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1978 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,126,145
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (36)
Youngest Player:  Terry Puhl (21)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (13)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (11)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Rod Boxberger (#11)

Roster Continuity:  83.53%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9567.586--
Cincinnati9269.5712.5
SF Giants8973.5496.0
San Diego8478.51911.0
Houston7488.45721.0
Atlanta6993.42626.0


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
J.R. Richard1978-04-111978W  1-0 vs LANWSHO920004800033000--14962-44Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
Mark Lemongello1978-04-151978W  6-1 vs CINWCG931112410032000--4013-163-hitter
J.R. Richard1978-04-161978W  4-3 vs CIN  8333071110034000--15062-4411 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-04-261978L  2-1 vs SDNLCG9622021100236000--15262-4511 Strikeouts
Joaquin Andujar1978-04-291978W  3-1 vs MONWCG931104501034000--5922-203-hitter
J.R. Richard1978-05-091978W  5-1 @ PHIW 9411141101034000--15463-4611 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-05-151978W  5-0 vs PHIWSHO920003910031000--15564-46Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
Tom Dixon1978-05-171978W  2-1 vs PHISv 430001200015000--173-01st career save
Floyd Bannister1978-05-191978W  6-0 vs ATLWSHO970001610035000--319-11Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1978-05-201978W  13-0 vs ATLWSHO940007800037000--15665-46Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1978-05-301978L  1-0 vs SFNLCG931106730037000--15865-483-hitter
Mark Lemongello1978-05-311978W  1-0 vs SFNWSHO970001110034000--4817-20Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1978-06-041978L  4-2 vs SLNLCG9543021320036000--15965-4913 Strikeouts
Mark Lemongello1978-06-051978L  2-1 @ CHNL 8.1722060001362721678%4917-21Threw 78% strikes
J.R. Richard1978-06-091978W  11-7 @ SLNW 5.1555061200027000--16066-4912 Strikeouts, Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Rick Williams1978-06-121978W  6-5 vs PITW 12010000005000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
Tom Dixon1978-06-281978W  3-0 vs CINWSHO940003300033000--245-3Complete game/Shutout
Floyd Bannister1978-06-291978W  5-0 vs CINWSHO940003710035000--3711-12Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1978-07-091978W  5-1 vs LANWCG9411061220039000--16669-5212 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-07-141978W  4-3 @ MON  11531031000041000--16769-5210 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-07-181978W  9-1 vs PHIWCG9310061000035000--16870-5210 Strikeouts, 3-hitter
Joe Niekro1978-07-261978W  5-0 vs MONWSHO940001300030000--38688-91Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1978-07-271978W  8-3 vs NYNWCG923315930033000--17071-522-hitter
Joe Niekro1978-07-311978W  4-1 vs SFNWCG921102100132000--38789-912-hitter
J.R. Richard1978-08-011978W  4-2 vs SFNW 8.2421091110040000--17172-5211 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-08-061978L  3-2 @ ATLL 7533031100027000--17272-5311 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-08-121978W  5-2 vs ATLWCG9422041300035000--17373-5313 Strikeouts
Vern Ruhle1978-08-131978W  3-0 vs ATLWSHO950003300034000--8727-29Complete game/Shutout
Joe Sambito1978-08-201978L  3-1 @ PIT  22000250009000--12312-13Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Joe Sambito1978-08-251978W  7-5 vs PIT  22110150009000--12612-13Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Joaquin Andujar1978-08-251978W  7-5 vs PITSv 10000110004000--7724-221st career save
J.R. Richard1978-08-261978W  7-2 vs PITWCG962201800032000--17675-541000th career strikeout
J.R. Richard1978-09-051978W  3-2 vs CINWCG932206700032000--17876-543-hitter
Ken Forsch1978-09-081978W  5-0 vs LANWSHO920001500029000--35754-60Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
J.R. Richard1978-09-101978W  3-2 vs SDNWCG9822021100035000--17977-5411 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-09-151978W  8-4 @ SDNW 9744041200038000--18078-5412 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1978-09-191978L  3-2 vs ATL  7322031110025000--18178-5411 Strikeouts
Joe Niekro1978-09-201978L  3-2 vs ATLLCG9932001110036000--39793-9711 Strikeouts
Ken Forsch1978-09-211978W  2-0 vs ATLWSHO9500011010032000--35955-6110 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
Mark Lemongello1978-10-011978W  3-0 vs SFNSv 20000110007000--7121-291st career save


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