Full name is Jonathan Omar Sánchez…resides in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico with his son, Christian...Graduated from Escuela Superior Blanca Maloret (Sabana Grande, PR) High School...Pitched for four seasons at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus, Ohio...tossed four no-hitters and established five school records...set school marks in single-game strikeouts (16), single-season strikeouts (105) and career strikeouts (311)...also set school records in career shutouts (10) and lowest career average against (.196)...His father, Sigfredo, was in the stands for his no-hitter in 2009...it was the first time in person he had seen his son start a game in the Major Leagues...When he was young, his nickname was Randy Johnson because he had long hair and threw left handed...in 2009, Johnson mentored Sanchez when he struggled and when Johnson went on the D.L., Sanchez took his spot on July 10 and tossed the no-hitter...While with the Giants, welcomed a team of 50 kids from Puerto Rico Pony League of Santurce.
Enters 2017 facing a two-game suspension stemming from an ejection in his most recent Major League start, April 26, 2013 with Pittsburgh at St. Louis, when he hit Allen Craig with a pitch…suspended the following day but appealed, before being designated for assignment on April 30…after a hearing in 2016, had his penalty reduced from six games to two... Threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 Giants win on July 10, 2009 vs. San Diego, allowing no walks with 11 strikeouts…named National League co-Player of the Week the following week...A member of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants...Last pitched in the Major Leagues on April 29, 2013 at Milwaukee, in relief for Pittsburgh while appealing his suspension...Earned his last MLB victory with the Royals on April 8, 2012 at Angel Stadium (7-3)…since then, he's 0-12 with a 9.08 ERA in 18 starts and one relief appearance.
Named Comeback Player of the Year in the Puerto Rican Winter League, pitching for Mayaguez… posted a 1-1 record with a 2.72 ERA in 11 appearances (eight starts).
Made one relief appearance for Iowa (AAA) in the Cubs' minor league system…went on the disabled list on April 10 (left shoulder tendinitis)…granted his release on July 2.
Began the season with Pittsburgh before being released in May and signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers … appeared in five games (four starts) with the Pirates, going 0-3 with a 11.85 ERA (18 ER/13.2 IP) and 15 strikeouts ... Made his Pirates debut April 5 at the Dodgers, taking the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work ... Surrendered a career-high nine runs, April 10 at Arizona, tossing just 3.1 innings while allowing eight hits ... Ejected in the first inning of his start, April 26 against St. Louis, after hitting Allen Craig with a pitch ... was suspended for six games by MLB the next day ... Designated for assignment, April 30, before being released, May 10 ... Signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers, May 17 … went 7-3 with a 5.13 ERA (38 ER/66.2 IP) while fanning 79 hitters in 14 starts with Triple-A Albuquerque ... Landed on Albuquerque's seven-day D.L., June 17-24, with a left forearm strain ... Struck out a season-high 10 hitters in 6.0 innings of work, July 23 at Nashville ... Limited left-handed hitters to a .215 batting average (17-for-79) with 30 strikeouts on the year ... Declared minor league free agency, November 4.
Spent majority of the season with Kansas City before being traded to Colorado in mid-July ….. went a combined 1-9 with an 8.07 ERA (58 ER/64.2 IP) with 45 strikeouts in 15 starts before a season-ending injury ..... Was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA (46 ER/53.1 IP) in 12 starts with the Royals prior to his trade ..... Picked up the victory in his first start of the season, April 8 at the Angels ..… lost nine-straight games to end the season ..... Acquired by the Rockies, July 19, for righthander Jeremy Guthrie ..... Landed on Kansas City's 15-day D.L., May 8-June 13, with tendinitis in his left biceps ..... Made three starts with Triple-A Omaha as part of a rehab assignment, going 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (10 ER/13.1 IP) ..... Made his Rockies debut, July 23 at Arizona, taking the loss after allowing five runs on six hits in 4.0 innings of work ..... Landed on Colorado's 15-day D.L., August 4-October 29, wih left biceps tendinitis, ending his season.
Jonathan had an injury-plagued season, missing a majority of the second half with left biceps tendinitis (June 25-August 1) and then a severe left ankle sprain suffered on August 16 which ended his season. ... Held opponents to a .190 average (19-for-100) with runners in scoring position, which would have ranked as the
best in the Majors had he posted enough innings to qualify. ... Limited opponents to 3 earned runs or less in 15 of his 19 starts. ... Averaged a career-high 5.86 walks per nine innings, the highest ratio in the Majors.
