Roy Edward Oswalt...Married, wife's name is Nicole; has three daughters, Arlee Faith (9/6/04), Ainslee Grace (9/18/07) and Aubree (10/22/10)...Attended Holmes Community College (MS)...Opened a restaurant called Home Plate Fish and Steakhouse in his hometown of Weir, MS in November 2009...Signed by: Ralph Bratton, Brian Granger and James Farrar.
Made only 23 starts due to injury, his fewest since 2003 (21); had made 30-plus starts in 7 straight years (2004-10)...Finished with a losing record for the 1st time in his career (9-10, .474)...Allowed 3 ER or less in 16 of his 23 starts (70%)...Was 3-3, 2.70 ERA (15 ER, 50.0 IP) in his first 9 starts and 6-7, 4.25 ERA (42 ER, 89.0 IP) over his final 14 outings...The Phillies scored a total of 22 runs in Oswalt's 10 losses (2.2 runs/game)...Allowed just 1 hit over 6.0 innings, 4/21 at SD...Took the loss on 4/26 at ARI, which snapped a careerhigh 10-game winning streak; it was the longest win streak by a Phillies pitcher since Jim Lonborg also won 10 consecutive decisions from 7/5/75 to 5/30/76...Was on the DL twice with lower back inflammation, 4/27-5/15 and 6/24-8/5...Notched his 100th career sacrifice bunt, 5/22 vs TEX...Lost at Citizens Bank Park for the first time in his career, 5/22 vs TEX; was 10-0, 2.23 ERA in his previous 12 career starts at CBP, including a 6-0 record with a 2.04 ERA in 8 starts as a Phillie...Recorded his 1,700th career strikeout, 6/12 vs CHC
(Fukudome)...Tossed 6.0 shutout innings in his final start of the season, 9/27 at ATL.
Finished 6th in NL Cy Young Award voting (14 points), garnering one 3rd-place vote, three 4th-place votes and five 5th-place votes ... Ranked 5th in the NL in ERA (2.76), 6th in SO/BB ratio (3.51), T-7th in quality starts (24) and 10th in SO (193) ... Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 27 of his 32 starts (84%) ... Held opposing batters to a .213 avg (162-761), 3rd-lowest in the NL; RHH batted .196 (79-404) off him, 2nd-lowest against any NL starter ... Allowed just 1 hit in a start 3 times: 7/8 vs PIT, 9/1 at LAD and 9/22 vs ATL ... Had a 1.41 ERA from August 1 through the end of the season, the lowest of any starter in the NL ... Extended his club record with HOU by making his 8th consecutive Opening Day start, 4/5 vs SF (L) ... Began the season by throwing 10 consecutive quality starts, the most consecutive quality starts by an Astro to begin a season since 1988 (Bob Knepper, 10 straight) ... Had 2 season-high 17.0-inning scoreless streaks: 4/11-23 and 7/2-18 ... Pitched a 1-hit shutout, 7/8 vs PIT ... Traded to the Phillies on 7/29 and made his debut the next night in a start, 7/30 at WSH (L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO); the Phillies won his next 10 starts (Oswalt went 7-0) ... Played two innings in LF in the Phillies' 16-inning game on 8/24 vs HOU; it was the 1st time in his career that he played any position other than pitcher and the first time a Phillies pitcher appeared at another position since Billy Wilson played 3rd base on 8/6/71 at PIT ... Pitched his 8th career shutout (1st as a Phillie) in his 300th career start, 9/12 at NYM (9.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 SO) ... Earned his 150th career win and surpassed 2,000 innings, 9/17 vs WSH ... Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in his final appearance of the season, 10/3 at ATL, in preparation for the playoffs ... Did not allow a HR in his final 30.0 innings.
Went 8-6 with a 4.12 ERA (83ER/181.1IP) in 30 starts, including three complete games, in 2009...finished the 2009 season on the 15-day Disabled List with a lower back strain...was shut down after his last start on Sept. 15 at CIN and was placed on the DL on Sept. 16...excluding his final three starts of the season, posted a 3.80 ERA (71ER/168IP) in his previous 27 starts...set a franchise record for no-decisions in a single season with 16...the previous record of 15 was held by LHP Jim Deshaies (1990; 7-12 in 34gs) and RHP Pete Harnisch (1992; 9-10 in 34gs)...was lifted from the game on Sept. 5 vs. PHI after 6.1 innings because of tightness in his lower back...posted a season-long, four-game winning streak from June 24-Aug. 21...had a 2.92 ERA (21ER/64.2IP) over those 10 games...tossed 9.0 consecutive hitless innings over two starts, June 29 at SD and July 5 at SF...held SD hitless in his final 5.0 innings and held SF without a hit in the first 4.0 innings the following start...left the game on July 28 at CHC after 1.2 innings with a lower back strain...received a no-decision or loss in seven consecutive starts from April 6-May 5, his longest winless streak since going seven starts without a win
from Sept. 3, 2007 to April 11, 2008...his five consecutive no-decisions from April 17-May 5 were the most consecutive appearances in his career without recording a winning or losing decision...his previous high was three consecutive from June 1-12, 2007...despite not receiving a decision in that span, posted a 3.24 ERA (9ER/25IP) in those five starts...finished the month of April without recording a win in five starts (0-2)...marked the first time in his career to go a full-calendar month without recording a win (min. five starts)...also went 0-1 in four starts in Sept. 2007...started his franchise record seventh consecutive Opening Day and received the loss vs. CHC.
