Carl Anthony Pavano (pronounced pa-VAH-no)...wife Alissa (Zandy)...son Anthony Carl (11/15/08), daughter Presley Mara
(10/24/09)...1994 graduate of Southington (Conn.) High School, winning the state championship as a senior...was All-State in 1993-94 and
Gatorade "Player of the Year" in 1994...was the State MVP of the American Legion State Champions in 1993...hobbies include golfing, fishing,
boating and movies.
Was the Twins Opening Day starter and was dealt the loss, allowing eight runs (seven
earned) on six hits in 4.0 innings with two walks and three strikeouts, April 1 at Toronto...Started the Twins Home Opener, April 8 vs. Oakland...earned the win, allowing one run on
four hits in 8.0 innings with one walk and one strikeout...Recorded his 100th career victory, pitching his 15th career complete game, allowing two
runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts, June 3 at Kansas City...Recorded his 16th careercomplete game,earning the win, allowing onerun on six hits with
three walks and five strikeouts, June 15 vs. Chicago (AL)...Went 3-1, 2.54 (39.0 ip, 11 er) in five June starts...his 39.0 innings pitched were tied for 10th-most in the American League...Recorded his 1,000th career strikeout, fanning Prince Fielder in the fifth inning, June 26 at Milwaukee...Led the Twins pitching staff in innings pitched prior to the All-Star Break (123.0 ip) and ranked 12th in the American League...Pitched 6.0-plus innings in 12 consecutive starts, May 18-July 21...pitched 7.0-plus in 10 of those outings...Tied a single-season career-high losing five straight starts, July 21-August 27...previously done, May 30-August 23, 2002...Reached 200.0 innings pitched, September 13 at Kansas City...became the first Twin since Johan Santana (2006 and 2007) to record
consecutive 200.0-plus innings seasons...His 222.0 innings pitched marked the second-most of his career and most since 2004 when he had 222.1 with Florida...marked the fourth
time in his career with 200.0-plus innings pitched...Pitched his third complete game and first shutout of the season in his final start, September 28 vs. Kansas City...earned the win, allowing
five hits with no walks and three strikeouts, throwing 95 pitches...17th career complete game and eighth career shutout...Pitched 7.0-plus innings in 19 of his 33 starts...pitched 6.0-plus in 25 starts and in 10 of his last 11...his 19 outings of 7.0-plus innings
were tied for ninth-most in the American League...Finished 11th in the American League in innings pitched...ranked 13th in pitches thrown with 3,383, which also marked a single-season
career-high for Pavano...Led all of baseball in hits allowed with 262...18 hits more than the second-place pitcher, Florida's Ricky Nolasco (244)...His 40 walks werethe fifth-fewest in baseball among pitchers with at least 175.0 innings pitched and fourth-fewest in the American League...Led the Twins staff in starts, innings pitched, complete games and quality starts (18)...Was given the Carl R. Pohlad Community Service Award, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA
Started the season as the Twins' number three starter after re-signing in the off-season...
made his first start, allowing one run on six hits in 7.0 innings with no walks and six
strikeouts, April 7 at Los Angeles (AL)...Started the first regular season game at Target Field, April 12 vs. Boston...threw the first
pitch at 3:13 pm, recorded the first strikeout (David Ortiz in the second inning) and was
the first winning pitcher, allowing one run on four hits in 6.0 innings...Tossed 7.0-plus innings with two earned runs-or-less in four consecutive starts, tying
the longest such stretch of his career, April 23-May 12...last time was with the Florida
Marlins in May/June of 2004...Tossed his first complete game of the season and eighth of his career, April 29 at Detroit..allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits
in an 8.0 inning loss...Second complete game, ninth of his career, June 20 at Philadelphia...allowed one run on four hits, beating Roy Halladay...Tossed a three-hit complete game shutout, his sixth career shutout and 10th career complete game, June 26 at New York (NL)...he also
recorded two hits, marking the sixth multi-hit game of his career and first since 2004...first Twins pitcher to toss consecutive complete
games since Nick Blackburn in 2009...Went 4-1, 2.25 (40.0 ip, 10 er) with two complete games in five June starts...was one of 14 American League pitchers with four-plus wins
