Mike and his wife Dawn have two children, son Jake (8/2/96) and daughter Mykala (9/29/00)...pitched
at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas after graduating from Midland (Texas) High School...enjoys golf and hunting...Among the most community-minded members of the Red Sox, Mike has worked extensively with the Angel Fund, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to
supporting ALS research at Massachusetts General Hospital...since coming to Boston in 2003, Mike
has donated $500 per appearance to the Angel Fund...he and his wife Dawn have also hosted the
annual 5-K Sharon Timlin Memorial Run in memory of his mother to raise money for and generate
awareness of the Angel Fund...in 2004, 2005 and 2006, Dawn ran the Boston Marathon in support
of the Angel Fund...Mike and Dawn were honored by the Angel Fund at an event in July 2006...in
recognition of his community spirit, was recognized as the 2005 BoSox Club Man of the Year.
SUMMARY: Compiled a 2.89 ERA (15 ER/46.2 IP) in 40 appearances for Boston after being activated
from the disabled list on June 9...Had been disabled since May 3 with right shoulder tendonitis...
Also opened the season on the D.L. with a strained left oblique muscle and made 2 rehab
outings with Triple-A Pawtucket before being activated on April 10...Was also sent to Pawtucket
on rehab assignment for the shoulder tendonitis on May 25 and compiled a 4.05 ERA (3 ER/6.2 IP)
in 6 appearances...Had a 6.48 ERA (12 ER/16.2 IP) in his first 16 appearances through June 25, but
compiled a 2.09 ERA (9 ER/38.2 IP) over the remainder of the season...Became a free agent at the
end of the season and agreed to terms on a contract for the 2008 season on December 7, 2007.
SCORELESS STREAKS: Had a career-best 16.0-inning scoreless streak over 11 appearances from
June 26-July 23...His previous high was 15.2 scoreless frames from April 18-May 20, 2005...Also
tossed 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings in 10 games from August 6-29.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Was scored upon in only 3 of his final 34 appearances, but allowed 3 runs
or more in each of those contests...Held the opposition to a .232 batting average, including a .173
mark against lefthanders...Was at his best when pitching on 2 days of rest, posting a 0.56 ERA (1
ER/16.0 IP) in 14 such appearances...Allowed 6 of his 25 inherited runners to score (24.0 percent).
MORE 2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Worked 2.1 innings twice in the span of 3 appearances (July 13 vs. Toronto
and July 18 vs. Kansas City) after not going more than 2.0 innings in an outing since June 18, 2004 at San Francisco (2.2 IP)...Picked up the win on April 19 in Toronto in his 300th relief outing
with the Sox...In his last major league outing before D.L. stint on May 2 vs. Oakland, earned his
first save since September 29, 2006 vs. Baltimore.
MILLENNIUM CLUB: Became just the 13th pitcher in
major league history to appear in 1,000 games, August
31, 2007 vs. Baltimore...Finished the season with
1,011 career appearances, 10th on the all-time list, 11
behind Jose Mesa and Lee Smith...Now ranks 2nd in
Red Sox history with 347 relief appearances, trailing
only Bob Stanley (552).
WORK HORSE: Was limited by injuries to only 50 major
league appearances in 2007, his fewest in a season
since 31 games with the Blue Jays in 1995.
IN THE POSTSEASON: Has made 44 career post-season appearances, 4th most all-time behind
Mariano Rivera (76), Jeff Nelson (55), and Mike Stanton (53)...Is 0-2 with one save and a 3.94
ERA (21 ER/48.0 IP) in his post-season career...Is 2nd in LCS history with 23 appearances, 2 behind
Has pitched in 26 playoff games with the Red Sox, a club record for post-season outings...His
.200 (20-100) opponents batting average in the postseason with the Red Sox is 5th lowest in club
history among pitchers with at least 20.0 playoff innings, trailing only Jim Lonborg (.163), Josh
Beckett (.178), Babe Ruth (.186) and Ernie Shore (.198).
