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1979 Houston Astros: 89-73  .549
2nd place in N.L. West
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 52-29 (269 runs scored, 234 allowed) Road record: 37-44 (314 runs scored, 348 allowed)

Home Attendance*: 1,915,449 on 77 dates (24,876 avg.)
Road Attendance*: 1,588,409 on 76 dates (20,900 avg.)

Manager: Bill Virdon Coaches: Jesus Alou, Bob Cluck, Deacon Jones, Bob Lillis, Tony Pacheco, Mel Wright 583 runs scored (12th of 12 N.L. teams), 582 runs allowed (2nd) N.L. Averages: 4.22 runs/game (682.2 runs/team) Batting Statistics (ordered by OBP+SLG) Pos Batter Age G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF SB CS UW IW HP SO DP BA SLG OBP P Tom Dixon 24 19 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 OF Tom Wiedenbauer 20 4 6 0 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .667 .833 .667 P Joe Sambito* 27 63 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .286 .429 .583 1B Dave Bergman* 26 13 15 4 6 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .400 .600 .400 OF Denny Walling* 25 82 147 21 48 73 8 4 3 31 0 1 3 2 15 2 0 21 2 .327 .497 .394 P Frank Riccelli* 26 11 6 1 2 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 LF Jose Cruz* 31 157 558 73 161 235 33 7 9 72 1 5 36 14 56 16 0 66 5 .289 .421 .367 CF Terry Puhl* 22 157 600 87 172 226 22 4 8 49 8 2 30 22 50 8 4 46 7 .287 .377 .352 1B Cesar Cedeno 28 132 470 57 123 176 27 4 6 54 3 9 30 13 56 8 3 52 15 .262 .374 .348 RF Jeffrey Leonard 23 134 411 47 119 144 15 5 0 47 3 5 23 10 39 7 2 68 11 .290 .350 .360 O1 Jesus Alou 37 42 43 3 11 15 4 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 7 4 .256 .349 .347 2B Rafael Landestoy# 26 129 282 33 76 97 9 6 0 30 5 2 13 4 24 5 1 24 1 .270 .344 .338 23 Art Howe 32 118 355 32 88 125 15 2 6 33 2 4 3 1 31 5 1 37 7 .248 .352 .316 3B Enos Cabell 29 155 603 60 164 222 30 5 6 67 2 1 37 18 14 7 3 68 18 .272 .368 .299 SS Craig Reynolds* 26 146 555 63 147 185 20 9 0 39 34 4 12 6 21 0 2 49 2 .265 .333 .292 1B Bob Watson 33 49 163 15 39 52 4 0 3 18 1 2 0 0 15 1 0 23 3 .239 .319 .304 P Rick Williams 26 31 31 2 8 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 18 0 .258 .290 .324 IF Julio Gonzalez 26 68 181 16 45 54 5 2 0 10 6 0 2 1 5 0 3 14 4 .249 .298 .280 C Bruce Bochy 24 56 129 11 28 35 4 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 9 4 1 25 5 .217 .271 .294 C Alan Ashby# 27 108 336 25 68 93 15 2 2 35 3 3 0 0 16 10 2 70 8 .202 .277 .262 IF Jimmy Sexton 27 52 43 8 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 0 0 7 0 .209 .209 .320 C Luis Pujols 23 26 75 7 17 21 2 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 14 3 .227 .280 .247 C1 Reggie Baldwin 24 14 20 0 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .200 P J.R. Richard 29 38 95 6 12 21 1 1 2 6 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 24 4 .126 .221 .134 P Ken Forsch 32 26 58 4 8 9 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 22 1 .138 .155 .194 P Joaquin Andujar# 26 46 57 3 5 12 1 0 2 7 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 32 0 .088 .211 .117 P Randy Niemann* 23 26 15 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 .133 .133 .188 OF Danny Heep* 21 14 14 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 .143 .143 .176 P Joe Niekro 34 38 83 1 10 12 2 0 0 4 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 21 0 .120 .145 .140 C3 Alan Knicely 24 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 .000 .000 .250 P Vern Ruhle 28 13 19 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 .053 .105 .100 P George Throop 28 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 P Frank LaCorte 27 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 P Bert Roberge 24 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 P Bo McLaughlin 25 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 P Pete Ladd 22 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Gary Wilson 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Gordie Pladson 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Bobby Sprowl* 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 P Mike Mendoza 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 Average age (non-P): 27.8

Batter data: *: Bats lefthanded; #: Switch hitter; G: Games played; AB: At bats; R: Runs scored; H: Hits; TB: Total bases; 2B: Doubles; 3B: Triples; HR: Home runs; RBI: Runs batted in; SH: Sacrifice hits; SF: Sacrifice flies; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught stealing; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit by pitch; SO: Strikeouts; DP: Double plays grounded into; BA: Batting average; SLG: Slugging percentage; OBP: On base percentage