Finished 17-10 with a 3.54 ERA (82ER/208.2IP)...led the Astros in wins for a franchise-record fifth consecutive season...set the franchise record with 32.1 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest streak in the National League and second-long in the Majors in 2008...the record, set from the 2nd inning on Aug. 27 through Sept. 11, broke the previous Houston mark of 31.0 (J.R. Richard, May 26-June 11, 1980)...in his last nine starts of the season, was 7-2 with a 1.47 ERA (11ER/67.1IP)...posted a 2.24 ERA (23ER/92.1IP) in 13 starts after the All-Star Break, including wins in 10 of his 12 second-half decisions...his second-half ERA (2.24) ranked as the fourth-lowest among NL pitchers with at least 10 starts after the Break...opposing base runners stole only one base against him and made only two attempts...his 10 second-half wins were the most in the National League and tied Cleveland's Cliff Lee (10-1) for the most wins in the Majors in the second half...made his last start of the season on Sept. 25 vs. CIN on three days of rest and received his 17th win after allowing only one run in 6.0 innings...marked the third time in his career in the regular season to start a game with three days off between starts...is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA (5ER/18.1) in those starts...previous start on three days of rest was April 17, 2007 vs. FLA...became the first pitcher to win 23 of his first 24 career decisions vs. any team with his 23rd win against Cincinnati on Sept. 25...from Aug. 26 until the end of the season, he ranked second in the Majors with a 1.40 ERA (8ER/51.1IP)...threw a three-hit shutout vs. the Pirates on Sept. 11 and a one-hit shutout (first for Houston since April 28, 2000) on Sept. 6 at Colorado...was the first pitcher to throw consecutive complete-game shutouts in 2008...was the first Astro to throw consecutive complete-game shutouts since Randy Johnson (Aug. 7-Aug. 12, 1998)...allowed four combined hits in his two shutouts, the fewest allowed in consecutive shutouts in club history (previous low, 5, Ken Forsch, Sept. 21, 1978-April 7, 1979)...recorded win number 125 on Sept. 1...according to Elias Sports Bureau, only three active pitchers had as few losses as Oswalt (63) at the time of their 125th win: Pedro Martinez (56), Mike Mussina (60) and Tim Hudson (63)...placed on the DL from July 12-28, missing 11 games (left hip abductor strain)...had a season-long, five-game win streak from June 30-Aug. 17...won four consecutive decisions from April 16-May 12 after starting off the 2008 season 0-3, the first time in his career he has started a season 0-3...became the seventh Astro pitcher all-time to reach 1,200 strikeouts on May 2...with his 1,300th strikeout on Aug. 22, became the sixth Astro pitcher to reach the milestone.
Finished his seventh big league season with a 14-7 record and a 3.18 ERA (75ER/212IP)...led the Astros in wins, games started (32) and innings pitched (212.0)...joined Wandy Rodriguez as the only two Houston pitchers to toss a complete-game on April 7 vs. STL...ranked second on the team in strikeouts with 154 ( W. Rodriguez, 158)...moved into third all-time on the Houston career wins list with 112 victories...earned his 111th win and passed fourth-place Mike Scott (110-81) on Aug. 13 at LAD...also passed Shane Reynolds, Don Wilson, Nolan Ryan and J.R. Richard on Houston's all-time wins list in 2007...finished among the NL leaders in ERA (6th-3.18), innings pitched (7th-212), winning percentage (7th-.667) and quality starts (T-10th-21)...was 9-1 at Minute Maid Park and led the NL in home winning pct. (.900) while ranking second in home ERA (1.91)...Houston went 19-13 in his 32 starts...the Astros won eight of his last 11 starts and 13 of his last 18 starts in 2007...led MLB with a 1.77 ERA (14ER/71.1IP) in 11 starts from July 20 through the end of the season...went 6-1 with an MLB-best .857 winning percentage in that span...logged a season-best six-game winning streak from July 20-Aug. 29...it was the longest winning streak by a Houston pitcher in 2007...the streak marked his longest since he won a career-best nine in a row from Aug. 23, 2006-April 17, 2007...recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage (56 total chances, 36 assists) for the third time in his career (2003, 2005)...began the season 3-0 and won nine consecutive decisions from Aug. 23, 2006-April 16, 2007, matching his career-high, nine-game winning streak from July 27-Sept. 8, 2002.
