2001 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (BRAVES)

Highlights & Notables > 2001

Ranked sixth in the NL with a .682 winning percentage ... Was also tied for seventh in wins and tied for 10th in innings pitched.

Was also tied for first in the National League in games started and sacrifice bunts with 17 ... Ranked third with 97 walks allowed.

Went 5-0 with seven no decisions and a 2.42 ERA (21 earned runs, 78.0 innings pitched) in 12 starts spanning from June 18th through August 14th.

Finished the month of July with a 4-0 record and a 1.91 ERA in six starts (eight earned runs in 32.2 innings pitched).

Permitted two or fewer earned runs in 16 of his last 20 starts, dating back to June 23rd at Shea Stadium ... Over that span he went 10-2 with a 2.50 ERA.

Defeated the Montreal Expos, 5-0, on September 3rd for his first complete game and shutout since stopping the Expos, 6-0, on September 25, 2000, at Montreal.

Lost only twice in his last 21 starts beginning June 18th.

Ended the season by permitting only two earned runs in each of his last five starts.

Went 10-4 with a 3.67 ERA (47 earned runs in 115.1 innings pitched) in 19 road starts, going 6-1 in his last ten games away from Turner Field.

POSTSEASON

Blanked the Astros over 8.0 innings to record a 7-4 Game One win at Houston in the NLDS

Beat the Diamondbacks in Game Two, 8-1, Atlanta's lone win in the NLCS. In 7.0 innings, he allowed five hits, one run, earned, with two walks and two strikeouts

Took the loss in the decisive Game Five, going 5.0 innings, permitting three runs, one earned on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts.