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1976 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  80-82   .494
Result:   3rd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  886,146
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Niekro (31)
Youngest Player:  Alex Taveras (20)
Longest Tenure:  Larry Dierker (12)
Top Hitter:  Bob Watson (7)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Floyd Bannister (#1)

Roster Continuity:  68.49%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati10260.630--
LA Dodgers9270.56810.0
Houston8082.49422.0
SF Giants7488.45728.0
San Diego7389.45129.0
Atlanta7092.43232.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-04-08@ CIN1L  5-11-52,949J.R. RichardGary NolanGary NolanJ.R. RichardPedro Borbon511-6
1976-04-10@ CIN2L  7-13-16,728Larry DierkerJack BillinghamJack BillinghamLarry DierkerRawly Eastwick1224-12
1976-04-11@ CIN3L  3-9-53,390Joe NiekroPat DarcyPat DarcyJoe Niekro 1533-18
1976-04-12vs SFN4W  5-0-10,510 J.R. RichardEd HalickiJ.R. RichardEd HalickiKen Forsch2033-13
1976-04-13vs SFN5W  2-1-7,591 Mike CosgroveJohn MontefuscoMike BarlowJohn MontefuscoKen Forsch2234-12
1976-04-14vs SFN6W  5-3-7,784 Larry DierkerMike CaldwellLarry DierkerMike CaldwellLarry Hardy2737-10
1976-04-16vs SDN7W  4-1-13,496 Joe NiekroDave WehrmeisterJoe NiekroDave WehrmeisterKen Forsch3138-7
1976-04-17vs SDN8W  5-4-11,702 J.R. RichardDan SpillnerJ.R. RichardDan SpillnerKen Forsch3642-6
1976-04-18vs SDN9W  4-2-0 Mike CosgroveBrent StromTom GriffinBrent StromKen Forsch4044-4
1976-04-18vs SDN10L  5-11-13,771 Joaquin AndujarRandy JonesRandy JonesJoaquin Andujar 4555-10
1976-04-19vs LAN11W  8-3-9,122 Larry DierkerDon SuttonLarry DierkerDon Sutton 5358-5
1976-04-20vs LAN12L  3-6-10,885 Joe NiekroRick RhodenRick RhodenJoe NiekroMike Marshall5664-8
1976-04-21vs LAN13W  1-0-10,106 J.R. RichardTommy JohnMike BarlowStan Wall 5764-7
1976-04-22vs LAN14L  2-7-8,529 Joaquin AndujarDoug RauDoug RauJoaquin AndujarMike Marshall5971-12
1976-04-23vs NYN15W  3-1-10,380 Mike CosgroveJerry KoosmanMike CosgroveJerry KoosmanKen Forsch6272-10
1976-04-24vs NYN16L  1-7-17,299 Larry DierkerTom SeaverTom SeaverLarry Dierker 6379-16
1976-04-25vs NYN17L  2-4-10,246 Joe NiekroJon MatlackKen SandersJoe Niekro 6583-18
1976-04-28@ MON18W  6-4-0J.R. RichardWoodie FrymanJ.R. RichardWoodie Fryman 7187-16
1976-04-28@ MON19L  7-8-5,330Mike CosgroveClay KirbyDon CarrithersMike Barlow 7895-17
1976-04-29@ MON20W  3-1-5,873Larry DierkerSteve RogersLarry DierkerDale MurrayLarry Hardy8196-15
1976-04-30@ NYN21L  1-3-17,868Joe NiekroJon MatlackJon MatlackJoe Niekro 8299-17
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-05-02@ NYN22W  5-4-0J.R. RichardMickey LolichJ.R. RichardBob ApodacaLarry Hardy87103-16
