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1978 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,126,145
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (36)
Youngest Player:  Terry Puhl (21)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (13)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (11)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Rod Boxberger (#11)

Roster Continuity:  83.53%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9567.586--
Cincinnati9269.5712.5
SF Giants8973.5496.0
San Diego8478.51911.0
Houston7488.45721.0
Atlanta6993.42626.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-04-06@ CIN1L  9-11-52,378J.R. RichardTom SeaverPedro BorbonJ.R. RichardDave Tomlin911-2
1978-04-07@ CIN2L  4-5-22,883Joe NiekroBill BonhamBill BonhamJoe NiekroPedro Borbon1316-3
1978-04-08@ CIN3L  1-2-17,958Joaquin AndujarFred NormanFred NormanJoaquin AndujarDoug Bair1418-4
1978-04-09@ CIN4L  3-9-42,667Mark LemongelloTom HumeTom HumeMark Lemongello 1727-10
1978-04-10vs LAN5L  2-5-22,882 Floyd BannisterDoug RauDoug RauFloyd BannisterTerry Forster1932-13
1978-04-11vs LAN6W  1-0-11,049 J.R. RichardBurt HootonJ.R. RichardBurt Hooton 2032-12
1978-04-12vs LAN7W  11-10-11,824 Joe NiekroDon SuttonJoe SambitoBobby Castillo 3142-11
1978-04-14vs CIN8L  4-8-25,583 Joaquin AndujarTom HumeTom HumeJoaquin AndujarDale Murray3550-15
1978-04-15vs CIN9W  6-1-34,858 Mark LemongelloDoug CapillaMark LemongelloDoug Capilla 4151-10
1978-04-16vs CIN10W  4-3-27,700 J.R. RichardTom SeaverTom DixonManny Sarmiento 4554-9
1978-04-18@ SDN11W  5-1-10,840Joe NiekroBob ShirleyJoe NiekroBob Shirley 5055-5
1978-04-19@ SDN12W  2-1-12,129Joaquin AndujarDave FreislebenJoaquin AndujarDave FreislebenJoe Sambito5256-4
1978-04-20@ LAN13L  1-5-24,049Mark LemongelloDoug RauDoug RauMark Lemongello 5361-8
1978-04-21@ LAN14W  8-6-44,867J.R. RichardRick RhodenKen ForschBobby Castillo 6167-6
1978-04-22@ LAN15L  1-5-52,346Floyd BannisterBurt HootonBurt HootonFloyd Bannister 6272-10
1978-04-23@ LAN16L  3-7-51,500Joe NiekroDon SuttonDon SuttonJoe Niekro 6579-14
1978-04-24vs SDN17W  4-3-7,300 Joaquin AndujarDave FreislebenJoe SambitoRollie Fingers 6982-13
1978-04-25vs SDN18W  4-3-7,459 Mark LemongelloRandy JonesMark LemongelloRandy Jones 7385-12
1978-04-26vs SDN19L  1-2-8,769 J.R. RichardGaylord PerryGaylord PerryJ.R. RichardRollie Fingers7487-13
1978-04-28vs MON20L  3-6-11,474 Joe NiekroRoss GrimsleyRoss GrimsleyJoe Niekro 7793-16
1978-04-29vs MON21W  3-1-46,215 Joaquin AndujarSteve RogersJoaquin AndujarSteve Rogers 8094-14
1978-04-30vs MON22L  1-2-11,515 Mark LemongelloRudy MayRudy MayMark LemongelloStan Bahnsen8196-15
