Single and resides in The Woodlands, TX...Attended Tomball (TX) HS...Was selected as the state's high school Gatorade Player of the Year after going 12-0 with an 0.91 ERA as a senior for 31-3 Tomball...Earned First-Team All-District honors and was named to the All-State team as a junior...Threw two no-hitters and a perfect game in high school...Signed with the University of Texas before Houston selected him in the 9th round of the 2004 First Year Player Draft...Was signed by Astros' Gus Pendergast.
Made his 2nd O's Opening Day roster... Did not allowed an ER in his first six appearances (5.2IP)... Had 26-game walk-less streak, June 1-August 14, the 2nd longest streak in club history (Uehara, 36G in 2011)... Posted a 2.76 ERA, June 1-end of season (34G, 1-0, 32.2IP, 10ER, 3BB, 30K)... Struck out season-high four, June 12 vs. LAA... Tossed season-high 2.1IP (0R), June 17 @DET... Pitched to a 2.20 ERA (28.2IP, 7ER) in 30 games at OPACY... In 12 games vs. the AL Central, posted a 1.23 ERA (14.2IP, 2ER) and held hitters to a .561 OPS... Suspended 25 games by MLB for amphetamines, December 20, and will begin the 2014 season on the Restricted List, not counting against the 40-man roster
Made Opening Day roster and was with the team all season, setting career-highs in ERA (2.43), G (54), IP (55.2) & K (49)
... Was on disabled list, 8/13-9/21, with a right ankle sprain
... Lowered ERA every month of the season: 4.50 in April, 3.55 in May, 1.84 in June, 1.80 in July, 0.00 in August & September/
... Pitched to a 1.42 ERA (38.0IP, 6ER) in his final 39 games, beginning 5/18, to lower his season ERA from 4.58 to 2.43
... Posted a 0.93 ERA (29.0IP, 3ER) in his final 31 games, beginning 6/10, including a 22 game scoreless streak (17.0IP) beginning
7/6 to close the season
... Set career-high with 6K in season-long 3.0IP (2ER), 5/13 vs. TB
... On 5/4 @BOS, picked up first win since 9/26/11
... Appeared in 27 games each at home (2.20 ERA and 36K in 32.2IP) and on the road (2.74 ERA and 13K in 23.0IP)
... Pitched to a 1.24 ERA (29.0IP, 4ER, 27K) in 28 games vs. teams over .500
... Stranded 22 of 28 inherited runners (78.6%)
... Held hitters to a .196/.255/.217 line in 51 plate-appearances with RISP
... 35 of 54 appearances were 1.0IP or more
... Did not allow a run in eight Interleague games (8.1IP)
... Appeared in 3G in the ALDS vs. NYY, pitching to a 4.50 ERA (2.0IP, ER)
Had two stints with the O's; May 19-20 and July 17-end of the season (also on Restricted List; August 28-30 and September 22)
... 15 of his 20 appearances were against the AL East, against whom he went 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA (25.0IP, 8ER)
... Allowed 3 ER in first two appearances of the season (3.2IP), then pitched to a 2.39 ERA (26.1IP, 7ER) in his final 18 games
... Struck out 22 and walked only five in his 30.0IP
... Pitched to a 0.77 ERA (11.2IP, ER) in 8G in September to end the season
... Held righties to a .186 average against (11-59)
... Did not allow an extra-base hit to a left-handed hitter (56PA), holding them to a .264 SLG %
... Set relief career-high with 3.0 IP, August 5 vs. TOR
... Earned first career win, September 13 vs. Tampa Bay (IP, K)
... Went 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA (44.1IP, 9ER) in 17 G (2GS) with Triple-A Norfolk.
Had three separate stints with O's; July 21, August 1-8 and September 7-end of the season, but appeared in just one game ... Made only appearance of the season on September 22 @BOS, pitching 0.2 scoreless innings ... Went 8-11 with a 4.43 ERA (136.0IP, 67ER) in 25 starts for Norfolk ... Led the Tides in innings pitched (136.0), was second in wins (8) and third in strikeouts (89) ... Struck out a season-high seven on August 24 @Durham ... Pitched to a 1.89 ERA (19.0IP, 4ER) and struck out 15 in his final three starts with the Tides ... Held left-handed hitters in the International League to a .231 (40-173) batting average.