Pitching Statistics

Pitcher             Age   W   L    ERA    G  GS  CG  MI  GF  SV  SHO   IP     H   BFP    R   ER  HR   UW  IW  HP   SO  WP  BK
Bobby Sprowl*        23   0   0   0.00    3   0   0   3   0   0    0    4.0    1   14    0    0   0    2   0   0    3   0   0
Mike Mendoza         23   0   0   0.00    1   0   0   0   1   0    0    1.0    0    3    0    0   0    0   0   0    0   0   0
Bert Roberge         24   3   0   1.69   26   0   0  14  12   4    0   32.0   20  120    6    6   0   17   0   0   13   2   0
Joe Sambito*         27   8   7   1.77   63   0   0  12  51  22    0   91.1   80  375   20   18   8   19   4   4   83   0   0
J.R. Richard         29  18  13   2.71   38  38  19   0   0   0    4  292.1  220 1175   98   88  13   93   5   3  313  19   1
Pete Ladd            22   1   1   2.92   10   0   0   6   4   0    0   12.1    8   56    5    4   1    8   0   2    6   2   0
Joe Niekro           34  21  11   3.00   38  38  11   0   0   0    5  263.2  221 1095  102   88  17  106   1   7  119  19   0
Ken Forsch           32  11   6   3.04   26  24  10   1   1   0    2  177.2  155  700   67   60  14   33   2   0   58   0   1
George Throop        28   1   0   3.22   14   0   0  12   2   0    0   22.1   23  100   10    8   4   11   0   1   15   1   0
Rick Williams        26   4   7   3.26   31  16   2  12   3   0    2  121.1  122  508   45   44   6   29   1   2   37   0   1
Joaquin Andujar      26  12  12   3.43   46  23   8  14   9   4    0  194.0  168  825   86   74   7   82   6   2   77   5   0
Randy Niemann*       23   3   2   3.76   26   7   3  15   4   1    2   67.0   68  287   32   28   1   19   3   1   24   0   2
Vern Ruhle           28   2   6   4.07   13  10   2   3   0   0    2   66.1   64  269   33   30   9    8   0   2   33   2   0
Frank Riccelli*      26   2   2   4.09   11   2   0   6   3   0    0   22.0   22  103   11   10   0   18   0   0   20   2   0
Gordie Pladson       22   0   0   4.50    4   0   0   2   2   0    0    4.0    9   22    2    2   1    2   0   0    2   0   0
Frank LaCorte        27   1   2   5.00   12   3   0   6   3   0    0   27.0   21  114   16   15   3    9   1   0   24   1   0
Bo McLaughlin        25   1   2   5.51   12   0   0   9   3   0    0   16.1   22   76   15   10   2    4   0   0   12   1   0
Tom Dixon            24   1   2   6.66   19   1   0  12   6   0    0   25.2   39  130   23   19   2   14   1   0    9   0   0
Gary Wilson          24   0   0  12.27    6   0   0   3   3   0    0    7.1   15   42   11   10   2    6   0   0    6   1   0
Average age: 29.2
Pitcher data: *: Throws lefthanded; W: Wins; L: Losses; ERA: Earned run average; G: Games; GS: Games started; CG: Complete games; MI: Middle relief (games not started nor finished); GF: Games finished in relief; SV: Saves; SHO: Shutouts; IP: Innings pitched; H: Hits allowed; BFP: Batters faced; R: Runs allowed; ER: Earned runs; HR: Home runs allowed; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit batters; SO: Strikeouts; WP: Wild pitches; BK: Balks

Pitching Statistics (Batters' format, ordered by OBP+SLG)