Worked career-high 193.1 innings and set personal bests with 13 wins and 205 strikeouts in 33 starts...overall, went 13-9 with 3.07 ERA (66er, 193.1ip) and .204 (142-for-696) avg. against for San Francisco ... Giants went 21-12 in his starting assignments...was easily most wins that Giants have ever had in Sanchez's starts...club went 12-17 in 2009, 15-14 in 2008, 1-3 in 2007 and 2-2 in 2006 ... Led NL with 96 walks allowed...gave up 4.47 walks per 9.0 innings, which was also highest figure in NL ... Struck out 205 batters (8th-most in NL), reaching 200 mark for 1st time in his career...became just 2nd left-handed pitcher in SF-era history to record 200-or-more strikeouts in single season and 1st southpaw SF hurler to accomplish feat since Ray Sadecki fanned 206 batters in 1968 ... Became just 4th Giants left-hander in franchise history to have at least 200 strikeouts in single season (Cy Seymour, 1898, 239 Ks; Rube Marquard, 1911, 237 Ks) ... Joined Tim Lincecum (231 strikeouts) as just 4th pair of teammates in SF-era history to have 200+ strikeouts in one season, joining Juan Marichal (222 Ks) and Gaylord Perry (201 Ks) in 1966, Marichal (218 Ks) and Ray Sadecki (206 Ks) in 1968 and Perry (233 Ks) and Marichal (205 Ks) in 1969...Philadelphia's Roy Halladay (219 Ks) and Cole Hamels (211 Ks) were only other set of teammates to fan 200-or-more batters in 2010 ... Also joined Lincecum as 1st right-handed/left-handed Giants tandem to each post at least 200 Ks in same season since Juan Marichal and Ray Sadecki did it in 1968 ... His 9.54 strikeouts per 9.0 innings was 3rd-best figure in NL, behind teammate Tim Lincecum (9.79) and Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo (9.73) ... Held NL hitters to lowest avg. in Majors, fashioning .204 clip (142-for-696)...allowed just 6.61 hits per 9.0 innings, which was also lowest in NL ... Limited San Diego to 1 hit through 7.0 innings on April 20 at PETCO Park, however was charged with loss in SF's 1-0 defeat...since 1900, only 3 other Giants pitchers lost game in which they appeared in at least 7.0 innings and allowed no more than 1 hit: Matt Cain (2007), Ferdie Schupp (1916) and Red Ames (1911) ... Reached 10-win plateau for 1st time in his career Sept. 5 at Los Angeles-NL on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball"...defeated Dodgers for 1st time in 10 career starts, tossing 7.0-shutout innings while giving up just 3 hits in SF's 3-0 victory...coming into game, Sanchez had an 0-5 career record against Dodgers, and his 6.04 ERA (32er, 47.2ip) in his 13 games (9 starts) against LA-NL was highest figure among active pitchers (minimum: 30 innings vs. LA-NL) ... Was one of best NL starters in season's final month, going 4-1 with 1.03 ERA (5er, 43.2ip) over his last 7 starts...his ERA beginning Aug. 30 was 2nd-lowest in league, behind Chicago-NL's Carlos Zambrano (0.97) ... Established career-high with 12 strikeouts Sept. 16 vs. Dodgers in SF's 10-2 victory...allowed just 4 hits and 1 run in 7.0 innings and didn't walk batter for 2nd time in 30 starts...threw 90 pitches, 67 for strikes...his 74.4 strike pct. was highest of his career in start...also did not have any 3-ball counts, another 1st in his career as starter ... Posted his best 2nd half of his career going 6-3 with 2.61 ERA (26er, 89.2ip) ... Tossed back-to-back quality starts just twice all year (April 14-20, Aug. 30-Sept.5) and had just 14 quality starts overall ... Pitched Giants back into playoffs after 6-year absence and provided clutch hit, beating San Diego 3-0 to seal NL West title on regular season's final day on Oct. 3...Sanchez pitched into 6th inning and gave up just 3 hits while walking 5 ... he contributed with his bat, hitting triple off Mat Latos and scoring game's 1st run in 3rd inning.