Pitched 7.0 innings on Sept. 14 vs. PIT and surpassed 200 innings for the fourth consecutive season and fifth overall...tossed at least 7.0 innings in 18 of his 32 starts and worked at least 6.0 innings in 27 of 32 starts...since the beginning of the 2005 season, he is tied (Peavy and Smoltz) for the MLB lead with 71 quality starts...picked up his 10th win of the season on July 28, giving him double-digit win totals in all seven Major League seasons (2001-07)...has won at least 14 games in each of his last four seasons, including consecutive 20-win seasons from 2004-05...replaced John Smoltz on the 2007 NL All-Star Team in San Francisco on July 10...marked his third consecutive All-Star appearance and is the only Astros pitcher to ever be selected to the team in three consecutive years...went 11-2 with a 2.17 ERA (36ER/149IP) in 23 starts at night...pitched at least 7.0 innings without allowing an earned run in five starts...Oswalt went 2-0 in those games and the club finished 2-3 in those contests...posted a 2.63 ERA (21ER/72IP) in 11 no-decisions...the club went 5-6 in those games...made four starts on six-or-more days rest and went 2-0 with a 0.31 ERA (1ER/28.2IP) in those games...in two starts on 0-3 days rest, he was 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA (2ER/12.1IP)...did not allow an earned run in his final two starts of the season...pitched a combined 14.0 innings and allowed two unearned runs in that span...on Sept. 9 at NYM, received his first Sept. loss since Sept. 11, 2005 and his seventh loss of the season...won seven consecutive Sept. decisions from Sept. 21, 2005-Sept. 3, 2007...went 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA (9ER/43.2IP) in six Sept. starts in 2006...finished 4-0 and led all MLB pitchers with a 1.14 ERA (4ER/31.2IP) in August...his four wins ranked tied for third in the NL and his 1.14 ERA was the third-lowest mark by a Houston pitcher in the month of August (J.R. Richard-0.67, 1979)...owns his lowest ERA (2.60) of any month in August as well as his highest winning pct. (.815)...left the game on Aug. 18 at SD after 4.2 innings with a strained left oblique muscle...earned the win on Aug. 3 at FLA and improved to 5-2 all-time vs. the Marlins (nine starts)...faced Florida twice in 2007 and finished 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA (2ER/12.1IP)...lowered his career ERA to 1.88 (13ER/62.1IP) vs. FLA, his lowest ERA (min. eight starts) against any opponent...received his 10th win after allowing one unearned run in 7.0 innings and tying his season-high with 10 strikeouts on July 28 vs. SD...it marked his 10th career game of 10-or-more strikeouts...recorded two 10-strikeout games in 2007, his most in a season since 2004 (11, July 2, 2004; 10, April 16, 2004).
Missed his scheduled start on July 25 after leaving the game at Pittsburgh on July 20 with a right costochondral irritation...allowed one run in 7.0 innings on July 20 at PIT for his ninth win...pitched 0.1 scoreless inning of relief on July 17 at WSH (first relief app. since July 8, 2006 vs. STL)...tagged with his sixth loss after allowing a career-high eight runs in his shortest start of the season (5.1IP) on July 14 at CHI...earned his seventh win on June 17 vs. SEA, snapping a two-game losing streak and a six-start winless streak...the winless streak was his longest since making six starts without a win from April 22-May 20, 2004 (0-3, three no-decisions)...struck out 10 on June 12 vs. OAK and received a no-decision...finished with a career record of 12-15 in May, his only month with a losing record in his career...was tied for fifth among NL pitchers with 41.0 innings pitched for the month...allowed 10 hits on May 27 at ARI and received his second consecutive losing decision...it marked his first loss vs. ARI in his career (6-1)...earned consecutive wins vs. the Reds on May 1 and May 7 and has 19 career wins vs. the Reds (19-1, 2.46 ERA)...has never lost to the Reds at Minute Maid Park (9-0, 2.26 ERA)....lost back-to-back starts vs. MIL from April 22-27...received his first loss of the season after allowing four runs on April 22 at MIL...earned his 100th victory on April 13 at PHI despite issuing a career-high six walks...among players who began their careers after 1957, Oswalt is the sixth-fastest to 100 wins in terms of appearances among pitchers at 191, according to Stats, Inc...tossed his 12th career complete game on April 7 vs. STL, allowing one run with four strikeouts...improved to 10-2 in his career when pitching a complete game...received a no-decision on Opening Day vs. PIT after allowing one run in 7.2 innings...was his fifth consecutive Opening Day start (2003-07), tying Shane Reynolds (1996-2000), J.R. Richard (1976-80) and Mike Scott (1987-97) for the club record (five consecutive Opening Day starts).
