2008 Houston Astros
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Record86–75 (.534)
Divisional place3rd
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Owner(s)Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s)Ed Wade
Manager(s)Cecil Cooper
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The Houston Astros' 2008 season was the 47th season for the Houston Astros. The Astros attempted to return to the postseason, after missing the past two postseasons. This was the last season where the Astros finished the season above the .500 mark prior to the post season run in 2015.[1]

Off Season

On October 29, all six eligible Astros players filed for free agency. The list includes catcher Brad Ausmus, infielder Mike Lamb, infielder Mark Loretta, outfielder Orlando Palmeiro, left-handed reliever Trever Miller and right-handed reliever Brian Moehler.

On October 30, the Astros signed catcher Brad Ausmus to a 1-year, $2 million contract.

On November 8, The Astros acquired outfielder Michael Bourn, third baseman Michael Costanzo, and right-handed reliever Geoff Geary from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Ed Wade.[2]

On November 16, the Astros acquired right-handed reliever Óscar Villarreal from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for center fielder Josh Anderson. On the same day, the Astros also signed outfielder Yordany Ramirez as a free agent.

On November 20, the Astros signed free agent utilityman Geoff Blum to a one-year deal including a club option for a second year.

On November 26, the Astros signed free agent Relief Pitcher Doug Brocail to a one-year deal.

On November 30, the Astros and free agent Kazuo Matsui agreed to a 3-year, $16.5 million deal. Matsui played second base for the NL Champion Colorado Rockies in the 2007 season.[3]

On December 12, the Astros acquired shortstop Miguel Tejada from the Orioles for five players. The Astros traded outfielder Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers, Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate and third baseman Mike Costanzo to Baltimore for Tejada. Adam Everett, the Astros shortstop at the time, had to deal with a double-whammy: not only did the Astros trade for Tejada, they also non-tendered Everett, leaving him without a team as of 11 p.m. CT.

On December 14, The Houston Astros' offseason of dealing continued on Friday when the club traded Chris Burke, Chad Qualls and Juan Gutiérrez to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for closer José Valverde.

In January, Brandon Backe, Ty Wigginton, and Dave Borkowski were signed to a one-year contract.

On February 20, Shawn Chacón signed a one-year deal.

On March 29, the Astros released Woody Williams.

On March 30, the contracts of OF José Cruz, Jr. and RHP Brian Moehler were purchased from Triple-A Round Rock.

Spring training

In spring training the Astros posted a 13–18 record culminating with a 9–4 win in the final spring training game at Minute Maid Park.

Regular season

March/April

After losing the first two games of the 2008 campaign, the Astros were trailing 5–6 the top of the 9th with 2 outs of game 3 against Trevor Hoffman, on April 2. The Astros put two on base when Hunter Pence hit a line drive off of Adrián González's glove into right to tie it up. Lance Berkman came up next and smashed a 3-run home run to deep center making it a 9–6 game. Valverde then closed out the Astros first '08 win.

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 97 64 0.602 55–26 42–38
Milwaukee Brewers 90 72 0.556 49–32 41–40
Houston Astros 86 75 0.534 11 47–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 11½ 46–35 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 23½ 43–38 31–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 30½ 39–42 28–53


