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1978 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 605-634 -29
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,126,145 18/26
Top Draft Pick: Rod Boxberger (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bench Coach: Bob Lillis
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright

#1 Draft Picks

Floyd Bannister (#1), J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Terry PuhlHOUCINL 9-11 @CIN4220011001000000611st career home run
    Jimmy SextonHOUCINW 4-3 vs CIN0100000101000000201st career stolen base
    Tom DixonHOUNYNW 5-4 @NYN1010001000000000161st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Enos CabellHOUATLW 6-0 vs ATL41400030200000005604 hits
    Roger MetzgerHOUATLW 6-0 vs ATL401000000000000010001000th career game
    Jose CruzHOUATLW 13-0 vs ATL53400161001000008876 RBIs, 4 hits
    Terry PuhlHOUATLW 13-0 vs ATL2410000103000000934 runs scored
    Denny WallingHOUATLW 13-0 vs ATL5120013000000000331st career home run
    Denny WallingHOUATLL 4-6 vs ATL4220000100000000341st career stolen base
    Reggie BaldwinHOUSFNL 1-9 @SFN100000000000000011st career game
    Enos CabellHOUSFNL 0-1 vs SFN3000000100000101570100th career stolen base
    Reggie BaldwinHOUSLNW 5-2 vs SLN402100100000000061st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jose CruzHOUSLNW 11-7 @SLN42402051110000009045 RBIs, 5 Triples, 4 hits
    Jesus AlouHOUPITW 6-5 vs PIT414200000000000012784 hits
    Rick WilliamsHOUPITW 6-5 vs PIT000000000000000011st career game
    Reggie BaldwinHOUPITW 2-1 vs PIT3110011000000000141st career home run
    Enos CabellHOUCHNW 5-4 vs CHN42200003000000005853 stolen bases
    Mike FischlinHOUCHNW 3-1 vs CHN2000000101000000161st career stolen base
    Joe FergusonHOUSDNL 5-6 @SDN00000000050030006645 walks
    Luis PujolsHOUSDNL 2-5 vs SDN401100100020000081st career RBI
    Enos CabellHOUSDNL 2-6 vs SDN41200003000000006013 stolen bases
    Dave BergmanHOUMONW 5-4 @MON2000000103001001631st career stolen base
    Luis PujolsHOUMONW 5-4 @MON5110012000100000211st career home run
    Rafael LandestoyHOUPHIW 9-1 vs PHI5010001000000000231st career RBI
    Bruce BochyHOUNYNL 1-2 @NYN302000000010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Dave BergmanHOUNYNL 4-7 @NYN4141000000000000684 hits
    Bruce BochyHOUNYNL 4-5 @NYN311001100110000021st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Art HoweHOUNYNL 4-5 @NYN42200220000000003262 home runs
    Enos CabellHOUMONW 6-5 vs MON51420010100000006244 hits
    Enos CabellHOUMONW 3-2 vs MON50000000014010006254 strikeouts
    Vern RuhleHOUATLW 7-0 @ATL3010001000200100101st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Terry PuhlHOUSFNL 2-3 @SFN41410010010000001634 hits
    Jose CruzHOUSLNW 4-2 @SLN42200003001000009663 stolen bases
    Jose CruzHOUCHNW 8-3 vs CHN42400140000000009734 hits
    Enos CabellHOUCHNW 2-1 vs CHN21000000000200006522 hit by pitches
    Keith DrumrightHOUCHNL 11-14 @CHN422000100100000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Rafael LandestoyHOUCHNL 11-14 @CHN5340001100100000484 hits
    Terry PuhlHOUCHNL 2-3 @CHN40410011000000001874 hits
    Rafael LandestoyHOUCINL 3-6 vs CIN5141000000000000524 hits
    Jim ObradovichHOUCINL 3-4 @CIN100000000010000011st career game
    Jim ObradovichHOUSDNW 8-4 @SDN422000100000000031st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jose CruzHOUSFNL 2-3 @SFN300000010110000010001000th career game
