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Mike Pelfrey MLB Career Stats

275 68-103 4.68 1476.1 838 1.51

Mike Pelfrey Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Alan Pelfrey
  • Pronunciation: PELL-free
  • Nickname: Big Pelf
  • Born: 1/14/1984 in Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Draft: 2005, New York Mets, 1st rd. (9th overall)
  • College: Wichita State
  • Debut: 7/8/2006
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MLB Career Stats 68 103 4.68 275 256 1 1476.1 838 1.51


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Mike Pelfrey Stats

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Mike Pelfrey Advanced Stats

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Mike Pelfrey Statcast Events


Mike Pelfrey Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/13/2008 NY Mets NL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Mesa AFL

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Binghamton EAS

Mike Pelfrey Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.72 18th in NL


Season W Rank
2008 13 18th in NL
2010 15 9th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2008 .542 24th in NL
2010 .625 11th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 32 20th in NL
2009 31 25th in NL
2010 33 6th in NL
2011 33 4th in NL
2015 30 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2008 2 6th in NL
2011 2 9th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 200.2 15th in NL
2010 204.0 16th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2009 66 19th in NL
2010 68 17th in NL
2011 65 18th in NL
2017 62 10th in AL


Season H Rank
2008 209 6th in NL
2009 213 11th in NL
2010 213 6th in NL
2011 220 5th in NL
2013 184 22nd in AL
2015 198 8th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 21 19th in NL
2017 25 24th in AL

Mike Pelfrey Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2017 RHP Mike Pelfrey elected free agency.
April 22, 2017 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Mike Pelfrey from Charlotte Knights.
April 8, 2017 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Mike Pelfrey to a minor league contract.
April 8, 2017 RHP Mike Pelfrey assigned to Charlotte Knights.
March 30, 2017 Detroit Tigers released RHP Mike Pelfrey.
September 5, 2016 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 15-day disabled list.
August 29, 2016 Detroit Tigers sent RHP Mike Pelfrey on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
August 3, 2016 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 1, 2016. Back strain.
December 6, 2015 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Mike Pelfrey.
November 2, 2015 RHP Mike Pelfrey elected free agency.
October 30, 2014 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 60-day disabled list.
June 19, 2014 Minnesota Twins transferred RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. June 2014 right elbow surgery
May 16, 2014 Minnesota Twins sent RHP Mike Pelfrey on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
May 3, 2014 Minnesota Twins placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 2, 2014. left groin strain
December 23, 2013 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Mike Pelfrey.
July 5, 2013 Minnesota Twins activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 15-day disabled list.
July 1, 2013 Minnesota Twins sent RHP Mike Pelfrey on a rehab assignment to Cedar Rapids Kernels.
June 23, 2013 Minnesota Twins placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 19, 2013. Strained back
December 20, 2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Mike Pelfrey.
November 30, 2012 RHP Mike Pelfrey elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 New York Mets activated RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 60-day disabled list.
May 4, 2012 New York Mets transferred RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 24, 2012 New York Mets placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2012. Swelling in his right elbow.

Michael Alan Pelfrey Bio Info

Resides in Wichita, KS in the offseason with his wife, Angela, son, Chase (8/6/09), and daughters, Madison Caroline (2/4/11) and Avery Layne (9/29/14)...Participates in the Autographed Memorabilia Donation, Autographs for a Cause (donates money to Church of the Magdalen) and Dreams Come True programs, attended Keeping Kids in the Game and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest...Attended Wichita State from 2003-05, going 33-7 with a 2.17 ERA (359.2IP/87ER) and 366 strikeouts in 52 career appearances, including 51 starts...earned First Team All-America honors and was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2005.