1976-05-02@ NYN23L  4-7-29,846Gil RondonJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanGil RondonSkip Lockwood91110-19
1976-05-04@ PHI24L  0-5-10,655Larry DierkerJim LonborgJim LonborgLarry Dierker 91115-24
1976-05-05@ PHI25L  3-6-17,944Joe NiekroSteve CarltonRon ReedJoe NiekroGene Garber94121-27
1976-05-07@ SLN26W  3-1-15,141J.R. RichardBob ForschJ.R. RichardBob Forsch 97122-25
1976-05-08@ SLN27L  1-5-17,366Mike CosgroveLynn McGlothenLynn McGlothenMike Cosgrove 98127-29
1976-05-09@ SLN28W  10-5-12,051Larry DierkerJohn DennyLarry DierkerJohn Denny 108132-24
1976-05-11vs MON29W  5-3-8,706 Joe NiekroClay KirbyTom GriffinClay KirbyKen Forsch113135-22
1976-05-12vs MON30L  2-7-8,665 J.R. RichardWoodie FrymanWoodie FrymanJ.R. Richard 115142-27
1976-05-14vs PHI31L  1-5-14,264 Mike CosgroveLarry ChristensonLarry ChristensonMike Cosgrove 116147-31
1976-05-15vs PHI32L  1-2-20,749 Larry DierkerJim LonborgJim LonborgLarry Dierker 117149-32
1976-05-16vs PHI33L  2-12-11,553 Tom GriffinSteve CarltonSteve CarltonTom Griffin 119161-42
1976-05-17vs ATL34L  2-3-0 J.R. RichardAndy MessersmithAndy MessersmithJ.R. Richard 121164-43
1976-05-17vs ATL35W  3-2-10,126 Gil RondonRoger MoretKen ForschBruce Dal Canton 124166-42
1976-05-18vs ATL36L  2-3-7,689 Joaquin AndujarPhil NiekroElias SosaMike Barlow 126169-43
1976-05-19@ SDN37W  9-4-14,336Mike CosgroveDan SpillnerTom GriffinDan Spillner 135173-38
1976-05-20@ SDN38W  5-4-11,742Joe NiekroDave WehrmeisterJoe NiekroDave WehrmeisterKen Forsch140177-37
1976-05-21@ LAN39L  1-2-53,568J.R. RichardBurt HootonBurt HootonJ.R. Richard 141179-38
1976-05-22@ LAN40L  5-6-43,055Gil RondonDon SuttonCharlie HoughPaul Siebert 146185-39
1976-05-23@ LAN41L  5-6-33,975Joaquin AndujarRick RhodenStan WallPaul Siebert 151191-40
1976-05-24@ SFN42L  1-5-0Mike CosgroveRob DresslerRob DresslerMike Cosgrove 152196-44
1976-05-25@ SFN43L  6-7-2,903J.R. RichardMike CaldwellDave HeaverloKen Forsch 158203-45
1976-05-26@ SFN44L  4-11-3,115Larry DierkerJim BarrJim BarrLarry DierkerRandy Moffitt162214-52
1976-05-29@ ATL45W  4-3-11,238Joe NiekroPhil NiekroJoe NiekroPhil NiekroKen Forsch166217-51
1976-05-30@ ATL46W  5-2-0Mike CosgroveAndy MessersmithTom GriffinAndy MessersmithKen Forsch171219-48
1976-05-30@ ATL47W  16-5-12,261Gil RondonRoger MoretGil RondonRoger MoretGene Pentz187224-37
1976-05-31vs CIN48L  2-4-21,338 J.R. RichardPat DarcyPat DarcyJ.R. RichardRawly Eastwick189228-39
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-06-01vs CIN49W  2-1-13,435 Joaquin AndujarPat ZachryJoaquin AndujarPat Zachry 191229-38
1976-06-02vs CIN50L  7-8-13,476 Joe NiekroJack BillinghamWill McEnaneyKen Forsch 198237-39