NL Cy Young Award candidate finished the season 15-8 with a 2.98 ERA in 33 games (32 starts)...named the Astros Pitcher of the Year by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA...led the National League and ranked second in MLB with a 2.98 ERA...was the second consecutive Astro to lead the league in ERA (Roger Clemens, 1.87 ERA)...Oswalt and Clemens are the first set of teammates to lead their league in ERA in consecutive seasons since Juan Guzman and Clemens for Toronto from 1996-97...the last set of NL pitchers to accomplish the feat were Mike Scott and Nolan Ryan, who won consecutive ERA titles for the 1986-87 Astros...finished tied for seventh in the NL with 15 wins...pitched 7.0 shutout innings in his final start on Sept. 28 at PIT, extending his winning streak to a season-best six games from Aug. 23-Sept. 28...won his last six decisions and nine of his last 10 since July 23...went 5-0 in six September starts and is 17-2 over the last four seasons in September, the first pitcher to win as many as 17 games in September over a four-season span since Tom Browning from 1985-88...has won seven consecutive Sept. decisions, dating to Sept. 21, 2005...is 8-1 with a 2.15 ERA (20ER/83.2IP) and 69 strikeouts in his last 10 Sept. starts...threw at least 6.0 innings in 29 of 32 starts this season...second in the NL and fourth in MLB with a 1.55 walks-per-nine-innings ratio...tied for the MLB lead with 25 quality starts, including his last 10 of the season...set the franchise record for sacrifice bunts by a pitcher in one season (MLB-best 20)...hit the first home run of his career on Aug. 9 2006 vs. PIT (Chacon)...began the season with a 4-0 record, the best start of his career...won four games in April, a career high for the month...signed to a five-year contract extension on Aug. 29...leads all pitchers since 1957 in second half winning pct. at .761 (51-16 career in second half)...ranks tied for first in MLB in wins since 2004 with 55 and second in quality starts with 72 (J.Santana)...recorded his 1,000th career strikeout on Sept. 18 vs. CIN, becoming the eighth player in Houston franchise history with 1,000 strikeouts and the 48th active MLB pitcher with 1,000 career whiffs...ranks second with 72 quality starts since 2004...has recorded a quality start in 19 of his last 23 outings dating to May 19 vs. TEX...has won 25 of his last 31 and 30 of his last 39 decisions at Minute Maid Park, including a 10-game winning streak from April 10-July 26, 2005...the 10-game winning streak is the longest by an Astros pitcher in the history of the ballpark...the Astros have a record of 33-10 (.767) in his last 43 home starts, dating to June 22, 2004...is the all-time leader in wins at Minute Maid Park with 53...made his second All-Star appearance on July 11 at PNC Park in PIT...tossed 1.0 scoreless frame and recorded one strikeout (Ordonez)...logged the 11th complete game of his career and his second in 2006 on July 5 vs. CHI...lost for the second time in a row while going the distance, also throwing a complete game (8.0 innings) in a 3-1 loss vs. TEX on June 30 ...was the first Astro to toss back-to-back complete games since Mike Hampton on July 18 & 23, 1999 (vs. CLE, vs. SD)...also was the first Astro to suffer consecutive complete game losses since J.R. Richard in June of 1979 (June 11 at PHI, June 16 at MON)...ranks tied for fourth in the NL with eight complete games since the start of 2004 (Carpenter, Willis, each 13)...pitched 7.0 innings and allowed three runs on Sept. 23 vs. STL...left with the lead but received a no-decision...recorded his fifth consecutive win with two runs over 6.2 frames on Sept. 18 at CIN...left the game early with muscle spasms in his neck...tossed 8.0 scoreless innings on Sept. 13 at STL before allowing a run in the top of the ninth...extended his winning streak to a season-high tying four games...matched a season-high nine strikeouts on Sept. 8 at MIL as he won his third consecutive decision...took a perfect game into the seventh inning on Sept. 3 vs. the Mets...struck out a season high nine and earned his 11th win of the year...has won six consecutive Sept. decisions, dating to Sept. 21, 2005...did not record a decision on Aug. 29 vs. MIL with his fourth consecutive quality start...became a 10-game winner for the sixth time in his career (in six seasons) with a win on Aug. 23 at CIN...allowed two runs in 7.0 innings on Aug. 14 vs. CHI and received the loss...left the game with a bruised right wrist after being struck by a ball off the bat of Ronny Cedeno...did not record a decision on Aug. 4 at ARI, allowing four runs on a season-high 12 hits...improved to 5-0 career vs. ARI and matched his season-high with eight strikeouts on July 29...earned his first win of the month with four runs in 5.2 innings on July 23 at NYM...extended his losing streak to four, a career-high, with his seventh loss on July 18 at CHI...pitched the 10th inning and received the loss on July 8 vs. STL, his first relief appearance since Aug. 24, 2004...allowed a home run (Pujols) and received the loss...tossed his second consecutive complete game on July 5 vs. CHI, but lost for the fifth time...lost for the first time in his career while throwing a complete game on June 30 at TEX...received a no-decision on June 25 at CWS...left with a 9-2 lead after 7.0 innings...tossed eight innings and struck out seven on June 20 vs. MIN...returned from the Disabled List and picked up his sixth win with three runs in 6.0 innings on June 14 at CHI...allowed two runs in 7.0 innings, but received the loss on May 13 vs. COL...lasted 4.1 innings on May 8 at SF...failed to pitch into the 5th inning for just the 11th time in his career...earned fifth win with 8.0 innings vs. STL on May 3...allowed three solo home runs...lost to the Reds for the first time in his career on April 28, after going 15-0 in 17 starts vs. CIN...earned his fourth win on April 23 vs. PIT, a career-high in April...notched his first career win at AT&T Park on April 13...tossed 8.1 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the double-header at SF...notched the win on Opening Day, April 3 vs. FLA, with 8.0 shutout innings...marked his fourth consecutive Opening Day start.
Finished 20-12 with a 2.94 ERA (79ER/241.2IP) in 35 starts (tied for NL lead), including four complete games...pitched a career-high 241.2 innings (ranked second in National League), the sixth-most for an Astros pitcher in the last 20 seasons since 1986...is the highest innings total since Jose Lima (246.2) in 1999...teamed with Roger Clemens (211.1IP) and Andy Pettitte (222.1IP) to be the first trio of Astros starters to throw 200 or more innings since 1999 (Lima, 246.1; Hampton, 239; Reynolds, 239.1)...went 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA (10ER/27.1IP) in the 2005 postseason...earned the win in NLDS Game 3 vs. ATL, allowing six hits and three runs in 7.1 innings...earned the win NLCS Games 2 and 6...allowed one run and five hits in 7.0 innings in Game 2...allowed three hits and one run while striking out six and walking one in
the clinching Game 6...received a no-decision in Game 3 of the World Series...finished fourth in the Cy Young Voting with 2 points...earned his 20th win on the final day of the regular season, allowing nine hits and four runs in 6.0 innings on Oct. 2 in Houston's 6-4 win that clinched the club's second consecutive Wild Card berth...became the first Astro to post back-to-back 20-win seasons since Joe Niekro in 1979-80...named to his first National League All-Star team...named to the ballot via fan balloting on MLB.COM...allowed two runs in 1.0 inning pitched...ranked third in the National League in wins...tied for the NL lead in starts with a team-best 35...finished seventh in the league in ERA
(2.94), fourth in home ERA (2.52), eighth in day ERA (2.85), 10th in road ERA (3.38), and ninth in night ERA (2.99)...allowed only one run in four of his last seven starts and two or fewer earned runs in 18 of his final 28 starts...allowed three or fewer in 22 of his last 28 starts since May 11...tossed 8.0 or more innings in eight starts in 2005 and allowed one earned run or less in each of those starts...ranked sixth in the NL in strikeouts-to-walks ratio at 3.83...finished fourth in the National League with 25 quality starts...12-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 17 starts at Minute Maid Park in 2005...had a career-best
10-game winning streak at Minute Maid Park snapped on Aug. 17...the streak was from April 10-July 26 and was the longest individual winning streak in the history of the stadium...8-10 with a 3.38 ERA on the road...posted 12 wins after the All-Star Game, the most second-half wins in the NL...also recorded his first career 20-win season (20-10, 3.49 ERA)...recorded his 19th win for the third time in his career with one run over 7.0 innings on Sept. 27 at STL...improved to 15-0 in his 19th career appearance (17th start) against CIN on Sept. 1...recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts in the win and surpassed the 200 inning mark (201.1) for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career (also 2002)...surrendered a career-high tying seven earned runs over 4.0 innings on Aug. 27 at the Dodgers...the 4.0 innings were a season low and his fewest without injury or ejection since July 14, 2004 at SD...did not record a decision for the first time in 2005 and the first time in 26 starts on July 31 vs. NYM in Houston's loss...recorded his career-high fourth complete game of the season on July 26 vs. PHI...snapped a six-game winning streak with a loss on July 16 at STL...threw his second complete game in five starts on July 4 vs. SD (9,5,1,1,2,6)...won his fourth consecutive start on June 29
at COL...second in the NL in ERA during the month with a 1.40 ERA (Carpenter, STL, 0.76)...threw a two-hit shutout on June 12 vs. TOR, his low-hit career complete game (seventh career CG, fourth career shutout)...threw 88 pitches, the second-lowest total for a nine-inning complete game in 2005 (Silva, MIN, 74)...lost his sixth consecutive road start on June 7 at NYM, allowed a career-high 12 hits...earned his fifth win with eight scoreless innings on May 17 vs. ARI and extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 12.2...picked up his fourth win on May 1 vs. CHI...allowed 10 hits but limited the Cubs to only three runs (two ER)...left the game in the sixth inning with a sprained right foot...snapped a three-game winning streak on April 25 with a 2-0 loss at Pittsburgh...allowed two runs and struck out six in seven innings despite receiving the loss...tossed his sixth career complete game vs. Milwaukee on April 20...earned his 13th career win at Cincinnati on April 15 in an 11-2 Astros win...the most all-time vs. one club without a loss...lost 7-3 vs. STL on Opening Day, April 5, at Minute Maid Park.
Posted a career-high 20 wins on the season, becoming the only pitcher in the National League to win 20 games and just the third in Major League Baseball (also Curt Schilling, 21, BOS; and Johan Santana, 20, MIN)...tied for the NL lead in starts (35), tied for third in innings (237.0), sixth in strikeouts (206), ninth in strikeouts per nine innings (7.8), and 10th in fewest walks per nine innings (2.4)...finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting with 19 total points, behind Roger Clemens (140 points) and Randy Johnson (97)...also finished 23rd in NL MVP voting...his 20-win campaign marked the eighth 20-win season in Houston franchise history and the first since Mike Hampton (22-4) and Jose Lima (21-10) in 1999...tossed 237.0 innings on the season and teammate Roger Clemens had 214.1 IP, making 2004 the first time the Astros had two pitchers who have thrown at least 200 innings since 1999 (Jose Lima, 246.1; Mike Hampton, 239; Shane Reynolds, 239.1)...won 11 of his last 13 decisions...has won at least 10 games in each of his four Major League seasons and has had at least 14 wins in three of those seasons (2001, 2002, and 2004)...ranks fourth in the Majors and second in the National League among active pitchers over the last four seasons (2001-04) in winning percentage (.700, 63-27)...his winning percentage is the best in franchise history (minimum 90 decisions)...ranks sixth on the Astros franchise list in career ERA (3.11)...struck out 206 batters to reach the 200-K plateau for the second time in his career...joined Roger Clemens as the first pair of Astros teammates to strike out 200-plus in a season since Darryl Kile and Shane Reynolds in 1997...made three postseason starts and one relief appearance, going 1-0 with a 4.19 ERA...did not record a decision in Game 4 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis after five runs on eight hits over 6.0 innings in Houston's 6-5 win...notched the win in Game 5 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta to send Houston to the NLCS and record its first postseason series win - allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings on three days of rest in the Astros 12-3 win...received no-decision in Game 2 of the NLDS after surrendering one run on eight hits over 6.1 innings...posted a 12-3 record after the All-Star Game, the most wins in the NL in the second half...notched his 20th win in his final start on Oct. 2 vs. Colorado...posted his career-high tying 19th win on Sept. 26 vs. St. Louis, allowing two runs over 7.0 innings...fanned six batters to reach the 200-strikeout mark...snapped a five-game winning streak with the loss on Sept. 22 at San Francisco, allowing five runs over 5.2 innings...became the first NL pitcher to win 18 games on Sept. 17 vs. Milwaukee...tossed seven innings of one run ball before leaving the game with an aggravated left rib cage after facing one batter in the eighth...became the first NL pitcher to 17 wins on Sept. 7 with his second consecutive victory vs. Cincinnati...improved to 11-0 in his career vs. the Reds, allowing four runs over 7.2 innings in the 9-7 win...posted the win on Sept. 1 at Cincinnati, adding his career-high sixth RBI at the plate...pitched a scoreless eighth inning and struck out two batters on Aug. 24 vs. Philadelphia to earn his first win in relief since 2001...the relief appearance was his first since July 7, 2002 at Pittsburgh...had made 64 consecutive starts between relief appearances...tagged with the loss on Aug. 22 vs. Chicago...tossed 2.2 innings and allowed five runs, one earned, on four hits while walking three and striking out three before being ejected for hitting Michael Barrett...the loss ended a personal high five-game win streak...posted 7.2 shutout innings for the win on Aug. 17 at Philadelphia in the 5-0 Astros victory...received a no decision in his start on Aug. 11 in the Astros 5-4 victory over the Mets in 10 innings...allowed two runs on two hits and walked a season-high five batters over five innings of work...snapped a streak of 17 straight starts with a decision...at the plate, set a career high with his fifth RBI of the season. tossed his second complete-game shutout of the season and the fifth complete game of his career (third CG, SHO) on Aug. 6 vs. Montreal...struck out eight in the 4-0 win...suffered the loss on July 11 at Los Angeles after pitching on three days of rest...surrendered three runs and struck out eight over six innings in the Astros 7-4 loss...tossed 91 pitches (64) for strikes, including 20 consecutive strikes...earned his 50th career win July 2 with a 7-5 Astros victory over Texas...tossed eight innings and allowed five runs on nine hits and fanned a season-high 11 batters...tossed 27 consecutive innings without walking a batter from June 17-22...tossed eight shutout innings on June 27 at Texas with four hits and nine strikeouts for the win...allowed a season-high tying 11 hits in the loss to the Cubs on June 17...tossed seven shutout innings on May 25 vs. the Chicago Cubs and earned his third win of the season, snapping a three-game losing streak...suffered his second loss of the season on May 14 vs. the New York Mets...allowed five runs and seven hits in 7.0 innings...gave up the first grand slam of his career (Floyd)...allowed three runs and six hits in 7.1 innings, earning a no-decision in a 5-4 loss at Atlanta on May 8...ejected from the game for throwing objects on the field from the dugout following his removal from the mound. suffered his first loss of the season and snapped a six-game winning streak (dating back to Sept. 8, 2003) on April 28 at Pittsburgh...earned his second win of the year and threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout while striking out 10 on April 16 vs. Milwaukee...walked none for second career shutout and his first since Sept. 9, 2001 against the Brewers...was his fourth career complete game...notched his first win of the year on April 11 at Milwaukee...allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings...recorded a single and a double in three plate appearances...earned a no-decision in his second consecutive Opening Day assignment, a 5-4 loss vs. San Francisco...allowed nine hits and four runs in 7.1 innings (7.1,9,4,4,1,4).
Finished 10-5 with a 2.97 ERA (42ER/127.1IP) in 21 starts...allowed 116 hits while walking 29 and striking out 108...ranked tied for seventh in the National League with a .667 winning percentage...recipient of the Darryl Kile Award for the 2003 season, presented to the individual who reflects the qualities of decency and character represented by the former Astros pitcher by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA...won four consecutive starts after he was activated from the 15-day Disabled List on Sept. 8...equaled his longest start of the season with eight innings in the win on Aug. 24 vs. San Francisco...notched the win in his first start off the DL on Sept. 8 at Milwaukee -- tossed three shutout innings before allowing three runs in the fourth...placed on the DL on July 30 with the right groin strain - marked his third stint on the DL with the injury during the season...left the game after two innings with a right groin strain on July 29 at Atlanta...remained undefeated vs. the Reds in 11 career appearances (8-0) after recording the win on July 18 at Cincinnati -- allowed four runs and a career-high three home runs...activated from the DL on July 7 and earned the win by allowing one run and three hits and striking out three on July 7 vs. Cincinnati...started the game on June 11 and pitched one scoreless inning in Houston's six-pitcher, combined no-hitter at the New York Yankees -- left the game while warming up in the second inning after re-injuring his right groin...placed on the DL, retroactive to June 12...fanned a season-high 11 batters on June 5 vs. Baltimore for the win in the 11-1 Astros victory and his first home start since May 4 vs. Florida...earned no-decision in his first start after he was activated from the DL on May 31 vs. Chicago -- tossed seven shutout innings and allowed five hits while striking out eight...Houston lost the game in 16 innings 1-0...suffered a strained right groin on May 15 at Pittsburgh -- left the game after six innings -- suffered the injury while running the bases and slipping on second base following a double...placed on the Disabled List retroactive to May 16...beat Milwaukee on April 18, and 11-5 win -- fanned seven batters without surrendering a walk...allowed a career-high 10 runs (five earned) to St. Louis on April 13 in his first loss of the season...touched for two home runs (Renteria)...on his first Opening Day start on April 1, beating Colorado at home...win stopped a three-game losing streak and a four-start winless string since his last victory on Sept. 8, 2002 at Los Angeles.
