pedro martinez

1997 -- Montreal Expos


1997 Game Log

Date  Opponent      Score  S/R  Dec.   IP   H  R ER BB   K   ERA   AB  R  H  AVG PO  A  E


Named National league Cy Young Award winner, and National League Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News.

Montreal Expos Player of the Year and named to National League All-Star team.

Recorded 305 strikeouts, making him the 14th pitcher in the modern era to reach 300 Ks. Became 1st Latin pitcher with 300 strikeouts. 1st pitcher with 300+ strikeouts and ERA under 2.00 (1.90) since Steve Carlton in 1972 (310 K, 1.97 ERA) and 1st right-handed pitcher to do so since Walter Johnson in 1912 (303 K, 1.39 ERA).

1st in major leagues in ERA (1.90), complete games (13) and opposition's batting average (.184).

Led N.L. in strikeout ratio (11.4 K/9.0 IP), lowest number of baserunners per 9 innings (8.73), finished 2nd in shutouts (4), 4th in innings pitched (241.1) and tied for 5th in wins (17).

Recorded 300th strikeout in last start of season (ND) September 25 in Montreal in the 4th inning against the Florida Marlins (Kurt Abbott).

K'd 10 or more 18 times & in 15 of his last 22 starts.

Recorded 232 K in last 22 GS.

In 6 straight starts from June 3-June 30, he struck out 10 or more batters (50.2 IP, 72 K).

Set Expos single-season strikeout record August 30 at New York Yankees striking out Bernie Williams in 7th inning (surpassing Bill Stoneman's 251 K in 1971).

1st starter in Expos history to begin season 8-0 (tied team record of 8-0 set by reliever Tim Burke in 1995).

Selected to 2nd straight All-Star team and pitched a perfect 6th inning in Cleveland on July 8, striking out Alex Rodriguez, retiring Ken Griffey, Jr. on a fly ball to right & striking out Mark McGwire.

1st Expo to represent club in consecutive All-Star games since Marquis Grissom (1993-94) & 1st pitcher since Dennis Martinez (1991-1993).

Expos' Player of the Month for April (3-0, 0.44) & May (5-1, 1.76).

N.L. Player of the Week for July 28-Aug. 3 (2-0, w/2 CG, 1 SHO and a 0.50 ERA).

N.L. Pitcher of the Month for Aug. (4-1, 1.09 ERA, 6 ER, 49.1 IP, 3 CG).

Expos were 19-12 in his 31 starts, scoring 111 runs in support (3.5 runs per game), lowest run support on staff. Expos scored a total of 10 runs in his 8 losses. Received 2 runs or less of support in 16 starts, going 5-6 in those games. Received 3rd lowest run support among all National League starters (3.5 R/9 IP).

9-4 after an Expos' loss.

3-0, 1.00 (3 ER, 27 IP) in interleague play, with three complete games (June 14 vs. Detroit, June 30 at Toronto and Aug. 30 at New York Yankees).

4th shutout of season & 9th complete game in 3-0 win (13 K) at Colorado July 29, retiring 13 of the last 14 batters.

Threw career-best 1-hitter in 2-0 win July 13 at Cincinnati (9 IP, 1 BB, 9 K), retiring 28 of 31 batters faced.

Tossed 1-0 shutout while striking out a then-career-high 14 batters, June 14 vs. Detroit (9 IP, 3 H, 2 BB).

50th career win in second game of April 20 doubleheader at Philadelphia. (3-0 combined shutout).

Tied a career-high with 18 scoreless innings over 3 starts in May.

Pitched 7+ innings in 26 of his 31 starts. Allowed 2 earned runs or less in 18 of his 31 starts.

Held left-handed hitters to a .183 batting average (86-469) and right-handers to a .184 average (72-391).

Traded to Boston Red Sox on November 18 for RHP Carl Pavano & PTBNL (RHP Tony Armas Jr.).