Was originally added to the Astros 40-man roster on June 17, 2012...signed a one-year contract for 2018, avoiding the arbitration process on Jan.12, 2018..eligible for feee agency following this season.
gave up just two runs on six hits in his 9.0 innings of work..the Astros only complete game recorded during the regular season..named the AL Pitcher of the Month for April..the Majors in wins and innings pitched during the month, while ranking third in the AL in ERA and in opponent batting average (.164)..his fourth career Pitcher of the Month Award (most in club history)...surpassed RHP J. Richard, who won the award three times (1978-80)...became the second pitcher in club history to record five wins in a single month of April, joining RHP Roger Clemens (2004)..nine consecutive starts of at least 7.0 innings that spanned from Aug.
21, 2016- May 5, 2017..the longest active streak in MLB at the time, and the longest streak by an Astros pitcher since LHP Andy Pettitte did so in 10 straight starts in 2005..an 11-game winning streak, which spanned from Aug.
21, 2016-June 2, 2017...surpassed his previous career-long winning streak of eight, set in the 2014-15 seasons...
went 11-0 with a 1.79 ERA (18ER/90.2IP) in 13 starts during the streak, allowing just 62 hits (.195 opp.
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It also uses pitch tracking data to help forecast pitchers. Graduated from Bishop Kelley High School (OK) in 2006 where he was a two-time Pitcher of the Year in his conference..played quarterback for Bishop Kelley's football team...
held lefties to a .145 batting average (16x110), which was the best mark among Major League starting pitchers...
gave up just five extra-base hits (2 doubles, 3 homers) and five walks to left-handed hitters all season..the Majors in soft contact rate with a 25.4% mark on batted balls (min.
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SEA...became the first Astros pitcher to make an Opening Day start in three consecutive seasons since RHP Roy Oswalt did so in eight consecutive seasons from 2003-10..become the Astros only lefty to make three consecutive Opening Day starts...improved to 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA (2ER/21IP) in his three career Opening Day starts..three career wins on Opening Day rank tied for second in club history with RHP Mike Scott and RHP Shane Reynolds, behind only RHP Larry Dierker (4)...0.86 ERA is the best by an Astro with multiple Opening Day starts..his second start of the season on April 8 vs.