Completed his first season with the Tigers in 2016, appearing in 24 games, including 22 starts...Ranked third in the American League with 24 double plays induced... Earned his first win of the season on June 4 vs. Chicago (AL), allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 6.0 innings…the win snapped an 18-start winless streak for Pelfrey and was his first victory since August 12, 2015 vs. Texas... Pitched out of the bullpen in the game on June 24 vs. Cleveland, allowing three hits and striking out two in 4.1 scoreless innings -- marked his fifth career relief appearance and his first since August 16, 2011 at San Diego... Started six games in July and had a 2-2 record with a 3.99 ERA (29.1IP/13ER) and 11 strikeouts...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 3, retroactive to August 1, with a lower back strain...Began an injury rehab assignment with Triple A Toledo on August 29 - made two injury rehab starts with the Mud Hens and had an 8.53 ERA (6.1IP/6ER) with three strikeouts... Activated from the 15-day disabled list on September 5... Made his second relief appearance of the season on September 25 against Kansas City, tossing 2.0 innings and allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts... Lefthanded hitters posted a .351 (86x245) batting average, while righthanders batted .312 (74x237) against him... Appeared in 13 games, including 11 starts, at home and posted a 3-4 record with a 6.40 ERA (57.2IP/41ER) and 30 strikeouts, while he went 1-6 with a 3.82 ERA (61.1IP/26ER) and 26 strikeouts in 11 starts on the road... Posted a 2-8 record with a 4.58 ERA (98.1IP/50ER) and 46 strikeouts in 18 games, including 17 starts, prior to the All-Star break, while he was 2-2 with a 7.40 ERA (20.2IP/17ER) and 10 strikeouts in six games, including five starts, following the All-Star break. 


Made 30-or-more starts for the fifth time in his career and first time since 2011 as he completed his third season with the Minnesota Twins in 2015. • Posted a 6-11 record with a 4.26 ERA (164.2IP/78ER) and 86 strikeouts. • Finished the season tied for the major league lead with 29 ground ball double plays, while he led the American League with 0.60 home runs per nine innings and ranked sixth in the AL with a 2.14 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio. • Earned his first win of the season on April 22 at Kansas City, throwing 7.0 shutout innings with five hits allowed, two walks and four strikeouts -- the win was his first since August 20, 2013. • Made four starts in the month of April and compiled a 2-0 record with a 2.25 ERA (24.0IP/6ER) and 15 strikeouts. • Threw a season-high 8.0 shutout innings and tied a season high with seven strikeouts in a win on June 7 vs. Milwaukee -- also threw 8.0 innings on August 2 vs. Seattle. • Did not allow more than two earned runs in nine of his first 11 starts from April 11-June 7 -- posted a 2.28 ERA (67.0IP/17ER) during that stretch. • Appeared in the 200th game of his career on June 18 vs. St. Louis, allowing one run on four hits with one walk and three strikeouts in 8.0 innings. • Made his 200th career start on July 9 vs. Detroit, giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts in 7.2 innings. • Recorded the 700th strikeout of his career on September 25 at Detroit. • Started 13 games at home and had a 4-4 record with a 2.61 ERA (82.2IP/24ER) and 45 strikeouts, while he made 17 starts on the road and had a 2-7 record with a 5.93 ERA (82.0IP/54ER) and 41 strikeouts.. 


Made seventh career Opening Day roster, and second with Minnesota, as club's number four starter...Went 0-3, 7.99 ERA (23.2 IP, 21 ER) in five starts before being placed on the 15-day disabled list May 3 with a left groin strain...Made two rehab starts with Triple-A Rochester May 16-23, going 1-0, 0.90 ERA (10.0 IP, 1 ER)...Had season-ending surgery to clean up scar tissue in right elbow that was causing pressure on ulnar nerve; surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on June 10...Wife Angela gave birth to couple's third child daughter Avery Layne September 29.


Opened season with Minnesota after signing as a free agent December 20, 2012. Made Twins debut April 4 vs. Detroit, allowing two runs (none earned) on five hits in 5.2 innings pitched and earned the win. Posted a 6.11 ERA (70.2 IP, 48 ER) in first 14 starts April 4-June 18; posted a 3.45 ERA (62.2 IP, 24 ER) July 6-August 31. Set career-high with six walks August 25 at Cleveland. Set season-high with seven strikeouts three times, one short from tying his career-high. Ranked second on the Twins staff in innings pitched (152.2 IP) and tied for first in strikeouts (101). Signed a two-year contract with the Twins December 23.

