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Split the season between Atlanta, Arizona's organization and the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A club at Iowa…Appeared in 18 total MLB games, making three starts…His starts all came with Atlanta, and he went 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA (5 ER/19.0 IP) for the Braves…Went 1-0 with a 4.84 ERA (12 ER/22.1 IP) in his 15 relief appearances... Began the season with Arizona...Started on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tightness...Reinstated on 5/27 and made his season debut that night vs. SD, allowing four runs, earned in 0.1 innings...Atlanta acquired him on 9/17 from CHI and he earned the win that night in his Braves debut after holding WSH to four hits and two runs over 5.0 innings...Struck out a career high-tying eight batters... Became the 16th diff erent starter used by the Braves in his start on 9/17...That total was the most in the majors and tied a franchise record (since 1900)…The 1945 Boston Braves, the 1936 Boston Bees and the 1911 Boston Rustlers also used 16 starting pitchers...The last MLB team to use more in a season was the 2006 Kansas City Royals, who fi nished the year with 17 diff erent starting pitchers...The MLB record since 1900 is 24 by the 1915 Philadelphia Athletics... Allowed one hit, a home run, during the fi rst inning in his three starts with the Braves...Made 15 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks, earning a win on 6/24 at COL…In his other 14 appearances, Arizona went 0-14... Made 12 scoreless appearances for Arizona... Compiled a 46.29 ERA (12 ER/2.1 IP) in his other three outings, allowing four runs in each... Arizona designated him for assignment on 7/30 and unconditionally released him on 8/9...Signed a minor-league deal the next day with Chicago (NL)... Went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (4 ER/16.0 IP) in four games, all starts, with Triple-A Iowa... Also pitched with Single-A Visalia and Triple-A Reno as part of his Major League rehabilitation assignment...Went 1-1 with a 4.06 ERA (14 ER/31.0 IP) in 10 MiLB games, nine starts.
Appeared in 44 games (12 starts) in his fifth season with the Dbacks and went 4-6 with 1 save and a 3.79 ERA (51 ER in 121.0 IP)…Was 1 of 8 NL pitchers with 10+ starts and relief appearances…Went 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA (11 ER in 52.1 IP) as a reliever and 3-6 with a 5.24 ERA (40 ER in 68.2 IP) as a starter…yielded just 5 home runs in relief (0.86 per 9.0 IP)…His 1.89 ERA as a reliever ranked sixth in the NL…Moved from 11th place on the club's all-time strikeout list to eighth (443 SO), passing Byung-Hyun Kim (383), Doug Davis (402) and Brian Anderson (410)…Began the season in the starting rotation and made his first Opening Day start on April 6 vs. Giants…Recorded his second career shutout on April 17 ay Giants…Pitched in both games of a doubleheader on Sept. 1 @ Rockies, earning his second career save in the nightcap with 2.0 scoreless innings.
Established career highs in wins, starts, strikeouts and innings pitched, going 11-9 with one save and a 3.46 ERA (69 ER in 179.1 IP) and 115 strikeouts in 33 games (28 starts)...Named the D-backs' Most Valuable Pitcher by the Arizona Chapter of the BBWAA...Is the second pitcher in club history with at least 1 shutout and 1 save in a season (also Brian Anderson in 1999)…is the first NL pitcher to do so since Kris Medlen in 2012...Was 1 of 2 pitchers in the Majors with at least 1 save, 10 wins and 150.0 innings (also Tim Lincecum)...Went 7-5 with a 2.63 ERA (32 ER in 109.1 IP) in 20 games (16 starts) at Chase Field…2.63 ERA was fifth lowest at Chase Field in club history (min. 15 starts)...Posted a 2.66 ERA (28 ER in 94.2 IP) after the third inning...1.08 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio was the fourth highest in NL and tied for 11th with 201 fly balls (also Ian Kennedy)...Earned his first career save on April 9 @ Giants with 4.0 scoreless innings…marked the third 4.0-inning save in club history, joining Mike Morgan on April 5, 2000 vs. Phillies and Zach Duke on July 24, 2011 vs. Rockies...Made 4 relief appearances before moving to the starting rotation on April 14...Faced the min. 27 batters in his first career shutout on May 29 vs. Reds, joining Randy Johnson (May 18, 2004 @ Braves) as the only 2 D-backs to face the min. in a 9.0-inning game…since 1914, was the 13th time in Major League history that a pitcher faced the min. 27 batters in a 9.0-inning game with 3+ hits allowed (last: Roy Oswalt on Sept. 11, 2008 vs. Pirates)...Won 3 games in a span of 9 days (June 20-28), the third Dback to accomplish this feat, joining Gregg Olson in 1999 and Tony Pena in 2006 (all in relief)...Led the Majors with a .173 opponents average after Aug. 22 (min. 7 starts) and ranked third with a 1.26 ERA (7 ER in 50.0 IP)…only Jake Peavy (1.17) and Francisco Liriano (1.23) were better.