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–5 2–4 2–4 15–3 2–7 4–2 8–10 2–5 3–3 3–4 4–3 10–8 11–7 3–4 4–2 6–9
Atlanta 5–3 0–6 3–3 4–3 10–8 3–3 4–2 3–6 11–7 4–14 2–5 5–1 2–5 2–5 6–12 8–7
Chicago 4–2 6–0 8–7 5–1 4–3 8–9 5–2 9–7 4–2 3–4 14–4 5–2 4–3 9–6 3–3 6–9
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 7–8 1–5 6–2 3–12 1–7 10–8 3–4 3–5 6–9 4–3 5–1 5–10 4–3 9–6
Colorado 3–15 3–4 1–5 5–1 5–3 3–3 8–10 4–3 3–6 0–5 5–2 9–9 11–7 3–4 4–3 7–8
Florida 7–2 8–10 3–4 2–6 3–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 8–10 10–8 3–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 14–3 5–10
Houston 2–4 3–3 9–8 12–3 3–3 2–4 4–3 7–8 5–2 3–4 8–8 3–3 7–1 7–8 4–2 7–11
Los Angeles 10–8 2–4 2–5 7–1 10–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 3–4 4–4 5–2 11–7 9–9 2–4 3–3 5–10
Milwaukee 5–2 6–3 7–9 8–10 3–4 1–5 8–7 2–4 2–4 1–5 14–1 4–3 6–0 10–5 6–2 7–8
New York 3–3 7–11 2–4 4–3 6–3 10–8 2–5 4–3 4–2 11–7 4–3 2–5 5–1 4–3 12–6 9–6
Philadelphia 4–3 14–4 4–3 5–3 5–0 8–10 4–3 4–4 5–1 7–11 4–2 4–2 3–3 5–4 12–6 4–11
Pittsburgh 3–4 5–2 4–14 9–6 2–5 2–3 8–8 2–5 1–14 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–2 10–7 3–4 6–9
San Diego 8–10 1–5 2–5 3–4 9–9 2–4 3–3 7–11 3–4 5–2 2–4 4–3 5–13 1–6 5–1 3–15
San Francisco 7–11 5–2 3–4 1–5 7–11 3–3 1–7 9–9 0–6 1–5 3–3 2–4 13–5 4–3 7–0 6–12
St. Louis 4–3 5–2 6–9 10–5 4–3 5–2 8–7 4–2 5–10 3–4 4–5 7–10 6–1 3–4 5–1 7–8
Washington 2–4 12–6 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–14 2–4 3–3 2–6 6–12 6–12 4–3 1–5 0–7 1–5 8–10


