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1971 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 585-567 + 18
Roster Continuity 84.95% 7/24
Manager(s): Harry Walker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,261,589 11/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Neil Rasmussen (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Assistant Coach: Hub Kittle
Assistant Coach: Buddy Hancken
Assistant Coach: Jim Owens

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), John Mayberry (#6), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8973.5491.0
8280.5068.0
7983.48811.0
7983.48811.0
61100.37928.5
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11971-04-05W 5-2 vs LANLarry DierkerW1-0Q11177164910220140003662 2.001.22-------9120.8
    21971-04-06L 0-2 vs LANDon WilsonL0-1Q1112511775221000002559 2.570.71-------1462.3
    31971-04-07W 2-1 vs LANWade BlasingameW1-0Q11165958.15110340013169 1.131.00-------1352.6
    41971-04-08W 7-3 vs CHNJack BillinghamW1-0Q111483094331170003173 3.000.56-------10101.0
    51971-04-09L 0-6 vs CHNTom GriffinL0-1-1155521.25660200011411 27.003.50-------350.6
    61971-04-10W 2-1 vs CHNLarry Dierker-1-0Q2217816587110161003269 1.591.12-------11120.9
    71971-04-11W 7-4 vs CHNDon WilsonW1-1-22126118910440320003850 3.381.13-------12190.6
    81971-04-12L 4-5 @SLNWade BlasingameL1-1-221669656430212002340 2.771.23-------951.8
    91971-04-13W 8-4 @SLNJack Billingham-1-0-221493179440200023141 3.941.00-------1535.0
    101971-04-14L 1-2 @SFNTom Griffin-0-1Q225653851113100003275 6.301.50-------951.8
    111971-04-15L 3-4 @SFNLarry Dierker-1-0Q3317916685331352003162 2.161.08-------1171.6
    121971-04-16L 5-6 @LANDon Wilson-1-1-3312711977550330003143 4.301.22-------3150.2
    131971-04-17W 5-3 @LANWade BlasingameW2-1Q331679786331530003356 3.001.29-------1452.8
    141971-04-18W 8-6 @LANJack BillinghamW2-0-331503287651361003349 4.501.08-------981.1
    151971-04-20L 1-3 @CHNTom GriffinL0-2Q33575477331110002751 5.291.35-------9130.7
    161971-04-22W 6-1 @CHNLarry DierkerW2-0Q4418016795110260003477 1.851.00-------10140.7
    171971-04-23L 2-3 vs MONDon WilsonL1-2-441281205.28331110012639 4.341.28-------780.9
    181971-04-24L 2-3 vs MONWade BlasingameL2-2Q441689876221150012861 2.891.21-------1142.8
    191971-04-25L 1-2 vs MONJack BillinghamL2-1Q441513372200120012670 3.480.94-------1553.0
    201971-04-26L 1-2 vs PHITom GriffinL0-3Q4458558.27221540003759 4.321.40-------1682.0
    211971-04-27W 1-0 vs PHILarry DierkerW3-0Q5518116896000370003479 1.471.00-------10110.9
    221971-04-28W 4-3 vs PHIDon Wilson-1-2Q5512912187330350013358 4.141.27-------1181.4
    231971-04-30L 3-4 vs NYNTom Griffin-0-3-55595636330230001734 4.821.54-------331.0
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    241971-05-01W 3-1 vs NYNLarry DierkerW4-0Q6618216995110040003277 1.380.92-------11120.9
    251971-05-02L 5-6 vs NYNDon Wilson-1-2-661301225.17440110002337 4.501.31-------951.8
    261971-05-05L 1-5 @MONWade BlasingameL2-3-55169990.2121121001733 3.101.28-------020.0