Pitched scoreless ball in 5 of his 6 post-season appearances in 2007, including each of his first 4
outings (4.1 IP)...Overall, allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings for a 3.18 ERA...Struck out 7 without issuing
a walk...Made 3 appearances in both the World Series and LCS after not seeing action in the
SUMMARY: In his 4th Red Sox season, led the club with 68 appearances and 21 holds en route to a
6-6 record with 9 saves and a 4.36 ERA...became the first pitcher in club history to reach 65 appearances
in 4 seasons despite a 16-day stay on the disabled list from May 28-June 13 due to a strained
right shoulder, his first D.L. stint since 2001...ranked 7th in the A.L. with 21 holds and tied for 15th
with 9 saves...signed a one-year contract for 2007 on October 30, 2006, avoiding free agency.
A FAST START, THEN A SLOW DOWN: Did not allow a
run in his first 6 appearances (5.2 innings) and boasted
a 3-0 record and a 0.96 ERA (2 ER/18.2 IP) in his first
20 games through May 20...had a 1.40 ERA (3 ER/19.1
IP) when he was placed on the disabled list on May
28 and returned to post a 2.08 ERA (2 ER/8.2 IP) in his
first 9 outings through July 2...on July 4 at Tampa Bay,
however, allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits in 0.1 innings
to lift his ERA 93 points from 1.61 to 2.54...beginning
with that July 4 outing, recorded a 6.50 ERA (26
ER/36.0 IP) in his final 38 outings to raise his ERA to
4.36 from 1.61.
A WORLDLY APPROACH: Along with Red Sox teammate
Jason Varitek, represented the United States at
the World Baseball Classic in March...went 1-0 with a
3.86 ERA (1 ER/2.1 IP) in 3 relief appearances, earning
the victory in the United States' 2-0 triumph vs. Mexico
on March 7.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Went 5-4 with 5 saves and a
4.35 ERA in 33 appearances at home and 1-2 with 4 saves and a 4.36 ERA in 35 appearances on the
road...was most effective when pitching on no days of rest, posting a 1.37 ERA (3 ER/19.2 IP) in 21
games in those situations...turned in a 5.68 ERA (28 ER/44.1 IP) in 47 appearances otherwise...had
a 1.93 ERA in April and a 0.90 ERA in May, giving him a sub-2.00 ERA in 6 of 8 months starting in
April of 2005...allowed a .305 batting average, including a .303 (40-for-132) mark by righties and
a .306 (38-for-124) mark by lefties...surrendered 7 homers after allowing only one homer in 81 appearances
in 2005...pitched scoreless ball in 51 of 68 appearances and allowed more than one run
only 9 times in 2006.
MORE 2006 HIGHLIGHTS: Made his 900th career appearance April 18 vs. Tampa Bay...won back-to-back
days April 17 vs. Seattle and April 18, becoming the first Red Sox pitcher to win consecutive
days since 1999, when John Wasdin earned the win against Detroit both May 31 and June 1...earned
a victory in consecutive outings for the first time since April 10 and 15, 2003...had a season best 11.2-inning scoreless streak covering 12 games from April 23-May 20...pitched a scoreless 9th inning to
preserve Boston's 6-3 win vs. Washington on June 19 for his first save since September 30, 2005 vs.
New York...jumped out to a 5-0 start following his July 17 victory vs. Kansas City, the first 5-0 start
of his 16-year major league career...earned saves in both games of the September 17 doubleheader
at New York, the first Red Sox pitcher to turn that trick since Alan Embree on July 2, 2002 vs. Toronto...capped a stretch with a save in 4 straight outings from September 14-17...earned the save
with a scoreless inning in 5 of his final 7 appearances and had 7 saves in his last 13 outings.
SUMMARY: In his 3rd Red Sox season, led the American League and set an all-time Red
Sox record with 81 appearances, establishing a career high for the 2nd consecutive
season...finished 7-3 with 13 saves, 24 holds and a 2.24 ERA, his lowest since he posted
a 2.14 mark with Toronto in 1995...was named the team's Fireman of the Year by the Boston
chapter of the BBWAA...ranked 5th among A.L. relief pitchers with 80.1 innings pitched
and 24 holds...spent most of the season as the Red Sox' primary right-handed set-up man
but finished the year as Boston's closer...the owner of 130 career saves, Timlin's 13 saves
were his highest total since he had 27 for Baltimore in 1999...retired 55 of 81 first batters
faced...stranded 14 of 32 inherited runners.