in the month...was fifth in innings pitched and ninth in ERA for the month...He recorded his 900th career strikeout, fanning Willy Aybar in the second inning, July 1 vs. Tampa Bay...Finished the first-half 10-6, 3.58 (125.2 ip, 50 er) with 71 strikeouts and just 18 walks in 18 starts...was one of nine American League
pitchers with 10-plus wins...was tied for third with three complete games and ranked third in innings pitched prior to the All-Star break...Fourth complete game (11th career), allowing two runs on seven hits, July 17 vs. Chicago (AL)...game lasted just 1:52 as he opposed Mark
Buehrle, who also pitched a complete game...Fifth complete game and second shutout of season, allowing just five hits and walking one, July 22 at Baltimore...seventh career shutout
and 12th career complete game...first Twins pitcher to toss back-to-back complete games twice in one season since Frank Viola in 1988
(May 1 and 6 & August 15 and 20)...Won eight consecutive decisions, June 9-July 27...tied with Liriano for longest winning-streak by a Twins pitcher in 2010...Won his 15th game on August 13 vs. Oakland (his 24th start), allowing two runs on 10 hits in 6.1 innings...became the first pitcher to reach
15 wins in so few starts since Brad Radke earned 15 in 24 starts in 1997...Went 10-1, posting a 2.63 ERA (95.2 ip, 28 er) with four complete games, June 9-August 13...CC Sabathia was the only other pitcher in
the Majors with 10 wins during that time frame...Tied a club record by allowing 15 hits (Brad Radke, August 27, 2004 at Anaheim and Geoff Zahn, August 26, 1978 at Toronto), August 19
vs. Chicago (AL)...the last Major League pitcher to allow 15 hits in a start was Cincinnati's Homer Bailey on July 26, 2008 against Colorado...Sixth complete game (13th career), allowing four runs on eight hits in 8.0 innings, August 24 at Texas...Pitched his seventh complete game of the season (14th career), September 10 at Cleveland...he allowed two runs on six hits over 8.0 innings
and suffered the loss...he also surpassed 200.0 innings pitched for the third time in his career...Was one of just three pitchers in baseball with 200.0-plus inning pitched, 15-plus wins and five-plus complete games...the others being
NL Cy Young Roy Halladay and NL Cy Young runner-up Adam Wainwright...His seven complete games were the most by a Twins pitcher since Jack Morris had 10 in 1991...Earned his 17th and final win, September 16 at Chicago (AL)...finished the season one win short of his career-high of 18 in 2004 (Florida)...Pitched 8.0-plus innings 11 times, his most ever in a season, going 6-5 in those games...pitched 7.0-plus innings in 21 starts (13-8)...Recipient of the Joseph W. Haynes Award for Twins Pitcher of the Year, voted upon by the Twin Cities chapter of the BBWAA.
Signed a one-year free agent Major League contract for the 2009 season with Cleveland, January 6...made his Indians debut, April 9 allowing nine earned runs on six hits in 1.0 inning...struck out eight, April 14 at Kansas City, his most strikeouts since June of 2004 while with the Marlins...earned his first victory of the season, May 1 at Detroit...tied season-high eight strikeouts, May 21 at Kansas City (6.0 innings)...finished the month of May going 5-1 with a 3.60 ERA (45.0 ip, 18 er) in seven starts...was one of three pitchers (Detroit's Rick Porcello/Justin Verlander) in baseball with five wins in May...fifth career complete game shutout, June 5 at Chicago (AL), allowing three hits, his first complete game since May 17, 2005 vs. Seattle...did not start from June 16-23 (neck/shoulder)...won his seventh game of the season, July 4 vs. Oakland...made his final start with the Indians, August 2 vs. Detroit...traded to Minnesota, August 7 for PTBNL (Yohan Pino)...earned his first win as a Twin, allowing one run on six hits in 8.0 innings, August 2 at Detroit...beat the Tigers in his next start, tossing 7.0 shutout innings, August 8 at the Metrodome...posted a record of 5-4, 4.64 (73.2 ip, 38 er) in 12 starts with the Twins...his nine strikeouts in his 7.0 inning ALDS
start vs. the Yankees was the highest total by Twins pitcher in the postseason...his 14 wins were the second-most of his career (18 wins in 2004 with Florida)...finished second in the American League with a 1.76 walks-per-9.0 innings pitched ratio, behind Toronto's Roy Halladay (1.32), and fourth in strikeouts-per-walk ratio at 3.77...tossed 6.0-plus innings in nine of 12 starts with the Twins.