    271971-05-06W 5-2 @MONLarry DierkerW5-0Q7718317076210240003061 1.370.95-------1262.0
    281971-05-07W 8-1 @PHIDon WilsonW2-2Q7713112398111461003869 3.881.31-------9140.6
    291971-05-09L 1-2 @PHIJack BillinghamL2-2Q55152348.24220340003167 3.150.90-------1191.2
    301971-05-10L 1-2 @NYNWade BlasingameL2-4Q6617010076220250002960 3.001.25-------971.3
    311971-05-11L 1-8 @NYNLarry DierkerL5-1-881841715.29760320002922 2.081.05-------780.9
    321971-05-12W 5-4 @NYNDon WilsonW3-2Q8813212478332150002953 3.881.31-------780.9
    331971-05-14L 2-4 vs SLNJack BillinghamL2-3-66153356.28440320003139 3.521.02-------991.0
    341971-05-15L 5-6 vs SLNWade Blasingame-2-4-771711013.26440000011729 3.601.28-------551.0
    351971-05-16W 12-4 vs SLNLarry DierkerW6-1Q99185172613330041003038 2.281.14-------580.6
    361971-05-17W 2-0 vs SDNDon WilsonW4-2Q9913312594000060013185 3.361.19-------1281.5
    371971-05-18W 3-2 vs SDNKen Forsch-0-0Q8112589221250003659 1.501.13-------1191.2
    381971-05-19L 1-2 vs SDNJack Billingham-2-3Q771543674110230002766 3.231.00-------1262.0
    391971-05-20L 2-4 vs SDNWade BlasingameL2-5Q8817210265330430022749 3.721.30-------942.3
    401971-05-21W 4-1 vs SFNLarry DierkerW7-1Q10101861738.19110091003469 2.161.14-------1061.7
    411971-05-22W 2-1 vs SFNDon Wilson-4-2Q10101341268.15110490003273 3.121.19-------680.8
    421971-05-23L 4-7 vs SFNTom GriffinL0-5-86625726430301001523 5.031.65-------422.0
    431971-05-25W 3-2 @SDNJack BillinghamW3-3Q881553787220230013361 3.101.02-------1462.3
    441971-05-26W 2-1 @SDNWade BlasingameW3-5Q9917310384100050002977 3.171.19-------1462.3
    451971-05-26W 8-0 @SDNLarry DierkerW8-1Q111118717491000350003087 1.941.07-------1291.3
    461971-05-28L 0-1 @CINDon Wilson-4-2Q111113512782000370012982 2.821.13-------881.0
    471971-05-29W 2-1 @CINKen ForschW1-0Q9213693111270003182 1.360.97-------1362.2
    481971-05-30L 1-2 @CINJack BillinghamL3-4Q991563876211130002561 2.911.01-------690.7
    491971-05-31W 4-1 @CINLarry DierkerW9-1Q121218817597110260003573 1.861.06-------10101.0
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    501971-06-01W 7-6 @ATLWade BlasingameW4-5Q10101741046.29331140002945 3.301.23-------961.5
    511971-06-02L 1-3 @ATLDon WilsonL4-3Q121213612875331300002852 2.901.13-------5150.3
    521971-06-04L 2-3 @PITJack BillinghamL3-5-10101573956320221102345 2.961.05-------761.2
    531971-06-05W 4-1 @PITLarry DierkerW10-1Q1313189176810110040003462 1.801.08-------1644.0
    541971-06-06L 8-9 @PITWade BlasingameL4-6-11111751052.16431111001426 3.571.29-------515.0
    551971-06-08W 2-0 vs CINDon WilsonW5-3Q131313712995000181003384 2.641.09-------1181.4
    561971-06-09L 1-2 vs CINJack BillinghamL3-6Q11111584098211281023671 2.741.06-------1061.7
    571971-06-10L 1-2 vs ATLLarry DierkerL10-2Q141419017787220150023264 1.831.07-------1071.4
    581971-06-11W 5-4 vs ATLWade Blasingame-4-6Q12121761068.28430370003656 3.551.30-------6120.5
    591971-06-12W 3-2 vs ATLKen ForschW2-0Q11315797210050003472 1.430.98-------12101.2