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2008 Game Log
March
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
1 March 31 @ Padres 0–4 Peavy (1–0) Oswalt (0–1) 44,965 0–1 [2]
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
2 April 1 @ Padres 1–2 Young (1–0) Backe (0–1) Hoffman (1) 20,825 0–2 [3]
3 April 2 @ Padres 9–6 Valverde (1–0) Hoffman (0–1) 18,714 1–2 [4]
4 April 3 @ Padres 2–3 E. González (1–0) Villareal (0–1) Hoffman (2) 24,432 1–3 [5]
5 April 4 @ Cubs 4–3 Wright (1–0) Lieber (0–1) Valverde (1) 37,812 2–3 [6]
6 April 5 @ Cubs 7–9 Hart (1–0) Oswalt (0–2) Wood (2) 40,707 2–4 [7]
7 April 6 @ Cubs 2–3 Zambrano (1–0) Villarreal (0–2) Wood (3) 40,929 2–5 [8]
8 April 7 Cardinals 5–3 Valverde (2–0) McClellan (0–1) 43,483 3–5 [9]
9 April 8 Cardinals 3–5 Reyes (1–0) Geary (0–1) Isringhausen (4) 30,184 3–6 [10]
10 April 9 Cardinals 4–6 Looper (2–0) Sampson (0–1) Isringhausen (5) 29,187 3–7 [11]
11 April 11 Marlins 6–10 Nolasco (1–0) Oswalt (0–3) 34,191 3–8 [12]
12 April 12 Marlins 5–0 Backe (1–1) Miller (0–2) 34,336 4–8 [13]
13 April 13 Marlins 5–1 Rodríguez (1–0) Badenhop (0–1) 29,766 5–8 [14]
14 April 15 @ Phillies 3–4 Seánez (1–1) Valverde (2–1) 34,609 5–9 [15]
15 April 16 @ Phillies 2–1 Oswalt (1–3) Kendrick (1–2) Brocail (1) 31,644 6–9 [16]
16 April 17 @ Phillies 2–10 Myers (2–1) Backe (1–2) 33,526 6–10 [17]
17 April 18 Rockies 11–5 Morales (1–1) Sampson (0–2) 34,272 6–11 [18]
18 April 19 Rockies 2–3 Cook (2–1) Villarreal (0–3) Corpas (4) 34,540 6–12 [19]
19 April 20 Rockies 6–4 Wright (2–0) Fuentes (0–1) Valverde (2) 35,286 7–12 [20]
20 April 21 Padres 10–3 Oswalt (2–3) Germano (0–2) 28,600 8–12 [21]
21 April 22 Padres 11–7 Valverde (3–1) Bell (0–2) 33,434 9–12 [22]
22 April 23 @ Reds 9–3 Sampson (1–2) Arroyo (0–3) 16,017 10–12 [23]
23 April 24 @ Reds 5–3 Cassel (1–0) Cueto (3) Valverde (3) 17,403 11–12 [24]
24 April 25 @ Cardinals 3–2 Wright (2–0) Isringhausen (1–2) Valverde (4) 41,193 12–12 [25]
25 April 26 @ Cardinals 3–4 Wainwright (3–1) Borkowski (0–1) 43,040 12–13 [26]
26 April 27 @ Cardinals 1–5 Lohse (3–0) Backe (1–3) McClellan (1) 44,222 12–14 [27]
27 April 28 @ D-backs 3–5 Haren (4–1) Sampson (1–3) Lyon (8) 19,868 12–15 [28]
28 April 29 @ D-backs 6–4 Brocail (1–0) González (1–2) Valverde (5) 20,241 13–15 [29]
29 April 30 @ D-backs 7–8 Medders (1–0) Borkowski (0–2) Lyon (9) 21,519 13–16 [30]
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
30 May 2 Brewers 7–4 Oswalt (3–3) Villanueva (1–3) Valverde (6) 39,715 14–16
31 May 3 Brewers 6–2 Backe (2–3) Parra (1–2) 35,002 15–16
32 May 4 Brewers 8 – 6 (12) Byrdak (1–0) Stetter (1–1) 38,301 16–16
33 May 6 Nationals 6–5 Brocail (2–0) Ayala (1–2) Valverde (7) 30,335 17–16
34 May 7 Nationals 4–3 Valverde (4–1) Hanrahan (0–2) 30,432 18–16
35 May 8 Nationals 8–3 Lannan (3–3) Backe (2–4) 33,433 18–17
36 May 9 @ Dodgers 7–1 Moehler (1–0) Lowe (2–3) 52,658 19–17
37 May 10 @ Dodgers 5–0 Sampson (2–3) Billingsley (2–5) 45,212 20–17
38 May 11 @ Dodgers 8–5 Geary (1–1) Broxton (1–1) Valverde (8) 40,217 21–17
39 May 12 @ Giants 7–3 Oswalt (4–3) Chulk (0–1) Valderde (9) 30,165 22–17
40 May 13 @ Giants 4–2 Cain (2–3) Backe (2–5) Wilson (12) 30,858 22–18
41 May 14 @ Giants 6–3 Villarreal (1–3) Taschner (2–1) Valverde (10) 33,070 23–18