KEEPING THEM IN THE YARD: Allowed only 2 home runs, his lowest full-season total since
serving up one long ball in only 31 games (42.0 innings) for Toronto in 1995...both came
in Toronto: May 24 by Reed Johnson and September 12 by Vernon Wells.
MODEL OF CONSISTENCY: Posted a sub-2.00 ERA in every month of the season except August (3.94) and September-October (3.65)...finished with a 1.64 ERA in April, a 1.29 ERA in May, a 1.88 ERA in June and a 0.71 ERA in July...went 4-0 with 9 saves in 10 chances and a 1.34 ERA (6 ER/40.1 IP) in 43 games at Fenway Park and 3-3 with 4 saves in 10 chances and a 3.15 ERA (14 ER/40.0 IP) in 38 appearances on the road...was 3-1 with
2 saves and a 1.69 ERA (8 ER/42.2 IP) in 42 outings before the All-Star break and 4-2
with 11 saves and a 2.87 ERA (12 ER/37.2 IP) in 39 games after the break.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Did not allow an earned
run in 66 of his 81 appearances, surrendering
as many as 2 earned runs only 4 times all year
(June 28 vs. Cleveland, August 19 at Los
Angeles (AL), August 23 at Kansas City and
September 21 at Tampa Bay)...held righthanders to a .257 average (43-for-167) and 2 home runs...lefties hit .299 (43-for-144) with no homers...did not allow a run in 7
games (8.2 IP) against National League
foes...was 1-0 in interleague play, allowing 6
hits with 2 walks and 8 K's in 8.2
innings...worked more than 1.0 inning 15
times...went 3-2 with 8 saves and a 2.10 ERA
(7 ER/30.0 IP) in 35 appearances against
A.L. East opponents.
MORE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Did not allow a run
over 15 appearances (15.2 IP) between April
18 and May 20...lowered his ERA to 0.86 from
3.38 in the process...fanned a season-high 3
in 2.0 innings April 26 vs. Baltimore and in 1.2
innings May 20 vs. Atlanta...his only other
2.0-inning outings were June 26 at Philadelphia and August 21 at Los Angeles (AL).
IN THE POSTSEASON: Pitched once in the
ALDS vs. Chicago, allowing a run on one hit
with one strikeout in 1.0 inning in Game 3 at
Fenway Park...the appearances was his 20th
post-season outing as a Red Sox, establishing a club record (Alan Embree had 19).
SUMMARY: Made a team-high 76 appearances, at the time 3rd-most in Red Sox history and tied for 4th in the AL...went 5-4 with a save and a 4.13 ERA, limiting opponents to a .257 average.
BUSY PEN: Joined Keith Foulke (72) and Alan
Embree (71) to give the Red Sox their first-ever trio of relief pitchers with 70 appearances in a single season...the Red Sox previously had 2 pitchers make 70 or more appearances in a single season just once in club history, in 1993, when Greg Harris (80) and Tony Fossas (71) turned the trick...with 65 appearances in 2003, Embree joins Ron Murphy (1989-90) as just the 2nd lefthander in Red Sox history to appear in 65 or more
games in back-to-back campaigns.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Did not allow an earned run in 66 of his 81 appearances, surrendering as many as 2 earned runs only 4 times all year (June 28 vs. Cleveland, August 19 at Los Angeles (AL), August 23 at Kansas City and September 21 at Tampa Bay)...held righthanders to a .257 average (43-for-167) and 2 home runs...lefties hit .299 (43-for-144) with no homers...did not allow a run in 7 games (8.2 IP) against National League
foes...was 1-0 in interleague play, allowing 6 hits with 2 walks and 8 K's in 8.2
innings...worked more than 1.0 inning 15 times...went 3-2 with 8 saves and a 2.10 ERA
(7 ER/30.0 IP) in 35 appearances against A.L. East opponents.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS: Pitched a perfect 12th April 24 at New York to earn his lone 2004 save,
his first since June 23, 2003 vs. Detroit...earned his first win April 19 vs. New York...tossed
3.0 perfect innings to help secure Boston's 5-3 win June 6 at Kansas City, his longest outing
since July 2, 2002 vs. San Diego with St. Louis...pitched out of 2 extraordinary jams in
August: August 24 at Toronto entered in the 6th with no outs and the bases loaded...struck
out his first 2 batters and induced a ground out to preserve Boston's 5-3 edge...August 22
at Chicago, faced runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out in the 8th looking to protect Boston's
6-5 edge...induced a foul out and a fly out to end the threat...September 3 made his 800th
major league appearance, just the 29th pitcher in major league history to reach the
mark...September 17 at New York, picked up win No. 5 by tossing a scoreless 8th inning
to keep the Sox within 2-1...went 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/9.0 IP) in 9 interleague
games...boasted a 1.04 ERA (1 ER/8.2 IP) when pitching on 3-5 days rest...enjoyed his
finest month in May, going 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA (3 ER/14.2 IP) in 13 games...limited
opposing batters to a .182 (2-for-11) average with the bases loaded...held No. 8 and 9
hitters to a combined .129 (8-for-62) average.