Pitcher                G    AB    R    H   TB  2B  3B  HR  SH  SF  SB  CS   UW  IW  HP   SO  DP    BA   SLG   OBP   OPS   GB%
Mike Mendoza           1     3    0    0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000  66.7
Bobby Sprowl*          3    12    0    1    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2   0   0    3   1  .083  .083  .214  .298  33.3
Bert Roberge          26   102    6   20   25   3   1   0   0   1   3   5   17   0   0   13   6  .196  .245  .308  .553  60.3
J.R. Richard          38  1052   98  220  311  38   7  13  14   8  28  10   93   5   3  313  17  .209  .296  .276  .572  51.0
Pete Ladd             10    45    5    8   12   1   0   1   1   0   1   0    8   0   2    6   1  .178  .267  .327  .594  32.4
Ken Forsch            26   657   67  155  231  24   5  14   5   3   8   4   33   2   0   58  16  .236  .352  .273  .625  57.8
Joe Niekro            38   970  102  221  312  26   7  17   6   5  31   9  106   1   7  119  27  .228  .322  .308  .629  48.5
Joe Sambito*          63   340   20   80  116   6   3   8   6   2   7   3   19   4   4   83   5  .235  .341  .290  .631  40.5
Joaquin Andujar       46   720   86  168  228  27   6   7   9   6  18   4   82   6   2   77  15  .233  .317  .316  .633  55.9
Frank LaCorte         12   101   16   21   37   5   1   3   2   1   3   0    9   1   0   24   0  .208  .366  .277  .643  41.5
Rick Williams         31   468   45  122  159  15   2   6   5   3   8   3   29   1   2   37  13  .261  .340  .306  .646  51.0
Randy Niemann*        26   250   32   68   86  11   2   1   8   6   6   3   19   3   1   24   7  .272  .344  .326  .670  57.3
Frank Riccelli*       11    84   11   22   24   2   0   0   1   0   4   5   18   0   0   20   0  .262  .286  .392  .678  43.8
Vern Ruhle            13   257   33   64  109  14   2   9   2   0   3   2    8   0   2   33   5  .249  .424  .277  .701  54.3
George Throop         14    85   10   23   40   5   0   4   2   1   4   1   11   0   1   15   1  .271  .471  .357  .828  55.0
Bo McLaughlin         12    70   15   22   35   5   1   2   1   1   2   0    4   0   0   12   0  .314  .500  .347  .847  39.0
Tom Dixon             19   112   23   39   48   3   0   2   3   0   1   1   14   1   0    9   3  .348  .429  .425  .854  41.9
Gordie Pladson         4    20    2    9   13   1   0   1   0   0   0   0    2   0   0    2   1  .450  .650  .500 1.150  60.0
Gary Wilson            6    34   11   15   23   2   0   2   0   2   0   0    6   0   0    6   0  .441  .676  .500 1.176   7.4
Pitcher data (batters' format): *: Throws lefthanded; G: Games pitched; AB: At bats; R: Runs allowed; H: Hits; TB: Total bases; 2B: Doubles; 3B: Triples; HR: Home runs; RBI: Runs batted in; SH: Sacrifice hits; SF: Sacrifice flies; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught stealing; UW: Unintentional walks; IW: Intentional walks; HP: Hit by pitch; SO: Strikeouts; DP: Double plays grounded into; BA: Batting average; SLG: Slugging percentage; OBP: On base percentage; GB%: Percentage of outs on ground balls

Defensive Statistics

Catcher                 INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP   SB   CS   PB   WP    ERA   RAT   RTOT
Alan Ashby            890.2  104    1   18  105   548   57   8    5   .987   71   31    9   33   3.09    -2     -3
Bruce Bochy           355.0   36   19    5   55   198   29   7    4   .970   36   18    4   12   3.37    -1     -3
Luis Pujols           189.0   22    4    6   26   136    6   1    0   .993   20    1    5    9   3.53    -5    -32
Reggie Baldwin          8.0    0    3    0    3     3    0   0    0  1.000    0    0    0    1   0.00     0      0
Alan Knicely            5.0    0    3    0    3     2    0   0    0  1.000    0    0    0    0   0.00     0      0

First Base              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Cesar Cedeno          780.2   89    2    6   91   832   33  17   79   .981   9.97     -1     0     -2
Bob Watson            359.1   44    0   23   44   371   33   3   23   .993  10.12      2     0      6
Enos Cabell           256.2   24   27    2   51   287   21   1   20   .997  10.80      0     0      2
Art Howe               28.0    3    0    1    3    15    3   0    3  1.000   5.79      0     0     17
Dave Bergman           13.0    1    3    0    4     8    0   0    1  1.000   5.54      0     0    -46
Reggie Baldwin          8.0    1    0    0    1     7    1   0    0  1.000   9.00      0     0    -45
Jesus Alou              2.0    0    1    0    1     2    0   0    1  1.000   9.00      0     0    -60

Second Base             INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Rafael Landestoy      698.2   68   46    2  114   166  234  12   53   .971   5.15      2     1      6
Art Howe              504.1   67    1   44   68   126  188   3   33   .991   5.60      5    -1     10
Julio Gonzalez        243.0   27    5    5   32    59   89   2   16   .987   5.48      3    -1      9
Jimmy Sexton            1.2    0    2    0    2     0    1   0    0  1.000   5.40      0     0      0

Third Base              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Enos Cabell          1087.0  130    2   35  132   109  178  13   11   .957   2.38    -12    -1    -14
Art Howe              313.2   29   30    3   59    47   70   4    6   .967   3.36      2     0      7
Julio Gonzalez         28.0    2    7    2    9     2    3   0    0  1.000   1.61     -1     0    -43
Jimmy Sexton            7.0    0    4    0    4     1    0   0    0  1.000   1.29      0     0      0
Alan Knicely            3.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0    -40

Shortstop               INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG   RDP   RTOT
Craig Reynolds       1235.1  140    3   11  143   208  428  23   88   .965   4.63      8     0      8
Julio Gonzalez        138.1   15    6    4   21    31   54   3   11   .966   5.53     -1     0    -12
Jimmy Sexton           61.0    6    5    1   11    10   23   2    6   .943   4.87     -1     0    -22
Rafael Landestoy       13.0    1    2    0    3     2    3   0    1  1.000   3.46      0     0    -28

