Made four starts before landing on the disabled list with a ruptured right Achilles. Started 32 games, marking his 6th career season and 3rd consecutive to start 30 or more games... Made a team-leading 34 starts, tying his career high (2009) and was one of four pitchers in MLB to make 34 starts (T1st)... Had an MLB best 5 complete games and T1st with 2 shutouts (Kershaw & J. Selected to his 2nd All-Star Game, voted in by players, but did not make an appearance in the game... In five of six seasons has committed one error or less (most was 2 in 2007).Was ranked among the National Leagueleaders with a 1.44 ERA at the time of the injury…Injury occurred while batting during his 4/25 start at MIL (top of the 5th)…Missed 142 games before being activated on 9/30, and appearing in relief for one inning allowing one run. since Game 5 of the 2006 World Series (10/27/06) and his first regular season relief appearance since 9/30/06 vs. Posted a 20-9 record, his second season with 20 wins (2010). Winner of his 2nd career Rawlings Gold Glove award, as he flawlessly handled 61 total chances (1st in N. Finished 2nd in the National League Cy Young vote (Kershaw)... Has 1,127 strikeouts and moved into 2nd on the all-time Cardinals list on 9/7, passing Dizzy Dean (1,095)...passed Chris Carpenter (1,085) for 3rd on STL all-time strikeout list on 8/23... Won his 15th game with a 3-1 complete game win over ATL on 8/23, his 5th CG of the season,16th career. Made 5 starts in the postseason and had a 2-3 record, 2.57 ERA..2.57 ERA ranked 2nd among 5-game starters during the postseason (Lester-BOS 1.56) and was T3rd among pitchers with 3 or more starts (Verlander-DET 0.39, Lester, Greinke-LAD 2.57)..the team with 34 strikeouts, tied for the most among all pitchers (Scherzer-DET) and T9th-most in MLB singleseason history..2-0 in the Division Series vs. lead in home wins with 10 (Bumgarner, Cueto, Dickey), going 10-6 with a 3.73 ERA in 17 home starts. Made his first start since 9/24/10 on 4/8 at MIL pitching 5.2 innings and allowing three runs in the loss.His 25.0 inning scoreless streak (4/12-27) ranked 4th longest in N. The streak was snapped on 5/2 at CHI, 1.0 IP shy of his career-high streak of 26.0 scoreless innings... 2012 POSTSEASON: Started three games during the playoffs...started Division Series Game 1 vs. He became the 4th Cardinals pitcher to record 20 wins under Dave Duncan's watch, joining Chris Carpenter, Matt Morris and Darryl Kile... Did not hit a HR for the first time during a full Major League season. Was named the National League's Outstanding Pitcher of the Year by MLBPA Player's Choice Awards..Joined teammate Lance Lynn as the first Cardinals pitchers with 175 or more strikeouts in three consecutive seasons since Bob Gibson (1970-72)... Washington and struck out 10 over 5.2 IP allowing a single run but did not get a decision in the 3-2 loss...allowed 6 runs in 2.1 innings in his Game 5 start before team came back for dramatic 9th inning 9-7, come-from-behind win to send the team to the League Championship Series...earned the win in LCS Game 4 vs. Led the league in wins (19) and innings pitched (233.0) and had a career high 34 starts... Louis pitcher to lead league in innings pitched since Joaquin Andujar in 1984 (261.1)... His 2.05 home ERA ranked 4th and 2.39 night ERA 2nd in the league...San Francisco..7.0 IP and allowed one run on four hits with five K's..marked the first LCS start in his career. pitchers, beginning the season with seven-straight QS... Went 19-0 when receiving four or more runs of support... Was baseball's first pitcher to 16, 17 and 18 wins...His season ended during Spring Training when it was announced he would need elbow ligament replacement surgery... Was also T7th as opponents batted just .200 with runners in scoring position... MIL and 8/6 at FLA, matching several Major League pitchers for 2nd most... Had a Major League record 28 consecutive quality starts at home that was snapped on 9/4 vs. Had a 26.0 scoreless innings streak from 7/4-27 and a 25.0 inning scoreless streak from 8/1-18. His 212 K's led all STL pitchers and ranked 4th in NL...Ranked among National League leaders in batters faced ( 847, 5th), innings pitched (198.2, 7th) and starts (T3rd). Notched 8th career season with 10 or more wins, tying Bill Sherdel (1920-29) and Bill Doak (1914-22) for 4th-most in Cards history (Bob Gibson leads with 14). Named 2016 Rawlings National League Gold Glove Award finalist. It was also just the 4th time since 1984 a Cardinals starter had allowed seven or more runs and still received the win; since 1931, only teammate Lance Lynn (2013) did so pitching 5.0 innings as well... pitchers to record a complete game shutout, firing a three-hit shutout (120 pitches) vs. Posted an 18.0-inning scoreless streak from 7/7-21, the longest by a Cardinals pitcher in 2016...Has posted 10 or more wins in each season with 10 or more starts... Went 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA (35.2 IP/ 7 ER) in July, ranking 7th in MLB ERA during the month... Allowed a season-high 26 runs (21 earned) in six August starts (31.0 IP), his most allowed surpassing 24 from August 2014... Milwaukee on 9/10 holding the Brewers to a run on six hits in 8.0 innings.
Among NL leaders, ranked T2nd with 20 wins, 3rd with his 2.38 ERA, 2nd with 227.0 IP, T15th with 179 strikeouts, 2nd with 5 complete games and T1st with 3 shutouts... His 18 complete games since the start of 2010 are tied with Roy Halladay for the most over that period. co-leading three shutouts in 2014, his highest career single-season total... pitchers with 1.03 WHIP, 9.56 baserunners/9 IP, and 4th with a 7.30 hits/9 IP... Ranked T2nd among MLB pitchers with 13 hits and T3rd with 6 RBI. Did not allow an extra base hit (9 singles) for 25.0 IP from 6th inn. MIL, allowing five hits and one run (1st inning), while walking none and striking out seven in the 6-1 win. His 8-0 April winning streak in 12 starts dating to '08 was snapped on 4/24 at SF.Home runs were a dominant theme of the 2017 season, with the long-ball exploits of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge among the season's lastimg storylines.