just one run in 6.0 innings...went 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA in four starts in June...picked up his first win at Sacramento on July 7 against Fresno when he struck out 10 and allowed just one run on three hits and a walk in 6.2 innings...tossed back-to-back complete games in his final two minor league starts...had a five-hitter in a 4-1 loss to Fresno on August 22...then tossed a three-hit shutout on August 27 against Colorado Springs in a 3-0 Sacramento win...did not walk a batter and struck out a River Cats record 17 to earn Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors...threw 81 of his 106 pitches for strikes. 2006 Was limited to just 10 appearances, all starts, after recovering from a humoral defect in his left shoulder...was a combined 4-0 with a 4.10 ERA at Double-A Midland, Single-A Stockton and the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League...threw two scoreless innings his first start of the season July 4 at the Cubs in the AZL...did not allow a run in three starts (9.0 ip) in rookie ball before being promoted to Single-A Stockton...made his first start with the Ports July 19 at Rancho Cucamonga and was roughed up for six runs on seven hits, including two home runs, but received a no decision...made three more starts for the A's in the AZL from Aug. 16-27 and was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 12.0 innings...was then promoted to Double-A Midland and made one start vs. Frisco Sept. 1...was 3-1 with a 1.34 ERA in nine games, six starts, for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2005 Was named the A's Organizational Pitcher of the Year after combining for a 15-5 record and a 3.52 ERA in 23 appearances, all starts, for Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland...the 15 wins were tops among A's minor league pitchers...posted a 6-0 record with a 2.68 ERA in seven starts for Stockton, limiting hitters to a .201 batting average...tossed a complete game, five-hitter with 11 strikeouts vs. San Jose May 11th...was promoted to Double-A Midland where he went 9-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 16 starts for the RockHounds...won five of his first six starts for Midland from May 17-June 12 (1.87 ERA)... was 1-2 over his next four starts before winning three straight from July 8 to 18 in which he allowed just four earned runs in 18.1 ip (1.96 ERA). 2004 Began the season at Single-A Vancouver and was 2-0 with two saves in seven appearances... allowed three earned runs on four hits in his first appearance of the year vs. Tri-City...did not allow a run over his next four appearances (8.0 ip)...finished the season at Single-A Kane County where he went 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA in five appearances, all starts...did not receive a decision in his first two starts and was 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA over his last three outings.