2007 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record73–89 (.451)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s)Tim Purpura, Tal Smith, Ed Wade
Manager(s)Phil Garner
Cecil Cooper
Local televisionFSN Houston
KNWS-TV (Ch. 51)
Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies
Local radioKTRH
Milo Hamilton, Brett Dolan, Dave Raymond
KLAT (Spanish)
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The 2007 Houston Astros season was the 46th season in team history. After finishing 1½ games behind for the NL Central to the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, the Astros elected to a select amount of subtractions and additions to compete. Jeff Bagwell (who had shoulder problems that had him play his last game in 2005) retired after the Astros declined to pick up his $18 million club option for 2007, instead buying it out for $7 million. Pitchers Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens both filed for free agency on November 6 and re-joined the New York Yankees. To make up for losing those key players, they signed pitcher Woody Williams, and traded with the Colorado Rockies for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio. The largest offseason move the Astros made was signing outfielder Carlos Lee to a 6-year contract worth $100 million, the most in franchise history.[1] On June 28, second baseman Craig Biggio achieved his 3,000th career hit. The club officially retired Bagwell's jersey number 5 on August 26. On September 30, Biggio played his last game as a major league player, having announced his retirement on July 24.

Offseason

Regular season

Astros' outfielder Orlando Palmeiro, Opening Day, 2007
Astros' outfielder Orlando Palmeiro, Opening Day, 2007

Season summary

On April 28, the Astros purchased the contract of Hunter Pence, the organization's top prospect from Triple-A affiliate, and made his debut that night where he got his first career hit and run scored.

By May 2007, the Astros had suffered one of their worst losing streaks since the 1995 season with 10 losses in a row, losing 4–3 to the Cincinnati Reds on May 30. The Astros were just one loss shy of tying their worst skid in franchise history, before snapping that streak the next day, also against the Reds.

On June 12, the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics for the first time in team history.

Jeff Bagwell (left) and Craig Biggio (right)
Jeff Bagwell (left) and Craig Biggio (right)

Longtime Astros second baseman Craig Biggio recorded his 3,000th career hit in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies on June 28, becoming the 27th player in MLB history to do so. Jeff Bagwell, who played first base for the Astros alongside Biggio for 15 seasons, was in the dugout and emerged to congratulate him. The Astros fans, who had momentarily quieted after cheering Biggio for his achievement, erupted into cheers again the moment Biggio dragged Bagwell onto the playing field and to the first base line. "The thing with Baggy is that he and I worked so hard here for this city and for this organization," Biggio remarked. "We made so many sacrifices as far as playing the game and giving your body to a city, a team." Together, they bowed to the crowd as Bagwell raised Biggio's arm and returned to the dugout.[3] In the bottom of the 11th inning of the same game, Carlos Lee hit a towering walk-off grand slam to win the game for the Astros.

On July 24, Biggio announced that he would be retiring at the end of the 2007 season, his 20th season with the club (and a franchise record). He hit a grand slam in that night's game which broke a 3–3 tie and led to an Astros win.

On July 28, the Astros traded RHP Dan Wheeler to Tampa Bay for right-handed slugger 3B Ty Wigginton and cash considerations. He is now signed through 2009. On July 29, long time and former All-Star third baseman Morgan Ensberg was designated for assignment to make room for newly acquired Wigginton.

On August 26, the club officially retired Bagwell's jersey number 5 prior to the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the eighth player in Astros history to have his number retired.[4] Three first bases were used in the game, each embossed with a commemorative insignia that said, "No. 5, Jeff Bagwell jersey retirement, Aug. 26, 2007." One was given to Bagwell and the other two were auctioned to raise funds on behalf of the Astros in Action Foundation.[5]

On August 27, manager Phil Garner and General Manager Tim Purpura were relieved of their duties. Cecil Cooper and Tal Smith were named as temporary replacements, respectively.

On September 17, in a 6–0 loss to the Brewers the Astros were officially eliminated from the 2007 playoffs.

On September 20, Ed Wade was named as the new General Manager of the Astros. He made his first move as GM by trading Jason Lane to the Padres on September 24.

On September 30, Craig Biggio retired, ending a 20-year career with the Astros.

