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1981 Houston AstrosStarting Pitcher Log
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Bob Knepper played for the 1981 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record61-49 (3rd in National League West)League Rank5thMLB Rank8th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerBill VirdonGeneral ManagerAl Rosen
CoachesDeacon Jones (Hitting Coach), Don Leppert (Bullpen Coach), Bob Lillis (Third Base Coach), Tony Pacheco (Assistant Coach), Mel Wright (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
#1 Draft PickCurtis Burke (#75)
Attendance1,321,282 (Rank: 6th)
Minor League AffiliatesTucson Toros (AAA) 57-82 ... Columbus Astros (AA) 63-78 ... Daytona Astros (A+) 68-67 ... GCL Astros Orange (Rk) 33-28 ... GCL Astros Blue (Rk) 22-38 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

1981 Starting Pitchers

TopPREV   NEXT Home Games Away Games Wins Losses Complete Games Quality Starts
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
11981-04-090-1ThuDayAwayLANL0-2BoxJoe Niekro0-136.153RQS1475278L 7.0822-111----------0-21592.571.29
21981-04-110-2SatNightAwayLANL4-7BoxDon Sutton0-136.009R-1535518L 4.0866-33-----------0---2713.502.75
31981-04-120-3SunDayAwayLANL2-3BoxVern Ruhle0-130.077R-1138119L 5.07331-4-----------0---455.401.40
41981-04-130-4MonNightHomeATLL1-2BoxBob Knepper0-026.323L-11371343.0511--4-----------0-1-493.001.67
51981-04-141-4TueNightHomeATLW8-2BoxJoe Niekro1-136.158RQS2476279W CG 9.0722-241----------0-11742.251.13
61981-04-152-4WedNightHomeATLW2-0BoxNolan Ryan1-034.074RQS1432398W 7.03---391----------0---790.000.86
71981-04-172-5FriNightHomePITL3-4BoxDon Sutton0-236.015R-2536519L 6.1944-11-----------0-1-479.002.10
81981-04-182-6SatDayHomePITL3-6BoxVern Ruhle0-130.083RQS21391208.03111-5-----------0---782.770.77
91981-04-192-7SunDayHomePITL0-2BoxJoe Niekro1-236.163RQS3477280L CG 9.0622116-----------0-2-742.161.00
101981-04-202-8MonNightHomeLANL2-5BoxJoaquin Andujar0-128.120R-3173101L 5.2633-54-----------0-2-473.601.60
111981-04-213-8TueNightHomeLANW1-0BoxBob Knepper1-026.331LQS2138135W CG SHO 9.03----3-----------0--1910.750.67
121981-04-223-9WedNightHomeLANL0-1BoxDon Sutton0-336.020RQS3537520L 7.0611--3-----------0---705.821.59
131981-04-233-10ThuNightHomeCINL4-5BoxVern Ruhle0-130.088RQS31401217.1533-34-----------0--1633.150.90
141981-04-243-11FriNightHomeCINL0-3BoxJoe Niekro1-336.168RQS4478281L 8.21033-25-----------0--1642.381.09
151981-04-253-12SatDayHomeCINL1-2BoxNolan Ryan1-134.084RQS2433399L 7.0422-4102----------0-3-701.291.00
161981-04-264-12SunDayHomeCINW1-0BoxBob Knepper2-026.336LQS3139136W CG SHO 9.08---13-----------0-11790.430.81
171981-04-285-12TueNightAwayATLW2-1BoxDon Sutton1-336.026RQS4538521W 8.02111-8-----------0---834.321.16
181981-04-296-12WedNightAwayATLW5-4BoxVern Ruhle0-130.094R-41411223.1411-11-----------0-1-483.000.96
191981-04-307-12ThuNightAwayATLW5-1BoxJoe Niekro2-336.174RQS5479282W 9.0511-12-----------0-1-812.091.00
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
201981-05-018-12FriNightAwayPITW5-3BoxNolan Ryan1-134.090R-34344005.0733-311----------0-2-422.371.26
211981-05-028-13SatNightAwayPITL4-5BoxBob Knepper2-026.342LQS41401376.1533-33-----------0-2-561.330.93