Made 49 relief appearances in his fi rst full season working out of the bullpen and was 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA (32 ER in 92.0 IP)... Ranked among NL relievers in innings pitched (1st) and strikeouts (6th, 85)…was the fi rst Arizona reliever to lead the NL in innings pitched... 92.0 IP were the third-most by a D-backs reliever, trailing Byung-Hyun Kim's 98.0 in 2001 and Oscar Villarreal's 95.0 in 2003…also marked the most innings by a NL reliever since Colorado's Matt Belisle in 2010 (also 92.0)... Club record 29.0 innings in extra frames were the most since Tug McGraw's 29.0 in 1972... First batters faced were 4-for-45 (.089), best in the Major Leagues and lowest in the NL since the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen in 2011 (.070)... Led the NL with a club-record 9 outings of at least 3.0 innings or more, 4 more than Alfredo Simon (5) and Jeanmar Gomez (5)…9 games were the most in the NL since Darren Oliver in 2006 (10)... First NL reliever with at least 4 relief appearances of 4.0-innings or more in a single season since Oliver (5) and Dave Borkowski (4) in 2006... Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings (1 H) on June 19 vs. Marlins, the second-longest relief outing in club history…only Randy Johnson's 7.0 innings on July 18, 2001 @ Padres was longer…7 strikeouts on June 19 also tied for second-most by a D-backs reliever (third time, last: Max Scherzer on April 29, 2008 vs. Astros)... Was 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA (1 ER in 18.0 IP) in June…0.50 ERA ranked second in MLB in June (min. 15.0 IP), trailing only Tampa Bay's Alex Torres (0.48).
Appeared in 28 games (11 starts) in his second season
with the D-backs, going 5-3 with a 3.69 ERA (37 ER in
90.1 IP)...Was 4-2 with a 5.11 ERA (32 ER in 56.1 IP) as a starter
and 1-1 with a 1.32 ERA (5 ER in 34.0 IP) in relief...Went 5-1 with a 2.13 ERA (17 ER in 72.0 IP) in 24 games
(7 starts) from May 5 through the end of the season after
starting 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA (20 ER in 18.1 IP) in his first
4 starts...his 2.13 ERA since May 5 was the third-best in
the Majors (min. 70.0 IP) behind the Braves' Kris Medlen
(1.41) and Royals' Kelvin Herrera (2.12)...Held right-handed hitters to a .215 average (37-for-172)...Struck out 6 on June 8 vs.A's,most by a D-backs reliever
since Max Scherzer's 7 on April 29, 2008 vs. Astros...Started 3 of 4 games from June 22-July 6, going 1-0 with
a 1.35 ERA...Made a spot start on 10-minute notice for
Joe Saunders on June 22 vs. Cubs (1 ER in 4.0 IP)...On the 15-day disabled list from Aug. 10-31 with ulcers,
including 3 rehab games with Rookie AZL D-backs...Won a career-high 4 straight starts from July 6-Sept. 25.