Logged 0-2 record with 4.05 ERA (9er, 20.0ip) in 4 postseason starts ... Made his postseason debut on Oct. 10 vs. Atlanta in Game 3 of LDS and proceeded to strike out 11 batters in 7.1 innings...marked most Ks in single game in postseason by Giants left-hander in franchise history (since 1900)...only other LH Giants pitcher to fan 10-or-more in postseason game was Carl Hubbell (10 Ks on Oct. 3, 1933 vs. Washington Senators in Game 1 of World Series) ... Combined for 13.1 innings while allowing 3 runs (2.03 ERA) over his 1st 2 postseason starts...however, logged 6.2 innings and gave up 6 runs combined (8.10 ERA) over his final 2 outings in Game 6 of LCS and in Game 3 of World Series.
Went 8-12 with 4.24 ERA (77er, 163.1ip) in 32 games (29 starts) for San
Francisco...began season just 2-8 with 5.54 ERA (41er, 66.2ip) and was moved to bullpen following
his 8th defeat...however, his season was turned around with his July 10 start against Padres at
AT&T Park, in which he tossed 13th no-hitter in franchise history...posted 6-4 record with 3.46
ERA (36er, 93.2ip) since pitching his no-no...recorded career-high with 177 strikeouts, 13th-most
in National League...averaged 9.75 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, which was 4th-most in league,
behind teammate Tim Lincecum (10.42), Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo (9.89) and Atlanta's Javier
Vazquez (9.77)...also ranked 4th for having lowest opponents avg. against with .221 clip (135-for-
612)...only Los Angeles'-NL Clayton Kerhaw (.200), Tim Lincecum (.206) and Milwaukee's Yovani
Gallardo (.219) had lower marks than Sanchez...held opposition to .173 figure (41-for-237) his 1st
time through lineup, 8th-lowest mark in NL...was just 1 win shy of tying his personal-best of 9,
accomplished in 2008...had run support average of just 3.69, 4th-lowest in NL and 2nd-lowest on
Giants' staff behind Barry Zito (3.38)...was perfect 7-0 when Giants supported him with 3+ runs
in game...began 2009 year pitching for Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic, going 1-0 with 4.05
ERA (3er, 6.2ip) with 5 strikeouts against 3 walks in 2 starting assignments...made Classic debut March 11 and helped PR earn top seed in Round 2 after defeating Netherlands 5-0...logged 4.0-scoreless innings and allowed 2 hits, BB and 4 strikeouts...final WBC start came March 17 in elimination contest with United States beating Puerto Rico 6-5 on David Wright's one-out, 2-run walk-off single...Sanchez pitched just 2.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits...returned to Scottsdale Stadium following team's elimination to resume his workouts over final 2 weeks of spring...made SF's Opening Day roster for 3rd-consecutive season...2009 debut came April 11 at San Diego and was charged with 1st defeat of year after lasting just 4.2 innings...gave up pair of solo HR's to Henry Blanco and allowed bases loaded 3-run 2B to Adrian Gonzalez in Pads' 4-run 5th...picked up his 1st victory of year April 17 vs. Arizona...blanked D-Backs for 6.2-innings and held them to just 2 hits...was skipped for one turn in starting rotation due to pair of off days that Giants had April 20 and 23...pitched 1.0 relief inning April 25 at Arizona (1h, 1so)...was moved back into rotation April 28 and made start that night against Dodgers at AT&T Park, receiving no decision in Giants' 5-3 defeat...earned losses in 3-consecutive decisions May 4-20...forged 6.53 ERA (15er, 20.2ip) and .272 avg. against during that span...Giants scored total of just 3 runs of support for Sanchez during that 4-start stretch, in which SF went 0-4...snapped 3-game losing streak May 25 vs. Atlanta in Giants' 8-2 victory...allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.0 innings with 6 strikeouts...marked his 2nd win of year...lost 4-straight starts June 6-22, allowing 17 runs (16er) in 19.1 innings (7.45 ERA) with an opponents avg. against of .330 (29-for-88)...again did not receive whole lot of help from offense, as SF scored just 3 runs total while he was on hill in those 4 games (1.40 RSA)...was temporarily moved to bullpen beginning June 28 after going 2-8 through his 1st 10 decisions...club promoted rookie RHP Ryan Sadowski to take his place in rotation...Sanchez pitched 9th inning in his new relief role in that June 28 contest in Milwaukee with Giants leading 7-0...hit Prince Fielder with his first pitch...Fielder had raised his arms triumphantly after his game-winning hit night before, but Sanchez said pitch wasn't intentional...he then retired his next 3 hitters, all via strikeout...appeared in just 1 more game out of 'pen, July 3 vs. Houston...tossed 2.0-scoreless innings in that contest, allowing 1 hit...was moved back into starting rotation after news that Randy Johnson had strained his throwing shoulder, opening spot, between Lincecum and Cain in Giants' pitching order...in his 1st start since being moved to 'pen tossed 13th no-hitter in franchise history and 5th in SF-era history July 10 vs. San Diego in Giants' 8-0 victory...was throwing perfect game through 7.1 innings before Chase Headley hit hard groundball to 3rd baseman Juan Uribe, who was