221981-05-039-13SunDayAwayPITW3-1BoxDon Sutton2-336.031RQS5539522W 7.0511-45-----------0--1663.661.19
231981-05-0410-13MonDayAwayCHNW5-4BoxJoaquin Andujar1-128.134R-5175102W 5.1711118-----------0-2-552.501.44
241981-05-0511-13TueDayAwayCHNW4-3BoxJoe Niekro2-336.179RQS64802836.1533-34-----------0-1-572.391.04
251981-05-0611-14WedDayAwayCHNL1-2BoxNolan Ryan1-134.095RQS44354017.061--13-----------0-3-681.731.19
261981-05-0712-14ThuDayAwayCHNW6-0BoxBob Knepper3-026.347LQS5141138W 9.06---25-----------0---831.000.92
271981-05-0812-15FriNightAwayCINL0-4BoxDon Sutton2-436.036RQS6540523L 6.0522-13-----------0--1613.551.16
281981-05-0912-16SatDayAwayCINL5-9BoxJoaquin Andujar1-228.139R-6176103L 4.0765-21-----------0-1-294.091.59
291981-05-1013-16SunDayAwayCINW7-5BoxJoe Niekro3-336.184R-7481284W 5.07221121----------0--1442.501.09
301981-05-1114-16MonNightAwayCINW5-0BoxNolan Ryan2-134.100RQS5436402W 9.07---3111-1--------0---851.291.17
311981-05-1214-17TueNightHomeSLNL2-3BoxBob Knepper3-026.352LQS61421399.0621--3-----------0-2-791.000.87
321981-05-1315-17WedNightHomeSLNW3-0BoxDon Sutton3-436.041RQS7541524W CG SHO 9.05---14-----------0--1862.871.06
331981-05-1415-18ThuNightHomeSLNL6-7BoxBobby Sprowl0-025.030LQS61347.041--23-----------0---703.601.27
341981-05-1516-18FriNightHomeCHNW5-0BoxJoe Niekro4-336.189RQS8482285W CG SHO 9.04---22-----------0---842.141.03
351981-05-1617-18SatNightHomeCHNW6-1BoxNolan Ryan3-134.105RQS6437403W 7.061--38-----------0-31691.071.19
361981-05-1718-18SunDayHomeCHNW6-1BoxBob Knepper4-026.357LQS7143140W 7.1411-43-----------0---681.020.89
371981-05-1918-19TueNightAwaySLNL12-15BoxDon Sutton3-436.047R-85425253.2877-12-----------0---253.881.16
381981-05-2019-19WedNightAwaySLNW4-3BoxJoe Niekro5-336.194RQS9483286W 10.01033-38-----------0-4-732.221.07
391981-05-2119-20ThuDayAwaySLNL1-3BoxNolan Ryan3-234.110RQS7438404L 6.1331-361----------0-21631.131.17
401981-05-2219-21FriNightHomeSFNL3-6BoxBob Knepper4-026.362LQS81441418.21122-12-----------0---641.180.97
411981-05-2320-21SatNightHomeSFNW5-3BoxVern Ruhle0-130.118R-51421234.2911-21-----------0-11442.891.21
421981-05-2420-22SunDayHomeSFNL1-2BoxDon Sutton3-536.052RQS9543526L 8.0722-28-----------0-1-723.661.15
431981-05-2521-22MonNightHomeSDNW6-3BoxJoe Niekro6-336.199RQS10484287W 6.2932-31-----------0-1-482.251.13
441981-05-2622-22TueNightHomeSDNW1-0BoxNolan Ryan4-234.115RQS8439405W 7.04---46-----------0-11720.981.16
451981-05-2723-22WedNightHomeSDNW1-0BoxBob Knepper5-027.002LQS9145142W CG SHO 9.06---15-----------0-1-851.030.94
461981-05-2923-23FriNightAwaySFNL1-3BoxDon Sutton3-636.057RQS10544527L 7.2533-47--1--------0--1663.631.15
471981-05-3024-23SatDayAwaySFNW9-8BoxJoe Niekro6-336.204RQS114852888.175--151----------0-2-642.051.11
481981-05-3124-24SunDayAwaySFNL1-6BoxNolan Ryan4-334.120R-9440406L 7.0855-6431---------0-1-431.601.26
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
491981-06-0225-24TueNightAwaySDNW2-1BoxBob Knepper5-027.008LQS101461437.0611-33-----------0-2-641.050.97
501981-06-0326-24WedNightAwaySDNW6-1BoxDon Sutton4-636.062RQS11545528W 9.0711--6-----------0--1833.321.11
511981-06-0426-25ThuDayAwaySDNL5-7BoxJoe Niekro6-436.209R-12486289L 3.186613------------0-1-142.571.20