1976-06-03vs CIN51W  5-3-11,786 Larry DierkerSanto AlcalaLarry DierkerSanto AlcalaKen Forsch203240-37
1976-06-04vs CHN52W  1-0-9,101 Mike CosgroveRick ReuschelMike CosgroveRick Reuschel 204240-36
1976-06-05vs CHN53W  4-3-10,329 J.R. RichardSteve RenkoJ.R. RichardOscar ZamoraKen Forsch208243-35
1976-06-06vs CHN54W  2-0-0 Joaquin AndujarBill BonhamJoaquin AndujarBill Bonham 210243-33
1976-06-06vs CHN55W  5-1-19,438 Gil RondonKen FrailingGil RondonKen FrailingGene Pentz215244-29
1976-06-07vs SLN56L  6-7-8,596 Joe NiekroJohn CurtisJohn CurtisJoe NiekroAl Hrabosky221251-30
1976-06-08vs SLN57W  2-0-9,827 Larry DierkerBob ForschLarry DierkerBob Forsch 223251-28
1976-06-09vs SLN58W  5-2-11,267 J.R. RichardLynn McGlothenJ.R. RichardLynn McGlothen 228253-25
1976-06-11@ CHN59L  3-8-9,315Mike CosgroveBill BonhamBill BonhamMike CosgrovePaul Reuschel231261-30
1976-06-12@ CHN60L  2-5-14,773Joaquin AndujarRick ReuschelRick ReuschelJoaquin AndujarDarold Knowles233266-33
1976-06-13@ CHN61L  3-8-18,107Larry DierkerRay BurrisRay BurrisLarry DierkerPaul Reuschel236274-38
1976-06-14vs PIT62L  1-2-9,884 J.R. RichardJerry ReussJerry ReussJ.R. Richard 237276-39
1976-06-16vs PIT63L  3-6-12,249 Joaquin AndujarDoc MedichDoc MedichJoaquin AndujarLarry Demery240282-42
1976-06-18@ PIT64L  3-7-19,141J.R. RichardJohn CandelariaJohn CandelariaJ.R. Richard 243289-46
1976-06-20@ PIT65W  9-4-18,670Larry DierkerBruce KisonTom GriffinBob Moose 252293-41
1976-06-21@ ATL66L  9-11-4,821Joaquin AndujarRoger MoretElias SosaGene Pentz 261304-43
1976-06-22@ ATL67W  9-7-5,563Mike CosgroveCarl MortonGene PentzFrank LaCorteKen Forsch270311-41
1976-06-23vs LAN68L  0-1-13,871 J.R. RichardRick RhodenRick RhodenJ.R. Richard 270312-42
1976-06-24vs LAN69L  1-5-11,076 Larry DierkerTommy JohnTommy JohnLarry DierkerCharlie Hough271317-46
1976-06-25vs CIN70L  6-8-44,988 Gil RondonRich HintonPedro BorbonTom GriffinWill McEnaney277325-48
1976-06-26vs CIN71W  3-0-31,039 Joaquin AndujarPat ZachryJoaquin AndujarPat Zachry 280325-45
1976-06-27vs CIN72L  2-4-24,234 J.R. RichardFred NormanFred NormanJ.R. RichardRawly Eastwick282329-47
1976-06-28@ SFN73W  8-2-2,604Mike CosgroveRob DresslerMike CosgroveRob DresslerKen Forsch290331-41
1976-06-29@ SFN74W  4-3-4,133Larry DierkerJim BarrLarry DierkerJim Barr 294334-40
1976-06-30@ SFN75L  2-10-3,125Gil RondonEd HalickiEd HalickiGil Rondon 296344-48
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-07-02@ CIN76W  10-8-0J.R. RichardPat ZachryGene PentzRich Hinton 306352-46
1976-07-02@ CIN77W  3-2-38,357Joaquin AndujarFred NormanJoaquin AndujarFred Norman 309354-45
1976-07-03@ CIN78L  8-9-45,277Mike CosgroveSanto AlcalaPedro BorbonJoe Niekro 317363-46