42 May 15 @ Giants 8–7 Byrdak (2–0) Chulk (0–2) Valverde (11) 33,771 24–18
43 May 16 @ Rangers 16–8 Wright (2–1) Wright (3–1) 32,117 24–19
44 May 17 @ Rangers 6–2 Padilla (6–2) Oswalt (4–4) 38,534 24–20
45 May 18 @ Rangers 5–4 Backe (2–5) Gabbard (1–1) Valverde (11) 33,561 25–20
46 May 19 Cubs 7–2 Lilly (5–4) Moehler (1–1) 32,458 25–21
47 May 20 Cubs 4–2 Sampson (3–3) Dempster (5–2) Valverde (13) 33,339 26–21
48 May 21 Cubs 5–3 Chacón (1–0) Gallagher (1–1) 33,251 27–21
49 May 22 Phillies 7–5 Durbin (1–1) Wright (3–2) Lidge (12) 29,263 27–22
50 May 23 Phillies 4–3 Backe (3–5) Eaton (0–3) Valverde (12) 41,152 28–22
51 May 24 Phillies 4–3 Moehler (2–1) Myers (2–6) Brocail (2) 42,660 29–22
52 May 25 Phillies 6–15 Seánez (3–3) Nieve (0–1) 43,079 29–23
53 May 27 @ Cardinals 8–2 Chacón (1–0) Looper (6–4) 41,104 30–23
54 May 28 @ Cardinals 1–6 Wainwright (5–2) Rodríguez (1–1) 41,114 30–24
55 May 29 @ Cardinals 2–3 Lohse (5–2) Oswalt (4–5) Franklin (4) 41,786 30–25
56 May 30 @ Brewers 5–1 Parra (3–2) Backe (4–6) 32,039 30–26
57 May 31 @ Brewers 4–1 Sheets (6–1) Moehler (2–2) Torres (5) 42,913 30–27
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
58 June 1 @ Brewers 10–1 Bush (2–5) Chacón (2–1) 44,613 30–28
59 June 3 @ Pirates 2–0 Rodríguez (2–1) Dumatrait (2–3) Valverde (16) 13,183 31–28
60 June 4 @ Pirates 5–2 Duke (3–4) Oswalt (4–6) Capps (12) 9,392 31–29
61 June 5 @ Pirates 4–3 Maholm (4–5) Backe (4–7) Capps (13) 10,728 31–30
62 June 6 Cardinals 6–1 Moehler (3–2) Looper (7–5) 38,596 32–30
63 June 7 Cardinals 8–4 Wainwright (6–3) Chacón (2–2) 39,811 32–31
64 June 8 Cardinals 5–4 Lohse (7–2) Rodríguez (2–2) Franklin (8) 39,923 32–32
65 June 10 Brewers 6–1 Oswalt (5–6) McClung (3–3) 35,058 33–32
66 June 11 Brewers 10–6 Parra (5–2) Backe (4–8) 33,806 33–33
67 June 12 Brewers 9–6 Sheets (7–1) Moehler (3–3) 35,709 33–34
68 June 13 Yankees 2–1 Veras (1–0) Brocail (2–1) Farnsworth (1) 43,095 33–35
69 June 14 Yankees 8–4 Mussina (10–4) Rodríguez (2–3) 43,409 33–36
70 June 15 Yankees 13–0 Wang (8–2) Oswalt (5–7) 43,165 33–37
71 June 17 @ Orioles 6–5 Johnson (2–2) Brocail (2–2) Sherrill (23) 21,535 33–38
72 June 18 @ Orioles 2 – 1 (10) Bradford (3–2) Valverde (4–2) 21,112 33–39
73 June 19 @ Orioles 7–5 Burres (6–5) Chacón (2–3) Sherrill (24) 31,480 33–40
74 June 20 @ Rays 4–3 Oswalt (6–7) Garza (5–4) Valverde (17) 14,741 34–40
75 June 21 @ Rays 4–3 Wheeler (2–3) Brocail (2–3) 29,953 34–41
76 June 22 @ Rays 3–2 Backe (5–8) Kazmir (6–3) Valverde (18) 19,778 35–41
77 June 24 Rangers 4–3 Moehler (4–3) Hurley (0–1) Valverde (19) 40,052 36–41
78 June 25 Rangers 3–2 Mendoza (1–2) Oswalt (6–8) Wilson (16) 32,567 36–42
79 June 26 Rangers 7–2 Rodríguez (3–3) Millwood (5–4) 36,506 37–42
80 June 27 Red Sox 6–1 Matsuzaka (9–1) Hernández (0–1) Papelbon (24) 42,327 37–43
81 June 28 Red Sox 11–10 Brocail (3–3) Delcarmen (0–2) Valverde (20) 43,073 38–43
82 June 29 Red Sox 3–2 Brocail (4–3) Aardsma (2–2) Valverde (21) 42,066 39–43
83 June 30 Dodgers 4–1 Oswalt (7–8) Stults (2–1) Valverde (22) 28,827 40–44
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
84 July 1 Dodgers 7 – 6 (11) Park (4–2) Wright (3–3) Saito (13) 31,914 40–44