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-05-03@ MON23L  3-10-5,229J.R. RichardRoss GrimsleyRoss GrimsleyJ.R. Richard 84106-22
1978-05-05@ ATL24L  2-5-5,699Joe NiekroTommy BoggsTommy BoggsJoe NiekroEddie Solomon86111-25
1978-05-06@ ATL25L  1-2-7,901Joaquin AndujarPreston HannaDave CampbellKen Forsch 87113-26
1978-05-09@ PHI26W  5-1-18,144J.R. RichardLarry ChristensonJ.R. RichardLarry Christenson 92114-22
1978-05-10@ PHI27L  1-3-20,096Mark LemongelloJim LonborgJim LonborgMark Lemongello 93117-24
1978-05-12@ NYN28W  5-4-8,649Joaquin AndujarCraig SwanTom DixonSkip Lockwood 98121-23
1978-05-13@ NYN29W  7-4-19,838Joe NiekroMike BruhertJoe NiekroMike BruhertJoe Sambito105125-20
1978-05-15vs PHI30W  5-0-9,943 J.R. RichardJim LonborgJ.R. RichardJim Lonborg 110125-15
1978-05-16vs PHI31W  6-1-11,381 Mark LemongelloSteve CarltonMark LemongelloSteve Carlton 116126-10
1978-05-17vs PHI32W  2-1-11,856 Joaquin AndujarRandy LerchJoaquin AndujarRandy LerchTom Dixon118127-9
1978-05-18vs PHI33L  5-8-10,828 Joe NiekroLarry ChristensonGene GarberJoe Sambito 123135-12
1978-05-19vs ATL34W  6-0-15,609 Floyd BannisterDick RuthvenFloyd BannisterDick Ruthven 129135-6
1978-05-20vs ATL35W  13-0-24,402 J.R. RichardTommy BoggsJ.R. RichardTommy Boggs 1421357
1978-05-21vs ATL36L  4-6-11,715 Mark LemongelloPhil NiekroPhil NiekroMark LemongelloAdrian Devine1461415
1978-05-23@ SFN37L  2-3-11,120Tom DixonVida BlueRandy MoffittJoe Sambito 1481444
1978-05-24@ SFN38L  0-2-6,158Floyd BannisterJohn MontefuscoJohn MontefuscoKen ForschGary Lavelle1481462
1978-05-25@ SFN39L  1-9-6,209J.R. RichardEd HalickiEd HalickiJ.R. Richard 149155-6
1978-05-26vs NYN40W  5-4-11,158 Mark LemongelloJerry KoosmanMark LemongelloJerry KoosmanKen Forsch154159-5
1978-05-27vs NYN41L  7-9-26,742 Joaquin AndujarMike BruhertButch MetzgerJoe SambitoDale Murray161168-7
1978-05-28vs NYN42L  1-4-12,133 Tom DixonNino EspinosaNino EspinosaTom Dixon 162172-10
1978-05-29vs SFN43L  1-8-10,012 Floyd BannisterEd HalickiEd HalickiFloyd Bannister 163180-17
1978-05-30vs SFN44L  0-1-8,019 J.R. RichardBob KnepperBob KnepperJ.R. Richard 163181-18
1978-05-31vs SFN45W  1-0-11,400 Mark LemongelloVida BlueMark LemongelloVida Blue 164181-17
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-06-02vs SLN46W  2-1-10,315 Joaquin AndujarJohn DennyJoe SambitoJohn Denny 166182-16
1978-06-03vs SLN47W  5-2-0 Floyd BannisterPete FalconeFloyd BannisterPete FalconeKen Forsch171184-13
1978-06-03vs SLN48L  1-2-27,822 Tom DixonPete VuckovichPete VuckovichTom Dixon 172186-14
1978-06-04vs SLN49L  2-4-10,238 J.R. RichardSilvio MartinezSilvio MartinezJ.R. RichardBuddy Schultz174190-16
