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1987 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 76-86 .469
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 648-678 -30
Roster Continuity 87.09% 1/26
Manager(s): Hal Lanier
General Manager: Dick Wagner (1987-10-23), Bill Wood (1987-12-06), Bill Wood
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 1,909,902 15/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Craig Biggio (#22) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Yogi Berra
Bullpen Coach: Gene Tenace
Hitting Coach: Denis Menke
Pitching Coach: Les Moss
Third Base Coach: Matt Galante

#1 Draft Picks

Robbie Wine (#8), Dale Berra (#20), Craig Reynolds (#22), Buddy Biancalana (#25)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8478.5196.0
7686.46914.0
7389.45117.0
6992.42920.5
6597.40125.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1987 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11987-04-06W 4-3 LAN
    21987-04-07W 6-5 LAN
    31987-04-08W 7-3 LAN
    41987-04-10W 6-1 MON
    51987-04-11W 3-2 MON
    61987-04-12W 1-0 MON
    71987-04-13L 2-4 @LAN
    81987-04-14L 2-3 @LAN
    91987-04-15W 4-0 @LAN
    101987-04-17L 8-9 @CIN
    111987-04-18L 0-8 @CIN
    121987-04-19W 7-3 @CIN
    131987-04-19L 2-6 @CIN
    141987-04-21W 7-6 ATL
    151987-04-22W 6-0 ATL
    161987-04-23W 5-3 ATL
    171987-04-24L 3-4 CIN
    181987-04-25L 0-3 CIN
    191987-04-26L 3-11 CIN
    201987-04-27W 11-1 @NYN
    211987-04-29L 1-2 @NYN
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    221987-05-01W 12-3 @ATL
    231987-05-02L 4-12 @ATL
    241987-05-03L 3-5 @ATL
    251987-05-05W 5-1 @PHI
    261987-05-06W 3-2 @PHI
    271987-05-08W 3-0 @MON
    281987-05-09L 1-3 @MON
    291987-05-10L 2-6 @MON
    301987-05-11L 6-7 PHI
    311987-05-12W 5-2 PHI
    321987-05-13W 2-1 NYN
    331987-05-14W 5-4 NYN
    341987-05-15L 1-3 CHN
    351987-05-16L 1-2 CHN
    361987-05-17L 4-6 CHN
    371987-05-18W 4-1 @PIT
    381987-05-19L 2-5 @PIT
    391987-05-20L 3-5 @PIT
    401987-05-22L 5-7 SLN
    411987-05-23L 3-4 SLN
    421987-05-24L 2-8 SLN
    431987-05-25W 7-2 PIT
    441987-05-26W 10-3 PIT
    451987-05-27W 7-2 PIT
    461987-05-29L 2-8 @SLN
    471987-05-30L 2-3 @SLN
    481987-05-31W 8-7 @SLN
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    491987-06-01W 6-5 @CHN
    501987-06-02L 2-13 @CHN
    511987-06-03L 7-22 @CHN
    521987-06-05W 6-1 SFN
    531987-06-06L 3-4 SFN
    541987-06-07W 3-0 SFN
    551987-06-08L 4-5 SDN
    561987-06-09W 1-0 SDN
    571987-06-10W 10-1 SDN
    581987-06-11W 1-0 @LAN
    591987-06-12W 5-1 @LAN
    601987-06-13L 1-7 @LAN
    611987-06-14W 4-1 @LAN
    621987-06-15W 4-0 CIN
    631987-06-16W 4-1 CIN
    641987-06-17L 1-9 CIN
    651987-06-18L 4-6 LAN
    661987-06-19W 3-2 LAN
    671987-06-20W 3-2 LAN
    681987-06-21W 6-1 LAN
    691987-06-23L 1-4 @SDN
    701987-06-24W 12-7 @SDN
    711987-06-25L 1-4 @SDN
    721987-06-26W 9-6 @SFN
    731987-06-27W 6-5 @SFN
    741987-06-28L 4-8 @SFN
    751987-06-30L 4-5 @CIN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    761987-07-01L 4-6 @CIN
    771987-07-02W 7-6 @PHI
    781987-07-03L 1-2 @PHI