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 85 77 0.525 44–37 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 2 51–30 32–49
St. Louis Cardinals 78 84 0.481 7 43–38 35–46
Houston Astros 73 89 0.451 12 42–39 31–50
Cincinnati Reds 72 90 0.444 13 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 68 94 0.420 17 37–44 31–50


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 4–2 4–2 2–4 8–10 6–1 5–2 8–10 2–5 3–4 5–1 5–4 10–8 10–8 4–3 6–1 8–7
Atlanta 2–4 5–4 1–6 4–2 10–8 3–3 4–3 5–2 9–9 9–9 5–1 5–2 4–3 3–4 11–7 4–11
Chicago 2–4 4–5 9–9 5–2 0–6 8–7 2–5 9–6 2–5 3–4 8–7 3–5 5–2 11–5 6–1 8–4
Cincinnati 4–2 6–1 9–9 2–4 4–3 4–11 2–4 8–7 2–5 2–4 9–7 2–4 4–3 6–9 1–6 7-11
Colorado 10–8 2–4 2–5 4–2 3–3 3–4 12–6 4–2 4–2 4–3 4–3 11–8 10–8 3–4 4–3 10–8
Florida 1–6 8–10 6–0 3–4 3–3 2–3 4–3 2–5 7–11 9–9 3–4 3–4 1–6 2–4 8–10 9–9
Houston 2–5 3–3 7–8 11–4 4–3 3-2 4–3 5–13 2–5 3–3 5–10 4–3 2–4 7–9 2–5 9–9
Los Angeles 10–8 3–4 5–2 4–2 6–12 3–4 3–4 3–3 5–5 4–2 5–2 8–10 10–8 3–3 5–1 5–10
Milwaukee 5–2 2–5 6–9 7–8 2–4 5–2 13–5 3–3 2–4 3–4 10–6 2–5 4–5 7–8 4–2 8–7
New York 4–3 9–9 5–2 5–2 2–4 11–7 5–2 5–5 4–2 6–12 4–2 2–4 4–2 5–2 9–9 8–7
Philadelphia 1-5 9–9 4–3 4–2 3–4 9–9 3–3 2–4 4–3 12–6 4–2 4–3 4–4 6–3 12–6 8–7
Pittsburgh 4–5 1–5 7–8 7–9 3–4 4–3 10–5 2–5 6–10 2–4 2–4 1–6 4–2 6–12 4–2 5–10
San Diego 8–10 2–5 5–3 4–2 8–11 4–3 3–4 10–8 5–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 14–4 3–4 4–2 6–9
San Francisco 8–10 3–4 2–5 3–4 8–10 6–1 4–2 8–10 5–4 2–4 4–4 2–4 4–14 4–1 3–4 5–10
St. Louis 3–4 4–3 5–11 9–6 4–3 4-2 9–7 3–3 8–7 2–5 3–6 12–6 4–3 1–4 1–5 6–9
Washington 1–6 7–11 1–6 6–1 3–4 10-8 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–9 6–12 2–4 2–4 4–3 5–1 9–9