Named the Astros Pitcher of the Year by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA...led Houston with 19 wins (19-9 overall) while posting a 3.01 ERA (78ER/233IP) with 208 strikeouts and 61 walks...19 wins ranked tied for the eighth on the club single-season list...only member of Houston's opening rotation to avoid the disabled list in 2002...finished tied for fourth in the NL Cy Young Award voting...finished among the National League leaders in several categories, including ERA (5th-3.01), wins (3rd-19), winning streaks (T2nd-9), innings pitched (3rd-233.0), strikeouts (5th-208), winning percentage (9th-.679), home ERA (6th-2.70), night ERA (4th-2.67), strikeouts per nine innings (8th-8.0), and fewest walks per nine innings (10th-2.4)...became the first Houston pitcher to reach the 200-strikeout mark since Shane Reynolds in 1998 (209)...career-long, three-game losing streak was from Sept. 19-29...winless in his final four starts of the season...went five starts and 38.2 innings without allowing a homer from Aug. 22-Sept. 19...was 7-0 with a 2.85 ERA (17ER/53.2IP) in previous nine road games (eight starts) before losing at Milwaukee on Sept. 19...won a then-clubrecord nine consecutive starts (July 27-Sept. 8) until getting no-decision in a 3-2, 10-inning loss to St. Louis on Sept. 13 at home...broke the record previously held by Joe Niekro (1979) and Jose Lima (1999)...posted a 1.35 ERA (11ER/73.1IP) over his career-high, nine-game winning streak (July 27-Sept. 8)...named National League's August Pitcher of the Month -- was 6-0 with a 1.22 ERA (6ER/44.1IP) over six starts...opponents batted .184...was the first Houston pitcher to go 6-0 in a month since the late Darryl Kile was 6-0 en route to earning NL Pitcher of the Month honors in July 1997...won his franchise-record ninth consecutive start in a 6-2 win at Los Angeles on Sept. 8...pitched seven scoreless innings...departed in the eighth with two runners - who eventually scored - on base...retired 17 of the first 18 and 21 of the first 23...stolen base by Dave Roberts in the fourth inning snapped a streak of 22 consecutive starts without allowing a steal...won at San Diego on Sept. 3 after a five-game suspension from Major League Baseball (Aug. 29-Sept. 2) stemming from the Aug. 12 game at Wrigley Field...4-0 with a 3.48 ERA (13ER/33.2IP) in five starts against Chicago in 2002...improved to 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA (8ER/28IP) in 2002 vs. the Reds in a 6-1 win on Aug. 17 at Cinergy Field; and improved to 6-0 with a 1.64 ERA (9ER/49.1IP) in eight career games against Cincinnati...won 9-6 on Aug. 12 at Wrigley Field...allowed two runs in the fifth inning on consecutive homers (Patterson, Gonzalez)...ejected in the seventh along with manager Jimy Williams after Alex Gonzalez was hit by a pitch...beat the Mets 3-1 in his first start at Shea Stadium on Aug. 1 -- retired nine of the first 10 batters...remained unbeaten in 11 starts after giving up a season-high six earned runs in a 7-3 loss to Josh Fogg on July 16, ending his three-game winning streak...faced Josh Fogg in all three of his previous starts vs. the Pirates...allowed a hit and struck out the side in the seventh inning on July 7 at Pittsburgh in his first relief duty since May 29, 2001, at San Diego...walked a career-high five in a 5-3 loss at Oakland on June 7...pitched seven or more innings in nine consecutive starts from April 18-June 1...notched season bests with eight innings and 11 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on May 16 in his second consecutive start vs. the Bucs...allowed a then season-high five runs in suffering his first loss in a 5-1 loss on April 30 vs. Montreal in a five-hit, complete game by the Expos (Vazquez)...had made 13 consecutive starts without allowing five runs (8/9/01 at Atlanta)...had allowed only two earned runs over his previous 20 innings (0.90 ERA).