Was 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA in seven starts with the Yankees in 2008...The Yankees were 5-2 in games he
started...Opponents batted .306 (41-for-134, 5HR); LH .324 (24-for-74, 2HR), RH .283 (17-for-60, 3HR)...Was 4-2 with a 5.77 ERA in seven starts with the Yankees in 2008...The Yankees were 5-2 in games he
started...Opponents batted .306 (41-for-134, 5HR); LH .324 (24-for-74, 2HR), RH .283 (17-for-60, 3HR)...Earned the win in a 2-1 Yankees victory on August 29 vs. Toronto (6.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER) in his first start at Yankee
Stadium since Opening Day in 2007 vs. Tampa Bay (4/2/07)...Retired 18 of his 22 batters faced, including 12
straight hitters between the second and sixth-innings...The win came 1,221 days after his last win at Yankee
Stadium (4/26/05 vs. Los Angeles-AL)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Yankees pitcher to go
as many days between wins at Yankee Stadium - while pitching for no other Major League team in the interim
- was Tommy Byrne, who went 1,751 days between wins from 10/2/43-7/18/48, due to military service...Left his start on Sept. 14 vs. Tampa Bay in the sixth inning with a stiff left hip after throwing one pitch to Eric
Hinske...Recorded the win, allowing 3ER in 5.1IP (5H, 4R, 2BB, 3K, 1HR)...Did not miss his next start following
the injury....Improved to 3-0 at Yankee Stadium in 2008, winning his final home start of the season on Sept.
19 vs. Baltimore and limiting the Orioles to 2ER in 5.0IP...Was 1-1 with a 3.32 ERA in five rehab starts combined with Single-A Charleston and Double-A Trenton in 2008
(19.0IP, 20H, 7ER, 4BB, 19K, 2HP, 2WP, 3HR)...Made start on 7/29 vs. Ashville (w/ Charleston), throwing 2.0
scoreless innings...Was his first game action since 4/9/07 with the Yankees...
Did not make a Major League appearance due to injuries...missed the beginning
of spring training with lower back stiffness...in his only spring training appearance,
allowed 1H and 1ER in 1.0 inning of relief on 3/28 vs. Philadelphia...was placed on the
15-day disabled list on 3/29 with right shoulder tendonitis...made three rehab starts
(one with Single-A Tampa and two with Double-A Trenton) from 5/7-17...in his rehab
start on 5/17 with Trenton vs. Portland, left game after 1.0 inning after experiencing
discomfort in his right elbow...Underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow...the
surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama...made four
rehab starts from 8/10-25...made his final rehab assignment start of the season with
Triple-A Columbus on 8/25 vs. Indianapolis, allowing 2ER in 6.0IP to earn the win...left
game because of soreness under his right armpit and revealed that the injury occurred
in a car accident on 8/15...was transferred to the 60-day disabled list with right rib
fracture on 9/5...was reinstated from the disabled list on 10/31.
Had his first season with the Yankees cut short due to rotator cuff tendonitis, going
4-6 with a 4.77 ERA in 17 GS...the Yankees were 7-10 in games he started...opponents batted .315 (129-for-409, 17HR); LH .335 (72-for-215, 9HR), RH .294 (57-for-194, 8HR)...on 4/5 vs. Boston-in his first appearance as a Yankee-recorded no decision in a 4-3 Yankees' win...was only the second time in his Major-League career that he pitched for a crowd of 50,000 or more in the regular season...On 4/10 vs. Baltimore, recorded the loss in a 7-2 Orioles'
win...was removed from the game in the third inning
after he was hit on the right side of head by a line drive
(hit by Melvin Mora) and suffered a mild concussion...he
was examined at Yankee Stadium by Yankees' Team
Physician Dr. Stuart Hershon and was alert and well
oriented...was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical
Center for precautionary studies, all of which were
normal or negative...Recorded the victory-his first as a Yankee-in an 11-2
Yankees' win on 4/20 at Toronto...on 5/6 vs. Oakland-in
the first appearance of his career vs. the A's-recorded
no decision in a 6-3, 10-inning A's win...had not walked
a batter to lead off an inning in 13 consecutive starts
before walking Scott Hatteberg to lead off the fourth...On 5/11 vs. Seattle-in the first appearance of his career
vs. the Mariners-recorded no decision in a 13-9 Yankees' win (4.0IP, 10H, 9R, 5ER,
1BB, 6K, 4HR)...allowed four home runs, establishing a single-game career high (had
previously allowed three home runs three times)...tied his single-game career high with nine runs allowed
(third time, first since 6/1/03 vs. Cincinnati)...on 5/17 vs. the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field-in his second
straight start vs. Seattle-tossed his first complete-game shutout as a Yankee in a 6-0 win...was the fourth
shutout of his career and the first since 9/10/04 (with Florida) at Chicago (NL)...on 5/28 vs. the Boston Red Sox
at Yankee Stadium, recorded the loss in a 17-2 Red Sox' win to snap his four-game winning streak (3.2IP, 11H,
5R, 5ER, 1BB, 2K)...was his shortest non-injury-related outing since 6/27/03 (with Florida) when he did not retire
a batter in a 25-8 Boston win at Fenway Park (6H, 6R, 6ER, 1HR)...Made his final start of the season on 6/27 at Baltimore, allowing 9H and 4ER in 6.0IP without receiving the
decision in a Yankees' 6-4 victory...was placed on 15-day disabled list on 7/7 (retroactive to 6/28) with right
shoulder tendonitis...made first of two rehab starts with Single-A Tampa (GCL) on 7/27 at Detroit, allowing 2H
and 1ER in 5.0IP (0BB, 5K, 1HR)...also made rehab start for Single-A Tampa (FSL) on 8/3 vs. Vero Beach, allowing
6H and 3ER in 6.0IP (0BB, 3K, 1HR) to record the loss...was re-evaluated by Team Physician Dr. Stuart Hershon
and Dr. James Andrews and was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendonitis and associated pain in his humerus...was
prescribed at least six weeks of rest and rehab for the condition...was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 8/30.
