pedro martinez
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2001 -- Boston Red Sox

2001 Game Log

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

 

 

Season

Game Log

Recorded a no-decision in season opener at Baltimore on April 2 (7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HBP, 1 BB, 6 K).

Earned his 1st win 3-0 vs. Tampa Bay on April 8, as he struck out a season-high 16 (8 IP, 3 H, 3 BB); the 10th time in his career he fanned 15 or more (all with the Red Sox).

He was 2-0, 1.80 in 5 starts, with 54 strikeouts in April (35 IP, 28 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 8 BB).

Improved his record to 13-1, 1.92 (150 IP, 32 ER, 209 K) in April as a Red Sox (21 GS).

Won 4 consecutive starts from May 1 to May 18 and allowed 4 R in 30 IP (1.20 ERA).

Defeated Oakland 5-3 on May 12 and his 6th inning strikeout of John Jaha was the 1900th of his career.

Allowed a 3-run HR (Jason Giambi) on May 12 vs. Oakland, the 1st home run he allowed since September 14, 2000 vs. Cleveland (David Segui) a span of 265 batters.

Lost his 1st game (a complete-game 2-1 loss) at the New York Yankees on May 24 (8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 K); his 1st loss since September 20, 2002 vs. Cleveland (11 starts) and his first loss on the road since August 8, 2000 at Anaheim.

Beat Mike Mussina at New York Yankees 3-0 on May 30 (8 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 13 K) to make record 7-1.

He was 5-1, 1.17 in 6 starts in May (46 IP, 6 ER, 67 K).

Had 5 consecutive starts with 10 or more strikeouts (May 12 to June 4) and went 3-1, 1.94 in 37 innings pitched.

His strikeout of Pat Burrell of Philadelphia on June 9 was his 987th, which passed "Smoky" Joe Wood for 5th place on Red Sox all-time list.

Had a strikeout in 24 consecutive innings May 24 to June 9.

Missed a start on June 15 at Atlanta due to tendinitis in his right shoulder.

Recorded a no-decision vs. Tampa Bay on June 26 in 4.2 IP (3 H, 4 ER) before leaving with sore right shoulder in the 5th inning.

Placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 27.

Returned from disabled list August 26 Texas. and got a no-decision in 4 IP (6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).

Had 6 starts against the New York Yankees (1-2, 2.37 ERA) and became the first Red Sox pitcher to make 6 or more starts vs. the Yankees in a season since Bill Lee and Luis Tiant had 6 starts against the Yankees in 1974.

Opponents hit just .199 (84-423) against him w/5 HR in 116.2 IP.

T9th (F. Garcia, Sea.) among A.L. strikeout leaders w/163 K despite only 18 GS.

His last app. was a 3-2 loss at NYY 9/7 (3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K).

Career

3-0, 1.00 ERA in 4 Opening Day starts for Sox (27 IP, 15 H, 3 ER, 6 BB, 37 K).

His 1981 career K rank 8th among active M.L. pitchers.

Has 78 career 10-K or more games; 51 as a Sox and 9 in 2001.

His 78 career 10-K games ranks 6th all-time (N. Ryan is 1st w/215; S. Carlton ranks 5th w/83).

He is 5th on the Sox all-time strikeout list w/1,011 in just four seasons.

Needs 19 strikeouts for 2000.

He is 67-20 (.770) w/Boston, the most wins in a four year period since R. Johnson went 62-17 from 1995-98 (.785).

He is 36-9 w/2.15 ERA on the road as a Red Sox (402.0 IP, 96 ER).

His 1,981 strikeouts ranks 8th among active ML pitchers (Clemens, 3,717; R. Johnson, 3,412; Cone, 2,655; Maddux, 2523; Finley, 2,436; Smoltz, 2,155; Schilling, 2,032 and K. Brown, 2,021).

Martinez and G. Maddux of Atl. are the only active pitchers to record an ERA under 2.00 twice (1997 and 2000).

4-2 after a Sox loss in 2001, 33-13 in 4 yrs. w/Sox.

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