Began the season with Double-A Bowie, going 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA (63.1IP, 14ER) in 11 starts, striking out 47 and holding opponents to a .211 average...Was the Orioles Organizational Pitcher of the Month in May, going 4-1 with a 2.17 ERA, allowing 24 hits in 29.0 IP...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in all of his starts and allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 of them...Went 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA (24.0IP, 2ER) in four home starts for the Baysox...Struck out a season-high seven batters, June 4 vs. Trenton...Held lefties to a .182 average and .512 OPS against...Transferred to Norfolk, going 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA (44.2IP, 32ER) in nine starts for the Tides...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in six of his nine starts for Norfolk
Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 29, retroactive to March 21, after having left shoulder surgery...Transferred to the 60-day disabled list on July 8...Reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on October 21
Began the season at AA Corpus Christi and was promoted to AAA Round Rock before advancing to Houston, where he made his major league debut in late August...Made 3 appearances including 2 starts for the Astros before being shut down with left bicep tendinitis...Did not pitch after September 7...Combined to go 10-8 with a 3.51 ERA (151.1IP, 59ER) in 24 starts between Corpus Christi and Round Rock...Struck out 94 and walked only 44...Pitched at least 5.0 innings in 23 of his 24 minor league starts...Went at least 7.0 innings in 11 starts...Allowed 3 earned runs or less in 12 of his first 13 starts at Corpus Christi and had a 2.38 ERA through June 11...Went 2-1 despite allowing 12 ER in 19.0 IP over his final 3 starts to raise his ERA to 2.99 before his promotion to Round Rock...Went 3-0 over a 4-start span, July 21-August 8, allowing 5 earned runs in 26.0 IP (1.73 ERA)...His contract was purchased by Houston on August 24...Made his big league debut the next night vs. Pittsburgh, suffering the loss after allowing 3 runs in 5.2 innings while striking out a career-high 4 batters...Recorded a "Quality Start" on September 1 at Chicago, carrying a one-hitter into the 6th inning...Allowed 3 runs (2ER) on 3 hits in 6.0 IP and was charged with his 2nd loss...Pitched a scoreless inning on September 7 at New York's Shea Stadium in his first career relief appearance...Named the Orioles #3 prospect by Baseball America after the season.
Began the season at Single A Salem, where he was
7-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 19 games, all starts...tossed his first
complete game on June 25 at Kinston and was named
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week June 19-25...finished
the week 2-0 with 2.25 ERA (3ER/12IP) and nine strikeouts...
struck out a season-high 10 hitters in 6.1 innings on May 12...10 strikeouts tied for most by a CL starting pitcher in May...
named CL Pitcher of the Week July 17-23...tied for the CL lead with four wins in July, as he finished the month 4-0 with a 0.72
ERA (2ER/25IP)...earned the win in each of his final six starts at Salem, posting a 1.22 ERA (5ER/37IP) during the six-game
winning streak...pitched 6.0 innings and did not allow an earned run (one unearned) on one hit in his final start with the
Avalanche on July 19 at Potomac...promoted to Double A Corpus Christi and received the loss in his first start for the Hooks
on July 25, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in 5.2 innings...went 2-5 with a 4.37 ERA in eight regular season
starts for the Hooks...also started two playoff games and finished 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA (8ER/11.1IP) in the postseason...ranked
second in the Astros organization with 139 strikeouts combined in 2006, trailing only Tip Fairchild (142).
Named a South Atlantic League All-Star with Class-A Lexington...Recorded a pair of double-digit strikeout games, fanning
a career-high 12 batters in 6.0 IP on May 21 at Hagerstown and striking out 10 on April 20 at West Virginia...Named Lexington's
Pitcher of the Week for May 16-22...Tossed 30.2 consecutive scoreless innings, May 16-June 9...Selected to the U.S. team for
the 2005 All-Star Futures Game at Detroit's Comerica Park and retired the only two batters he faced, recording one strikeout.
Helped Rookie level Greeneville win the Appalachian League championship in his first pro season...Made 6 starts and
recorded a 1.93 ERA, striking out 32 while walking only 5.