Posted a career high with 18 wins, going 18-8 with a 3.00 ERA in 31 starts...set the Marlins alltime
wins mark and was named to his first All-Star team...pitched two innings in the All-Star game, allowing
three hits and two runs including a two-run homer to Boston's David Ortiz in the sixth inning...posted his second
career winning season, along with his 8-4 campaign in 2000 with the Montreal Expos, when he appeared
in 15 games (all starts)...finished tied for second in the National League and tied for fourth in the Majors in
wins...finished tied with Roger Clemens, Bartolo Colon, Kenny Rogers and Jason Schmidt, behind only Curt
Schilling (21), Roy Oswalt and Johan Santana (20 each)...ranked seventh in the NL in ERA, sixth in innings
pitched (222.1), tied for third in shutouts (two) and seventh in winning percentage (.692)...Florida posted a 22-
9 record in Pavano's 31 starts (.710 winning percentage)...
became Florida's all-time single-season wins leader with his
18th and final win of the year in his final start on 9/29 at
Montreal, as he allowed one run on seven hits with three strikeouts...
surpassed the previous mark of 17 victories, done by
Kevin Brown in 1996 and Alex Fernandez in 1997...posted a
career-best six-game winning streak over seven starts from
5/24-6/27...went 6-0 with a 1.86 ERA over that span, allowing a
.200 BAA and averaging 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings...the
six-game streak included wins in five straight games, from 6/4-
27, when he went 5-0 with a 1.37 ERA (39.1IP/6ER)...went 8-
1 from 7/22-9/10 with a 3.17 ERA...included another five-game
win streak over five straight starts from 8/16-9/10...went 5-0
with a 1.37 ERA in June, as he was named the National League Pitcher of the Month...led all NL starters in wins
and ERA, while allowing 27 hits, fanning 31 and walking five in 39.1 innings pitched...set Florida's single-season
record for road wins, as he went 12-2 with a 2.83 ERA in 17 games away from home, surpassing the mark
of 10 road wins by Alex Fernandez in 1997 (10-6)...after starting the season 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in his first five
road starts, went on a nine-game road win streak with a 2.75 ERA over 10 starts from 6/4-9/10... led the Majors
in road wins and was tied for third in the Majors with an .857 road winning percentage...his 2.83 road ERA was
fourth-best in the NL and sixth in the Majors...threw two complete game shutouts...tossed his first complete
game shutout of the year on 6/16 vs. Chicago (AL), as he allowed three hits and one walk (IBB) with a seasonhigh
eight strikeouts (also fanned eight on 5/13 at Houston and 6/27 at Tampa Bay)...was his first complete
game shutout since 6/13/99 vs. Tampa Bay, his lone complete-game shutout prior to 2004...added his second
of the year on 9/10 (Game 1 of a doubleheader) against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, when he allowed
seven hits and fanned six...suffered a season-long three-game losing streak from 9/15-25 with a 4.12 ERA
before winning his Club-record 18th game of the year...allowed two runs or less in a start 17 times, including
a season-high four straight outings from 5/29-6/16...also did it three straight times from 8/11-22... finished
tied for fifth in the NL with 23 quality starts (74.2%)...went 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA in four Interleague starts, allowing
six runs on 24 hits in 31.2 innings (.205 BAA)...ranked seventh in the NL, allowing 1.98 walks per
game...allowed one walk or less 18 times and no bases on balls five times...allowed left-handers a .267 BA,
while right-handers hit .240...tallied a career-high 13 hits on the season, including three two-hit games on 7/17
at Pittsburgh, 8/22 at San Diego and 9/10 (G1 of DH) at Chicago (NL)...prior to 2004, had two career multi-hit
efforts...hit two home runs on the season, one of five pitchers to collect multiple home runs on the year, with
Randy Wolf (3), Mike Hampton (2), Glendon Rusch (2) and Jason Schmidt (2)...hit his first career home run
off Schmidt at San Francisco on 5/1 and added his second on 8/22 at San Diego off Sterling Hitchcock.