charged with error on play...Sanchez did not issue walk and struck out career-high 11 batters...30,298 fans stood for entire 9th inning...retired his 1st batter, Luis Rodriguez, on grounder to Edgar Renteria at short, then Edgar Gonzalez hit long, towering fly ball to center which Aaron Rowand caught after running into wall...Sanchez finished no-hitter with curveball that Everth Cabrera took for called strike 3...was 256th no-hitter in ML history...his no-hitter ended Giants streak of 32-straight seasons without no-hitter, 3rd-longest in majors entering 2009...Mets and Padres have never had no-no...was 1st no-hitter by Giants pitcher since John Montefusco's on Sept. 29, 1976 at Atlanta...became 4th left-handed pitcher to toss no-hitter for Giants and 1st since Carl Hubbell pitched one for New York Giants against Pittsburgh on May 8, 1929...Rube Rube Marquard (1915) and Hooks Wiltse (1908) were only other southpaws to achieve feat for Giants...it marked 1st no-hitter by Giants pitcher at home since Ed Halicki on Aug. 24, 1975 vs. New York Mets at Candlestick Park...marked 1st no-hitter in big leagues this season and 1st since Carlos Zambrano of Cubs tossed one against Houston on Sept. 14, 2008 in Milwaukee...according to Elias, Sanchez became 6th pitcher since 1900 to pitch no-hitter without allowing BB and striking out at least 11 batters...other pitchers to accomplish feat are Sandy Koufax in 1965, Catfish Hunter in 1968, Len Barker in 1981, David Wells in 1998 and Randy Johnson in 2004...all of previous 5 were perfect games...Sanchez, born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is 2nd Puerto-Rican born pitcher to throw no-hitter...Juan Nieves threw one for Brewers on April 15, 1987 (Elias)...Sanchez was perfect through 8.1 innings before error by Juan Uribe in 8th frame...according to Elias, last pitcher to lose perfect game due to an error that late in game was Fritz Peterson for Yankees on July 4, 1966...Peterson was perfect for 7.1 when Jerry Adair topped pitch toward 3rd base line; Peterson fielded it and threw high to 1st base for an error...he settled for 2-hitter...Sanchez had entered game with 2-8 record...last pitcher to throw no-hitter despite being at least 6 games under .500 at that time was Kevin Gross, who was 5-12 when he threw no-hitter for Dodgers against Giants on Aug. 17, 1992...it's 5th-most games below .500 by pitcher to throw no-hitter since 1950...Sanchez became 1st Giants pitcher to take perfect game into 8th inning since RHP Bill Swift on June 17, 1993 at Cincinnati in SF's 5-1 win...Swift allowed leadoff single to former Giant Kevin Mitchell in 8th (Elias)...was 7th time in Padres history that they have been no-hit...last time was by St. Louis' Bud Smith on Sept. 3, 2001 at Qualcomm Stadium...Sanchez is 2nd southpaw to no-hit Padres...SD had previously never been no-hit by Giants (Elias)...prior to his no-no, Sanchez had never thrown more than 8.0 innings in game in his career...was his 1st complete game and complete-game shutout...Sanchez' father, Sigfredo, who traveled from Puerto Rico, was sitting in stands that night watching his son start major league game in person for very 1st time...only other time he had seen Sanchez pitch in majors was against Mets in New York when he was pitching out of bullpen...Sanchez had thrown 4 no-hitters at Ohio Dominican University...Eli Whiteside became only 2nd rookie catcher to catch no-hitter since 1995...Geovany Soto caught Carlos Zambrano's no-no last season (Elias)...Whiteside is 1st Giants catcher to catch no-no since Gary Alexander in 1976...was named co-NL Player of Week with St. Louis' Ryan Ludwick for week of July 6-12 after tossing no-hitter...was his 2nd career player of week honor (also June 23-29, 2008)...was July nominee for Major League Baseball's Clutch Performer of Month, joining Angels' IF Erick Aybar, White Sox's LHP Mark Buehrle, Pirates' OF Garrett Jones, Cubs' IF Derrek Lee and Cardinals' OF Ryan Ludwick...award recognizes player who consistently performed at his best when game was on line during month of July...Buehrle wound up winning award...earned 5th win of year holding Astros scoreless for 7.0 innings Aug. 4...gave up just 4 hits and fanned 8 batters in San Francisco's 8-1 win...victory for Sanchez snapped his personal 9-game road losing streak dating back to 2008...was tied for 2nd-longest road losing skid in SF-era history behind Mike LaCoss' 10 games from June 29, 1986-April 12, 1987...was his 1st win away from AT&T since Sept. 17, 2008 (span of 12 games and 10 starts between road wins)...allowed just 2 earned runs in 12.0 innings, covering 2 starts on Giants' 6-game road trip to Philadelphia and Milwaukee Sept. 1-6...ended Giants' starters streak of lasting no more than 4.1 innings in 5-straight starts from Sept. 18-22, with 5.1-inning effort Sept. 23 at Arizona...struck out 9 and allowed 2 runs, departing after an RBI triple by Rusty Ryal that was upheld on video review...SF's bullpen protected Sanchez's 7th win, his 1st since Aug. 21...picked up his final victory of year in his 2nd-to-last start Sept. 29 vs. Arizona, tossing 5.2 innings and allowing 3 runs on 5 hits...