1976-07-04@ CIN79L  2-7-28,090Larry DierkerGary NolanGary NolanLarry Dierker 319370-51
1976-07-05vs NYN80W  7-3-14,037 Joe NiekroBob ApodacaJoe NiekroBob Apodaca 326373-47
1976-07-06vs NYN81W  1-0-10,671 J.R. RichardJon MatlackJ.R. RichardSkip Lockwood 327373-46
1976-07-07vs NYN82L  4-12-12,608 Joaquin AndujarJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanJoaquin Andujar 331385-54
1976-07-08vs MON83W  7-6-6,598 Mike CosgroveWoodie FrymanKen ForschSteve Dunning 338391-53
1976-07-09vs MON84W  6-0-12,511 Larry DierkerDon StanhouseLarry DierkerDon Stanhouse 344391-47
1976-07-10vs MON85W  4-2-14,035 J.R. RichardClay KirbyJ.R. RichardClay KirbyKen Forsch348393-45
1976-07-11vs MON86W  1-0-11,722 Joaquin AndujarSteve RogersJoaquin AndujarSteve Rogers 349393-44
1976-07-15@ NYN87L  1-3-20,295J.R. RichardJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanJ.R. Richard 350396-46
1976-07-16@ NYN88W  4-3-13,323Larry DierkerJon MatlackLarry DierkerJon MatlackGene Pentz354399-45
1976-07-17@ NYN89W  1-0-32,911Joaquin AndujarTom SeaverJoaquin AndujarTom Seaver 355399-44
1976-07-18@ MON90W  7-6-0Joe NiekroClay KirbyKen ForschDale Murray 362405-43
1976-07-18@ MON91W  14-1-11,641Dan LarsonSteve DunningDan LarsonSteve Dunning 376406-30
1976-07-19@ MON92W  3-1-7,563J.R. RichardSteve RogersJ.R. RichardSteve Rogers 379407-28
1976-07-20@ PIT93L  5-9-0Tom GriffinJohn CandelariaJohn CandelariaTom GriffinKent Tekulve384416-32
1976-07-20@ PIT94W  4-3-11,922Bo McLaughlinRick LangfordKen ForschDave Giusti 388419-31
1976-07-21@ PIT95L  1-5-0Larry DierkerJerry ReussJerry ReussLarry Dierker 389424-35
1976-07-21@ PIT96L  1-4-12,209Joaquin AndujarLarry DemeryLarry DemeryJoaquin AndujarDave Giusti390428-38
1976-07-23vs SFN97L  0-3-25,782 J.R. RichardJim BarrJim BarrJ.R. Richard 390431-41
1976-07-24vs SFN98W  5-4-0 Mike CosgroveRob DresslerGene PentzDave Heaverlo 395435-40
1976-07-24vs SFN99L  0-4-22,621 Dan LarsonJohn D'AcquistoJohn D'AcquistoDan LarsonMike Caldwell395439-44
1976-07-25vs SFN100W  1-0-11,035 Bo McLaughlinEd HalickiBo McLaughlinEd Halicki 396439-43
1976-07-26vs SDN101W  7-0-8,915 Larry DierkerDan SpillnerLarry DierkerDan Spillner 403439-36
1976-07-27vs SDN102W  4-1-8,208 J.R. RichardJerry JohnsonJ.R. RichardJerry Johnson 407440-33
1976-07-28vs SDN103L  1-2-14,260 Joaquin AndujarRandy JonesRandy JonesJoaquin Andujar 408442-34
1976-07-30vs ATL104L  2-3-10,869 Dan LarsonAndy MessersmithAndy MessersmithDan Larson 410445-35
1976-07-31vs ATL105W  2-1-0 J.R. RichardDick RuthvenJ.R. RichardDick Ruthven 412446-34
1976-07-31vs ATL106W  9-6-15,927 Bo McLaughlinAdrian DevineJoe SambitoBruce Dal CantonKen Forsch421452-31