One of the top rookie pitchers in baseball, finished with a sterling 14-3 record and a 2.73 ERA, including a 12-2 mark with a 2.82 ERA (40ER/127.2IP) in 20 starts...named Astros Rookie of the Year by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA...also named to the TOPPS All-Rookie team and earned Sporting News NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year honors...did not allow a run over 24 consecutive innings (Aug. 30-Sept. 18)...string ended with a second-inning home run (Galarraga) at Pac Bell Park...led all rookies in ERA and winning percentage and ranked second to Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia in strikeouts and innings pitched...missed scheduled start on Sept. 23 because of strained right groin...suffered the injury on Sept. 18 at San Francisco in the Astros first game after six contests were postponed due to the Sept. 11 national tragedies...returned to starting rotation on Sept. 28 at Chicago but was forced to leave after aggravating the injury in the fourth inning...allowed four runs and nine hits in three innings...missed the remainder of the season...Astros were 8-2 in his last 10 starts...loss ended his second six-game winning streak...loss to Chicago on July 23 was his first defeat in nine starts, ending six-game winning streak (June 2-July 13)...before his early departure vs. the Giants, had won five consecutive starts, posting an 0.66 ERA (3ER/41IP) with two walks and 48 strikeouts...National League Co-Rookie of the Month was 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA (10ER/45.1IP) over six starts in August...had three complete games during his six-game winning streak, including his first big league shutout on Sept. 9 vs. Milwaukee at home, fanning a career-high 12...first Houston rookie to fan 12 or more since J.R. Richard on Sept. 5, 1971, at San Francisco (15 strikeouts)...pitched at least six innings and allowed three runs or less in 14 starts...allowed two earned runs or less in 13 outings...walked none in 10 starts, including three consecutive from July 23-Aug. 4...the third pitcher in the last 50 years (Allen Watson-St. Louis, '93; Fernando Valenzuela-Los Angeles, '81) to have his team win each of his first eight Major League starts (Elias Sports Bureau)...was the first Major League rookie to begin 6-0 as a starter since Livan Hernandez started 9-0 for the Florida Marlins in 1997...2-1 with a 1.93 ERA (3ER/14IP) with seven walks and 14 strikeouts in eight stints out of the bullpen after his recall from Triple A on May 4...opponents batted .216 over his first eight big league appearances...reaching the Major Leagues for the first time, recalled from Triple A New Orleans when left-hander Wayne Franklin was optioned...broke Jim Deshaies' single-season franchise rookie record with his 13th victory on Sept. 4 at Cincinnati in a 7-1 win...first Houston rookie to win 10-plus games since Deshaies (12-5) and Charley Kerfeld (11-2) in 1986...right-hander tossed his second complete game the day after his 24th birthday on Aug. 30 vs. the Reds in a 6-1 win...won 12-2 on Aug. 19 vs. the Pirates at home, striking out a then big league career-high 10 -- became first Houston rookie to fan 10 or more batters since Shane Reynolds punched out 11 on June 23, 1994 vs. the Pirates...tossed the Astros second consecutive complete game in a 4-1 win over Montreal at Minute Maid Park on Aug. 4, no-hitting the Expos for six innings...won five consecutive starts - posting a 1.87 ERA (7ER/33.2IP) - before getting no decision in the 17-11, come-from-behind win on July 18 vs. St. Louis...became the first Houston rookie to win eight games since Chris Holt in 1997 with an 11-3 victory over San Diego on July 13...pitched five shutout innings before allowing a two-run homer in the sixth (Nevin)...beat the Rockies 6-4 on June 19, but left in the seventh inning after being hit by a line drive (Petrick)...X-rays were negative -- missed one start...after eight relief appearances, beat the Dodgers 2-1 in his first big league start on June 2 at home...retired 14 of the first 15 batters before a solo home run (Beltre) in the fifth inning...notched his first Major League hit, a double, in the fifth inning...retired 18 of 20 batters faced overall...suffered his first loss in a 12-inning 5-4 defeat at Dodger Stadium on May 27 as Los Angeles erased a 4-2 deficit in the 12th...did not allow a walk over his first 9.2 innings and five games...earned his first big league win on May 14 at Cincinnati, allowing two hits with career highs in innings (3.2) and strikeouts (4) in his third game...made his big league debut on May 6 with one inning of relief at Montreal.
Posted an 11-4 record for the Round Rock Express during the season before departing the club to join the eventual gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team...had career highs in wins (15), games (27), starts (26), complete games (2), innings (175.0), and strikeouts (188)...fanned 188 while issuing 33 walks...began the season at Class A Kissimmee and won four of six starts from April 17-May 20 before being promoted to Round Rock...was 3-1 at Kissimmee in April, posting a 2.15 ERA (7ER/29.1IP) over five starts...won three straight times from April 17-27, allowing a combined three runs in 16.1 innings...despite starting the year with the Class A Cobras, led the Double A Texas League in ERA (1.94) and finished second with 11 wins and 141 strikeouts over 19 games and 18 starts...pitched seven-or-more innings 13 times in his 18 starts at Round Rock...was 10-2 from June 4-Aug. 18...went 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA (6ER/36.2IP) in June...was 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA (10ER/42.1IP) in July...notched a 1.43 ERA (6ER/37.2IP) over six games (five starts) in August prior to joining the Olympic squad...in his first Double A start after being promoted from Kissimmee, pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout vs. San Antonio, fanning 15...posted a 1.38 ERA (2ER/13IP) over his two starts at the Sydney
games with one win.
Tied for third in the Midwest League with a club-high 13 wins...ranked fourth with 143 strikeouts.
Posted the New York-Penn League's fourth-lowest ERA (2.18) for Short Season...struck out 27 while walking only one in 16.0 innings of work for the Gulf Coast Astros.
Played for both the GCL and Short Season Auburn.