1998 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (BRAVES)

Highlights & Notables > 1998

Won his second Cy Young Award, after posting 20 wins and a career-low 2.47 ERA.

Led the National League in wins, was second with a .769 winning percentage and tied for third in ERA and shutouts.

Was also tied for fourth in the NL with a team-best 14 sacrifice bunts and ranked eighth with a .238 opponents batting average against.

Led the majors with a 1.78 (25 earned runs/126.1 innings) road ERA ... Was 12-2 in 17 road starts.

Earned his fourth Silver Slugger Award to equal Dale Murphy's club record.

Became the first Atlanta Brave and the third in modern day franchise history (Warren Spahn had 13, Johnny Sain had four) to have four seasons of least 20 wins.

Had double digit wins for the 10th consecutive season ... Was his third straight and fifth overall season with an ERA under 3.00.

Was the NL's Pitcher of the Month for April ... Was 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA in five starts ... It was the fourth time in his career that he received the honor.

Had a five-game winning streak from May 13th-June 13th ... Posted a 2.88 ERA over seven starts.

From July 17th on, had an 8-2 record with a 1.98 ERA and three shutouts over 14 starts.

Named to the National League's All-Star team ... Worked 1.1 innings.

Threw consecutive shutouts, August 7th at San Francisco and August 13th at San Diego ... Those two contests were part of a 23.0 consecutive scoreless innings streak (three games) from August 1st-August 13th ... Marked the first time he had pitched back-to-back shutouts since Apri 27-May 2, 1992.

Went 11-2 after a Braves loss.

In his six losses the team lost three by one run, one by two runs and two by four runs.

POSTSEASON

Was the starting pitcher in Game Two of the NLDS but did not get the decision in the Braves 2-1, 10-inning win

Struck out a post-season high eight and allowed three hits over 7.0 innings pitched (Posting a 1.29 ERA)

Lost both his starts in Games Two and Six of the NLCS (Posting a 2.31 ERA)

His loss in Game Six made him the first pitcher in LCS history to lose eight games

Along with John Smoltz shares the record for most post-season series played with one team and most series pitched at seven.