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    J.R. RichardHOULANW 1-0 vs LANWSHO920004800033000--14962-44Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Mark LemongelloHOUCINW 6-1 vs CINWCG931112410032000--4013-163-hitter
    J.R. RichardHOUCINW 4-3 vs CIN 8333071110034000--15062-4411 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUSDNL 1-2 vs SDNLCG9622021100236000--15262-4511 Strikeouts
    Joaquin AndujarHOUMONW 3-1 vs MONWCG931104501034000--5922-203-hitter
    J.R. RichardHOUPHIW 5-1 @PHIW 9411141101034000--15463-4611 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUPHIW 5-0 vs PHIWSHO920003910031000--15564-46Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Tom DixonHOUPHIW 2-1 vs PHISv 430001200015000--173-01st career save
    Floyd BannisterHOUATLW 6-0 vs ATLWSHO970001610035000--319-11Complete game/Shutout
    J.R. RichardHOUATLW 13-0 vs ATLWSHO940007800037000--15665-46Complete game/Shutout
    J.R. RichardHOUSFNL 0-1 vs SFNLCG931106730037000--15865-483-hitter
    Mark LemongelloHOUSFNW 1-0 vs SFNWSHO970001110034000--4817-20Complete game/Shutout
    J.R. RichardHOUSLNL 2-4 vs SLNLCG9543021320036000--15965-4913 Strikeouts
    Mark LemongelloHOUCHNL 1-2 @CHNL 8.1722060001362721678%4917-21Threw 78% strikes
    J.R. RichardHOUSLNW 11-7 @SLNW 5.1555061200027000--16066-4912 Strikeouts, Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Rick WilliamsHOUPITW 6-5 vs PITW 12010000005000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Tom DixonHOUCINW 3-0 vs CINWSHO940003300033000--245-3Complete game/Shutout
    Floyd BannisterHOUCINW 5-0 vs CINWSHO940003710035000--3711-12Complete game/Shutout
    J.R. RichardHOULANW 5-1 vs LANWCG9411061220039000--16669-5212 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUMONW 4-3 @MON 11531031000041000--16769-5210 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUPHIW 9-1 vs PHIWCG9310061000035000--16870-5210 Strikeouts, 3-hitter
    Joe NiekroHOUMONW 5-0 vs MONWSHO940001300030000--38688-91Complete game/Shutout
    J.R. RichardHOUNYNW 8-3 vs NYNWCG923315930033000--17071-522-hitter
    Joe NiekroHOUSFNW 4-1 vs SFNWCG921102100132000--38789-912-hitter
    J.R. RichardHOUSFNW 4-2 vs SFNW 8.2421091110040000--17172-5211 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUATLL 2-3 @ATLL 7533031100027000--17272-5311 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUATLW 5-2 vs ATLWCG9422041300035000--17373-5313 Strikeouts
    Vern RuhleHOUATLW 3-0 vs ATLWSHO950003300034000--8727-29Complete game/Shutout
    Joe SambitoHOUPITL 1-3 @PIT 22000250009000--12312-13Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Joe SambitoHOUPITW 7-5 vs PIT 22110150009000--12612-13Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Joaquin AndujarHOUPITW 7-5 vs PITSv 10000110004000--7724-221st career save
    J.R. RichardHOUPITW 7-2 vs PITWCG962201800032000--17675-541000th career strikeout
    J.R. RichardHOUCINW 3-2 vs CINWCG932206700032000--17876-543-hitter
    Ken ForschHOULANW 5-0 vs LANWSHO920001500029000--35754-60Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    J.R. RichardHOUSDNW 3-2 vs SDNWCG9822021100035000--17977-5411 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUSDNW 8-4 @SDNW 9744041200038000--18078-5412 Strikeouts
    J.R. RichardHOUATLL 2-3 vs ATL 7322031110025000--18178-5411 Strikeouts
    Joe NiekroHOUATLL 2-3 vs ATLLCG9932001110036000--39793-9711 Strikeouts
    Ken ForschHOUATLW 2-0 vs ATLWSHO9500011010032000--35955-6110 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Mark LemongelloHOUSFNW 3-0 vs SFNSv 20000110007000--7121-291st career save

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