Roster

2007 Houston Astros
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Game log

2007 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 2 Pirates 4 – 2 (10) Capps (1-0) Qualls (0-1) Torres (1) 43,803 0-1
2 April 3 Pirates 3 – 2 Bayliss (1-0) Wheeler (0-1) Torres (2) 31,238 0-2
3 April 4 Pirates 5 – 4 Gorzelanny (1-0) Williams (0-1) Torres (3) 25,961 0-3
4 April 6 Cardinals 4 – 2 Wainwright (1-0) Rodríguez (0-1) Isringhausen (1) 43,430 0-4
5 April 7 Cardinals 5 – 1 Oswalt (1-0) Reyes (0-1) 41,885 1-4
6 April 8 Cardinals 10 – 1 Wells (1-1) Jennings (0-1) 36,273 1-5
7 April 9 @ Cubs 5 – 3 Qualls (1-1) Howry (0-2) Wheeler (1) 41,388 2-5
8 April 10 @ Cubs 4 – 2 Sampson (1-0) Marquis (0-1) 35,924 3-5
-- April 11 @ Cubs Postponed (snow) Rescheduled for June 11 3-5
9 April 13 @ Phillies 9 – 6 Oswalt (2-0) Myers (0-1) Wheeler (2) 44,336 4-5
10 April 14 @ Phillies 8 – 5 Hamels (1-0) Williams (0-2) Gordon (2) 35,387 4-6
-- April 15 @ Phillies Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for April 23 4-6
11 April 16 Marlins 4 – 3 Qualls (2-1) Gregg (0-1) 30,665 5-6
12 April 17 Marlins 6 – 1 Oswalt (3-0) Julio (0-2) 38,106 6-6
13 April 18 @ Reds 7 – 2 Sampson (2-0) Coffey (1-1) 13,772 7-6
14 April 19 @ Reds 8 – 6 Lidge (1-0) Weathers (0-2) Wheeler (3) 14,222 8-6
15 April 20 @ Brewers 6 – 5 White (1-0) Wise (0-1) Qualls (1) 41,522 9-6
16 April 21 @ Brewers 6 – 4 Capuano (3-0) Rodríguez (0-2) Cordero (6) 41,209 9-7
17 April 22 @ Brewers 4 – 3 Bush (2-1) Oswalt (3-1) Cordero (7) 31,985 9-8
18 April 23 @ Phillies 11 – 4 Eaton (2-1) Sampson (2-1) 32,517 9-9
19 April 24 @ Pirates 3 – 0 Maholm (1-2) Williams (0-3) 13,062 9-10
20 April 25 @ Pirates 4 – 3 (16) Wasdin (1-1) Moehler (0-1) 8,201 9-11
21 April 26 @ Pirates 5 – 3 Bayliss (2-1) Rodríguez (0-3) Grabow (1) 12,056 9-12
22 April 27 Brewers 4 – 1 Capuano (4-0) Oswalt (3-2) Cordero (9) 40,530 9-13
23 April 28 Brewers 10 – 1 Sampson (3-1) Bush (2-2) 41,004 10-13
24 April 29 Brewers 3 – 1 Vargas (2-0) Williams (0-4) Cordero (10) 37,114 10-14
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
25 May 1 Reds 11 – 2 Arroyo (1-2) Albers (0-1) 30,361 10-15
26 May 2 Reds 3 – 1 Oswalt (4-2) Lohse (1-2) Wheeler (4) 29,468 11-15
27 May 3 Reds 7 – 5 Qualls (3-1) Stanton (1-1) Wheeler (5) 29,931 12-15
28 May 4 @ Cardinals 3 – 2 Wainwright (2-2) Williams (0-5) Isringhausen (7) 44,117 12-16
29 May 5 @ Cardinals 13 – 0 Albers (1-1) Wells (1-6) 44,881 13-16
30 May 6 @ Cardinals 3 – 1 Looper (4-2) Sampson (3-2) Isringhausen (8) 44,453 13-17
31 May 7 @ Reds 5 – 4 Oswalt (5-2) Lohse (1-3) Wheeler (6) 17,362 14-17
32 May 8 @ Reds 7 – 6 Lidge (2-0) Salmon (0-1) Wheeler (7) 16,264 15-17
33 May 9 @ Reds 3 – 2 Williams (1-5) Belisle (3-2) Wheeler (8) 16,278 16-17
34 May 10 @ Reds 9 – 5 Harang (5-1) Albers (1-2) Weathers (7) 25,796 16-18
35 May 11 D-backs 3 – 1 Webb (3-2) Sampson (3-3) 36,080 16-19
36 May 12 D-backs 10 – 4 Oswalt (6-2) Hernández (3-2) 36,142 17-19
37 May 13 D-backs 5 – 2 Rodríguez (1-3) Davis (2-4) 37,230 18-19
38 May 15 Giants 6 – 5 (10) Qualls (4-1) Sánchez (1-1) 33,490 19-19
39 May 16 Giants 2 – 1 Sampson (4-3) Lowry (4-4) 33,533 20-19