2012 Opened season as the Mets number four starter, making first start April 9 vs. Washington, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts but did not factor into the decision. ... Experienced right elbow discomfort in third start; allowed one run on six hits in 8.0 innings pitched April 21 vs. San Francisco; placed on the 15-day disabled list and had "Tommy John" surgery on right elbow May 1, a procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, FL. 2011 Started 33 games for the Mets, one off the league lead. ... Became one of three Mets pitchers since 1980 to start at least 31 games and throw at least 175.0 innings in at least four straight seasons (Ron Darling, 1984-1989; Tom Glavine, 2003-2007). ... Also joined Frank Viola (1990-1991), Tom Glavine (2004-2005), and Steve Trachsel (2003-2004) as the only pitchers in team history to make at least 33 starts in back-to-back seasons since 1990. ... Tossed two complete games this season, the third and fourth of his career. ... Threw the first in a 6-1 victory vs. Los Angeles (AL) on June 18 and the second in an 8-2 victory at Cincinnati on July 27. ... Had the fourth-lowest run support in the majors (among pitchers with at least 33 starts) with 78 runs scored, 2.36 runs per game. ... Did not surrender a home run over a span of 45.1 innings from July 27-September 9 (10 games, nine starts). ... The stretch was the second-longest such streak of his career. ... Also had a stretch of 68.2 innings over 11 starts from May 26-July 20, 2008 in which he did not allow a home run. ... Went 2- 1 wit h a 3.09 ERA ( 12 earned runs/35.0 innings) in five May starts and held opponents to a .217 batting average. ... Surrendered his first career grand slam to John Buck in a 6-2 loss at Florida on April 1. ... Remains one of only 24 active players who have pitched at least 800.0 innings and have allowed one or no grand slams. ... The slam was the first ever allowed by a Mets pitcher on Opening Day. ... Went 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA (17 earned runs/49.1 innings) vs. the NL West. ... Was 1- 7 wit h a 5.72 ERA ( 47 earned runs/74.0 innings) vs. t he NL East. ... Made his first career Opening Day start on April 1 at Florida. ... Suffered the loss working 4.1 innings and allowing five runs. ... Had three consecutive starts, June 8-June18, where he did not issue a walk. 2010 Set career-bests in wins, ERA, starts, innings, strikeouts and opponents average against (.275)...Made 34 appearances, 33 starts to become the first Mets starter to make at least 30 starts in three consecutive seasons since Tom Glavine went five consecutive seasons from 2003-2007...Became the 10th righthander in franchise history to win at least 15 games in a season and the first since John Maine in 2007,when he beat the Pirates, 6-2, on September 16 at Citi Field...Went 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA (39 earned runs/124.0 innings) in 19 starts at Citi Field...He is the third Mets pitcher over the past 20 seasons to win 10 home starts in one year (Rick Reed, 1998, 10-4 and Mike Hampton, 2000, 11-4)...Went 8-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his first 12 starts...Since 1991, only two other Mets pitchers won eight of their first 12 starts while compiling an ERA under 2.50 (Bobby Jones in 1997, 10-2, 2.22 ERA; Johan Santana in 2009, 8-3, 2.39 ERA)...Following a Mets loss in 2010, he went 10-3 with a 2.55 ERA (30 earned runs/106.0 innings) in 16 starts...The team went 12-4 in such games and he went at least 7.0 innings in 10 of these starts...Threw 26 ground ball double plays this season, tied for fifth most in the majors and tied for the second most in the National League...Became the first National League pitcher since 1900 to allow more than 50 baserunners (walks, hits, hit batsmen) while recording fewer than 50 outs over a four-start span (June 30-July 19)...Earned his first professional save working a scoreless 20th inning onApril 17 at St. Louis...The last Mets full-time starter to earn a save was Dwight Gooden on September 19, 1989 when he pitched 4.0 innings in a 5-2 win at Wrigley Field against the Cubs...It was also the first save by a Mets pitcher in 2010...Was the winning pitcher on April 20 vs. Chicago (NL)...He became the second pitcher in major league history to record three wins and a save in his first four games of the season...Bill Singer did it for the Dodgers in 