    791987-07-04L 3-9 @PHI
    801987-07-05W 8-2 @PHI
    811987-07-06W 9-3 MON
    821987-07-07L 0-2 MON
    831987-07-08L 0-1 MON
    841987-07-09W 4-3 NYN
    851987-07-10L 3-7 NYN
    861987-07-11L 6-9 NYN
    871987-07-12L 2-5 NYN
    881987-07-16W 2-1 PHI
    891987-07-17L 1-2 PHI
    901987-07-18L 2-4 PHI
    911987-07-19L 1-4 PHI
    921987-07-20L 1-4 @MON
    931987-07-21W 4-2 @MON
    941987-07-22W 7-0 @MON
    951987-07-24L 2-5 @NYN
    961987-07-24L 4-7 @NYN
    971987-07-25W 7-5 @NYN
    981987-07-26W 5-2 @NYN
    991987-07-28L 1-6 @ATL
    1001987-07-29L 3-5 @ATL
    1011987-07-30W 8-5 @ATL
    1021987-07-31L 2-6 SDN
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1031987-08-01L 0-6 SDN
    1041987-08-02W 6-0 SDN
    1051987-08-03W 5-3 SFN
    1061987-08-04W 5-4 SFN
    1071987-08-05W 6-5 SFN
    1081987-08-07L 1-7 @SDN
    1091987-08-08L 3-4 @SDN
    1101987-08-09L 3-4 @SDN
    1111987-08-10L 5-6 @SFN
    1121987-08-11W 7-3 @SFN
    1131987-08-12L 1-8 @SFN
    1141987-08-13L 6-7 @SFN
    1151987-08-14W 8-4 ATL
    1161987-08-15W 8-0 ATL
    1171987-08-16W 6-2 ATL
    1181987-08-17W 11-2 ATL
    1191987-08-18W 4-0 SLN
    1201987-08-19W 2-1 SLN
    1211987-08-20W 5-4 SLN
    1221987-08-21L 5-7 @CHN
    1231987-08-22W 5-4 @CHN
    1241987-08-23W 4-2 @CHN
    1251987-08-24W 5-2 @SLN
    1261987-08-25L 1-7 @SLN
    1271987-08-26L 4-5 @SLN
    1281987-08-28L 2-4 @PIT
    1291987-08-29L 2-8 @PIT
    1301987-08-30L 0-7 @PIT
    1311987-08-31L 3-4 CHN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1321987-09-01L 2-3 CHN
    1331987-09-02W 10-1 CHN
    1341987-09-04W 2-0 PIT
    1351987-09-05W 5-1 PIT
    1361987-09-06L 3-4 PIT
    1371987-09-07W 4-2 SFN
    1381987-09-08L 4-6 SFN
    1391987-09-09W 4-2 SFN
    1401987-09-10L 7-8 @SDN
    1411987-09-11L 0-11 @SDN
    1421987-09-13L 2-10 @SDN
    1431987-09-14W 8-1 @LAN
    1441987-09-15L 2-3 @LAN
    1451987-09-16L 1-7 @SFN
    1461987-09-17L 0-4 @SFN
    1471987-09-18L 1-2 SDN
    1481987-09-19L 1-2 SDN
    1491987-09-20W 3-2 SDN
    1501987-09-22L 2-6 @ATL
    1511987-09-23L 4-5 @ATL
    1521987-09-24L 7-8 @ATL
    1531987-09-25L 1-4 @CIN
    1541987-09-26W 5-3 @CIN
    1551987-09-27L 2-4 @CIN
    1561987-09-28W 11-5 LAN
    1571987-09-29L 1-6 LAN
    1581987-09-30L 1-3 ATL
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1591987-10-01W 6-5 ATL
    1601987-10-02L 7-12 CIN
    1611987-10-03W 6-4 CIN
    1621987-10-04L 1-2 CIN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    76-86
    Alan Ashby 105
    Ronn Reynolds 30
    Mark Bailey 14
    Robbie Wine 8
    Troy Afenir 5
    Glenn Davis 150
    Denny Walling 12
    Bill Doran 162
    Denny Walling 68
    Ken Caminiti 51
    Phil Garner 29
    Chuck Jackson 13
    Jim Pankovits 1
    Craig Reynolds 108
    Dickie Thon 18
    Dale Berra 16
    Bert Pena 14
    Buddy Biancalana 6
    Jose Cruz 89
    Billy Hatcher 42
    Terry Puhl 14
    Jim Pankovits 5
    Davey Lopes 5
    Denny Walling 4
    Ty Gainey 3
    Billy Hatcher 93
    Gerald Young 64
    Chuck Jackson 4
    Paul Householder 1
    Kevin Bass 154
    Billy Hatcher 4
    Terry Puhl 2
    Denny Walling 2


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