40 May 17 Giants 2 – 1 (12) Chulk (1-2) Lidge (1-2) Benítez (8) 36,815 20-20
41 May 18 Rangers 7 – 4 Tejeda (4-3) Albers (1-3) Gagné (2) 37,634 20-21
42 May 19 Rangers 6 – 1 Rodríguez (2-3) Koronka (0-1) 41,990 21-21
43 May 20 Rangers 14 – 1 McCarthy (4-4) Williams (1-6) 39,938 21-22
44 May 21 @ Giants 4 – 0 Lowry (5-4) Sampson (4-4) 35,768 21-23
45 May 22 @ Giants 4 – 2 Lincecum (2-0) Oswalt (6-3) Benítez (9) 35,134 21-24
46 May 23 @ Giants 9 – 1 Zito (4-5) Albers (1-4) 35,521 21-25
47 May 24 @ D-backs 9 – 1 Owings (3-1) Rodríguez (2-4) 18,130 21-26
48 May 25 @ D-backs 13 – 3 González (2-2) Williams (1-7) 23,298 21-27
49 May 26 @ D-backs 5 – 4 Webb (4-3) Sampson (4-5) Valverde (18) 27,836 21-28
50 May 27 @ D-backs 8 – 4 Hernández (5-2) Oswalt (6-4) 26,621 21-29
51 May 29 Reds 2 – 1 Belisle (5-4) Qualls (4-2) Weathers (10) 33,565 21-30
52 May 30 Reds 4 – 3 Harang (6-2) Rodríguez (2-5) 31,904 21-31
53 May 31 Reds 10 – 2 Williams (2-7) Arroyo (2-6) 30,336 22-31
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
54 June 1 Cardinals 8 – 1 Franklin (2-0) Qualls (4-3) 36,784 22-32
55 June 2 Cardinals 8 – 3 Sampson (5-5) Wells (2-10) 39,234 23-32
56 June 3 Cardinals 8 – 6 (10) Isringhausen (2-0) Wheeler (0-2) 40,483 23-33
57 June 5 @ Rockies 4 – 1 Rodríguez (3-5) Hirsh (2-6) Wheeler (10) 27,101 24-33
58 June 6 @ Rockies 8 – 7 Buchholz (3-3) Williams (2-8) Fuentes (17) 22,471 24-34
59 June 7 @ Rockies 7 – 6 Affeldt (3-1) Wheeler (0-3) 22,103 24-35
60 June 8 @ White Sox 5 – 2 Sampson (6-5) Danks (3-6) Wheeler (11) 33,212 25-35
61 June 9 @ White Sox 3 – 2 Qualls (5-3) Jenks (2-2) 36,616 26-35
62 June 10 @ White Sox 6 – 3 Buehrle (3-3) Rodríguez (3-6) Jenks (17) 33,433 26-36
63 June 11 @ Cubs 2 – 1 Zambrano (7-5) Williams (2-9) Dempster (13) 37,947 26-37
64 June 12 Athletics 5 – 4 (11) Borkowski (1-0) Flores (0-1) 33,637 27-37
65 June 13 Athletics 7 – 3 Blanton (6-4) Wheeler (0-3) 34,611 27-38
66 June 14 Athletics 6 – 5 (11) Embree (1-0) Moehler (0-2) Casilla (2) 42,024 27-39
67 June 15 Mariners 5 – 1 Rodríguez (4-6) Hernández (3-4) 37,322 28-39
68 June 16 Mariners 9 – 4 Williams (3-9) Baek (3-3) 41,974 29-39
69 June 17 Mariners 10 – 3 Oswalt (7-4) Washburn (5-6) 42,019 30-39
70 June 18 @ Angels 10 – 9 Rodríguez (1-2) Borkowski (1-1) 42,232 30-40
71 June 19 @ Angels 9 – 5 Jennings (1-1) Colón (6-3) 42,156 31-40
72 June 20 @ Angels 8 – 4 Carrasco (2-1) Borkowski (1-2) 40,761 31-41
73 June 22 @ Rangers 11 – 3 Millwood (4-6) Williams (3-10) 37,847 31-42
74 June 23 @ Rangers 7 – 2 Wright (1-1) Oswalt (7-5) 42,315 31-43
75 June 24 @ Rangers 12 – 9 (10) Wheeler (1-4) Wilson (0-1) Qualls (2) 31,560 32-43
76 June 25 @ Brewers 5 – 1 Sheets (9-3) Jennings (1-2) 28,786 32-44
77 June 26 @ Brewers 11 – 5 Wise (2-1) Rodríguez (4-7) 30,713 32-45
78 June 27 @ Brewers 6 – 3 (11) Bush (6-6) Borkowski (1-3) 31,862 32-46
79 June 28 Rockies 8 – 5 (11) Moehler (1-2) Fuentes (0-3) 42,537 33-46
80 June 29 Rockies 9 – 8 Borkowski (2-3) Fuentes (0-4) 42,861 34-46
81 June 30 Rockies 5 – 0 Francis (8-5) Jennings (1-3) 43,071 34-47
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