IN THE POSTSEASON: Pitched in 11 of 14 postseason games, logging no record and a 6.09
ERA (8ER/11.2 IP)...appeared in all 3 games of the ALDS against the Angels, posting no
record and a 9.000 ERA (3 ER/3.0 IP)...allowed 3 hits and a walk with 5 K's...worked 2.0
perfect innings, fanning 3, to close out a 9-3 win in Game 1 at Angel Stadium...worked 0.1
inning, giving up a hit and punching out one in Game 2...allowed 3 runs on 2 hits, including
a game-tying grand slam by Vladamir Guerrero in 0.2 innings in Game 3...walked one and
struck out one...pitched in 5 games in the ALCS vs. the Yankees, registering a 4.76 ERA
(3 ER/5.2 IP)...gave up 10 hits, walked 5 and fanned a pair...threw 1.2 scoreless innings
in Gate 5 at Fenway and again in Game 7 in the Bronx...gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk
in 3.0 inning in 3 World Series appearances against the Cardinals for a 6.00 ERA...walked
one and fanned none...worked a perfect 8th inning in Game 3 at Busch Stadium in Pedro
Martinez's 4-1 victory.
SUMMARY: In his first season with the Red Sox, finished 6-4 with 2 saves, 17 holds and a 3.55 ERA in a team-high 72 appearances, which matched his career high for the 2nd straight season and tied for 8th in the league...his 83.2 relief innings were 3rd-most in his career (108.1 in 1991 and 96.2 in 2002) and ranked 7th in the A.L...Timlin's 65 strikeouts in 83.2 innings were his most since striking out a career-best 85 in 108.1 innings as a Blue Jays rookie 1991...allowed no runs in 52 of his outings, and gave up one run or less in 64 of his 72 outings...allowed 8 earned runs in his first 9 appearances (14.2 innings) of the season for a 4.91 ERA, then posted a 3.26 ERA (25 ER/69.0 IP) in his final 63 outings of the season beginning April 27.
BUSY MAN: Timlin's 72 outings were 3rd-most by a pitcher in his first season with the team...only Heathcliff Slocumb (76 appearances in 1996) and Rob Murphy (74 appearances in 1989) pitched in more games in their first year as a Red Sox.
EVERYTHING'S UNDER CONTROL: Issued just 9 walks in 83.2 innings, an average of 0.97 walks per 9.0 innings, the best ratio by any major league relief pitcher...John Smoltz of the Braves was 2nd with 1.12 walks per 9.0 innings...3 of Timlin's 9 free passes were intentional...did not walk his first batter of the season until May 6 at Kansas City, a
season-opening stretch of 20.1 inning without a walk allowed...did not issue another
unintentional walk until June 21 at Philadelphia, a stretch of another 19.2 innings...did
not issue a walk from July 8-August 27, a season-long streak that covered 25 outings
and 24.2 innings...fanned 23 in that stretch...walked 2 batters in an outing only once,
September 1 at Philadelphia, but one of the walks was intentional.
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Limited first batters faced to a .181 on-base percentage, 2nd-best in the A.L. and 3rd-best in the majors...trailed only Toronto's Jason Kershner (.179)
and Atlanta's John Smoltz (.180) among all major league relievers.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Opponents hit just .239 (77-for-322)...righthanders batted just
.198 (34-for-172), 9th-lowest among all A.L. relievers...lefties hit .287 (43-for-150)...allowed a .202 batting average (18-for-89) after August 1...went 5-2 with one save and a 1.43 ERA (7 ER/44.0 IP) in 44 games at Fenway Park and 1-2 with a save and a 5.90
ERA (26 ER/39.2 IP) in 35 outings on the road...issued just 2 walks in 44.0 innings at
home...4 of his 6 wins came against former clubs, as he went 3-0 vs. Toronto and 1-1 vs.
