Had three double-digit strikeout games: June 13 at HOU (11) and consecutive starts, July 23 at STL (10) and July 29 vs.
MIL (12)..July 23, added an RBI double in the 2nd inning to give the Rays a 1-0 lead..was one of two pitchers in 2014 to record at least 10 SO and a game-winning RBI in the same game, along with CHC Jake Arrieta (Sep 24 vs.
On Sep 14 at TOR, enjoyed his best and longest start in his only win of the season…it was his first victory since Sep 23, 2014 at BOS, with 722 days in between…held the Jays to 1 R/ER in 6.2 IP. of his total pitches, which would have led the majors if he had enough innings to qualify…TOR Marco Estrada led qualifiers at 28.6 pct.
Made a combined 8 rehab starts for Class-A Charlotte and Triple-A Durham, going 0-3 with a 6.65 ERA (21.2-IP, 31-H, 16-ER)…began his rehab assignment on July 6 and made 2 starts for Charlotte, and began a second rehab assignment on July 29…progressed to Durham in August and was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Aug 29 when his rehab assignment expired.
His career 3.21 ERA ranks 2nd in club history (min.
300 IP) behind David Price (3.18)..the past two seasons, ranks 7th in the majors and 3rd in the AL with a 2.82 ERA, behind SEA Felix Hernandez (2.55) and CWS Chris Sale (2.67)...during this same span is 12-4 with a 1.96 ERA (137.1-IP, 30-ER) in 20 starts vs.
Set a franchise record by throwing 82.1 consecutive innings without allowing a home run, according to the Elias Sports Bureau..home run by CLE David Murphy in the 2nd inning of his final start (Sep 28) was his first allowed since July 18 at MIN (Trevor Plouffe)...broke Jake Mc Gee's club record set only weeks before (76.0, Sep 6, 2013-Sep 9, 2014)...POSTSEASON: The Rays went 2-0 in his 2 starts, their only postseason wins…he was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 2 starts.4-0 at Cleveland in the AL Wild Card game (6.2-IP, 8-H, 1-BB, 5-SO) with help from Joel Peralta, Jake Mc Gee and Fernando Rodney…it was the Indians' 44th postseason home game in their franchise history, but only the second in which they were shut out... Boston…he left after 5 IP (5-H, 3-R, 2-ER, 2-BB, 5-SO) with the scored tied, 3-3…Rays won 5-4 on Jose Lobaton's walk-off HR in the 9th.Started the year at Triple-A Durham but spent the final four and a half months with the Rays... MIA, recorded a career-high 10 SO (7-IP, 2-H, 1-BB) and teamed with Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney for a 3-0 shutout over Josh Johnson..was the 7th time a Rays pitcher recorded 10 or more strikeouts and allowed 2 hits or less in a start. The first complete game of his pro career was the first of its kind in more than 16 years..June 25 at KC, allowed a career-high 13 hits and 8 runs (later tied, Aug 18 at LAA) while the Rays were shut out, 8-0..last CG with 13 or more hits and 8 or more runs was thrown by BOS Tim Wakefield in 1996...Had a team-high three 10-plus strikeout games including back-to-back starts Sep 16-21, making him the fourth pitcher in Rays history to do that... SD, became the first pitcher in major league history (starter or reliever) to strike out 13 batters in an outing lasting fewer than 5 innings…the 13 SO were a career high and tied for the 3rd-highest total in Rays history…he worked 4.2 innings and left trailing 3-2 after throwing 117 pitches…in the 3rd inning became the second pitcher in Rays history to strike out 4 batters in one inning, joining Jeremy Hellickson (Aug 25, 2011 vs.DET)…became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out all 4 batters faced in an inning but still allow a run...