85 July 2 Dodgers 4–1 Kuroda (4–6) Hernández (0–2) 34,058 40–45
86 July 3 Dodgers 5–2 Billingsley (8–7) Backe (5–9) Saito (14) 35,696 40–46
87 July 4 @ Braves 6–2 Hudson (9–6) Moehler (4–4) 48,045 40–47
88 July 5 @ Braves 6–1 Sampson (4–3) Reyes (3–7) 37,049 41–47
89 July 6 @ Braves 7 – 6 (17) Ring (2–1) Byrdak (2–1) 24,169 41–48
90 July 7 @ Pirates 10–7 Bautista (2–2) Hernández (0–3) Marte (2) 13,323 41–49
91 July 8 @ Pirates 4–3 Grabow (5–2) Brocail (4–4) Marte (3) 17,867 41–50
92 July 9 @ Pirates 6–4 Moehler (5–4) Burnett (0–1) Valverde (23) 13,884 42–50
93 July 11 @ Nationals 10–0 Redding (7–3) Paronto (0–1) Shell (1) 33,653 42–51
94 July 12 @ Nationals 6–4 Rodríguez (4–3) Balester (1–2) Valverde (24) 30,682 43–51
95 July 13 @ Nationals 5–0 Backe (6–9) Pérez (2–7) 31,463 44–51
96 July 18 Cubs 2–1 Geary (2–1) Howry (3–3) 42,368 45–51
97 July 19 Cubs 4–1 Rodríguez (5–3) Zambrano (10–4) Valverde (25) 43,129 46–51
98 July 20 Cubs 9–0 Dempster (11–4) Backe (6–10) 41,161 46–52
99 July 21 Pirates 9–2 Valverde (4–3) Yates (4–2) 34,624 46–53
100 July 22 Pirates 8–2 Maholm (7–6) Cassel (1–1) 33,996 46–54
101 July 23 Pirates 8–7 Osoria (4–3) Geary (2–2) Marte (5) 36,091 46–55
102 July 25 @ Brewers 3–1 Rodríguez (6–3) Parra (9–3) Valverde (26) 41,357 47–55
103 July 26 @ Brewers 6–4 Gagné (4–2) Brocail (4–5) Torres (20) 43,489 47–56
104 July 27 @ Brewers 11–6 Sampson (5–3) Suppan (5–7) 31,565 48–56
105 July 28 Reds 5–4 Oswalt (8–8) Cueto (7–10) Valverde (27) 31,783 49–56
106 July 29 Reds 6–2 Moehler (6–4) Arroyo (9–8) Wright (1) 34,015 50–56
107 July 30 Reds 9–5 Vólquez (13–4) Rodríguez (6–4) 30,272 50–57
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
108 August 1 Mets 7–3 Brocail (5–5) Heilman (1–5) 41,083 51–57
109 August 2 Mets 5–4 Valverde (5–3) Heilman (1–6) 39,152 52–57
110 August 3 Mets 4–0 Wolf (7–10) Pérez (7–7) 38,602 53–57
111 August 4 @ Cubs 2 – 0 (8) Moehler (7–4) Dempster (12–5) Hawkins (1) 40,867 54–57
112 August 5 @ Cubs 11–7 Howry (4–4) Sampson (5–4) 40,416 54–58
113 August 6 @ Cubs 11–4 Marquis (7–7) Backe (6–11) 41,107 54–59
114 August 7 @ Reds 7–4 Oswalt (9–8) Fogg (2–4) 27,378 55–59
115 August 8 @ Reds 9 – 5 (10) Sampson (6–4) Cordero (4–4) 25,652 56–59
116 August 9 @ Reds 3–1 Moehler (8–4) Arroyo (10–9) Valverde (28) 26,044 57–59
117 August 10 @ Reds 13–4 Rodríguez (7–4) Harang (3–12) 30,789 58–59
118 August 11 Giants 3–1 Backe (7–11) Sánchez (8–9) Valverde (29) 28,220 59–59
118 August 12 Giants 12–4 Oswalt (10–8) Walker (4–7) 29,451 60–59
120 August 13 Giants 6–2 Wolf (8–10) Zito (6–15) 30,330 61–59
121 August 14 Giants 7–4 Hawkins (2–1) Yabu (3–5) Valverde (30) 33,612 62–59
122 August 15 Diamondbacks 12–2 Webb (18–4) Rodríguez (7–5) 36,035 62–60
123 August 16 Diamondbacks 11–5 Petit (2–3) Backe (7–12) 33,612 62–61
124 August 17 Diamondbacks 3–0 Oswalt (11–8) Johnson (10–9) Valverde (31) 42,619 63–61
125 August 18 @ Brewers 9–3 Sabathia (14–8) Wolf (8–11) 41,991 63–62
126 August 19 @ Brewers 5–2 Moehler (9–4) Sheets (11–7) Valverde (32) 41,662 64–62
127 August 20 @ Brewers 5–2 Parra (10–6) Rodríguez (7–6) Torres (24) 41,419 64–63
128 August 22 @ Mets 5–2 Santana (12–7) Oswalt (11–9) Ayala (1) 52,008 64–64
129 August 23 @ Mets 8–3 Backe (8–12) Maine (10–8) 51,766 65–64