Went 12-13 with a 4.30 ERA in 32 starts (33 appearances) with Florida...the Marlins went 18-15 in his 33 appearances...established career highs in losses (13), games started (32), and complete games (two)...his 4.30 ERA was his best season mark since he posted a 3.06 ERA in 15 game starts with the Montreal Expos in 2000
(8-4 record)...led the Marlins with 21 quality
starts...posted quality starts in 65.6 percent of
his 32 starts, including four straight (4/11-23)
and nine over 12 starts from 7/4-9/9...Allowed two runs or less in a start 18 times
and five runs or more 10 times...allowed a
.265 batting average, his lowest mark since
2000 with Montreal (.248)...ranked second
on the team, allowing a career-high 19 homers
for the second time (also 2002)...allowed
multiple homers five times, including a career-high three on 6/12 at Milwaukee and 4/7 at
Atlanta...started Florida's Wild Card-clinching
game, 9/26 vs. the Mets, allowing three runs
in 7.0 innings...Registered his first complete game as a Marlin
on 5/26 vs. Montreal, allowing one run on five
hits with five strikeouts, his first complete
game since 6/13/99 vs. Tampa Bay (with Montreal)...added his second CG of the season on 7/22 vs. Montreal,
allowing one run on five hits (1 BB, 2 SO)...set a career high with 10 strikeouts over 8.0 innings on 8/30 vs.
Montreal...ranked among the top 20 pitchers in the National League in fewest walks per nine innings (2.19)
and on-base percentage allowed (.311)...overall, walked one batter or less in 21 of his 32 starts...matched his
career best with his fourth three-game winning streak (4G) from 7/22-8/8, posting a 4.07 ERA (11 ER in 24.1 IP)
with a .238 batting average allowed over that span...was part of a 10-game stretch from 7/22-9/9, where he
went 5-1 with a 3.15 ERA (23 ER in 65.2 IP)...and the Marlins went 9-1...Allowed six runs on six hits without retiring a batter (first time in career) on 6/27 at Boston...became the third
pitcher in team history to fail to retire a batter, joining Justin Wayne (5/3/03 at Houston) and Mark Hutton (8/20/96
at Chicago)...went 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA in his three outings following that game (4 ER in 22.2 IP)...allowed a
career-high 9ER in 3.1 innings in a loss on 6/1 vs. Cincinnati...the nine ER matched his career high, done for the
second time (also 5/15/99 at Pittsburgh)...led the Marlins with nine home wins (9-4, 3.44 ERA in 18 G, 17 GS)...At home, began the season by going 4-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 10 games (9 GS), through 6/17...followed that by
going unbeaten at home over his final eight games (5-0, 2.82 ERA)...took the loss in Florida's longest game
in club history, 4/27 vs. St. Louis (20 innings), by allowing a run in 2.0 innings (Vina RBI single)...went 2-0
with a 1.40 ERA in eight games, including two starts in the postseason...was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in six relief
appearances (5.2 IP)...was 0-0 with a 1.98 ERA in his two starts (5.2 IP) on 10/14 at Chicago and 8.0 IP on 10/22
vs. New York...began his postseason with 4.2 scoreless innings over his first five games (all in relief), including
wins on 10/1 at San Francisco and 10/4 vs. San Francisco.