Left Field              INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Jose Cruz            1355.2  156    0   18  156   320   10  14    0   .959   2.19     15     0     13
Denny Walling          29.0    2    5    1    7     9    0   0    0  1.000   2.79      0     0     17
Terry Puhl             25.0    2    5    0    7     3    0   0    0  1.000   1.08      0     0     -5
Jesus Alou             17.0    1    4    1    5     6    0   0    0  1.000   3.18      1     0     64
Danny Heep             12.0    1    1    0    2     7    0   0    0  1.000   5.25      1     0    140
Jeffrey Leonard         8.0    0    4    0    4     3    0   0    0  1.000   3.38      0     0     45
Tom Wiedenbauer         1.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0   -240

Center Field            INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Terry Puhl            954.2  108    2    5  110   293    6   0    3  1.000   2.82      9    -1     10
Cesar Cedeno          337.0   39    2    6   41   116    2   0    0  1.000   3.15      5     1     22
Jeffrey Leonard       153.0   15    7    1   22    40    0   0    0  1.000   2.35      1    -1      1
Tom Wiedenbauer         3.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0      0

Right Field             INN   GS   DR+  DR-   G    PO    A   E   DP     FP    RF9    RNG  RARM   RTOT
Jeffrey Leonard       828.0   92    8    5  100   181    5  10    1   .949   2.02      6    -1      7
Terry Puhl            355.0   39    1    2   40    60    2   0    0  1.000   1.57      0     2      5
Denny Walling         254.2   30    5    8   35    54    2   1    0   .982   1.98      1     0      6
Tom Wiedenbauer         9.0    1    0    0    1     3    0   0    0  1.000   3.00      0     0     53
Jesus Alou              1.0    0    1    0    1     0    0   0    0   .000   0.00      0     0      0
Fielding data: INN: Innings played; GS: Games started; DR+: Games as defensive replacement; DR-: Games replaced on defense; G: Games played; PO: Putouts; A: Assists; E: Errors; DP: Double plays; FP: Fielding percentage; SB: Stolen bases; CS: Caught Stealing; PB: Passed balls; WP: Wild pitches; RF9: Plays made per 9 innings; RNG: Fielding runs above average; DP: Double play runs above average; RARM: Outfield arm runs above average; RAT: Catcher runs above average; RTOT: Total fielding runs above average per 1200 innings

Transactions
11-27-1978traded Joe Cannon, Pedro Hernandez and Mark Lemongello to Blue Jays for Alan Ashby
12-04-1978traded Don Pisker to Blue Jays for Gary Woods
12-08-1978traded Floyd Bannister to Mariners for Craig Reynolds
03-05-1979signed Brent Strom as a free agent
03-27-1979released Dan Warthen
03-27-1979sold Craig Cacek to Pirates
04-21-1979placed Tom Dixon on the disabled list
04-27-1979traded Keith Drumright (acquired 10/26/1979) to Royals for George Throop
05-12-1979activated Tom Dixon
05-14-1979placed Vern Ruhle on the disabled list
05-23-1979placed Ken Forsch on the disabled list
05-25-1979traded Bo McLaughlin to Braves for Frank LaCorte
06-13-1979traded Bob Watson to Red Sox for Pete Ladd, cash and Bobby Sprowl (acquired 6/19/1979)
06-23-1979placed Frank Riccelli on the disabled list
06-26-1979activated Ken Forsch
06-27-1979sold Jack Lazorko to Rangers
07-13-1979placed Tom Dixon on the disabled list
08-16-1979placed Bert Roberge on the disabled list
08-30-1979placed Alan Ashby on the disabled list
09-01-1979activated Vern Ruhle, Frank Riccelli and Tom Dixon
09-06-1979activated Bert Roberge
09-17-1979activated Alan Ashby
11-01-1979granted free agency to Jesus Alou
11-19-1979signed Nolan Ryan as a free agent
01-31-1980signed Joe Morgan as a free agent
02-08-1980released Tom Dixon
02-20-1980traded Reggie Baldwin to Mets for Keith Bodie
02-21-1980released Frank Riccelli


Game Log   Click on the date to view the boxscore    Home games are highlighted
                                                                                                               Opponent
   Date       D/N    Opponent                  Result        Record    Pl    GB     Att       Starter          Starter