130 August 24 @ Mets 6–4 Hawkins (3–1) Feliciano (2–4) Valverde (33) 49,758 66–64
131 August 25 @ Mets 9–1 Pelfrey (13–8) Moehler (9–5) 41,419 66–65
132 August 26 Reds 2–1 Arroyo (12–10) Geary (2–3) 30,395 66–66
133 August 27 Reds 4–1 Oswalt (12–9) Fogg (2–7) Valverde (34) 30,741 67–66
134 August 28 Reds 3–2 Backe (9–12) Harang (4–14) Valverde (35) 30,028 68–66
135 August 29 Cardinals 3–2 Brocail (6–5) Springer (2–1) 33,347 69–66
136 August 30 Cardinals 8–5 Moehler (10–5) Looper (12–11) Valverde (36) 37,569 70–66
137 August 31 Cardinals 3–0 Rodríguez (8–6) Wellemeyer (11–6) Valverde (37) 35,638 71–66
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Wrapup
138 September 1 @ Cubs 3–0 Oswalt (13–9) Marquis (9–8) Valverde (38) 40,670 72–66
139 September 2 @ Cubs 9–7 Wright (8–6) Wood (4–3) Valverde (39) 39,846 73–66
140 September 3 @ Cubs 4–0 Wolf (9–11) Dempster (15–6) 40,163 74–66
141 September 5 @ Rockies 5–3 Jiménez (10–12) Moehler (10–6) Fuentes (27) 26,163 74–67
142 September 6 @ Rockies 2–0 Oswalt (14–9) Francis (4–9) 32,352 75–67
143 September 7 @ Rockies 7–5 Brocail (7–5) Buchholz (6–5) Valverde (40) 30,509 76–67
144 September 8 Pirates 3–2 Arias (1–0) Snell (6–11) Valverde (41) 26,526 77–67
145 September 9 Pirates 9–3 Wolf (10–11) Ohlendorf (1–2) 30,034 78–67
146 September 10 Pirates 7–4 Moehler (11–6) Bautista (4–4) Valverde (42) 26,859 79–67
147 September 11 Pirates 6–0 Oswalt (15–9) Duke (5–14) 31,101 80–67
September 12 Cubs Postponed (Hurricane Ike) Rescheduled for September 14 @ Miller Park.
September 13 Cubs Postponed (Hurricane Ike) Rescheduled for September 15 @ Miller Park.
September 14 Cubs Postponed (Hurricane Ike) Cancelled due to the Astros being eliminated from the Playoff Contention.
148 September 14 Cubs* 5–0 Zambrano (14–5) Wolf (10–12) 23,441 80–68
149 September 15 Cubs* 6–1 Lilly (15–9) Moehler (11–7) 15,158 80–69
150 September 16 @ Marlins 5–1 Volstad (5–3) Oswalt (15–10) 12,232 80–70
151 September 17 @ Marlins 2–14 Nolasco (15–7) Backe (9–13) 14,124 80–71
152 September 18 @ Marlins 1-8 Olsen (8-10) Arias (1-1) 14,219 80-72
153 September 19 @ Pirates 5-1 Wolf (11-12) Snell (6-12) 26,301 81-72
154 September 20 @ Pirates 4-6 Davis (2-4) Brian Moehler (11-8) Capps (20) 36,621 81-73
155 September 21 @ Pirates 6-2 Oswalt (16-10) Ohlendorf (1-4) 20,311 82-73
156 September 23 Reds 2-1 Volquez (17-6) Rodríguez (8–7) Cordero (34) 27,561 82-74
157 September 24 Reds 5-0 Wolf (12-12) Ramírez (1–1) 26,103 83-74
158 September 25 Reds 8-7 Oswalt (17-10) Cueto (9-14) José Valverde (43) 31,204 84-74
159 September 26 Braves 5-4 José Valverde (6-3) Tavárez (1-5) 33,477 85-74
160 September 27 Braves 5-11 Vladimir Núñez (1-2) Backe (9-14) 37,491 85-75
161 September 28 Braves 3-1 Rodríguez (9-7) Hampton (3-4) José Valverde (44) 37,113 86-75
*At Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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 81 216 47 .218 3 24
1B Lance Berkman 159 554 173 .312 29 106
2B Kazuo Matsui 96 375 110 .293 6 33
SS Miguel Tejada 158 632 179 .283 13 66
3B Ty Wigginton 111 386 110 .285 23 58
LF Carlos Lee 115 436 137 .314 28 100
CF Michael Bourn 138 467 107 .229 5 29
RF Hunter Pence 157 595 160 .269 25 83

