1988 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)John McMullen
General manager(s)Bill Wood
Manager(s)Hal Lanier
Local televisionKTXH
HSE
Local radioKTRH
(Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Bruce Gietzen, Bill Worrell)
KBUC
(Orlando Sánchez-Diago, Rolando Becerra)
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The Houston Astros' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 67 0.584 45–36 49–31
Cincinnati Reds 87 74 0.540 7 45–35 42–39
San Diego Padres 83 78 0.516 11 47–34 36–44
San Francisco Giants 83 79 0.512 11½ 45–36 38–43
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 12½ 44–37 38–43
Atlanta Braves 54 106 0.338 39½ 28–51 26–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 5–13 5–13 4–14 4–8 4–8 6–6 5–5 8–10 5–13 3–9
Chicago 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–8–1 9–9 9–9 8–10 7–11 8–4 5–7 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 5–7 4–7 9–3 7–5 10–8 11–7 6–6
Houston 13–5 5–7 9–9 9–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–4 6–12 7–11 6–6
Los Angeles 14–4 8–4–1 11–7 9–9 8–4 1–10 11–1 6–6 7–11 12–6 7–5
Montreal 8–4 9–9 7–5 6–6 4–8 6–12 9–9–1 8–10 4–8 7–5 13–5
New York 8–4 9–9 7–4 7–5 10–1 12–6 10–8 12–6 7–5 4–8 14–4
Philadelphia 6-6 10–8 3–9 4–8 1–11 9–9–1 8–10 7–11 4–7 7–5 6–12
Pittsburgh 5–5 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–6 10–8 6–12 11–7 8–4 8–4 11–7
San Diego 10–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 7–4 4–8 8–10 6–6
San Francisco 13–5 7–5 7–11 11–7 6–12 5–7 8–4 5–7 4–8 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 11–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 5–13 4–14 12–6 7–11 6–6 5–7


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Miscellaneous

This roster of pitchers had 8 career no-hitters with 5 (at the time) by Nolan Ryan, 2 by Bob Forsch, and 1 by Mike Scott.

Roster

1988 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1988 Game Log: 82–80 (Home: 44–37; Away: 38–43)
April: 14–7 (Home: 10–3; Away: 4–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
1 April 5 Padres 6–3 1–0
2 April 6 Padres 5–1 2–0
3 April 8 @ Reds 8–3 (16) 3–0
4 April 9 @ Reds 4–5 3–1
5 April 10 @ Reds 12–3 4–1
6 April 12 @ Braves 8–3 5–1
7 April 13 @ Braves 4–0 6–1
8 April 14 Reds 9–3 7–1
9 April 15 Reds 2–4 (10) 7–2
10 April 16 Reds 2–8 7–3
11 April 17 Reds 5–3 8–3
12 April 19 Braves 4–5 8–4
13 April 20 Braves 1–0 9–4
14 April 21 Braves 8–0 10–4
15 April 22 @ Padres 1–3 10–5
16 April 23 @ Padres 0–4 10–6
17 April 24 @ Padres 0–3 10–7
18 April 26 Phillies 3–1 11–7
19 April 27 Phillies 3–2 (10) 12–7
20 April 29 Expos 6–4 13–7
21 April 30 Expos 3–0 14–7
May: 13–14 (Home: 7–5; Away: 6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
22 May 1 Expos 3–7 (14) 14–8
23 May 2 @ Phillies 1–7 14–9
24 May 3 @ Phillies 4–0 15–9
25 May 4 @ Mets 0–8 15–10
May 5 @ Mets Postponed (rain); Makeup: July 1
26 May 6 @ Expos 5–6 (11) 15–11
27 May 7 @ Expos 3–4 15–12
28 May 8 @ Expos 7–2 16–12
29 May 9 Mets 6–2 17–12
30 May 10 Mets 2–5 17–13
31 May 11 Mets 8–9 (10) 17–14
June: 13–16 (Home: 7–7; Away: 6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
57 June 10 Braves 3–10 (13) 30–27
58 June 11 Braves 5–4 (11) 31–27
59 June 12 Braves 5–0 32–27
60 June 13 Braves 6–5 33–27
61 June 14 @ Reds 1–7 33–28
62 June 15 @ Reds 3–5 33–29
63 June 16 @ Reds 7–4 34–29
64 June 17 @ Braves 3–4 34–30
65 June 17 @ Braves 5–6 34–31
66 June 18 @ Braves 14–7 35–31
67 June 19 @ Braves 6–4 36–31
68 June 20 Reds 1–2 36–32
69 June 21 Reds 3–1 37–32
70 June 22 Reds 5–1 38–32
77 June 30 @ Mets 6–12 40–37
July: 16–12 (Home: 6–5; Away: 10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
78 July 1 @ Mets 2–3 40–38
79 July 1 @ Mets 6–5 (13) 41–38
80 July 2 @ Mets 2–7 41–39
81 July 3 @ Mets 0–5 41–40
82 July 4 Expos 4–7 41–41
83 July 5 Expos 3–4 (11) 41–42
84 July 6 Expos 2–4 41–43
85 July 8 Mets 4–2 42–43
86 July 9 Mets 6–3 43–43
87 July 10 Mets 6–5 44–43
88 July 14 @ Phillies 7–5 45–43
89 July 15 @ Phillies 5–2 46–43
90 July 16 @ Phillies 6–10 46–44
91 July 17 @ Phillies 4–10 46–45
92 July 18 @ Expos 6–1 47–45
93 July 19 @ Expos 4–3 48–45
94 July 20 @ Expos 3–2 49–45
95 July 21 Phillies 2–0 50–45
96 July 22 Phillies 5–3 51–45
97 July 23 Phillies 7–6 52–45
98 July 24 Phillies 4–6 52–46
99 July 26 @ Padres 1–5 52–47
100 July 27 @ Padres 4–1 53–47
101 July 28 @ Padres 3–2 54–47
August: 15–14 (Home: 9–8; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
115 August 12 Padres 3–4 62–53
116 August 13 Padres 1–0 63–53
117 August 14 Padres 1–6 63–54
118 August 15 Padres 7–3 64–54
September: 11–16 (Home: 5–8; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
137 September 5 Reds 3–0 74–63
138 September 6 Reds 3–10 74–64
144 September 13 @ Reds 2–5 77–67
145 September 14 @ Reds 7–1 78–67
146 September 15 @ Reds 5–7 78–68
152 September 21 Braves 1–0 79–73
153 September 22 Braves 3–2 80–73
154 September 23 @ Padres 3–4 (12) 80–74
155 September 24 @ Padres 0–3 80–75
156 September 25 @ Padres 1–9 80–76
157 September 27 @ Braves 3–2 (10) 81–76
158 September 28 @ Braves 3–4 (17) 81–77
159 September 29 @ Braves 5–4 82–77
160 September 30 Padres 1–5 82–78
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–2; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
161 October 1 Padres 3–6 82–79
162 October 2 Padres 1–5 82–80
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Astros team member