1978-06-05@ CHN50L  1-2-10,201Mark LemongelloDennis LampGuillermo HernandezMark Lemongello 175192-17
1978-06-06@ CHN51L  4-9-14,107Joaquin AndujarDave RobertsDave RobertsJoaquin Andujar 179201-22
1978-06-09@ SLN52W  11-7-40,764J.R. RichardSilvio MartinezJ.R. RichardGeorge FrazierKen Forsch190208-18
1978-06-10@ SLN53W  12-5-18,485Mark LemongelloBob ForschMark LemongelloBob Forsch 202213-11
1978-06-11@ SLN54L  3-5-17,298Joaquin AndujarJohn DennyJohn DennyJoaquin Andujar 205218-13
1978-06-12vs PIT55W  6-5-9,886 Tom DixonJohn CandelariaRick WilliamsEd WhitsonJoe Sambito211223-12
1978-06-13vs PIT56W  2-1-10,487 Floyd BannisterJim BibbyKen ForschJim BibbyJoe Sambito213224-11
1978-06-14vs PIT57L  4-6-12,440 J.R. RichardDon RobinsonEd WhitsonJ.R. RichardKent Tekulve217230-13
1978-06-16vs CHN58L  6-7-18,948 Mark LemongelloRay BurrisPaul ReuschelRick Williams 223237-14
1978-06-17vs CHN59W  5-4-28,091 Joaquin AndujarDave GeiselJoe NiekroGuillermo Hernandez 228241-13
1978-06-18vs CHN60W  3-1-14,770 Tom DixonDennis LampTom DixonDennis LampJoe Sambito231242-11
1978-06-20@ LAN61W  5-3-41,991J.R. RichardTommy JohnJ.R. RichardTommy JohnBo McLaughlin236245-9
1978-06-21@ LAN62L  4-5-34,975Mark LemongelloRick RhodenBob WelchJoe Sambito 240250-10
1978-06-22@ LAN63W  4-3-31,246Joe NiekroDoug RauJoe NiekroDoug Rau 244253-9
1978-06-23@ SDN64L  0-3-12,055Tom DixonGaylord PerryGaylord PerryTom Dixon 244256-12
1978-06-24@ SDN65L  5-6-15,759Floyd BannisterRandy JonesRollie FingersKen Forsch 249262-13
1978-06-25@ SDN66L  1-6-0J.R. RichardBob ShirleyBob ShirleyJ.R. Richard 250268-18
1978-06-25@ SDN67L  4-7-20,342Bo McLaughlinEric RasmussenEric RasmussenBo McLaughlinJohn D'Acquisto254275-21
1978-06-26vs CIN68L  3-4-20,388 Mark LemongelloTom SeaverTom SeaverMark LemongelloDave Tomlin257279-22
1978-06-27vs CIN69W  7-4-16,848 Joe NiekroBill BonhamJoe NiekroBill BonhamJoe Sambito264283-19
1978-06-28vs CIN70W  3-0-16,622 Tom DixonFred NormanTom DixonFred Norman 267283-16
1978-06-29vs CIN71W  5-0-17,564 Floyd BannisterTom HumeFloyd BannisterTom Hume 272283-11
1978-06-30vs SDN72L  2-5-9,194 J.R. RichardBob ShirleyBob ShirleyJ.R. RichardRollie Fingers274288-14
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-07-01vs SDN73W  9-2-0 Mark LemongelloBob OwchinkoMark LemongelloBob Owchinko 283290-7
1978-07-01vs SDN74L  3-9-22,076 Joe NiekroMark WileyMark WileyJoe NiekroJohn D'Acquisto286299-13
1978-07-02vs SDN75L  2-6-14,737 Tom DixonGaylord PerryGaylord PerryTom DixonRollie Fingers288305-17
1978-07-03@ CIN76L  7-8-31,840Floyd BannisterFred NormanDoug BairJoe Sambito 295313-18
1978-07-04@ CIN77W  3-1-31,705J.R. RichardTom HumeJ.R. RichardTom Hume 298314-16