1969...Finished April with a 0.69 ERA (two earned runs/26.0 innings) to lead the majors...That mark also tied a franchise record first set by Nolan Ryan in 1970 for the lowest ERA during March/April...Tossed a career-best 27.0-inning scoreless streak that ended in the fourth inning of his start on May 1 at Philadelphia...The streak dated to the third inning of the righthander's start on April 9...The 27.0-inning streak was the longest stretch of Pelfrey's career and the longest by a Mets pitcher since Mark Guthrie had 27.0 consecutive innings in 2002...It also was tied for the fourth longest streak in the majors in 2010...Became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win nine or more games in his first 10 decisions (9-1) with his victory on June 13 at Baltimore...JoinedTerry Leach (10-0) in 1987,David Cone and Dwight Gooden (both 9-1) in 1988 and Al Leiter (9-1) in 2000...Won a season-high five straight games from May 17-June 13...It was also the second longest stretch of his career, trailing only his seven-game winning streak from June 16-July 25, 2008...Over his 2010 streak, a span of six games, he compiled a 1.65 ERA (eight earned runs/43.2 innings) and allowed just 34 hits, one home run and 14 walks, while striking out 28...He beat the two teams from the 2009World Series (NewYork,May 22; Philadelphia,May 27) in consecutive starts during the winning streak...Went 9.0 innings on June 8 vs. San Diego to tie his career high...Received a no-decision in the Mets 2-1 win...In 11 starts from June 8-August 4, he allowed 16 first-inning runs, including at least one run in 10 of them, after surrendering just one run total in the first inning through his first 11 starts...Allowed a career-worst 12 hits, two times (June 30 and July 10) over a four-start stretch from June 30-July 19...From June 30-August 4, he threw a total of 30.0 innings over a span of seven games...That was the fewest number of innings among all major league pitchers who made that many starts in that time frame...Pittsburgh's Ross Ohlendorf was next to last with 33.0 innings...His 10.02 ERA in July was the highest in the month for pitchers with at least 20.0 July innings...FromAugust 4-August 27, he went 3-1 with a 1.20 ERA (four earned runs/30.0 innings) in four starts...Allowed 22 hits and five walks, while striking out 14...Threw 122, 113, 119 and a career high 124 pitches in those four starts...Pitched to a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) and went 2-0 over his final five starts of the season from September11-October 3...Went at least 7.0 innings in all five of the starts. 2009 Started the first ever regular season game at Citi Field...His first pitch was a called strike to San Diego's Jody Gerut at 7:11 p.m. and allowed a solo home run to Gerut later in that at-bat...Went 5.0 innings and allowed eight hits, five runs, earned, and two walks with three strikeouts and received a no-decision in a 6-5 loss...In his start on May 7th, a 7-5 win vs. Philadelphia, he went a then season-best 7.0 innings, allowing eight hits, three runs, earned, with one walk to improve to 4-0...The last Mets pitcher to win his first four or more decisions as a starting pitcher was John Maine, who started 5-0 in seven starts in 2007...Became the first pitcher since Al Leiter on April 23, 1994 to balk three times in a game when he did so on May 17th at San Francisco...It also was just the third time in franchise history that it happened (Don Rowe, April 27, 1963 at Pittsburgh)...The major league record is five by Milwaukee's Bob Shaw on May 4, 1963...Pitched at least 7.0 innings in four of his five starts from May 7th-May 29th and was 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA (10 earned runs/34.2 innings pitched) during that stretch...Finished May 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA (13 runs/40.0 innings pitched)... Allowed 38 hits and 10 walks...Allowed a career-high nine runs on June 4th at Pittsburgh...Suffered his second loss of the season and lasted 3.2 innings...Went 6.0 innings and allowed two earned runs against Philadelphia at home on June 10th...Collected the second extra-base hit of his career with a leadoff double in the third inning...His only other extra-base hit was on September 24, 2007 vs. Washington...He also added an RBI single in the fourth to set his career high with two hits...From May 7th-June 10th he went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA (eight earned runs/27.2 innings pitched) in four home starts...Allowed 25 hits, two home runs, and just four walks, while striking out 11 and went at least 7.0 innings in three of those starts...Excluding his start on June 4th at Pittsburgh, he went 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA (14 earned runs/46.1 innings pitched) from May 7th-June 21st... Struck out 21 while walking 10 and allowing 42 hits...Also he threw at least 6.0 innings in six of nine starts over that time span, and allowed two earned runs or less in six of them...Tied two season highs on July 1st in a 1-0 win at Milwaukee, going 7.2 innings and striking out six...Went 3.0 innings on July 7th vs. Los Angeles (NL) to tie the shortest start of his career...Also went 3.0 innings on April 25, 2007 vs. Colorado, an 11-5 loss...Tied his career-high by allowing nine runs on July 17th at Atlanta...Also gave up nine runs on June 4th at Pittsburgh...Gave up his first home run to a righthanded hitter in 2009, a span of 179 batters, when Martin Prado went deep in the third inning...It was the first righthander to hit a home run against Pelfrey since Josh Willingham of the Marlins on September 26, 2008 at Shea. 2008 Established career highs in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts...His 3.72 ERA was also the lowest of his career...Finished tied for sixth in the National League with 11 wins from May 31st through the end of the season...Was fifth in the league with 151.2 innings pitched over this span...Tied for second in the major leagues and tied for the National League lead with 29 double plays turned behind him...The 29 twin-killings are a Mets franchise record, breaking the mark of 28 set by Walt Terrell during the 1984 season...Was 6-3 with a 2.77 ERA in his last 12 starts at Shea Stadium...In 84.1 innings, allowed 27 runs, 26 earned, on 73 hits while walking 14 and striking out 51...Had the first outing of his career in which he did not allow a run on April 15th against the Milwaukee Brewers...In his 7.0 shutout innings, gave up five hits while walking two and striking out four...The 7.0 innings was a then-career-high, breaking the previous mark of 6.1 innings on May 1, 2007 against the Florida Marlins...It was also his second straight win, which also tied his then career-high...Held the Nationals hitless through his first 6.0 innings of work on May 15th at Shea Stadium...Aaron Boone led off the top of the seventh with a single to right field to break up his no-hit bid...Pelfrey went on to throw 7.2 innings, allowing three hits...Collected his third win of the year, and his first since April 15th, on June 16th at Los Angeles (AL)...The victory snapped his six-game losing streak over nine starts...Tossed a then career-high 8.0 innings on June 11, 2008 vs. Arizona...Also established a new career-high with eight strikeouts... Left the game with a 3-0 lead with one runner on in the top of the ninth, but received a no decision...The Mets eventually won the game, 5-3, in 13 innings...Failed to strike out a batter in his start on June 16th at Los Angeles (AL)...It was the first outing of his career, either as a starter or reliever, in which he did not register a strikeout...Tied his career-high with five walks on June 22nd at Colorado...Also walked five on September 24, 2007 vs. Washington...Constructed a career best 19.0 scoreless inning streak from July 3rd-July 20th...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings, matching his then career-high, allowing six hits without a walk while striking out five on July 13th vs. Colorado...It was his second consecutive start without allowing a walk...Selected the National League Player of the Week for the week of July 7th-July 13th...Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work...Did not allow a home run over 10 starts, spanning 63.2 innings of work, from May 26th-July 13th...Was 6-0 with a 2.56 ERA in his six starts from June 16th-July 13th...The last Mets pitcher to win six consecutive starts was Steve Trachsel who won seven straight starts from June 6-July 14, 2006...Over 38.2 innings of work, allowed 11 runs on 34 hits while walking 13 and striking out 26...The Mets outscored opponents 52-14 in these games...Tossed the first complete game of his career on August 20th vs. Atlanta...It was the third complete game by a Mets pitcher in 2008 (Johan Santana-2)...The righthander allowed three runs