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-08-01vs ATL107W  6-0-10,136 Larry DierkerPhil NiekroLarry DierkerPhil Niekro 427452-25
1976-08-02@ LAN108L  4-5-30,621Joaquin AndujarTommy JohnElias SosaGene Pentz 431457-26
1976-08-03@ LAN109L  0-2-18,684Dan LarsonBurt HootonBurt HootonDan Larson 431459-28
1976-08-04@ LAN110W  1-0-18,433J.R. RichardDoug RauJ.R. RichardDoug Rau 432459-27
1976-08-05@ SDN111L  3-4-9,798Bo McLaughlinDave FreislebenDave FreislebenBo McLaughlinButch Metzger435463-28
1976-08-06@ SDN112L  3-9-12,911Larry DierkerTom GriffinTom GriffinLarry DierkerButch Metzger438472-34
1976-08-07@ SDN113L  2-3-16,403Joaquin AndujarRick SawyerRick SawyerJoaquin AndujarButch Metzger440475-35
1976-08-08@ SDN114L  3-4-11,205J.R. RichardDave FreislebenButch MetzgerJ.R. Richard 443479-36
1976-08-09@ SLN115W  13-4-12,395Dan LarsonBob ForschDan LarsonBob Forsch 456483-27
1976-08-10@ SLN116L  1-8-10,938Bo McLaughlinLynn McGlothenLynn McGlothenBo McLaughlin 457491-34
1976-08-11@ SLN117W  8-1-12,695Larry DierkerJohn DennyLarry DierkerJohn Denny 465492-27
1976-08-13vs PIT118L  5-8-17,876 J.R. RichardBruce KisonKent TekulveJoe Niekro 470500-30
1976-08-14vs PIT119L  4-5-9,721 Joaquin AndujarJohn CandelariaDave GiustiGene Pentz 474505-31
1976-08-15vs PIT120L  6-8-0 Dan LarsonDoc MedichDoc MedichDan LarsonKent Tekulve480513-33
1976-08-15vs PIT121L  0-3-16,326 Joe SambitoJerry ReussJerry ReussJoe Sambito 480516-36
1976-08-16vs CHN122L  3-5-7,371 Larry DierkerRick ReuschelBruce SutterLarry Dierker 483521-38
1976-08-17vs CHN123W  8-1-8,786 J.R. RichardSteve StoneJ.R. RichardSteve Stone 491522-31
1976-08-19@ PHI124L  1-7-35,605Joaquin AndujarSteve CarltonSteve CarltonJoaquin Andujar 492529-37
1976-08-20@ PHI125W  8-3-36,049Dan LarsonWayne TwitchellDan LarsonWayne Twitchell 500532-32
1976-08-21@ PHI126L  4-7-37,756J.R. RichardJim KaatJim KaatJ.R. RichardRon Reed504539-35
1976-08-22@ PHI127L  1-5-43,513Larry DierkerTom UnderwoodTom UnderwoodLarry Dierker 505544-39
1976-08-24@ CHN128W  4-3-10,700Joaquin AndujarSteve RenkoJoaquin AndujarSteve RenkoBo McLaughlin509547-38
1976-08-25@ CHN129L  1-5-8,770Dan LarsonRay BurrisRay BurrisDan Larson 510552-42
1976-08-26@ CHN130W  5-3-6,653J.R. RichardRick ReuschelJ.R. RichardRick ReuschelKen Forsch515555-40
1976-08-27vs SLN131W  2-1-10,229 Bo McLaughlinEric RasmussenBo McLaughlinEric Rasmussen 517556-39
1976-08-28vs SLN132W  4-3-5,663 Larry DierkerBob ForschLarry DierkerBob Forsch 521559-38
1976-08-29vs SLN133W  6-0-7,098 Joe SambitoLynn McGlothenJoe SambitoLynn McGlothen 527559-32
1976-08-30vs PHI134W  3-1-5,437 Dan LarsonLarry ChristensonDan LarsonLarry Christenson 530560-30
1976-08-31vs PHI135W  3-2-6,881 J.R. RichardTom UnderwoodJ.R. RichardTug McGraw 533562-29
