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Pedro Jaime Martinez

Born: October 25, 1971; Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic  Height: 5'11"  Weight: 170  
Bats: Right  Throws: Right  Position: Pitcher  #45

Pedro Martinez

It's been great. I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did. Even with the struggles up and down during the season, I enjoyed every moment of the season.
-- Pedro Martinez  

2004 Statistics

 Season 16-9 3.90 33 33 217.0 193 99 94 26 61 227 
 ALDS  1-0  3.86  7.0 
 ALCS  0-1  6.23  13.0  14  14 
 WS  1-0  0.00  7.0 

2004 Season Highlights

•  Pedro pitched seven shutout innings in Yankee Stadium on April 25, in his first game in the Bronx since the 2003 ALCS. Thanks to Manny Ramirez's two run homer, the Sox avenged the previous year's loss by winning the game 2-0 and completing a three-game sweep of the Yankees.

•  He dominated the San Diego Padres at home on June 8, going eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and only two hits, as the Red Sox won 1-0.

•  Martinez had his finest game of the season on August 12 against Tampa Bay. He pitched a complete game shutout, the only one thrown by a Red Sox pitcher in 2004, while beating the Devil Rays 6-0. He struck out ten that night, his third straight start with ten or more strikeouts.

•  Pedro went seven scoreless innings against Texas on September 3, while giving up four hits and striking out nine. The 2-0 victory was the Sox' tenth straight win, as they secured a place in the postseason and made a run at the top spot in the division.

2004 Postseason Highlights

•  Pedro started Game 2 of the Division Series against Anaheim. He went seven innings, striking out six and allowing six hits, and left with a 4-3 lead in the eventual 8-3 win.

•  Martinez faced the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS. He battled for six innings, giving up only three runs, but the Red Sox offense wasn't able to do much against Jon Lieber, and they lost 3-1.

•  He started Game 5 in Fenway Park. After five innings, the Sox held a 2-1 lead, but he gave up a three-run double in the sixth. But the Red Sox were able to rally against Mariano Rivera to tie the game, and won it on David Ortiz's walkoff hit in the fourteenth.

•  Pedro dominated the Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first, and a second-and-third none-out threat in the third. After that, he didn't allow another hit the rest of the way. He finshed with seven shutout innings, six strikeouts, and only three hits, as the Red Sox won 4-1.

On the biggest stage, he showed why he's one of the best pitchers of the last decade. He still has it. I'm so happy for him.
-- Johnny Damon  

Pedro's World Series hatThe hat Pedro wore in Game 3 of the World Series is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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