on three hits while walking three and striking out three as the Mets defeated the Braves, 6-3...Pitched his second consecutive complete game on August 25th vs. Houston, becoming the first Mets pitcher since Rick Reed to go the distance in back-to-back starts...Reed tossed 9.0 innings on April 5th and April 11th, 2001, both starts against Atlanta, and went 1-1...The last Mets pitcher to toss back-to-back-complete games and collect wins in both games was Bret Saberhagen, who defeated the Braves and Marlins on June 23rd and June 28th, 1995...The Mets were 15-8 in his last 23 starts dating back to May 31st...Was 11-5 with a 3.20 ERA (54 earned runs/151.2 innings pitched), allowing 146 hits while walking 40 and striking out 87...Since September 1, 2007, he is 16-12 with a 3.85 ERA in 37 games, 36 starts...Since September 1, 2007, he is 16-12 with a 3.85 ERA in 37 games, 36 starts...For his career, Pelfrey has allowed only seven home runs to righthanded batters in 587 at-bats...Florida's Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run on August 1, 2006, Washington's Austin Kearns hit a three-run home run on September 24, 2007, Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips and Edwin Encarnacion each hit home runs on July 20th, Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a home run on August 5th vs. San Diego, Washington's Elijah Dukes hit a home run on September 10th and Josh Willingham of the Marlins hit a solo shot on September 26th at Shea. 2007 Allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his 13 starts with New York...Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts on September 1st at Atlanta...Snapped a streak of eight starts without a win as he allowed just one hit and one run, earned, over 6.0 innings...Went 3-1 with a 4.88 ERA (13 earned runs/24.0 innings) in September...Made two relief appearances...Tossed 1.1 innings on July 13th vs. Cincinnati and hurled 2.0 innings on September 11th vs. Atlanta...Recalled from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League for a fourth time on September 1st...Also was with the Mets from July 28th-July 29th, July 1st-July 16th and April 13th-May 13th... Was optioned to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on April 1st...Recalled from St. Lucie on April 13th...Collected his first career hit, a single in the fifth inning off Kyle Kendrick, in his start at Philadelphia on July 1st...Tossed a career-high 6.1 innings in his start on May 1st against the Marlins...Allowed a career-high seven runs on September 24th vs. Washington...Made his season debut in a start on April 13th against the Nationals at Shea...Lasted 5.2 innings, permitting six hits, two runs, earned, with four walks and two strikeouts...Did not factor in the decision as the Mets defeated Washington, 3-2...At age 23, became the youngest Mets pitcher to make an April start since 1996, when 23-year-olds Jason Isringhausen and Paul Wilson each made five starts...Allowed two earned runs or less in eight of 14 starts at New Orleans...Made one start at St. Lucie on April 7th against Vero Beach...In 6.0 innings, he permitted five hits, three runs, two earned, with three walks and two strikeouts...Did not factor in the decision as St. Lucie defeated Vero Beach, 7-6. 2006 Made his Major League debut on July 8 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Marlins at Shea...Picked up the victory as the Mets defeated Florida, 17-3...Pitched 5.0 innings, permitting five hits, three runs, two earned, with four walks and three strikeouts on the way to his first big league victory...Became the first Mets starting pitcher to win his Major League debut since Masato Yoshii on April 5, 1998 vs.Pittsburgh in a 7-0 victory...The 17 runs scored were the most runs scored by a National League team whose starting pitcher won in his Major League debut in over 100 years...Jack Powell made his Major League debut on June 23, 1897 for the Cleveland Spiders, who defeated Louisville, 18-1...The doubleheader featured rookie starting pitchers in both games for the Mets and Marlins...John Maine started Game One while Jason Johnson and Ricky Nolasco started for Florida...The last time each team started a rookie pitcher in both games of a doubleheader, regular or day/night, was Toronto at Milwaukee on Aug. 7, 1977...The Blue Jays' Jerry Garvin faced the Brewers' Lary Sorensen in the first game and Toronto's Jim Clancy started