Fri, Apr 06    N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   2-1     1-0   1.000  2    0.5   28,998    J. Richard       P. Niekro      
Sat, Apr 07    N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   6-0     2-0   1.000  2    0.5   24,325    K. Forsch        L. McWilliams  
Sun, Apr 08    D  vs Atlanta Braves            W   2-0     3-0   1.000  1   +0.5   16,501    J. Niekro        R. Matula      
Mon, Apr 09    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       L   1-2     3-1    .750  2    0.5   12,116    V. Ruhle         B. Welch       
Tue, Apr 10    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       W   2-1     4-1    .800  1   Tied   14,091    J. Richard       B. Hooton      
Wed, Apr 11    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       W  10-3     5-1    .833  1   +1.0   15,964    K. Forsch        D. Sutton      
Fri, Apr 13    N  at San Francisco Giants      L   7-8     5-2    .714  2    0.5   16,822    J. Niekro        E. Halicki     
Sat, Apr 14    D  at San Francisco Giants      L   1-2     5-3    .625  2    1.5   15,931    V. Ruhle         V. Blue        
Sun, Apr 15 1  D  at San Francisco Giants      W   4-3     6-3    .667                       J. Richard       J. Montefusco  
Sun, Apr 15 2  D  at San Francisco Giants      W   9-1     7-3    .700  1   +0.5   37,384    J. Andujar       T. Griffin     
Mon, Apr 16    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       W   4-0     8-3    .727  1   +1.0   29,092    K. Forsch        D. Sutton      
Tue, Apr 17    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       L   6-10    8-4    .667  1   +1.0   27,635    J. Niekro        A. Messersmith 
Wed, Apr 18    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       W   4-0     9-4    .692  1   +2.0   30,811    V. Ruhle         D. Rau         
Fri, Apr 20    N  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        W   5-4    10-4    .714  1   +1.5   19,834    J. Richard       B. Kison       
Sat, Apr 21    N  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        W   5-4    11-4    .733  1   +2.0   48,977    K. Forsch        B. Blyleven    
Sun, Apr 22    D  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        W   3-2    12-4    .750  1   +3.0   22,403    J. Niekro        J. Candelaria  
Wed, Apr 25    D  at Chicago Cubs              L   0-4    12-5    .706  1   +3.5    6,388    V. Ruhle         D. Lamp        
Thu, Apr 26    D  at Chicago Cubs              W   6-2    13-5    .722  1   +4.0    4,777    J. Richard       L. McGlothen   
Fri, Apr 27    N  at Pittsburgh Pirates        W   9-8    14-5    .737  1   +4.0    5,767    K. Forsch        J. Candelaria  
Sun, Apr 29    D  at Pittsburgh Pirates        L   5-10   14-6    .700  1   +3.5    7,598    J. Niekro        D. Robinson    
Mon, Apr 30    N  at St. Louis Cardinals       W   6-5    15-6    .714  1   +4.0   10,778    V. Ruhle         B. Forsch      


Tue, May 01    N  at St. Louis Cardinals       L   6-7    15-7    .682  1   +4.0    6,349    J. Richard       S. Martinez    
Wed, May 02    N  at St. Louis Cardinals       L   2-5    15-8    .652  1   +3.0    5,190    K. Forsch        J. Denny       
Thu, May 03    D  at St. Louis Cardinals       W   4-1    16-8    .667  1   +3.5    7,530    J. Niekro        P. Vuckovich   
Fri, May 04    N  at Cincinnati Reds           L   5-6    16-9    .640  1   +2.5   20,988    V. Ruhle         T. Seaver      
Sat, May 05    D  at Cincinnati Reds           L   2-6    16-10   .615  1   +1.5   25,044    J. Andujar       T. Hume        
Sun, May 06 1  N  at Cincinnati Reds           L   5-17   16-11   .593                       J. Richard       B. Bonham      
Sun, May 06 2  D  at Cincinnati Reds           W   8-2    17-11   .607  1   +1.5   33,618    F. Riccelli      F. Norman      
Tue, May 08    N  vs St. Louis Cardinals       L   1-4    17-12   .586  1   +0.5   15,645    K. Forsch        P. Vuckovich   
Wed, May 09    N  vs St. Louis Cardinals       W   5-4    18-12   .600  1   +0.5   11,566    J. Niekro        J. Denny       
Thu, May 10    N  vs St. Louis Cardinals       L   1-3    18-13   .581  1   +0.5   15,420    J. Richard       B. Sykes       
Fri, May 11    N  vs Chicago Cubs              L   3-5    18-14   .562  2    0.5   14,715    F. Riccelli      R. Reuschel    
Sat, May 12 1  N  vs Chicago Cubs              W  11-3    19-14   .576                       K. Forsch        L. McGlothen   
Sat, May 12 2  N  vs Chicago Cubs              L   0-2    19-15   .559  1   Tied   35,997    R. Williams      K. Holtzman    
Sun, May 13    D  vs Chicago Cubs              W   3-0    20-15   .571  1   Tied   13,604    J. Niekro        M. Krukow      
Tue, May 15    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   1-8    20-16   .556  2    0.5   13,196    J. Richard       P. Nastu       
Wed, May 16    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   4-8    20-17   .541  2    1.5   10,094    R. Williams      B. Knepper     
Thu, May 17    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   0-3    20-18   .526  2    2.0   10,626    K. Forsch        E. Halicki     
Fri, May 18    N  vs San Diego Padres          W   3-2    21-18   .538  2    2.0    9,445    J. Niekro        B. Owchinko    
Sat, May 19    N  vs San Diego Padres          L   2-4    21-19   .525  2    3.0   18,494    J. Richard       R. Jones       
Sun, May 20 1  D  vs San Diego Padres          W   1-0    22-19   .537                       R. Williams      G. Perry       
Sun, May 20 2  D  vs San Diego Padres          W   6-3    23-19   .548  2    1.5   15,039    R. Niemann       M. Lolich      
Mon, May 21    N  at Atlanta Braves            L   5-7    23-20   .535  2    2.0    1,988    T. Dixon         P. Niekro      
Tue, May 22    N  at Atlanta Braves            W   4-1    24-20   .545  2    1.0    5,091    J. Niekro        M. Mahler      
Wed, May 23    N  at Atlanta Braves            L   5-6    24-21   .533  2    2.0    1,623    J. Richard       T. Brizzolara  
Fri, May 25    N  at San Diego Padres          L   1-2    24-22   .522  3    1.5   15,289    R. Williams      G. Perry       
Sat, May 26    N  at San Diego Padres          W   9-0    25-22   .532  3    1.5   27,331    J. Niekro        M. Lolich      
Sun, May 27    D  at San Diego Padres          W   4-2    26-22   .542  2    0.5   17,199    J. Richard       E. Rasmussen   
Mon, May 28    N  at San Diego Padres          L   4-5    26-23   .531  2    1.5   14,728    J. Andujar       R. Jones       
Tue, May 29    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   2-1    27-23   .540  2    0.5   17,458    R. Niemann       P. Moskau      
Wed, May 30    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   6-3    28-23   .549  1   +0.5   21,757    J. Niekro        T. Seaver      
Thu, May 31    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   3-0    29-23   .558  1   +1.5   25,453    R. Williams      F. Norman      