Finished fifth in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting after going 10-10 with a 3.38 ERA (58 ER in 154.1 IP) in 31 games (24 starts)...the 10 wins tied a Dbacks' rookie record (also Oscar Villarreal and Brandon Webb in 2003)...Began the season with Triple-A Reno and made 1 start before his recall on April 15...Earned the win in his Major League debut on April 17 vs. Giants (0 ER in 2.0 IP)...became the first D-backs pitcher to win his debut at home (seventh overall)...Did not allow a run in his first 15.0 innings as a starter, establishing a franchise record...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, is the only pitcher to allow 4 earned runs
on 20 hits in his first 6 starts since earned runs began being recorded in 1912 in the NL and 1913 in the AL...Registered three scoreless streaks of at least 13.0 IP, becoming the first D-backs rookie to accomplish the feat (Elias)...tossed 24.0 consecutive scoreless innings from
April 24-May 24 (Game 1), the fifth-longest streak for a D-backs pitcher in club history...Made his first Major League start on May 14 @ Dodgers, tossing 6.0 scoreless inning with 2 hits...according to Elias, is the first pitcher in the last 100 seasons to win his initial start with 6.0 shutout innings and 2 hits allowed or less while his own team had only 1 hit...is the third D-backs pitcher to not allow a run in his first start, joining Brandon Webb (7.0 IP on April 27, 2003 @ Mets) and Micah Owings (5.0 IP on April 6, 2007 @ Nationals), while his 2 hits were tied for the second-fewest with Zach
Kroenke (Oct. 1, 2010 @ Dodgers) behind Owings...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings in each of his first 2 starts...according to Elias, he is only the second pitcher since 1900 to win his first 2 Major League starts while pitching at least 6.0 shutout innings and allowing no more than 2
hits, joining the Rangers' Alexi Ogando on April 5, 2011 vs. Mariners and April 11, 2011 @ Tigers...Collected his first hit on May 19 vs. Braves (infield single off Jair Jurrjens)...POSTSEASON: Earned the win in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Brewers, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 7.0 IP.
Split the season between three teams and combined to win 14 games, which tied for third among all minor league pitchers...Opened the season with Visalia, going 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA (4 ER in 15.0 IP) in 3 starts before being transferred to
Reno on April 29...Named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week April 26-May 2...Transferred to Mobile on May 18...tossed a complete game shutout @ Birmingham in his Mobile debut on May 21...Transferred back to Reno on July 14 and went 3-2 in 6 starts from July 19-Aug. 15...Finished the season with Mobile after being transferred on Aug. 16...went 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER in 17.0 IP) in
his final 3 starts with the BayBears.
Led the organization with 152 strikeouts...led Visalia with a 4.15 ERA (67 ER in 145.1 IP) and a complete game...Held lefties to a .227 (58-for-255) average...Did not allow a run in his first 2 starts of the season, a stretch of 11.0 innings, while fanning 14...Named the California League's Pitcher of the Week on two occasions: April 8-19 and Aug. 10-16...Named to the Cal League regular season All-Star team...Recorded back-to-back wins twice, going 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA (6 ER in 22.0 IP) with 26 strikeouts...Tossed his first-career complete game on May 27 vs. San Jose, allowing just 1 run while fanning 7.
Led South Bend with a 3.41 ERA (55 ER in 145.1 IP), 27 games started and 123 strikeouts...Ranked third in the organization in wins (12) and ERA while ranking fourth in strikeouts.Held lefties to a .212 average (60-for-283)...Won four consecutive starts from June 19-July 4, posting a 0.77 ERA (2 ER in 23.1 IP) with 20 strikeouts over that
stretch...Went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA (5 ER in 32.1 IP) and 26 strikeouts in 6 starts in June.
Led the Northwest League with a 2.71 ERA (20 ER in 66.1 IP) and ranked fifth with 6 wins...Led Arizona's Short-Season teams in wins and ERA...Was named Pitcher of the Week Aug. 6-12...Tossed at least 5.0 innings in 10 of his 12 starts, including 7 quality starts...did not allow more than 3 runs in any
start...held opponents to 2 earned runs or less in 10 of 12 starts...Had a season-high 8 strikeouts on Aug. 6 @ Vancouver.