Thomas R. Koehler (Coal-ler)...married to Ashley (Westphal)...they have one child, daughter Riley (7/3/14)...graduated from New Rochelle (NY) High School, where he earned three varsity letters...named Rawlings All-Northeast, Section I Pitcher of the Year, spring Athlete of the Year, All-Section and All-State following a senior season that saw him go 6-1 with a 0.86 ERA and 108 strikeouts compared to just 12 walks... attended Stony Brook University, where in his four years went 17-19 with a 4.88 ERA in 59 games with the Seawolves.
Finished third full Major League season leading Marlins staff in wins (11), losses (14), starts (31), innings (187.1), walks (77) and strikeouts (137). His 11 wins established a career best, outdoing a 10-win performance in 2014...Held opponents to .216 (37x171) average when leading off an inning, the ninth-best mark among qualifying National League starters. - Stats LLC...Owned fifth-best home ERA among qualifying NL starters at 1.68 (48.1 ip/9 er) prior to All-Star Break, going 4-1 in seven starts (eight appearances). Allowed more than two earned runs in just one of the seven starts, giving up three to Philadelphia on May 1. Marked ninth-lowest pre-ASG ERA at home in Marlins history (min. five starts) - Stats LLC...Opened season going 2-3, 4.62 (39.0/20) in seven starts. Moved to bullpen and made just one appearance, on May 16 vs. Atlanta (3.0 ip, 2 h, 0 r). Returned to rotation after that outing and went 9-11, 4.03 (145.1/65) in 24 starts to end season...Posted 2-2 record and 4.50 ERA in four April starts. Lowered monthly ERA in each of next three months: 3.72 in May, 2.93 in June and 2.61 in July. ERA spiked to 6.68 in August as he went 0-6 in his six starts. Became first Marlins starter to go 0-6 in a single month...Posted best six-start stretch of season from June 15-July 23, going 4-2 with 1.62 ERA (39.0/7). Held opponents to one or no earned runs in four of six starts...Took loss in seven consecutive starts from July 29-August 29, marking longest losing streak of career. Over seven-start stretch, owned ERA of 6.81 (39.2/30)...Tossed career-high tying 8.0 innings (fourth time) on September 9 vs. Milwaukee. Also tied career high with 10 strikeouts. Snapped career-long seven-game losing streak with 5-2 win.
Finished season by earning 10th win, marking first campaign with double-digit wins in first year as a full-time member of rotation...Recorded four straight starts to open the season with at least 6.0 innings and no more than two runs allowed. That tied Kevin Brown (1997) for the Club record for consecutive starts of 6.0 innings and two-or-fewer runs to open a season, according to STATS LLC...Went 3-2, 1.99 through first seven starts, while teammate Jose Fernandez went 4-1, 1.74. Became first teammates in Club history to have winning records with ERA un-der 2.00 through first seven starts...Finished season with 2.81 ERA (102.1 IP/32 ER) vs. NL East, the fifth-best mark among his division counterparts (min. 15 GS), behind Henderson Alvarez (2.20), Cole Hamels (2.43), Julio Teheran (2.50) and Jordan Zimmermann (2.59). Had a 4.96 ERA (89.0/49) vs. all other teams...Had six starts of at least 6.0 innings in which he did not allow an earned run, tied with several others for fourth-most such outings in National League...Ranked 30th among NL starters with a .248 (177x714) average against. With run-ners in scoring position, ranked 12th among NL starters with a .226 (38x168) average against...According to FanGraphs, owned the seventh-lowest opponents' line drive rate (17.9%) among Major League starters...Induced 21 grounded into double plays, tied with two others for fifth-most among NL starters, behind Henderson Alvarez, Adam Wainwright and Wily Peralta (24 each), and Charlie Morton (22)...Among NL starters, ranked ninth in HR/FB rate (7.4%) and 24 th in opponents' aver-age on balls in play (.293). Held opponents to 50 extra-base hits, tied with Henderson Alvarez and Jordan Zimmermann for third-fewest total among NL starters (min. 30 games started), behind Tyson Ross (40), Yovani Gallardo (49) and Zack Wheeler (49)...Had a 2.72 ERA (96.0/29) in innings 1-3, and a 5.20 ERA (83.0/48) in innings 4-6. ERAs for innings 1-3 were 3.66, 2.53 and 1.97, respectively, while marks in innings 4-6 were 4.99, 3.60 and 7.66...Was sixth in Majors in putouts as a pitcher (22), behind Kyle Gibson (30), Zack Greinke (28), Mike Leake and Yordano Ventura (26 each) and Jake Peavy (23).
Joined starting rotation on May 12, going 5-10, 4.51 ERA (131.2 IP/66 ER) in 23 starts. Turned in best outing on September 15 at Citi Field, a 1-0 loss to the Mets in 12 innings. Tossed 8.0 shutout innings of three-hit ball, but did not factor in decision; recorded five strikeouts with no walks. The 8.0 innings pitched tied a career high (also, May 29, 2013 vs. Tampa Bay). Was 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA (56.0/31) in 10 starts at Marlins Park, and 3-5, 4.16 (75.2/35) in 13 road starts. Pitched 6.0-plus innings in 10 starts, going 4-2, 2.12 ERA (68.0/16) and .209 (50x239) opponents' batting average in those games. In first 11 starts, issued just 17 walks in 64.2 innings pitched, a rate of 2.37 walks per 9.0 innings; over last 12 starts, issued 31 walks in 67.0 innings pitched for a 4.16 BB/9 rate. Opened season with six appearances out of bullpen. Went 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA (11.1/4) in those outings, with a .135 (5x37) opponents' average. In his August 1 start against the Mets at Marlins Park, earned win against All-Star Game starter Matt Harvey. According to Elias, only four other pitchers who have appeared in 2013 season won a head-to-head start as a rookie against a pitcher who had started the ASG earlier that year: David Price in 2009 (vs. Roy Halladay), Edinson Volquez in 2007 (vs. Dan Haren), Barry Zito in 2000 (vs. David Wells) and Tim Hudson in 1999 (vs. Pedro Martinez). In his start on May 18 vs. Arizona, only run for either team came on a lead-off home run by the D-backs' Gerardo Parra on first pitch of the game. Last time a Major League contest had its only run come via a home run on game's first pitch was September 14,1993, when Pittsburgh's Carlos Garcia homered off Florida's Chris Hammond in a 6.0-inning contest (STATS LLC). According to Elias, the last time it happened in a nine-inning game was September 2, 1963, when Pete Rose homered off the Mets' Jay Hook at the Polo Grounds in New York.