    601971-06-13L 0-9 vs ATLDon WilsonL5-4-14141381302.26662120001517 3.091.13-------240.5
    611971-06-14W 5-4 vs PITJack Billingham-3-6-1212159418.17440251013555 2.871.05-------1191.2
    621971-06-15L 0-3 vs PITLarry DierkerL10-3Q151519117873111120002568 1.801.04-------1091.1
    631971-06-16L 4-6 vs PITWade BlasingameL4-7-1313177107711661351003233 3.921.36-------761.2
    641971-06-18L 4-5 @LANDon WilsonL5-5-1515139131810550330003842 3.271.16-------12101.2
    651971-06-19L 0-4 @LANJack BillinghamL3-7-13131604259440120002434 3.091.10-------751.4
    661971-06-20W 9-7 @LANLarry Dierker-10-3-16161921791.18550000001111 2.161.10-------120.5
    671971-06-22W 4-2 @SDNKen ForschW3-0Q13417888220460013560 1.561.08-------881.0
    681971-06-23L 2-3 @SDNDon Wilson-5-5Q161614013262110350002166 3.181.15-------560.8
    691971-06-23L 3-4 @SDNWade Blasingame-4-7Q14141781087.27320241003255 3.771.34-------8110.7
    701971-06-25W 5-4 vs SFNJack Billingham-3-7Q14141614378330571003351 3.151.16-------761.2
    711971-06-26L 1-3 vs SFNLarry DierkerL10-4Q181719418077331340002952 2.231.12-------780.9
    721971-06-27W 5-2 vs SFNKen ForschW4-0Q145189962201111013377 1.621.03-------1052.0
    731971-06-28W 6-5 vs ATLDon WilsonW6-5-171714113398550390003757 3.311.15-------1252.4
    741971-06-28W 6-4 vs ATLWade Blasingame-4-7-15151791093.26330241002035 3.901.37-------441.0
    751971-06-29L 4-5 vs ATLJack BillinghamL3-8-1515162444.19550240012426 3.451.21-------260.3
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    761971-07-02W 3-2 vs CINLarry DierkerW11-4Q19181951818.16220250003365 2.231.11-------1553.0
    771971-07-03W 4-3 vs CINDon Wilson-6-5Q18181421348.193302121003662 3.321.17-------680.8
    781971-07-04W 6-1 vs CINKen ForschW5-0Q156191096110371003475 1.541.03-------5130.4
    791971-07-05W 4-3 vs CINWade BlasingameW5-7Q161618011077320270003058 3.801.36-------861.3
    801971-07-06W 5-2 @SFNJack BillinghamW4-8Q1616163457.15211230023062 3.321.20-------991.0
    811971-07-07W 18-4 @SFNLarry DierkerW12-4-201919618258440320002434 2.411.15-------741.8
    821971-07-08L 2-4 @SFNDon WilsonL6-6-191914313586440580003557 3.381.18-------6100.6
    831971-07-09L 2-5 @SLNKen ForschL5-1-167201166540250002745 1.891.05-------4100.4
    841971-07-09L 5-9 @SLNWade BlasingameL5-8-17171811111.24440210001122 4.131.41-------40-
    851971-07-10L 5-6 @SLNJack Billingham-4-8-1717164465.211440021002831 3.451.23-------1234.0
    861971-07-11L 3-7 @SLNJim RayL5-2-211151204.16550400002226 2.871.06-------570.7
    871971-07-15L 4-9 vs NYNKen ForschL5-2-18822126.29551150003138 2.221.08-------1061.7
    881971-07-16W 9-4 vs NYNJack BillinghamW5-8-1818165478.110440360013649 3.521.26-------971.3
    891971-07-17W 2-1 vs NYNLarry Dierker-12-4-21201971833.23110300001644 2.401.16-------641.5
    901971-07-18L 0-1 vs PHIDon WilsonL6-7Q212014513685110070002875 3.241.1574561875.6881611790.8
    911971-07-18W 10-7 vs PHIWade Blasingame-5-8-19181831124.17650020002128 4.371.424436881.82287951.8