82 July 1 Rockies 12 – 0 Rodríguez (5-7) López (4-2) 35,260 35-47
83 July 2 Phillies 7 – 5 Williams (4-10) Moyer (7-6) Miller (1) 28,973 36-47
84 July 3 Phillies 5 – 4 (13) Albers (2-4) Mesa (0-1) 37,997 37-47
85 July 4 Phillies 8 – 3 Hamels (10-4) Sampson (6-6) 39,993 37-48
86 July 5 Mets 6 – 2 Maine (10-4) Jennings (1-4) 35,430 37-49
87 July 6 Mets 4 – 0 Rodríguez (6-7) Pelfrey (0-7) 38,812 38-49
88 July 7 Mets 5 – 3 (17) Sele (2-0) Moehler (1-3) Wagner (17) 41,596 38-50
89 July 8 Mets 8 – 3 Oswalt (8-5) Williams (0-1) 40,708 39-50
90 July 13 @ Cubs 6 – 0 Zambrano (11-7) Jennings (1-5) 41,593 39-51
91 July 14 @ Cubs 9 – 3 Lilly (9-4) Oswalt (8-6) 41,448 39-52
92 July 15 @ Cubs 7 – 6 Wuertz (2-2) Rodríguez (6-8) Howry (5) 41,757 39-53
93 July 16 @ Nationals 4 – 3 Rivera (4-2) Williams (4-11) Cordero (16) 22,392 39-54
94 July 17 @ Nationals 4 – 2 Sampson (7-6) Redding (1-2) Lidge (1) 22,362 40-54
95 July 18 @ Nationals 7 – 6 Bergmann (2-5) Jennings (1-6) Cordero (17) 27,119 40-55
96 July 20 @ Pirates 2 – 1 Oswalt (9-6) Gorzelanny (9-5) Lidge (2) 33,541 41-55
97 July 21 @ Pirates 7 – 3 Maholm (6-12) Rodríguez (6-9) 32,068 41-56
98 July 22 @ Pirates 1 – 0 Williams (5-11) Youman (2-2) Lidge (3) 22,404 42-56
99 July 23 Dodgers 10 – 2 Billingsley (7-0) Sampson (7-7) 38,245 42-57
100 July 24 Dodgers 7 – 4 Jennings (2-6) Seánez (6-2) Lidge (4) 38,247 43-57
101 July 25 Dodgers 2 – 1 Qualls (6-3) Houlton (0-2) Lidge (5) 31,498 44-57
102 July 26 Padres 7 – 1 Rodríguez (7-9) Wells (5-7) 33,718 45-57
103 July 27 Padres 9 – 4 Peavy (10-5) Williams (5-12) 39,996 45-58
104 July 28 Padres 3 – 1 Oswalt (10-6) Maddux (7-8) Lidge (6) 42.651 46-58
105 July 29 Padres 18 – 11 Brocail (3-1) Jennings (2-7) 39,350 46-59
106 July 31 @ Braves 12 – 4 James (9-8) Sampson (7-8) 32,315 46-60
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
107 August 1 @ Braves 12 – 3 Carlyle (6-3) Rodríguez (7-10) 30,785 46-61
108 August 2 @ Braves 12 – 11 (14) McLemore (1-0) Villarreal (1-1) Moehler (1) 35,659 47-61
109 August 3 @ Marlins 8 – 2 Oswalt (11-6) Willis (7-11) 15,226 48-61
110 August 4 @ Marlins 6 – 5 (12) Gardner (3-2) Randolph (0-1) 22,112 48-62
111 August 5 @ Marlins 6 – 5 Olsen (9-9) Albers (2-5) Gregg (23) 14,622 48-63
112 August 6 Cubs 2 – 1 (10) Lidge (3-1) Wuertz (2-3) 36,459 49-63
113 August 7 Cubs 5 – 2 Williams (6-12) Marshall (5-6) Lidge (7) 37,561 50-63
114 August 8 Cubs 8 – 2 Oswalt (12-6) Zambrano (14-8) 41,655 51-63
115 August 10 Brewers 5 – 4 (11) Spurling (2-1) Moehler (1-4) Cordero (35) 40,211 51-64
116 August 11 Brewers 7 – 4 Linebrink (4-3) Lidge (3-2) Cordero (36) 41,461 51-65
117 August 12 Brewers 6 – 4 McLemore (2-0) Villanueva (6-3) Lidge (8) 43,578 52-65
118 August 13 @ Dodgers 4 – 1 Oswalt (13-6) Billingsley (7-4) Qualls (3) 49,511 53-65
119 August 14 @ Dodgers 7 – 4 Albers (3-5) Tomko (2-10) Lidge (9) 49,399 54-65
120 August 15 @ Dodgers 6 – 3 Penny (14-3) Jennings (2-8) Saito (30) 49,098 54-66
121 August 16 @ Dodgers 6 – 2 Lowe (9-11) Rodríguez (7-11) Saito (31) 48,128 54-67
122 August 17 @ Padres 3 – 1 Williams (7-12) Bell (5-4) Lidge (10) 32,063 55-67
123 August 18 @ Padres 3 – 2 Borkowski (3-3) Germano (6-7) Lidge (11) 44,272 56-67