Fri, Jun 01    N  vs Montreal Expos            W   3-2    30-23   .566  1   +1.5   14,346    J. Richard       R. Grimsley    
Sat, Jun 02    N  vs Montreal Expos            W   2-1    31-23   .574  1   +1.5   43,893    J. Andujar       D. Schatzeder  
Sun, Jun 03    N  vs Montreal Expos            W   5-4    32-23   .582  1   +2.0   33,821    J. Niekro        S. Rogers      
Mon, Jun 04    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     W   3-0    33-23   .589  1   +3.0   19,062    R. Niemann       L. Christenson 
Tue, Jun 05    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     L   0-8    33-24   .579  1   +2.0   28,244    R. Williams      S. Carlton     
Wed, Jun 06    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     W   4-3    34-24   .586  1   +3.0   28,955    J. Richard       R. Lerch       
Fri, Jun 08    N  at New York Mets             W   5-0    35-24   .593  1   +3.0   12,196    J. Niekro        P. Zachry      
Sat, Jun 09    D  at New York Mets             L   0-4    35-25   .583  1   +2.0   10,499    J. Andujar       C. Swan        
Sun, Jun 10    D  at New York Mets             W   5-3    36-25   .590  1   +2.0   15,879    R. Niemann       K. Kobel       
Mon, Jun 11    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     L   2-4    36-26   .581  1   +2.0   31,085    J. Richard       R. Lerch       
Tue, Jun 12    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     L   0-4    36-27   .571  1   +2.0   34,177    R. Williams      N. Espinosa    
Wed, Jun 13    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     W   4-3    37-27   .578  1   +2.0   33,627    J. Niekro        D. Ruthven     
Fri, Jun 15    N  at Montreal Expos            W   2-1    38-27   .585  1   +2.0   28,786    J. Andujar       S. Sanderson   
Sat, Jun 16    N  at Montreal Expos            L   2-4    38-28   .576  1   +2.0   24,336    J. Richard       R. Grimsley    
Sun, Jun 17    D  at Montreal Expos            L   3-19   38-29   .567  1   +2.0   30,245    J. Niekro        D. Schatzeder  
Mon, Jun 18    N  vs New York Mets             W   3-2    39-29   .574  1   +2.0   14,076    R. Williams      D. Ellis       
Tue, Jun 19    N  vs New York Mets             W   3-1    40-29   .580  1   +3.0   14,036    J. Andujar       A. Hassler     
Wed, Jun 20    N  vs New York Mets             W   5-4    41-29   .586  1   +4.0   15,946    J. Richard       C. Swan        
Fri, Jun 22    N  vs San Diego Padres          W   2-1    42-29   .592  1   +5.0   30,954    J. Niekro        B. Shirley     
Sat, Jun 23    N  vs San Diego Padres          W   3-2    43-29   .597  1   +6.0   41,429    R. Williams      R. Jones       
Sun, Jun 24    D  vs San Diego Padres          W   4-1    44-29   .603  1   +6.0   19,315    J. Andujar       E. Rasmussen   
Mon, Jun 25 1  N  vs Cincinnati Reds           L   1-2    44-30   .595                       J. Richard       T. Seaver      
Mon, Jun 25 2  N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   4-0    45-30   .600  1   +6.0   46,313    R. Niemann       M. LaCoss      
Tue, Jun 26    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   6-5    46-30   .605  1   +7.0   37,114    J. Niekro        P. Moskau      
Wed, Jun 27    N  at San Francisco Giants      L   3-6    46-31   .597  1   +6.0   11,563    K. Forsch        P. Nastu       
Thu, Jun 28    N  at San Francisco Giants      W   6-5    47-31   .603  1   +6.0   15,624    R. Williams      E. Halicki     
Fri, Jun 29    N  at San Diego Padres          W   4-1    48-31   .608  1   +7.0   41,822    J. Andujar       G. Perry       
Sat, Jun 30    N  at San Diego Padres          W   3-0    49-31   .613  1   +7.0   20,154    J. Richard       B. Shirley     