Came into his own in 1st Half, entering Spring Training battling for 5th spot
in rotation and winning 8 games before Break, but tailed off in 2nd Half, winning just 1 of 8
decisions...overall, went 9-12 with 5.01 ERA (88er, 158.0ip) in 29 games (all starts) for San
Francisco...established career-high for victories (previous high: 3 in 2006) while also posting
highest professional workload with 158.0 innings (previous high: 125.2 for single-A Augusta in
2005)...ranked 7th among NL southpaws with 157 strikeouts (22nd overall)...had 2nd-highest
run support average on club with 4.84 mark (85 total runs) behind Tim Lincecum, who averaged
4.92 runs of support...however, most of that run support came during his 19 1st Half starts as
he averaged 5.76 runs (71 runs total) compared to just 2.68 runs (14 runs total) over his 10 2nd
Half outings...in fact, that 2.68 runs of support ranked as 4th-lowest among NL pitchers following
All-Star Break...only Matt Cain (2.36), Pittsburgh's Jeff Karstens (2.63) and Colorado's Jeff Francis
(2.68) received lower runs support totals...had 2 very different halves to season, going 8-5 with
3.97 ERA (49er, 111.0ip) and .237 avg. against in 19 1st Half assignments, but then posted 1-7
mark with 7.47 ERA (39er, 47.0ip) and .303 avg. against in 10 2nd Half outings...missed about 2
weeks from Aug. 16-Sept. 1 with left shoulder sprain...registered 115 strikeouts before Break, most
by SF-era left-hander, surpassing Shawn Estes' 114 punchouts in 1998...is 26th SF Giant to surpass
100-K plateau prior to All-Star Break and is part of 1st trio to surpass mark in West Coast annals,
joining Tim Lincecum (135) and Matt Cain (121)...strikeout total was 10th-highest in SF history
prior to Break...was named NL Player of Week June 22-29 after going 2-0 with 1.23 ERA...went 5-1
with 3.10 ERA (14er, 40.2 ip) in 6 June starts to tie for most wins among ML hurlers (MIL's Manny
Parra, LAA's John Lackey and STL's Kyle Lohse)...last Giant to post 5 wins in month was Noah
Lowry (5-0, Aug., 2005)...had 2 different 10-strikeout performances (April 9 vs. SD and April 25
vs. CIN) to become 1st Giants lefty to register double digits at least twice in campaign since Estes
accomplished feat 3 times in 1998...Giants won 13 of his 1st 17 outings, but then lost 10 of his
final 12 starts...club did however post winning record when he took hill, going 15-14...recorded
career-best 4-game winning streak May 28-June 12, fashioning 3.96 ERA (11er, 25.0ip) and .260
avg. against (25-for-96) over that 4-start stretch...collected his 6th victory June 12 at Colorado,
but had to battle through 5.0 innings for 10-7 triumph...became 1st SF pitcher to score victory
while surrendering 7 runs since Russ Ortiz gave up 10 in May 21, 2000 victory at Milwaukee...