124 August 19 @ Padres 5 – 3 Maddux (9-9) Albers (3-6) Hoffman (31) 37,628 56-68
125 August 20 Nationals 7 – 0 Redding (3-3) Jennings (2-9) 30,374 56-69
126 August 21 Nationals 11 – 6 Hanrahan (3-1) Rodríguez (7-12) 34,073 56-70
127 August 22 Nationals 3 – 2 Williams (8-12) Bacsik (5-7) Lidge (12) 32,023 57-70
128 August 23 Nationals 7 – 6 Lannan (2-2) Gutiérrez (0-1) Cordero (28) 36,407 57-71
129 August 24 Pirates 8 – 3 (15) Youman (3-4) Driskill (0-1) 41,403 57-72
130 August 25 Pirates 4 – 1 Morris (8-8) Patton (0-1) Capps (13) 41,109 57-73
131 August 26 Pirates 5 – 4 McLemore (3-0) Chacón (4-4) Lidge (13) 42,564 58-73
132 August 28 Cardinals 7 – 0 Looper (11-10) Williams (8-13) 37,915 58-74
133 August 29 Cardinals 7 – 0 Oswalt (14-6) Wells (6-15) 33,422 59-74
134 August 30 Cardinals 2 – 1 Albers (4-6) Piñeiro (4-3) Lidge (14) 37,520 60-74
135 August 31 @ Cubs 6 – 1 Rodríguez (8-12) Marshall (7-7) 41,297 61-74
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Cubs 4 – 3 Marquis (11-8) Patton (0-2) Dempster (24) 40,606 61-75
137 September 2 @ Cubs 6 – 5 Mármol (5-1) Qualls (6-4) Dempster (25) 41,415 61-76
138 September 3 @ Brewers 9 – 7 Borkowski (4-3) Aquino (0-1) Qualls (4) 31,226 62-76
139 September 4 @ Brewers 5 – 3 Villanueva (7-3) Backe (0-1) Cordero (40) 25,854 62-77
140 September 5 @ Brewers 14 – 2 Gallardo (7-4) Albers (4-7) 28,988 62-78
141 September 7 @ Mets 11 – 3 Pelfrey (2-7) Rodríguez (8-13) 51,113 62-79
142 September 8 @ Mets 3 – 1 Glavine (13-6) Williams (8-14) Wagner (31) 53,061 62-80
143 September 9 @ Mets 4 – 1 Martínez (2-0) Oswalt (14-7) Wagner (32) 51,847 62-81
144 September 11 Cubs 5 – 4 (11) Lidge (4-2) Dempster (2-6) 33,493 63-81
145 September 12 Cubs 3 – 2 Hill (9-8) Albers (4-8) Dempster (26) 33,115 63-82
146 September 13 Cubs 6 – 2 Trachsel (7-10) Williams (8-15) 34,234 63-83
147 September 14 Pirates 4 – 3 Sánchez (1-0) Qualls (6-5) Capps (17) 35,352 63-84
148 September 15 Pirates 9 – 7 Gutiérrez (1-1) Morris (9-10) Lidge (15) 40,425 64-84
149 September 16 Pirates 15 – 3 Backe (1-1) Maholm (10-15) 35,715 65-84
150 September 17 Brewers 6 – 0 Gallardo (9-4) Albers (4-9) 32,578 65-85
151 September 18 Brewers 9 – 1 Vargas (11-4) Paulino (0-1) 32,866 65-86
152 September 19 Brewers 5 – 4 (10) Lidge (5-2) Wise (3-2) 36,981 66-86
153 September 20 @ Cardinals 18 – 1 Rodríguez (9-13) Looper (12-11) 42,171 67-86
154 September 21 @ Cardinals 6 – 3 Backe (2-1) Piñeiro (6-5) Lidge (16) 43,677 68-86
155 September 22 @ Cardinals 7 – 4 Thompson (7-6) Albers (4-10) Isringhausen (30) 46,237 68-87
156 September 23 @ Cardinals 4 – 3 Jiménez (3-0) Lidge (5-3) 46,169 68-88
157 September 25 @ Reds 8 – 5 Paulino (1-1) Coutlangus (4-2) Lidge (17) 13,261 69-88
158 September 26 @ Reds 7 – 6 Sarfate (1-0) Burton (4-2) Qualls (5) 13,138 70-88
159 September 27 @ Reds 4 – 3 Borkowski (5-3) Majewski (0-4) Lidge (18) 13,626 71-88
160 September 28 Braves 7 – 2 Reyes (2-2) Albers (4-11) 43,011 71-89
161 September 29 Braves 3 – 2 Backe (3-1) Bennett (2-1) Lidge (19) 43,624 72-89
162 September 30 Braves 3 – 0 Paulino (2-1) Carlyle (8-7) Borkowski (1) 43,823 73-89