521981-06-0527-25FriNightHomeNYNW3-0BoxNolan Ryan5-334.125RQS10441407W CG SHO 9.05---21011---------0---901.391.20
531981-06-0628-25SatNightHomeNYNW6-2BoxVern Ruhle1-130.132R-8145124W 5.0621-22-----------0--1502.831.29
541981-06-0728-26SunDayHomeNYNL1-3BoxBob Knepper5-127.013LQS11147144L CG 9.0632135--1--------0-2-661.150.98
551981-06-0828-27MonNightAwayPHIL3-4BoxDon Sutton4-736.067RQS12546529L 6.0743-13-----------0---513.401.12
561981-06-0928-28TueNightAwayPHIL3-10BoxJoe Niekro6-536.214R-13487290L 4.0664-261----------0-1-362.841.23
571981-06-1028-29WedNightAwayPHIL4-5BoxNolan Ryan5-334.130RQS114424087.2211-38-----------0---811.371.14
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
581981-08-1029-29MonNightAwaySFNW6-5BoxDon Sutton4-736.130RQS135475306.0733114-----------0---493.481.14
591981-08-1129-30TueNightAwaySFNL2-3BoxJoe Niekro6-636.277RQS14488291L 6.11033-27-----------0-1-522.911.26
601981-08-1230-30WedDayAwaySFNW5-4BoxVern Ruhle1-130.199R-91461255.26442-4-----------0---423.291.24
611981-08-1330-31ThuDayAwaySDNL1-9BoxBob Knepper5-227.080L-12148145L 4.0544-22-----------0-11401.501.01
621981-08-1431-31FriNightAwaySDNW5-1BoxNolan Ryan6-334.195RQS12443409W 6.0211-23-----------0-1-681.381.11
631981-08-1532-31SatNightAwaySDNW5-0BoxDon Sutton5-736.135RQS14548531W 8.03---16-----------0---863.191.08
641981-08-1633-31SunDayAwaySDNW3-0BoxJoe Niekro7-636.282RQS15489292W 7.02---11-----------0---772.721.21
651981-08-1733-32MonNightHomeMONL2-6BoxVern Ruhle1-230.204R-10147126L 6.2855-31-----------0-2-443.751.29
661981-08-1834-32TueNightHomeMONW4-2BoxBob Knepper6-227.085LQS13149146W 8.2822114--1--------0--1661.551.01
671981-08-1935-32WedNightHomeMONW9-1BoxNolan Ryan7-334.200RQS13444410W 6.02----81----------0---801.291.05
681981-08-2135-33FriNightAwayPHIL4-5BoxDon Sutton5-736.141RQS155495326.0832-45-1---------0-2-483.181.14
691981-08-2235-34SatDayAwayPHIL4-8BoxJoe Niekro7-736.288R-16490293L 4.075521------------0-1-213.031.24
701981-08-2335-35SunNightAwayPHIL0-6BoxBob Knepper6-327.090L-14150147L 5.09661-1--1--------0-1-291.991.05
711981-08-2535-36TueNightAwayNYNL1-2BoxNolan Ryan7-334.206RQS144454117.031--47-----------0--2721.191.05
721981-08-2636-36WedNightAwayNYNW9-3BoxDon Sutton6-736.146R-16550533W 5.0633-14-----------0--1513.281.15
731981-08-2736-37ThuDayAwayNYNL2-3BoxJoe Niekro7-736.293RQS174912947.1522-141----------0---703.001.22
741981-08-2837-37FriNightHomePHIW3-2BoxBob Knepper6-327.095LQS151511487.0521-11-----------0---651.951.04
751981-08-2938-37SatNightHomePHIW6-1BoxVern Ruhle2-330.216RQS13150127W 6.1711-22-----------0---593.571.33
761981-08-2939-37SatNightHomePHIW2-1BoxBilly Smith1-026.350RQS661W 7.05---11-----------0---712.810.88
771981-08-3040-37SunNightHomePHIW5-4BoxNolan Ryan7-334.211RQS154464127.08331541----------0-11451.371.10
781981-08-3141-37MonNightHomeNYNW6-1BoxDon Sutton7-736.151RQS17551534W CG 9.0911118-----------0---733.101.15
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
791981-09-0142-37TueNightHomeNYNW3-2BoxJoe Niekro7-736.298RQS184922956.1322-25-----------0-2-673.001.20
801981-09-0243-37WedNightHomeNYNW8-0BoxBob Knepper7-327.100LQS16152149W CG SHO 9.03---19-----------0---951.800.99
811981-09-0344-37ThuNightAwayMONW2-1BoxVern Ruhle3-330.221RQS14151128W 6.041112------------0-11553.381.30