1978-07-05@ CIN78L  1-2-30,320Joe NiekroPaul MoskauPaul MoskauJoe NiekroDoug Bair299316-17
1978-07-07vs LAN79L  4-7-20,707 Mark LemongelloDoug RauDoug RauMark LemongelloCharlie Hough303323-20
1978-07-08vs LAN80L  1-7-0 Floyd BannisterBurt HootonBurt HootonFloyd Bannister 304330-26
1978-07-08vs LAN81L  5-7-37,073 Tom DixonBob WelchTommy JohnTom Dixon 309337-28
1978-07-09vs LAN82W  5-1-30,285 J.R. RichardDon SuttonJ.R. RichardDon Sutton 314338-24
1978-07-13@ MON83L  0-6-15,337Joe NiekroRoss GrimsleyRoss GrimsleyJoe Niekro 314344-30
1978-07-14@ MON84W  4-3-0J.R. RichardSteve RogersKen ForschStan Bahnsen 318347-29
1978-07-14@ MON85W  5-4-21,696Mark LemongelloHal DuesKen ForschGerry PirtleBo McLaughlin323351-28
1978-07-15@ MON86L  0-8-15,360Tom DixonWoodie FrymanWoodie FrymanTom Dixon 323359-36
1978-07-16@ MON87L  1-6-21,440Floyd BannisterDan SchatzederDan SchatzederFloyd Bannister 324365-41
1978-07-17vs PHI88W  2-1-14,397 Joe NiekroLarry ChristensonJoe NiekroRawly Eastwick 326366-40
1978-07-18vs PHI89W  9-1-15,478 J.R. RichardJim LonborgJ.R. RichardJim Lonborg 335367-32
1978-07-19@ NYN90W  8-3-0Tom DixonPat ZachryTom DixonPat ZachryJoe Sambito343370-27
1978-07-19@ NYN91L  1-2-13,539Mark LemongelloCraig SwanCraig SwanMark Lemongello 344372-28
1978-07-20@ NYN92L  4-7-0Floyd BannisterMike BruhertMike BruhertFloyd BannisterSkip Lockwood348379-31
1978-07-20@ NYN93L  4-5-13,341Vern RuhleDwight BernardDale MurrayJoe Sambito 352384-32
1978-07-21@ PHI94L  1-6-0Joe NiekroDick RuthvenDick RuthvenJoe Niekro 353390-37
1978-07-21@ PHI95L  2-8-35,389Rick WilliamsLarry ChristensonLarry ChristensonRick Williams 355398-43
1978-07-22@ PHI96L  2-3-33,672J.R. RichardRandy LerchRon ReedKen Forsch 357401-44
1978-07-23@ PHI97L  2-13-30,554Tom DixonSteve CarltonSteve CarltonTom Dixon 359414-55
1978-07-24vs MON98W  6-5-7,843 Mark LemongelloHal DuesKen ForschDarold Knowles 365419-54
1978-07-25vs MON99W  3-2-8,383 Vern RuhleWoodie FrymanKen ForschWayne Twitchell 368421-53
1978-07-26vs MON100W  5-0-8,465 Joe NiekroRoss GrimsleyJoe NiekroRoss Grimsley 373421-48
1978-07-27vs NYN101W  8-3-9,730 J.R. RichardTom HausmanJ.R. RichardTom Hausman 381424-43
1978-07-28vs NYN102W  4-3-26,779 Tom DixonJerry KoosmanJoe SambitoSkip Lockwood 385427-42
1978-07-30vs NYN103W  4-3-17,502 Mark LemongelloCraig SwanJoaquin AndujarDwight Bernard 389430-41
1978-07-31vs SFN104W  4-1-12,900 Joe NiekroEd HalickiJoe NiekroEd Halicki 393431-38
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-08-01vs SFN105W  4-2-16,515 J.R. RichardBob KnepperJ.R. RichardBob KnepperJoe Sambito397433-36
1978-08-02vs SFN106L  2-4-14,754 Tom DixonJohn MontefuscoJohn MontefuscoTom Dixon 399437-38