against Milwaukee's Moose Haas in the second game...The Brewers swept the doubleheader by scores of 6-2 and 7-5...The only previous doubleheader in Mets history where all four starters were rookies was on Sept. 28, 1976 vs. Montreal at Shea...New York started Nino Espinosa and Bob Myrick against the Expos' Joe Keener and Gerald Hannahs...The Mets won the first game, 5-4, while the Expos won game two, 4-2...The last time the Mets started two rookies in a doubleheader was on Sept. 27, 1995 when Robert Person and Reid Cornelius started a doubleheader against Cincinnati...The last time it occurred without expanded September rosters was June 7, 1987 against the Pirates at Shea, when John Mitchell and Tom Edens were the rookie starters...Became the third Mets pitcher to make his Major League debut with a start this season, joining right-handed pitchers Brian Bannister and Alay Soler...It marked only the third time in team history that the Mets have had three pitchers make their Major League debut with a start in the same season...The other years were 1967 (Tom Seaver, Bill Denehy and Les Rohr) and 1982 (Brent Gaff, Rick Ownby and Walt Terrell)...With his victory on July 18th at Cincinnati, he became the third pitcher in Mets history to start and win in his Major League debut, and collect a victory in his next start...The previous Mets pitchers to do this were Dick Selma in 1965 and Gary Gentry in 1969...Started the year with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Went 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA (four earned runs/22.0 innings) with 26 strikeouts in four contests...Was promoted to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on April 26th...Went 4-2 with a 2.71 ERA (20 earned runs/66.1 innings) with 77 strikeouts in 12 appearances at Binghamton...Was one of four Binghamton players named to the Eastern League All-Star team (Michel Abreu, Henry Owens, and Jorge Padilla)...Recalled from Binghamton on July 8, and optioned to Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on Aug. 2 after four starts with New York...Went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for the Tides...Permitted four hits, two runs, earned, with two walks and three strikeouts over 8.0 innings...Had a combined 7-3 record with a 2.43 ERA (26 earned runs/96.1 innings) and 109 strikeouts (10.2 strikeouts per nine innings) in the minors...Recalled by the Mets for a second time on Sept. 13, but did not make an appearance...Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in two games for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. 2005 Went 12-3 with a 1.93 ERA, seven complete games and two shutouts in 19 games for Wichita State University...Named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year...Also received the honor as a sophomore...Became the only pitcher to win that award twice...Was named a first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and was a second-team All-America selection by Sports Weekly...Finished second on the All-Time Strikeout List (366)...Also ranked first in walks per nine innings (1.7), third in fewest hits per nine innings (6.6), seventh in innings pitched (359.2), ninth in complete games (14) and shutouts (14) and 10th in winning percentage (.825)...Broke Darren Dreifort's record for career ERA (2.18 ERA) at WSU...Dreifort held the old mark with a 2.24 ERA...Posted a three-year mark of 33-7 with a 2.18 ERA in 52 games, 51 starts, for the Shockers...In 359.2 innings, he allowed 262 hits, 100 runs, 87 earned, 69 walks and the 366 strikeouts...Named to the Athletic Department honor roll for the Fall 2004 semester. 2004 Was 11-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 16 starts as a sophomore...In 115.1 innings, he notched 125 strikeouts...Named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year...Led the conference in strikeouts (125) and was second in ERA (2.18)...Was a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award...Earned second-team All-America honors by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, American Baseball Coaches Association, Sports Weekly and CollegeBaseballInsider.com and was a third-team All-American selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...Struck out 14 batters on June 4th vs. Missouri...Selected to the Athletic Department honor roll for the Fall 2003 semester...Named honorable mention All-Valley Scholar-Athlete.