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
Geoff Blum 114 325 78 .240 14 53
Darin Erstad 140 322 89 .276 4 31
Mark Loretta 101 261 73 .280 4 38
Humberto Quintero 59 168 38 .226 2 12
J. R. Towles 54 146 20 .137 4 16
David Newhan 64 104 27 .260 2 12
Reggie Abercrombie 34 55 17 .309 2 5
José Cruz Jr. 38 49 6 .122 0 1
José Castillo 15 32 9 .281 0 2
Mark Saccomanno 10 10 2 .200 1 2
Tomás Pérez 8 10 2 .200 0 0
Edwin Maysonet 7 7 1 .143 0 0
J.R. House 3 3 0 .000 0 1

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 32 208.2 17 10 3.54 165
Brandon Backe 31 166.2 9 14 6.05 127
Brian Moehler 31 150 11 8 4.56 82
Wandy Rodríguez 25 137.1 9 7 3.54 131
Shawn Chacón 15 85.2 2 3 5.04 53
Randy Wolf 12 70.2 6 2 3.57 57
Runelvys Hernández 4 19.1 0 3 8.38 15

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
Chris Sampson 54 117.1 6 4 4.22 61
Jack Cassel 9 30.1 1 1 5.64 14
Alberto Árias 3 8 1 1 6.75 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
José Valverde 74 6 3 44 3.38 83
Doug Brocail 72 7 5 2 3.93 64
Wesley Wright 71 4 3 1 5.01 57
Tim Byrdak 59 2 1 0 3.90 47
Geoff Geary 55 2 3 0 2.53 45
Óscar Villarreal 35 1 3 0 5.02 21
Dave Borkowski 26 0 2 0 7.50 24
LaTroy Hawkins 24 2 0 1 0.43 25
Fernando Nieve 11 0 1 0 8.44 12
Chad Paronto 6 0 1 0 4.35 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Dave Clark
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Luis Pujols
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

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Official Site of The Houston Astros: Official Info: Astros acquire Bourn, Costanzo, Geary from Philadelphia
  3. ^ 9news.com Wolf, Jeffrey November 30, 2007