Combined to post a 6-10 record with a 5.16 ERA in 37 games (22 starts) with Florida and Montreal...posted
a 3-2 record with a 3.79 ERA in 22 games (eight starts) with Florida after being acquired from the Expos on
7/11...started the season 3-8 with a 6.30 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) for Montreal...made his Marlins debut in
relief on 7/12 at Chicago...pitched 2.2 innings and took the loss in the 5-4 16-inning Cubs win, allowing one
run on four hits...Made 14 relief appearances with Florida from 7/12-8/17, before joining the Marlins' starting rotation...went 0-1
with a 3.05 ERA in his relief outings (7 ER in 20.2 IP) and a .316 opponent batting average...began his Marlins
career with seven scoreless outings in his first nine games, posting a 1.50 ERA (2 ER in 12.0 IP)...completed his
relief duties with a career-high 3.0 innings on 8/17 vs. San Francisco...made his first Marlins start on 8/23 at San
Diego and took the loss (8R, 3ER in 3.1 IP)...collected his first victory as a Marlin on 9/8 at Pittsburgh (6.1IP, 7H,
1 R, 0 BB, 3K)...the win ended a career-long five-game losing streak...added wins over the Braves and Expos to end the season...Ended the year on his third career-high three-game winning streak...went 3-0 in his final five starts from 9/8-29, with
a 3.67 ERA...went 3-1 with a 4.17 ERA as a Florida starter, allowing 25 runs (19 ER) over 41.0 IP...the Marlins posted a
6-2 record in Pavano's eight starts...his victory on 9/8 over the Pirates ended a career-high five-game losing streak
that extended 22 games, back to 5/18 at Los Angeles...began the season facing the Marlins and RHP Brad Penny in
his first two starts with Montreal...took the loss in a 1-0 Florida victory on 4/4 (1 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 6 SO)...Collected his first win of the year on 4/10 at Pro Player (3 R, 8 H, 6 SO in 6.1 IP), dealing Penny his first career
loss to the Expos...pitched a season-high 7.1 innings at Los Angeles on 5/18, allowing one run on six hits...was
optioned to Triple-A Ottawa on 6/19...made three starts for the Lynx and went 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA (7 ER in 20.1
IP) before being acquired by Florida.
For a second consecutive year, Pavano's season ended before the All-Star break due to soreness in his throwing arm... He took the mound for the last time on June 24... With an 8-4, 3.06 record in 15 appearances, the right-hander was well on his way to All-Star consideration... He started the year with a three game winning streak from April 4-25... Before he was shelved, he ranked fifth in the National League with a 3.06 earned run average... The Expos were 10-5 when he took the hill, scoring 78 runs of support, 5.20 per game... Was placed on the disabled list on June 27 with tendinitis in his right triceps... On July 5, he was examined by Dr. James Andrews and received a cortisone injection behind his right elbow... Finally had surgery on August 22 in Birmingham, AL, to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
- APRIL: Was 3-0, 3.38 ERA in April after going 0-4, 7.83 ERA (32 ER-68 IP) in five starts in April 1999... Enjoyed a three-game winning streak for the second time in his career (first time from May 26-June 13, 1999)... Started the season as the Expos fourth man in the rotation after starting the 1999 season as the second man in the rotation.
- ERA: Maintained a low 2.65 ERA after May 17, allowing 16 earned runs in 54.1 innings... Won five of eight decisions during that span... Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 13 of his 15 starts and pitched at least 6.0 innings in 11 of his last 13 outings.
- LIFETIME: Evened his career record to .500 (20-20) to go along with a 4.34 ERA in 56 career starts (58 appearances) with a win on June 19 against Pittsburgh... Set a personal best on June 13 with his seventh win of the season, surpassing his previous high (6-9) set in 1999... Took the loss in his last start to dip his career record below .500.
- LEFTIES: Seven of the eight homers allowed were surrendered to left-handers, including two by San Francisco's Barry Bonds.
- 2000 DEBUT: Continued where he left off after a successful spring (4-1, 2.33 ERA), picking up the win against the Dodgers on April 6.
- Allowed one run on five hits in 8.0 innings of work in the 11-3 final... Was just his fourth start of 8.0 innings or more in career.
- BLOWN: Was victimized by a Miguel Batista blown save on April 12 at Pittsburgh after allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5.0 innings of work... Exited the game ahead 4-3 before Batista allowed a three-run homer to pinch-hitter John Vander Wal, as the Expos went on to lose 6-4.
- SECOND WIN: Won his second game of the season on April 19 against the Cubs... Allowed three runs on six hits in 7.0 innings of work... Surrendered solo homers to Henry Rodriguez and Jeff Reed... Left the game tied 3-3 before the Expos scored a pair in the bottom half of the 7th as the Expos went on to win 7-3... Was working on seven days rest after the Expos were rained out twice in their previous series at Philadelphia.
- THIRD STRAIGHT: Won his third straight decision on April 25 against the Rockies, picking up the win after allowing four runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings of work... The Expos entered the bottom half of the 6th inning down 4-3... Montreal went on to score three runs in the 6th and four more in the 7th en route to a 10-4 victory.
- PAC BELL: Collected a no-decision on April 30, 2000 at San Francisco, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in 6.0 innings of work... Surrendered a home run to Barry Bonds to lead off the 5th... Exited the game tied at 3-3 as the Expos went on to win 4-3 after scoring the winner in the 9th.