    921971-07-19W 3-2 vs PHIBill Greif-0-0Q11116.16220360012955 3.001.50119764363.87291216871.1
    931971-07-20L 3-4 vs MONKen Forsch-5-2-19923131.12310301011132 2.301.13-------321.5
    941971-07-21L 3-5 vs MONJack Billingham-5-8Q19191664886330110002958 3.511.24-------1653.2
    951971-07-22W 8-2 vs MONWade BlasingameW6-8Q20191841137.15220390013065 4.251.40-------570.7
    961971-07-23W 5-1 @NYNDon WilsonW7-7Q222114613793110470003480 3.111.13-------1191.2
    971971-07-24L 3-9 @NYNBill GreifL0-1-22220233020000424-----------00-
    981971-07-25L 6-7 @NYNKen ForschL5-3-201024143.27441430002026 2.601.20-------331.0
    991971-07-26W 7-4 @PHIJack Billingham-5-8Q20201674965221240002456 3.491.2375462961.3358151152.2
    1001971-07-27L 3-8 @PHILarry DierkerL12-5-22211981846.19774020002828 2.721.1765471872.314981191.2
    1011971-07-27W 5-1 @PHIWade BlasingameW7-8Q212018511494111030023378 4.011.3364501478.1368813121.1
    1021971-07-28W 6-3 @PHIDon WilsonW8-7Q232214713896330270013568 3.111.11118744462.7116211210110.9
    1031971-07-30L 4-7 @MONKen ForschL5-4-2111251567540341012841 2.811.23-------1125.5
    1041971-07-30W 6-5 @MONBill Greif-0-1-43432.24431220011630 7.361.91-------431.3
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1051971-08-01W 8-1 @MONWade BlasingameW8-8Q2221186115910110032023766 3.801.31-------1391.4
    1061971-08-02W 2-1 vs CHNDon WilsonW9-7Q242314813992111490003384 3.001.09-------1091.1
    1071971-08-03L 0-5 vs CHNLarry DierkerL12-6Q232219918563111041002166 2.681.15-------690.7
    1081971-08-04W 2-0 vs LANKen ForschW6-4Q2212261694000390003585 2.571.19-------9100.9
    1091971-08-05L 0-3 vs LANJack BillinghamL5-9Q21211685065220540012953 3.471.25-------1042.5
    1101971-08-06L 3-4 vs SDNWade Blasingame-8-8Q232218711676331200002951 3.801.30-------10110.9
    1111971-08-07W 5-3 vs SDNDon WilsonW10-7Q252414914064310131002458 2.951.08-------881.0
    1121971-08-08L 2-3 vs SDNLarry Dierker-12-6-24232001861211001000540 2.721.15-------111.0
    1131971-08-10W 3-2 @CINKen ForschW7-4Q2313271794220240003273 2.531.15-------10120.8
    1141971-08-11L 1-5 @CINJack BillinghamL5-10Q2222169516.15510340012851 3.371.25-------961.5
    1151971-08-12L 5-10 @ATLWade BlasingameL8-9-24231881171.1666020000129 4.141.34-------130.3
    1161971-08-13W 8-2 @ATLDon WilsonW11-7Q262515014195222150003373 2.911.06-------6160.4
    1171971-08-14L 0-7 @ATLRon CookL0-1-114285.15440211012540 7.201.40-------790.8
    1181971-08-15W 5-4 @ATLKen Forsch-7-4-241428185.17432220002439 2.651.18-------670.9
    1191971-08-16L 3-8 @PITJack BillinghamL5-11-23231705246550340002131 3.571.27-------441.0
    1201971-08-17W 6-5 @PITWade BlasingameW9-9-252418911867441051002547 4.221.34-------670.9
    1211971-08-18L 2-3 @PITDon Wilson-11-7Q272615114267222580003053 2.911.09-------460.7
    1221971-08-20L 2-3 @CHNRon CookL0-2Q2243964331120002353 5.731.09-------9100.9
    1231971-08-20L 4-5 @CHNKen Forsch-7-4Q251529196.17331350002848 2.711.19-------1052.0
    1241971-08-21W 3-0 @CHNJack BillinghamW6-11Q24241715393000050002886 3.381.22-------1472.0