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 Brad Ausmus 117 349 82 .235 3 25
1B Lance Berkman 153 561 156 .278 34 102
2B Craig Biggio 141 517 130 .251 10 50
SS Adam Everett 66 220 51 .232 2 15
3B Morgan Ensberg 85 224 52 .232 8 31
LF Carlos Lee 162 627 190 .303 32 119
CF Hunter Pence 108 456 147 .322 17 69
RF Luke Scott 132 369 94 .255 18 64

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
Mark Loretta 133 460 132 .287 4 41
Chris Burke 111 319 73 .229 6 28
Mike Lamb 124 311 90 .289 11 40
Jason Lane 68 169 30 .178 8 27
Ty Wigginton 50 169 48 .284 6 18
Eric Bruntlett 80 138 34 .246 0 14
Eric Munson 50 132 31 .235 4 15
Orlando Palmeiro 101 103 24 .233 0 6
Josh Anderson 21 67 24 .358 0 11
Humberto Quintero 29 53 12 .226 0 1
J.R. Towles 14 40 15 .375 1 12
Cody Ransom 19 35 8 .229 1 3

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
Roy Oswalt 33 212.0 14 7 3.18 154
Woody Williams 33 188.0 8 15 5.27 101
Wandy Rodríguez 31 182.2 9 13 4.58 158
Chris Sampson 24 121.2 7 8 4.59 51
Jason Jennings 19 99.0 2 9 6.45 71
Brandon Backe 5 28.2 3 1 3.77 11

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
Matt Albers 31 110.2 4 11 5.86 71
Juan Gutiérrez 7 21.1 1 1 5.91 16
Felipe Paulino 5 19.0 2 1 7.11 11
Troy Patton 3 12.2 0 2 3.55 8

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
Chad Qualls 79 6 5 5 3.05 78
Trever Miller 76 0 0 1 4.86 40
Brad Lidge 66 5 3 19 3.36 88
Dave Borkowski 64 5 3 1 5.15 63
Dan Wheeler 45 1 4 11 5.07 56
Brian Moehler 42 1 4 1 4.07 36
Mark McLemore 29 3 0 0 3.86 35
Rick White 23 1 0 0 7.67 15
Stephen Randolph 14 0 1 0 12.15 22
Dennis Sarfate 7 1 0 0 1.08 14
Travis Driskill 2 0 1 0 4.50 4

Milestones

Awards

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Jackie Moore
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Dave Clark
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League Jim Pankovits
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Gregg Langbehn
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Pete Rancont
Rookie Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Rodney Linares

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