821981-09-0445-37FriNightAwayMONW5-0BoxNolan Ryan8-334.216RQS16447413W 7.02---37-----------0-1-791.291.08
831981-09-0545-38SatDayAwayMONL2-5BoxDon Sutton7-836.156R-18552535L 7.0954213-----------0---383.221.16
841981-09-0646-38SunDayAwayMONW4-3BoxJoe Niekro7-736.303RQS194932966.07221311----------0--1453.001.22
851981-09-0747-38MonNightAwayATLW3-2BoxBob Knepper7-327.105LQS171531507.042213------------0-1-561.840.99
861981-09-0847-39TueNightAwayATLL2-3BoxVern Ruhle3-330.226RQS151521297.03---12-----------0--1763.041.23
871981-09-0947-40WedNightAwayATLL0-9BoxNolan Ryan8-434.221R-17448414L 4.0755153-----------0-11221.631.15
881981-09-1148-40FriNightHomeSFNW6-0BoxDon Sutton8-836.162RQS19553536W CG SHO 9.05---16-----------0---883.001.13
891981-09-1249-40SatNightHomeSFNW5-2BoxJoe Niekro8-736.309RQS20494297W 6.2411154-----------0-2-572.911.22
901981-09-1350-40SunNightHomeSFNW3-0BoxBob Knepper8-327.111LQS18154151W 7.06---36-----------0---701.751.01
911981-09-1450-41MonNightHomeCINL2-4BoxVern Ruhle3-430.232RQS16153130L 7.11143--6--1--------0--1563.121.26
921981-09-1550-42TueNightHomeCINL0-4BoxNolan Ryan8-534.227RQS18449415L 6.0643-44-----------0---481.771.17
931981-09-1651-42WedNightAwaySDNW5-2BoxDon Sutton9-836.167RQS20554537W 7.042---1-----------0-1-692.851.10
941981-09-1752-42ThuNightAwaySDNW9-0BoxJoe Niekro9-736.314RQS21495298W 9.05----2-----------0---862.741.18
951981-09-1852-43FriNightAwaySFNL2-5BoxBob Knepper8-427.116L-19155152L 4.0844-2------------0-1-321.961.05
961981-09-1953-43SatDayAwaySFNW8-1BoxVern Ruhle4-430.237RQS17154131W 9.0411-11-----------0---822.901.18
971981-09-2054-43SunDayAwaySFNW7-3BoxNolan Ryan9-534.232RQS19450416W 9.0733-482----------0---711.851.18
981981-09-2255-43TueNightHomeATLW3-0BoxDon Sutton10-836.173RQS21555538W CG SHO 9.03----3-----------0--1912.681.05
991981-09-2355-44WedNightHomeATLL1-3BoxJoe Niekro9-836.320RQS22496299L 6.0633-33-----------0-2-522.811.19
1001981-09-2456-44ThuNightHomeATLW5-3BoxBob Knepper9-427.122LQS20156153W 7.2533-44-----------0---632.031.05
1011981-09-2556-45FriNightHomeLANL0-3BoxVern Ruhle4-530.243RQS18155132L 7.0932--1-----------0-11562.871.19
1021981-09-2657-45SatDayHomeLANW5-0BoxNolan Ryan10-534.238RQS20451417W CG SHO NoHit9.0----3111----------0-2-991.741.12
1031981-09-2758-45SunNightHomeLANW4-1BoxDon Sutton11-836.178RQS22556539W CG 9.0211119-----------0---882.581.01
1041981-09-2859-45MonNightHomeSDNW2-1BoxJoe Niekro9-836.325RQS234973008.0511123-----------0--2682.721.18
1051981-09-2959-46TueNightHomeSDNL1-2BoxBob Knepper9-527.127LQS21157154L 7.0522-26-----------0--1682.061.05
1061981-09-3059-47WedNightAwayCINL2-5BoxVern Ruhle4-630.248R-19156133L 5.25331-2-----------0--1512.971.17
G#Game DateRecordDayD/NH/AOppW/LResultBoxStarting PitcherW-LAgeThQSG#c-Gc-GSNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBPitStrBalStr%FouSwCalMiss%InPlSBCSGscERAWHIP
1071981-10-0160-47ThuNightAwayCINW8-1BoxNolan Ryan11-534.243RQS21452418W 9.0711-391----------0---801.691.12
1081981-10-0260-48FriNightAwayLANL1-6BoxDon Sutton11-936.183R-23557540L 2.0211--2-----------0---472.601.01
1091981-10-0360-49SatDayAwayLANL2-7BoxJoe Niekro9-936.330R-24498301L 4.0433-21-----------0-1-442.821.19
1101981-10-0461-49SunDayAwayLANW5-3BoxBob Knepper9-527.132L-221581554.0433113--1--------0---422.181.06