Seattle...all of his wins came in April (3) and August (3), while both of his saves came in
June...recorded 17 holds...threw 1,194 pitches, an average of 14.3 per inning...induced 130 ground ball outs and 82 fly ball outs, a 1.6-to-one ground ball to fly ball ratio...limited
opponents to a .222 (10-for-45) batting average with runners in scoring position and 2
outs...allowed just 12 of 45 inherited runners to score, stranding 73.3 percent of inherited runners...averaged just 3.51 pitches per batter faced, 4th-fewest by any A.L. reliever with at least 50 innings pitched.
MR. OCTOBER: Was dominant during the post-season, working 9.2 innings of one-hit
shutout ball in the A.L. Division Series vs. Oakland and the A.L. Championship Series vs.
New York...in the 2 series, walked 2 (one intentionally) and fanned 11, holding the A's and
Yankees to an .034 (1-for-29) batting average...retired all 13 batters he faced, fanning
5, in 4.1 innings of perfect work in 3 ALDS outings against the Athletics...against the
Yankees, ran his post-season streak to 23 up and 23 down (with 10 K's) until he surrendered a single to Karim Garcia one out into his 4th appearance of the series in Game 6.
NEW DEAL: Agreed to a contract for the 2004 season with a club option for 2005 on November 14, 2003.
MORE 2003 HIGHLIGHTS: The Sox went 12-0 in his first 12 appearances of the season...pitched 2.0 innings or more in 7 of his first 10 appearances, then pitched 2.0 innings or more just 3 times the rest of the season...earned wins in back-to-back outings April 10 at Toronto and April 15 vs. Tampa Bay...picked up his first save June 7 in an 11-10 victory at Milwaukee...the save was his first since July 19, 2001 with St. Louis at
Houston...boasted 3 consecutive months with an ERA below 3.00, as he notched a
season-best 2.25 ERA (4 ER/14.2 IP) in June, a 2.45 ERA (4 ER/13.0 IP) in July and a
2.77 ERA (5 ER/15.1 IP) in August...posted a season-best 7.1 scoreless innings over 8
appearances August 17-29.
Splitting the year between St. Louis and Philadelphia, appeared in a career-high 72
games (one start), a total he'd equal for the Red Sox in 2003...ranked 4th in the N.L. with
92.1 relief innings pitched, and held opponents to a .206 average...at 2.98, his final ERA
was below 3.00 for the 3rd time in his career, for the first time since 1998...made back-to-back 3.0-inning outings April 10 vs. Milwaukee and April 14 vs. Houston...made his first start since 1991 April 19 at Milwaukee, dropping a 6-1 decision...allowed 4 runs (all
in the 5th inning) on 6 hits and a walk in 4.1 innings...did not issue an unintentional walk
in 32.1 innings May 4-July 5...was traded to Philadelphia in the July 29 deal in which the
Cardinals acquired Scott Rolen...earned 3 wins in his first 7 appearance for the Phils,
including a victory in his July 31 Phillies debut vs. San Francisco...allowed 4 homers in
first 6 appearances (7.2) after joining Philadelphia, but surrendered only 2 more in his next 24 games (28.0 IP)...did not allow a run in 11.2 innings August 11-September 1...worked
at least 2.0 innings in 20 of his 71 bullpen appearances, 28 percent...allowed more than
one earned run in just 3 of his 30 appearances with Philadelphia.
In his lone full season with the Cardinals, went 4-5 with 3 saves and a 2.51 ERA in 67 outings...recorded 16 holds, and worked 2.0 or more innings 10 times...allowed just 3 hits and no runs in 11.2 innings during a a 9-game stretch June 14-29...pitched a season-high 2.2 innings July 7 at Cleveland...allowed no hits and one walk with 3 K's...tore the medial meniscus in his left knee while stretching in the bullpen July 26 at Chicago...had surgery the next day in St. Louis and was placed on the 15-day D.L...returned August 17 vs. Philadelphia and worked 1.1 scoreless innings...appeared in 19 games and allowed 13 runs
(12 ER) in 17.2 innings after his return...grounded to third in his first M.L. at-bat October 6 vs. Houston...earned the win in the game, allowing one earned run in 2.0 innings-plus.