1978-08-04@ ATL107L  2-7-11,282Mark LemongelloPhil NiekroPhil NiekroMark Lemongello 401444-43
1978-08-05@ ATL108W  5-3-0Joe NiekroPreston HannaJoe NiekroPreston HannaKen Forsch406447-41
1978-08-05@ ATL109W  7-0-20,950Vern RuhleTommy BoggsVern RuhleTommy Boggs 413447-34
1978-08-06@ ATL110L  2-3-8,551J.R. RichardLarry McWilliamsLarry McWilliamsJ.R. RichardGene Garber415450-35
1978-08-08@ SFN111L  2-3-31,904Tom DixonJohn MontefuscoJohn MontefuscoTom DixonRandy Moffitt417453-36
1978-08-09@ SFN112W  6-5-13,757Mark LemongelloJim BarrMark LemongelloJim BarrKen Forsch423458-35
1978-08-11vs ATL113L  0-1-16,035 Joe NiekroLarry McWilliamsLarry McWilliamsJoe NiekroGene Garber423459-36
1978-08-12vs ATL114W  5-2-25,023 J.R. RichardPhil NiekroJ.R. RichardPhil Niekro 428461-33
1978-08-13vs ATL115W  3-0-15,878 Vern RuhlePreston HannaVern RuhlePreston Hanna 431461-30
1978-08-14@ SLN116W  6-0-12,555Tom DixonBob ForschTom DixonBob Forsch 437461-24
1978-08-15@ SLN117L  5-11-12,606Floyd BannisterAurelio LopezAurelio LopezFloyd Bannister 442472-30
1978-08-16@ SLN118W  4-2-10,829Joe NiekroSilvio MartinezJoe NiekroSilvio Martinez 446474-28
1978-08-17@ PIT119L  1-5-0J.R. RichardDon RobinsonDon RobinsonJ.R. Richard 447479-32
1978-08-17@ PIT120L  2-3-8,470Mark LemongelloBruce KisonBruce KisonMark LemongelloKent Tekulve449482-33
1978-08-18@ PIT121L  3-6-8,632Vern RuhleJim BibbyJim BibbyVern RuhleKent Tekulve452488-36
1978-08-19@ PIT122L  2-4-22,015Floyd BannisterBert BlylevenBert BlylevenFloyd BannisterKent Tekulve454492-38
1978-08-20@ PIT123L  6-7-0Tom DixonJim RookerJim RookerTom DixonKent Tekulve460499-39
1978-08-20@ PIT124L  1-3-21,851Joe NiekroJerry ReussJerry ReussJoe Niekro 461502-41
1978-08-21vs CHN125W  8-3-9,906 J.R. RichardRick ReuschelJ.R. RichardRick Reuschel 469505-36
1978-08-22vs CHN126W  2-1-9,721 Mark LemongelloMike KrukowMark LemongelloMike Krukow 471506-35
1978-08-23vs CHN127W  3-0-9,217 Ken ForschDennis LampKen ForschDennis LampJoe Sambito474506-32
1978-08-25vs PIT128W  7-5-11,641 Joe NiekroJim RookerJoe NiekroJim RookerJoaquin Andujar481511-30
1978-08-26vs PIT129W  7-2-9,985 J.R. RichardBruce KisonJ.R. RichardBruce Kison 488513-25
1978-08-27vs PIT130L  5-8-10,947 Mark LemongelloDon RobinsonGrant JacksonMark LemongelloKent Tekulve493521-28
1978-08-29vs SLN131W  6-3-6,692 Ken ForschPete VuckovichKen ForschPete Vuckovich 499524-25
1978-08-30vs SLN132L  2-4-6,480 Joe NiekroBob ForschBob ForschJoe Niekro 501528-27
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-09-01@ CHN133L  11-14-16,117J.R. RichardMike KrukowGuillermo HernandezJoe SambitoBruce Sutter512542-30
1978-09-02@ CHN134W  8-5-24,064Mark LemongelloRick ReuschelJoaquin AndujarBruce SutterJoe Sambito520547-27
