2005 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (METS)

Highlights & Notables > 2005

Finished 14th in the National League and 23rd in the majors with a 3.53 ERA

Passed the 200-innings plateau for the 13th time in his career (Finished with 211.1 innings)

Tied for 19th in the National League with 13 wins

Tied for 20th in the National League (and T29th in the majors) with innings pitched (211.1)

Tied for 13th in the National League (T20th in the majors) with 33 starts.

Became the 11th pitcher in major league history to make 20 or more starts for 18 consecutive years ... The only other active pitchers to accomplish this feat are Greg Maddux (19 seasons) and Roger Clemens (20 seasons)

In 15 starts after the All-Star break, posted a 2.22 ERA in 109 1/3 innings pitched, the third lowest ERA among major league starting pitchers in the second half of the season ... Only Minnesota's Johan Santana (1.59) and Houston's Andy Pettitte (1.69) had a lower ERA ... Since 1990, only two other Mets pitchers qualified with a post-break ERA of 2.50 or lower ... Al Leiter in 2003 (2.15) and Sid Fernandez in 1992 (2.21)

Went 3-2 with a 1.71 ERA in September (nine earned runs in 47.1 innings) with 12 walks and 34 strikeouts in six starts.

Finished the season with three straight victories (2 of which were complete games) to end the season with a 13-13 record, his first .500 or better season since joining the Mets.

Notched his 275th career win on September 29th, an 11-0 complete-game shutout against the Colorado Rockies ... Permitted only two hits and 11 strikeouts (a season-high) in the win ... It was his 24th career shutout and 55th career complete-game.

Ended the season in sole possession of 30th place on the all-time wins list.

Gave up 2 earned runs or less in 19 of his 33 starts; Gave up 3 earned runs or less in 25 of his 33 starts.

Allowed only 12 homeruns, his lowest total since surrendering nine in 1995.