Opened the season by going 2-3 with 11 saves and a 4.89 ERA in 31 games with the Orioles before being dealt to St. Louis July 29...went 3-1 with a save and a 3.34 ERA for the Cardinals...between the 2 stops, was 5-4 with 12 saves in 18 chances and a 4.18 ERA...worked at least one inning in 21 of the 25 games pitched for St. Louis...pitched 2.0
innings in 6 of his Cardinals outings...went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 12 September games (14.0 IP)...his first N.L. save was the 100th of his major league career, September 5 vs. Montreal.
After signing a free agent deal with the Orioles, recorded 27 saves (10th-most in the A.L.) and a 3.57 ERA in 62 relief appearances...finished 52 games, 9th-most in the league...for the 2nd straight year, converted 18 of 19 save chances after the All-Star break...was 0-1 with a 1.40 ERA and limited the opposition to a .185 batting average after the break...overall, held opponents to a .221 average, 8th-best among A.L. relievers...saved 10 games in 11 chances and led the major leagues with 28 Rolaids Relief points in
September...earned saves in 5 straight games September 17-22, the only time he pitched
in more than 3 straight contests in 1999...saved 7 games during the Orioles' 13-game
winning streak in September.
In his lone full season with the Mariners, went 3-3 with 19 saves in 24 chances and a 2.95 ERA in a then-career high 70 appearances...allowed just one earned run in 10 June outings (10.1 IP), posting a 0.87 ERA...took over as Seattle's closer at the All-Star break and converted 18 of 19 save chances in the 2nd half...converted his last 14 saves in a row beginning August 2...was 1-0 with 7 saves his last 8 games starting September 5.
Made a total of 64 appearances for the Blue Jays and Mariners, traded to Seattle July 31...between the 2 stops, went 6-4 with 10 saves and a 3.22 ERA...fanned a season-high 5 in 2.1 innings April 21 at Anaheim...recorded saves in 3 consecutive appearances May 9-16, tossing a shutout inning in each game...appeared in all 4 games of a June 26-29 series at Baltimore, logging saves June 26, June 28 and June 29...worked 8.2 scoreless
innings over 6 outings June 24-July 2...recorded his first Seattle save August 24 vs. New
York...picked up his first Mariners win August 31 at Los Angeles...allowed just one earned
run in his last 11 appearances and posted a 1.93 ERA in September...made one appearance
in the ALDS vs. Baltimore, allowing 4 runs in 0.2 innings of work.
Recorded a career-high 31 saves, 6th-most in the A.L., in his final full season with
Toronto...ranked 5th in the A.L. with 56 games finished...led the club with 59 appearances,
and limited first batters faced to a .208 average...converted 31 of 38 save chances...retired 41 of 59 first batters faced and stranded 11 of 17 inherited runners...righthanders hit just .191 (17-for-89), while lefties hit .259 (8-for-30)...notched saves in each of his last 5
appearances of the season, and went 8-for-9 in September save opportunities.
Registered 4 wins, 5 saves and a career-best 2.14 ERA in 31 appearances for
Toronto...stranded 15 of 27 inherited runners and retired 23 of 31 first batters faced (74
percent)...converted 5 of 9 save chances...allowed just one homer in 42.0 innings, a 9th-inning game-winning grand slam by Milwaukee's Jose Valentin on June 21...was placed
on the 15-day D.L. immediately after that appearance, and underwent arthroscopic surgery
on June 27 to remove bone chips from his right elbow...went 1-1 with a 1.04 ERA in 8 rehab
appearances with Triple-A Syracuse July 31-August 18...was activated August 18, and
retired the first 19 batters he faced upon his return to Toronto...the only earned run he
allowed after his return came September 14 vs. Texas, when he worked a season-high 4.0
Fanned 38 in 40.0 innings in 34 relief appearances for the Jays...saw his ERA drop
every month of the season...was placed on the 15-day D.L. May 27 with a sprained AC joint
in his right shoulder...after the D.L. stint, posted a 2.91 ERA in 16 games (21.2 IP)...his
only decision of 1994 was a July 30 loss at Baltimore...posted a 2.38 ERA and allowed
opponents to his just .200 after the All-Star break.
Worked exclusively in relief for the entire season for the first time in his career,
helping the Blue Jays to their 2nd consecutive World Series championship...ranked 3rd
on the Toronto staff with 54 appearances...stranded 20 of 32 inherited runners (62.5 percent)...finished 4-2 with a save and a 4.69 ERA...matched his personal best with a 4-game winning streak June 20-July 31...fanned 6 July 10 vs. Texas, his most K's ever in
a relief appearance...posted a 3.86 ERA in one ALCS outing vs. Chicago...did not allow a
run in 2.1 innings in 2 World Series appearances vs. Philadelphia.
Opened the season on the 15-day D.L. while recovering from off-season elbow surgery and finished the year by pitching in his first ALCS and World Series for the World Champion Blue Jays...rehabilitated with Single-A Dunedin and Triple-A Syracuse before being activated by Toronto June 12...was optioned to Syracuse July 31, but was recalled August 11...did not allow a run in 7.1 September innings for Toronto...did not allow a homer in 26 big league outings (43.2 IP), the only pitcher in the A.L. who worked at least 35.0 innings without surrendering a long ball...posted a 6.75 ERA in 2 appearances in the ALCS vs. Oakland...did not allow a run in 2 appearances (1.1 IP) in the World Series vs.
Atlanta...recorded the last out of the series, coming out of the pen to retire Otis Nixon one
unassisted, after Nixon attempted to bunt his way on, closing out the Blue Jays' 11-inning
4-3 win in Game 6.
With only 17 Double-A appearances under his belt, made the jump to the major leagues, spending the entire season with Toronto, where he went 11-6 with 3 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 63 games, all but 3 in relief...his 11 wins, 108.1 innings pitched and 85 strikeouts are all career bests that stand to this day...finished 10-5 with a 3.36 ERA in
60 relief outings, and tied Detroit's Mike Henneman for the A.L. lead in relief wins...was
2nd on the Blue Jays staff in appearances...made his major league debut with 1.1 scoreless
innings of relief Opening Day, April 8, vs. Boston...fanned 2 in a perfect 8th to notch his
first major league win April 10 vs. Boston...allowed just one hit in 3.0 shutout innings 2 days later for his 2nd consecutive win, an 11-inning triumph vs. Milwaukee...his first big
league save came May 14 vs. Kansas City, when he worked 2.0 scoreless innings to preserve a 4-1 win for David Wells...went 1-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 3 June starts before returning to the pen on June 28...worked a career-high 5.0 innings of relief July 2 vs. Minnesota...won 4 in a row for the first time in his career June 29-July 15...was on the 15-day D.L. August 2-18 with tenderness in his right elbow...made 4 appearances in the ALCS
vs. Minnesota, going 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA.
Split the season between Single-A Dunedin and Double-A Knoxville, combining to go 8-4 with 30 saves and a 1.53 ERA (13 ER/76.1 IP) in 59 games, all in relief...posted a nearly 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio (67 strikeouts and 23 walks) between the 2 stops...was 7-2 with 22 saves, 4th-most in the Florida State League, and a 1.43 ERA in
42 relief appearances with Dunedin...despite being promoted to Double-A on July 23, ranked 4th in the Florida State League with 40 games finished...was named FSL Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 6-15...with Knoxville, went 1-2 with 8 saves and a 1.73 ERA in 17 games...after the season,
logged 12 saves for Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent the season with Single-A Dunedin, working primarily in relief for the first time...went 5-8 with the first 7 saves of his professional career and a 3.25 ERA, making 26 of 33 appearances
out of the bullpen.
Posted a 10-6 record and 2.86 ERA in 35 games, including a career-high 22 starts, for Single-A Myrtle Beach...went 7-3 with a 2.16 ERA in the
final 2 months of the season...worked 151.0 innings, which stands still as most in his pro career.
Toronto's 5th-round draft choice, Timlin made his pro debut with 13 appearances (12 starts) for Medicine Hat of the short-season Single-A Pioneer
League...finished 4-8 with a 5.14 ERA, tossing a pair of complete games.