- BREW CREW: Collected a no-decision on May 6 at Milwaukee, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in 6.0 innings of work... Exited the game down 2-1 before the Expos rallied with a pair in the 8th to defeat the Brewers 3-2.
- FIRST LOSS: Was tagged with his first loss on May 11 against Philadelphia, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits while striking out career-high seven in 6.2 innings of work... Exited the game with the score tied at four before 3B Michael Barrett made a fielding error, allowing the go ahead run to score and handing Pavano his first loss in a 6-4 final.
- SPECIAL K: Registered the win on May 17 against Arizona, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out a career-high eight in 8.0 innings... The Diamondbacks runs came off solo homers by Steve Finley and Tony Womack... Retired 18 of the 20 batters faced between homers, allowing a walk and a hit while striking out eight.
- BACK-TO-BACK: Picked up a second straight win on May 23 at San Francisco after allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out four in 6.0 innings of work... Surrendered a solo homer to Barry Bonds in the 4th... Rich Aurilia's lead-off double in the 7th chased Pavano with the Expos leading 3-2... Dustin Hermanson closed the books for his fourth save of the season... The Expos improve to 7-2 when Carl takes the mound.
- SHOULDA BEEN 3: His attempt for three straight wins was snapped by a costly error on May 28 at San Diego... Allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in 7.0 innings of work... The fourth and deciding run scored when Andy Tracy dropped a pop-up with two outs in the 6th... Pavano exited down 4-3 as the Expos went on to lose by the same score.
- INTERLEAGUE: Returned to the win column on June 2 against the Orioles... Allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits in 8.0 innings of work... Allowed a solo home run to Albert Belle in the 6th after coughing up an unearned run in the 5th... Left the game with a 5-2 lead as the Expos went on to win 5-3.
- YANKS: Took the loss on June 7 against the Yankees, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and one walk while pitching a season-short 4.1 innings... Was chased by a Tino Martinez triple in the 5th as the Yankees scored six straight runs in a 7-2 final.
- DELAYED WIN: Picked up a career-high seventh win on June 13 at Milwaukee, pitching 5.0 shutout innings and scattering seven hits and three walks while striking out two in an 8-4 final... The game was delayed 2 hours and 12 minutes immediately after the national anthems... Walked three of the first four batters faced in the 1st inning... Exited the game with the Expos leading 8-0.
- 8th WIN: Picked up his second straight win on June 19 against the Pirates, allowing one run on five hits in 8.0 innings of work... Allowed a lead-off home run to John Vander Wal in the 7th... Was his third 8.0-inning performance of the year.
- LAST START: Took himself out of the game on June 24 against the Phillies due to soreness in his right arm... Exited the game after allowing two runs in 6.0 innings with the Expos trailing 2-1... Montreal went on to lose 8-1.
Made 15 starts for Montreal and posted an 8-4 record with a 3.06 ERA...saw his season end on 6/24 due to
soreness in his throwing arm...before the injury, ranked fifth in the N.L. in ERA...began the year with a three-
game win streak from 4/4-25, with a 3.38ERA (10 ER in 26.0 IP) over four starts...recorded his eighth and final
win of the season on 6/19 vs. Pittsburgh (1 ER in 8.0 IP) before dropping his final outing, 6/24 vs. Philadelphia
(2 ER in 6.0 IP)...Struck out a season-high eight Diamondbacks in a then career-high 8.0 innings on 5/17...left the game on
6/24 against the Phillies due to soreness in his right arm (2 R in 6.0 IP)...recorded a 2.65 ERA over his last eight
starts from 5/17 until his injury, allowing 16 ER in 54.1 IP...allowed three earned runs or less in 13 of his 15
starts and pitched 6.0-plus innings in 11 of his last 13 outings...placed on the DL on 6/25 with tendinitis in
his right triceps...examined by Dr. James Andrews on 7/5 and received a cortisone injection behind his right
elbow...underwent surgery on 8/22 in Birmingham, AL to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
Limited to 19 games (18 starts) and 104.0 IP in an injury-plagued season, going 6-8 with a 5.63 ERA...began the
season by dropping each of his first four decisions...notched his first win of the season on 5/4 vs. Los Angeles,
allowing one run on four hits with six strikeouts in 7.1 innings, his first win since 9/23/98...collected his second
straight win with a 7.0-inning performance on 5/9 at Houston, allowing 2ER...won six of his eight decisions from
5/4-6/25, with a 4.86ERA, including his first career-high three-game winning streak from 5/26-6/13...included
a run of 16.0 consecutive scoreless innings...evened his record at 6-6 on 6/25 vs. the Marlins, allowing three
runs on five hits in 8.0 IP...Made his final start of the year on 7/11, the team's final game before the All-Star Break...placed on the 15-day
disabled list on 7/12 with right elbow soreness...following two rehab starts at Triple-A Ottawa, was reinstated
from the D.L. on 9/11 and made one relief appearance for the Expos on 9/13 at Los Angeles (1.0 IP, 1R), his final
appearance of the season...underwent an MRI and was examined by Dr. James Andrews on 10/12, revealing
Posted a 6-9 record with a 4.21 ERA, making 24 outings (23 starts) in his rookie season with Montreal...after
shoulder tendinitis in Spring Training and seven minor league starts, made his Major League debut on 5/23 vs.