Sun, Jul 01    D  at San Diego Padres          W   4-1    50-31   .617  1   +8.5   11,615    J. Niekro        R. Jones       
Tue, Jul 03    N  at Cincinnati Reds           W   3-2    51-31   .622  1   +9.5   36,787    K. Forsch        F. Norman      
Wed, Jul 04    D  at Cincinnati Reds           W   3-2    52-31   .627  1  +10.5   25,713    J. Andujar       B. Bonham      
Thu, Jul 05    N  at Cincinnati Reds           L   4-5    52-32   .619  1   +9.5   28,249    J. Richard       T. Seaver      
Fri, Jul 06    D  at Chicago Cubs              W   4-2    53-32   .624  1   +9.5   25,612    J. Niekro        L. McGlothen   
Sat, Jul 07 1  D  at Chicago Cubs              L   0-6    53-33   .616                       R. Williams      K. Holtzman    
Sat, Jul 07 2  D  at Chicago Cubs              L   3-8    53-34   .609  1   +8.0   36,135    R. Niemann       D. Lamp        
Sun, Jul 08    D  at Chicago Cubs              L   0-10   53-35   .602  1   +7.5   37,614    K. Forsch        M. Krukow      
Tue, Jul 10    N  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        L   3-4    53-36   .596  1   +7.0   31,341    J. Andujar       J. Bibby       
Wed, Jul 11    N  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        L   1-5    53-37   .589  1   +6.0   25,330    J. Richard       B. Kison       
Thu, Jul 12    N  vs Pittsburgh Pirates        L   3-5    53-38   .582  1   +6.0   22,956    J. Niekro        B. Blyleven    
Fri, Jul 13    N  vs St. Louis Cardinals       L   0-1    53-39   .576  1   +6.0   26,041    K. Forsch        S. Martinez    
Sat, Jul 14    N  vs St. Louis Cardinals       W   3-2    54-39   .581  1   +7.0   45,834    J. Andujar       P. Vuckovich   
Sun, Jul 15    D  vs St. Louis Cardinals       L   1-3    54-40   .574  1   +6.0   41,601    J. Richard       J. Fulgham     
Thu, Jul 19 1  N  at Pittsburgh Pirates        L   5-9    54-41   .568                       K. Forsch        B. Blyleven    
Thu, Jul 19 2  N  at Pittsburgh Pirates        L   2-4    54-42   .562  1   +4.5   33,464    J. Niekro        B. Kison       
Fri, Jul 20    N  at Pittsburgh Pirates        L   3-9    54-43   .557  1   +3.5   23,585    J. Richard       J. Candelaria  
Sat, Jul 21    D  at Pittsburgh Pirates        L   5-6    54-44   .551  1   +3.5   19,570    J. Andujar       D. Roberts     
Sun, Jul 22    D  at St. Louis Cardinals       W   7-6    55-44   .556  1   +4.0   27,973    R. Niemann       B. Forsch      
Mon, Jul 23    N  at St. Louis Cardinals       W   3-2    56-44   .560  1   +5.0   18,075    J. Niekro        J. Fulgham     
Tue, Jul 24    N  vs Chicago Cubs              W   6-1    57-44   .564  1   +5.0   28,431    K. Forsch        D. Lamp        
Wed, Jul 25    N  vs Chicago Cubs              W   6-4    58-44   .569  1   +5.0   21,910    J. Richard       R. Reuschel    
Thu, Jul 26    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       L   5-6    58-45   .563  1   +4.0   26,834    J. Andujar       D. Sutton      
Fri, Jul 27    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       L   7-11   58-46   .558  1   +3.0   39,071    J. Niekro        C. Hough       
Sat, Jul 28    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       W   5-2    59-46   .562  1   +3.5   39,747    K. Forsch        J. Reuss       
Sun, Jul 29    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       W   4-3    60-46   .566  1   +3.5   46,754    J. Richard       B. Hooton      
Mon, Jul 30    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   0-8    60-47   .561  1   +2.5   18,995    J. Andujar       B. Knepper     
Tue, Jul 31    N  vs San Francisco Giants      W   6-4    61-47   .565  1   +3.5   18,047    J. Niekro        E. Whitson     