1978-09-03@ CHN135L  2-3-0Ken ForschDennis LampDennis LampKen ForschGuillermo Hernandez522550-28
1978-09-03@ CHN136L  2-4-29,528Vern RuhleManny SeoaneDonnie MooreVern RuhleGuillermo Hernandez524554-30
1978-09-04vs CIN137L  3-6-11,090 Joe NiekroBill BonhamBill BonhamJoe NiekroDoug Bair527560-33
1978-09-05vs CIN138W  3-2-8,811 J.R. RichardTom SeaverJ.R. RichardTom Seaver 530562-32
1978-09-07vs LAN139L  2-3-7,846 Mark LemongelloBurt HootonBurt HootonMark LemongelloTerry Forster532565-33
1978-09-08vs LAN140W  5-0-12,905 Ken ForschBob WelchKen ForschBob Welch 537565-28
1978-09-09vs SDN141W  10-4-8,240 Joe NiekroSteve MuraJoe NiekroSteve Mura 547569-22
1978-09-10vs SDN142W  3-2-5,720 J.R. RichardEric RasmussenJ.R. RichardEric Rasmussen 550571-21
1978-09-11@ CIN143L  8-9-20,400Vern RuhleFred NormanDave TomlinJoaquin Andujar 558580-22
1978-09-12@ CIN144L  3-4-20,801Mark LemongelloPaul MoskauDoug BairJoe Sambito 561584-23
1978-09-13@ LAN145L  0-6-27,063Ken ForschBob WelchBob WelchKen Forsch 561590-29
1978-09-14@ LAN146L  1-2-37,423Joe NiekroRick RhodenRick RhodenJoe NiekroTerry Forster562592-30
1978-09-15@ SDN147W  8-4-6,866J.R. RichardEric RasmussenJ.R. RichardEric Rasmussen 570596-26
1978-09-16@ SDN148L  1-2-10,171Vern RuhleGaylord PerryGaylord PerryJoe Sambito 571598-27
1978-09-17@ SDN149L  1-3-10,004Mark LemongelloRandy JonesRandy JonesMark LemongelloRollie Fingers572601-29
1978-09-19vs ATL150L  2-3-5,710 J.R. RichardJim BoutonGene GarberJoaquin Andujar 574604-30
1978-09-20vs ATL151L  2-3-3,950 Joe NiekroFrank LaCorteGene GarberJoe Niekro 576607-31
1978-09-21vs ATL152W  2-0-3,775 Ken ForschPhil NiekroKen ForschPhil Niekro 578607-29
1978-09-22@ SFN153L  0-2-4,510Vern RuhleBob KnepperBob KnepperVern Ruhle 578609-31
1978-09-23@ SFN154L  2-3-6,433J.R. RichardEd HalickiGary LavelleJoaquin AndujarRandy Moffitt580612-32
1978-09-24@ SFN155L  0-7-0Floyd BannisterVida BlueVida BlueFloyd Bannister 580619-39
1978-09-24@ SFN156L  4-6-25,276Tom DixonJim BarrJim BarrTom Dixon 584625-41
1978-09-26@ ATL157W  2-0-3,089Joe NiekroPhil NiekroJoe NiekroPhil NiekroKen Forsch586625-39
1978-09-27@ ATL158W  4-0-2,710Vern RuhleFrank LaCorteVern RuhleFrank LaCorte 590625-35
1978-09-28@ ATL159W  4-3-2,560J.R. RichardLarry McWilliamsJ.R. RichardLarry McWilliamsKen Forsch594628-34
1978-09-29vs SFN160L  1-2-8,339 Dan WarthenEd HalickiEd HalickiDan Warthen 595630-35
1978-09-30vs SFN161W  7-4-10,182 Tom DixonVida BlueTom DixonVida BlueJoe Sambito602634-32
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1978-10-01vs SFN162W  3-0-7,077 Joe NiekroPhil NastuJoe NiekroPhil NastuMark Lemongello605634-29


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