yielded 7 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks...had no-hitter through 5.0 innings June 17 vs. Detroit, while
he later went on to work 7.0 innings (3er) while striking out 8 Tigers...however, was tagged with
loss in SF's 5-1 setback...posted career-long 6-game losing skid July 9-Sept. 1, surrendering 6.43
ERA (25er, 35.0ip) over 7-start span...lost 6th game of that stretch Sept. 1 at Colorado, his 1st start
since Aug. 11 due to Disabled List stint...was activated from DL prior to game and tossed quality
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outing, allowing 3 runs over 7.0 innings with 6 strikeouts, but Giants fell 4-0...snapped careerlong
streak with victory Sept. 12 at San Diego, logging 6.0-plus frames (6h, 2er, 2bb, 6so, 1hr) in
SF's 5-2 victory over Jake Peavy.
Made 1st career Opening Day roster, and spent majority of season in SF bullpen
before making 4 Sept. starts...was also optioned to triple-A Fresno May 21-June 6 and Aug. 11-30,
although latter was to stretch out arm for starting role...went 1-5 with 5.88 ERA in 33 ML outings
(4 starts)...despite not making relief appearance after Aug. 10, finished 9th among NL relievers
with avg. of 10.85 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (43so, 35.2ip)...suffered rib cage strain in early July,
which plagued him for remainder of season...was on DL July 4-18 with ailment, including 2-game
rehab stint with single-A San Jose ( July 14-16)...went 0-3 with 7.16 ERA (13er, 16.1ip) in 4 starts,
but did strike out 7 batters in pair of opening assignments...worked career-high 7.0 innings Sept.
7 vs. LA, fanning 7 while allowing 3 runs on 8 hits...was forced to leave Sept. 18 start in Arizona
after just 1.0 inning with recurrence of rib cage strain, and did not pitch again...collected 1st ML
hit June 13 vs. Toronto, RBI-2B off Dustin McGowan.
Young southpaw entered year having not pitched above low single-A level, but went 3-1 with 4.95 ERA in 27 games (4 starts) for Giants...opened campaign in starting role with double-A Connecticut, before being switched to reliever and back to starter by end of season...Giants were 2-2 in his 4 starts, while he was 1-1 with 7.36 ERA (15er, 18.1ip)...opponents hit .276 against him (21-for-76) in starting role...struggled in his last 4 assignments (3 starts), surrendering 11.04 ERA (18er, 14.2ip) and .333 avg. against (22-for-66)...was unscored upon in 18 of his 23 relief appearances for Giants...included was 22-outing stretch May 28-July 29 in which he fashioned 1.37 ERA (3er, 19.2ip) with .200 avg. against (14-for-70)...made big league debut with perfect frame May 28 vs. Colorado...opened ML career scoreless in his initial 13 outings...his 12.2-shutout innings during stretch marked longest scoreless string of year by SF reliever...tossed 7.1-hitless innings to open career, before yielding safety to Oakland's Mark Kotsay June 24...recorded 1st career win June 4 at New York, retiring top 3 batters in Mets' lineup in 11th inning...had contract purchased from Connecticut May 26 and remained with big league club until July 29, when he was optioned to triple-A Fresno to return to starting role...was recalled from Fresno Sept. 1 when rosters were expanded...won 1st big league start Sept. 6 at Cincinnati...limited Reds to 1 run over 5.2 innings of 3-2 triumph...carried no-hitter to 5th inning...went 2-2 with 3.80 ERA (10er, 23.2ip) in 6 starts for Fresno, striking out 28 and holding Pacific Coast League batters to .163 avg. (13-for-80)...was dominating Eastern League for double-A Connecticut, going 2-1 with 2 saves and 1.15 ERA (4er, 31.1ip) in 13 games (3 starts)...pitched for Carolina in Puerto Rico Winter League, going 1-1 with 2.42 ERA in 4 starts.
Demonstrated electric stuff at single-A Augusta, pacing South Atlantic League with 166 strikeouts...averaged 11.9 whiffs per 9.0 innings (125.2ip), while going 5-7 with 4.08 ERA in 25 starts...was tabbed to circuit's in-season All-Star team...was 2-2 with 2.91 ERA in 19 relief outings for Carolina club of Puerto Rican Winter League.
Enjoyed solid opening to professional career, combining to post 7-1 record with 3.72 ERA (20er, 48.1ip) in 15 games (9 starts) between Giants' Arizona Rookie League club and single-A Salem-Keizer...tied for 3rd in desert circuit for wins, going perfect 5-0 with 2.77 ERA (8er, 26.0ip) in 9 outings (3 starts).