Philadelphia and did not receive a decision (7.0IP, 2R, 1ER)...struck out Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen in
the first inning for his first Major League strikeout...Collected his first Major League win in his third career outing on 6/2 at Philadelphia (7.1IP, 2 ER)...made five
starts of 7.0-plus innings, including a season-long 7.1 innings twice...won a season-best two consecutive games
from 9/11-23 and lost a season-high three straight from 8/16-9/6...made his first and only relief appearance of
the year on the season's final day: 9/27 at St. Louis...Took the loss after surrendering Mark McGwire's 70th homer of the season -- a three-run line drive to left in the
7th...after the game, donated his glove to the National Baseball Hall of Fame...went 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA (6 ER
in 24.1 IP) in four September starts, including a combined six-pitcher shutout on 9/23 at Shea Stadium...limited
the Mets to three hits in 6.0-plus innings...ranked by Baseball America
as the sixth-best rookie in the Majors
behind Kerry Wood, Orlando Hernandez, Rolando Arrojo, Kerry Ligtenberg and Steve Woodard.
Pavano was named the International League #1 Prospect in a poll of International League managers by Baseball America
in 1997... Finished 3rd in the league with a 3.12 ERA and 147 strikeouts and was tied for 5th with 11 wins... Allowed just 1.9 walks per 9 innings pitched... Began the season on Pawtucket disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis... Reinstated on April 25... Made his AAA debut on April 26 vs Ottawa, going 5.0 innings with five strikeouts, collecting the no-decision... After a loss in his second start on May 1, won eight consecutive decisions over 13 starts, including three straight wins, May 6-16... The eight wins tied a Pawtucket club record set by Allen Ripley in 1977... Was 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in six starts in June and was named Pawtucket Player of the Month and Boston Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month... Was placed on the disabled list July 1-13 with right elbow tendinitis... Named to mid-season AAA All-Star team but did not play because of the injury... Pitcher of decision vs Rochester on August 18 to clinch an IL East playoff berth... Racked up 64 K's over his last eight starts and had four games with 10 or more K's (10 twice, 11 and 12)... Collected ND in a 4-3 win in second game of IL playoff against Rochester, going 7.0 innings... After the season, was named to the AAA All-Star team.
Pavano blossomed in the Eastern League in 1996 and was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year by Howe Sportsdata and Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year for AA Trenton... Led AA level with 16 wins (Club record), and led the Eastern League with a 2.63 ERA edging Tony Saunders of Portland by 0.003... Rated No. 5 among the league's top prospects by Baseball America
behind Vladimir Guerrero, Scott Rolen, Jamey Wright and Luis Castillo... Ranked among league leaders with six complete games (T1st), 185 innings (2nd), .230 opposing average (2nd) and 94 strikeouts (4th)... Helped the Thunder to the Eastern League's best record and the Southern Division championship... Named the league's Pitcher of the Year and to the All-Star team... Started the AA All-Star Game July 8 in Trenton (2 IP)... Named EL Player of the Week for August 12-18 (1-0, 0.54 ERA, 16.2 IP)... Finished strong with an 8-0 record, 1.05 ERA in his last 11 starts with four complete games, allowing only two home runs in 85.1 innings... Was 7-0, 0.83 ERA in final 10 starts... Lost his only start in the playoffs vs Harrisburg... Pitched in the Florida Instructional League.
In 1995, Pavano led Class A Michigan with 138 strikeouts, fourth-best in the Midwest League... Was second on the Club with 22 starts and tied for third in wins with six... Led league pitchers with 16 putouts... Averaged 8.79 K's per 9 IP, third in the league among starters... Was disabled from June 22 to July 8 with right shoulder tendinitis... After the season, reported to the Florida Instructional League.
In 1994 at Fort Myers in the Rookie Gulf League, averaged 9.61 K's per 9 IP.