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-09-01vs PHI136W  1-0-6,395 Bo McLaughlinJim KaatBo McLaughlinJim Kaat 534562-28
1976-09-03vs LAN137L  3-4-9,028 Larry DierkerBurt HootonBurt HootonLarry DierkerCharlie Hough537566-29
1976-09-04vs LAN138W  5-2-6,875 Joaquin AndujarTommy JohnJoaquin AndujarTommy John 542568-26
1976-09-05vs LAN139L  0-4-12,483 Dan LarsonDoug RauDoug RauDan Larson 542572-30
1976-09-06@ CIN140L  8-9-22,912J.R. RichardSanto AlcalaManny SarmientoJ.R. Richard 550581-31
1976-09-07@ CIN141W  10-5-19,026Joe SambitoFred NormanJoe SambitoPedro BorbonKen Forsch560586-26
1976-09-08vs CIN142L  0-3-9,525 Bo McLaughlinGary NolanGary NolanBo McLaughlinRawly Eastwick560589-29
1976-09-09vs CIN143L  3-4-8,945 Joaquin AndujarPat ZachryRawly EastwickKen ForschWill McEnaney563593-30
1976-09-11@ SDN144L  1-4-0Larry DierkerRandy JonesRandy JonesLarry Dierker 564597-33
1976-09-11@ SDN145W  2-1-13,340J.R. RichardRick SawyerJ.R. RichardRick SawyerGene Pentz566598-32
1976-09-14@ ATL146W  4-3-0Mark LemongelloDick RuthvenMark LemongelloDick RuthvenKen Forsch570601-31
1976-09-14@ ATL147L  3-4-970Bo McLaughlinAl AutryAl AutryBo McLaughlinAdrian Devine573605-32
1976-09-15@ ATL148W  4-3-1,145Dan LarsonRick CampDan LarsonRick Camp 577608-31
1976-09-16@ ATL149L  3-5-3,990Joaquin AndujarPhil NiekroPhil NiekroJoaquin AndujarAdrian Devine580613-33
1976-09-18vs SDN150L  1-4-3,287 J.R. RichardDave FreislebenDave FreislebenJ.R. Richard 581617-36
1976-09-19vs SDN151W  3-2-0 Mark LemongelloRandy JonesMark LemongelloRandy Jones 584619-35
1976-09-19vs SDN152W  3-2-5,360 Bo McLaughlinRick SawyerBo McLaughlinButch Metzger 587621-34
1976-09-21vs ATL153L  2-6-3,637 Dan LarsonPhil NiekroPhil NiekroDan Larson 589627-38
1976-09-22vs ATL154W  5-2-3,849 Joaquin AndujarFrank LaCorteJoaquin AndujarFrank LaCorte 594629-35
1976-09-24@ SFN155W  14-5-1,596J.R. RichardFrank RiccelliJ.R. RichardFrank RiccelliJoe Sambito608634-26
1976-09-25@ SFN156L  0-10-2,432Bo McLaughlinJim BarrJim BarrBo McLaughlin 608644-36
1976-09-26@ SFN157L  1-5-15,048Mark LemongelloCharlie WilliamsGary LavelleMark LemongelloRandy Moffitt609649-40
1976-09-27@ LAN158L  0-2-10,639Dan LarsonDon SuttonDon SuttonDan Larson 609651-42
1976-09-28@ LAN159W  1-0-10,483J.R. RichardBurt HootonJ.R. RichardBurt Hooton 610651-41
1976-09-29@ LAN160L  0-1-11,600Joe SambitoRick SutcliffeStan WallJoe SambitoCharlie Hough610652-42
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1976-10-01vs SFN161W  5-4-5,196 Mark LemongelloJim BarrMark LemongelloJim BarrGene Pentz615656-41
1976-10-02vs SFN162W  10-1-7,612 J.R. RichardRob DresslerJ.R. RichardRob Dressler 625657-32


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