    1251971-08-22W 4-3 @CHNWade Blasingame-9-9Q26251901196.27320220013048 4.171.34-------12121.0
    1261971-08-23L 2-3 vs SLNDon WilsonL11-8Q282715214396320341003766 2.871.09-------8160.5
    1271971-08-24L 1-2 vs SLNKen ForschL7-5Q2616302086210350003166 2.621.19-------7100.7
    1281971-08-25L 1-4 vs SLNRon CookL0-3Q33441076220330003057 4.501.17-------6120.5
    1291971-08-27L 3-7 vs PITJack BillinghamL6-12-2525172545.17440540002736 3.491.25-------924.5
    1301971-08-28W 4-0 vs PITDon WilsonW12-8Q292815314495000340003378 2.751.08-------1291.3
    1311971-08-29L 2-5 vs PITWade BlasingameL9-10Q272619112069330070002749 4.181.35-------741.8
    1321971-08-30L 2-3 vs LANKen ForschL7-6Q2717312166330261002752 2.701.19-------851.6
    1331971-08-31L 1-6 vs LANRon CookL0-4-4445116.28551230003037 5.041.24-------7100.7
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1341971-09-01L 2-9 vs LANJack BillinghamL6-13-2626173551.2677020000135 3.811.29-------50-
    1351971-09-02W 9-3 vs LANDon WilsonW13-8Q302915414599320030003662 2.721.08-------8160.5
    1361971-09-03L 6-16 @SFNWade Blasingame-9-10-28271921212.27442120001523 4.331.37-------50-
    1371971-09-04L 0-1 @SFNKen ForschL7-7Q2818322272111070002376 2.631.1592652770.65191812690.7
    1381971-09-05W 5-3 @SFNJ.R. RichardW1-0Q1111973203150003875 2.001.11-------942.3
    1391971-09-05W 1-0 @SFNJack BillinghamW7-13Q272717456950002110003386 3.621.26-------1052.0
    1401971-09-07W 5-1 @ATLDon WilsonW14-8Q313015514692110260003183 2.651.05-------5160.3
    1411971-09-10W 1-0 @CINJack BillinghamW8-13Q28281755792000260003187 3.451.22-------10110.9
    1421971-09-11W 5-2 @CINJ.R. RichardW2-0-222252111550002059 1.931.21-------541.3
    1431971-09-12W 4-2 @CINDon WilsonW15-8Q323115614797200270003874 2.561.05-------7150.5
    1441971-09-13W 3-2 vs SDNKen Forsch-7-7Q2919332368220141002751 2.651.16-------771.0
    1451971-09-14L 2-5 vs SDNWade BlasingameL9-11-29281931220.1455000101614 4.611.40-------010.0
    1461971-09-15L 2-4 vs ATLJack BillinghamL8-14-29291765857441150002341 3.551.23-------919.0
    1471971-09-16L 3-4 vs ATLJ.R. RichardL2-1-333377440492003352 3.001.33-------761.2
    1481971-09-17W 4-1 vs CINDon WilsonW16-8Q333215714891110460013183 2.501.03-------6130.5
    1491971-09-18L 2-3 vs CINKen Forsch-7-7Q302034248.210220150003758 2.631.17-------1381.6
    1501971-09-19W 5-4 vs CINScipio Spinks-0-0-319374441270002758 2.400.73-------771.0
    1511971-09-21W 3-1 vs SFNJack BillinghamW9-14Q30301775995111160023378 3.431.21-------1091.1
    1521971-09-22L 1-3 vs SFNJ.R. Richard-2-1-44440111030000433-----------00-
    1531971-09-23L 1-2 vs SFNDon WilsonL16-9Q3433158149872111100013471 2.461.03-------881.0
    1541971-09-28L 1-2 @LANDon WilsonL16-10Q353415915083221320002967 2.451.02-------8130.6
    1551971-09-29W 11-0 @LANKen ForschW8-7Q31213525910000020003769 2.491.17-------9160.6
    1561971-09-30L 1-2 @LANJack BillinghamL9-15Q31311786086210350003366 3.351.20-------1452.8


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