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Alan Ashby 73 227 54 .238 7 33
1B Glenn Davis 152 561 152 .271 30 99
2B Bill Doran 132 480 119 .248 7 53
3B Buddy Bell 74 269 68 .253 7 37
SS Rafael Ramírez 155 566 156 .276 6 59
LF Billy Hatcher 145 530 142 .268 7 52
CF Gerald Young 149 576 148 .257 0 37
RF Kevin Bass 157 541 138 .255 14 72

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Terry Puhl 113 234 71 .303 3 19
Alex Treviño 78 193 48 .249 2 13
Denny Walling 65 176 43 .244 1 20
Craig Reynolds 78 161 41 .255 1 14
Jim Pankovits 68 140 31 .221 2 12
Craig Biggio 50 123 26 .211 3 5
Chuck Jackson 46 83 19 .229 1 8
Ken Caminiti 30 83 15 .181 1 7
Steve Henderson 42 46 10 .217 0 5
Louie Meadows 35 42 8 .190 2 3
Casey Candaele 21 31 5 .161 0 1
John Fishel 19 26 6 .231 1 2
Mark Bailey 8 23 3 .130 0 0
Cameron Drew 7 16 3 .188 0 1
Harry Spilman 7 5 0 .000 0 0
Craig Smajstrla 8 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nolan Ryan 33 220 12 11 3.52 228
Mike Scott 32 218.2 14 8 2.92 190
Jim Deshaies 31 207 11 14 3.00 127
Bob Knepper 27 175 14 5 3.14 103
Bob Forsch 6 27.2 1 4 6.51 14

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Danny Darwin 44 192 8 13 3.84 129
Joaquín Andújar 23 78.2 2 5 4.00 35

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Juan Agosto 75 10 2 4 2.26 33
Larry Andersen 53 2 4 5 2.94 66
Dave Smith 51 4 5 27 2.67 38
Dave Meads 22 3 1 0 3.18 27
Jeff Heathcock 17 0 5 0 5.81 12
Ernie Camacho 13 0 3 1 7.64 13
Rocky Childress 11 1 0 0 6.17 24
Brian Meyer 8 0 0 0 1.46 10

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Bob Didier
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Tom Wiedenbauer
A Osceola Astros Florida State League Keith Bodie
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Gary Tuck and Jim Coveney
A-Short Season Auburn Astros New York–Penn League Frank Cacciatore
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Julio Linares

References

  1. ^ "Ronn Reynolds Stats".
  2. ^ "Ed Whited: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Joaquin Andújar page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ernie Camacho page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Robbie Wine page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Casey Candaele page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Bob Forsch page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Dave Silvestri page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Kenny Lofton page at Baseball Reference