Wed, Aug 01    N  vs San Francisco Giants      W   5-4    62-47   .569  1   +3.5   21,207    K. Forsch        V. Blue        
Fri, Aug 03    N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   4-1    63-47   .573  1   +4.5   20,716    J. Richard       R. Matula      
Sat, Aug 04 1  N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   4-3    64-47   .577                       J. Andujar       P. Hanna       
Sat, Aug 04 2  N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   6-2    65-47   .580  1   +5.0   45,110    F. LaCorte       P. Niekro      
Sun, Aug 05    N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   3-2    66-47   .584  1   +5.0   35,399    J. Niekro        E. Solomon     
Tue, Aug 07    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       L   8-10   66-48   .579  1   +4.5   34,538    K. Forsch        J. Reuss       
Wed, Aug 08    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       W   4-1    67-48   .583  1   +4.5   41,584    J. Richard       B. Hooton      
Thu, Aug 09    D  at Los Angeles Dodgers       L   3-4    67-49   .578  1   +3.5   30,973    J. Andujar       R. Sutcliffe   
Fri, Aug 10    N  at Atlanta Braves            W   2-1    68-49   .581  1   +4.5   10,394    J. Niekro        E. Solomon     
Sun, Aug 12    N  at Atlanta Braves            L   2-3    68-50   .576  1   +4.0    7,557    R. Williams      P. Niekro      
Mon, Aug 13    N  vs Montreal Expos            W   4-1    69-50   .580  1   +4.5   21,011    J. Richard       S. Rogers      
Tue, Aug 14    N  vs Montreal Expos            W   2-1    70-50   .583  1   +4.5   21,871    J. Andujar       B. Lee         
Wed, Aug 15    N  vs Montreal Expos            L   0-3    70-51   .579  1   +4.5   24,885    J. Niekro        D. Schatzeder  
Fri, Aug 17    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     L   2-5    70-52   .574  1   +3.5   33,782    F. LaCorte       R. Lerch       
Sat, Aug 18    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     L   0-1    70-53   .569  1   +2.5   37,735    J. Richard       L. Christenson 
Sun, Aug 19    N  vs Philadelphia Phillies     L   2-3    70-54   .565  1   +1.5   30,631    J. Andujar       S. Carlton     
Mon, Aug 20    N  at New York Mets             W   8-1    71-54   .568  1   +2.5   10,922    J. Niekro        C. Swan        
Tue, Aug 21    N  at New York Mets             L   0-5    71-55   .563  1   +1.5    9,337    F. LaCorte       P. Falcone     
Wed, Aug 22    D  at New York Mets             W   3-1    72-55   .567  1   +1.5   10,477    J. Richard       K. Kobel       
Fri, Aug 24    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     L   3-5    72-56   .562  1   +0.5   32,124    J. Andujar       S. Carlton     
Sat, Aug 25    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     W   3-1    73-56   .566  1   +0.5   43,109    J. Niekro        N. Espinosa    
Sun, Aug 26    N  at Philadelphia Phillies     W   4-1    74-56   .569  1   +0.5   32,559    R. Williams      R. Lerch       
Mon, Aug 27    N  at Montreal Expos            W   3-0    75-56   .573  1   +0.5   30,410    J. Richard       R. May         
Tue, Aug 28    N  at Montreal Expos            L   6-7    75-57   .568  2    0.5   30,513    J. Andujar       S. Rogers      
Wed, Aug 29    N  at Montreal Expos            L   3-5    75-58   .564  2    1.5   25,064    J. Niekro        B. Lee         
Fri, Aug 31    N  vs New York Mets             W   2-0    76-58   .567  2    0.5   19,883    K. Forsch        C. Swan        


Sat, Sep 01    N  vs New York Mets             W   3-1    77-58   .570  1   +0.5   23,573    J. Richard       P. Falcone     
Sun, Sep 02    D  vs New York Mets             L   4-5    77-59   .566  1   +0.5   14,215    J. Andujar       K. Kobel       
Mon, Sep 03    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       L   0-1    77-60   .562  2    0.5   19,280    J. Niekro        J. Reuss       
Tue, Sep 04    N  vs Los Angeles Dodgers       W   9-4    78-60   .565  1   +0.5   14,404    R. Williams      B. Hooton      
Wed, Sep 05    N  vs San Diego Padres          W   4-3    79-60   .568  1   +0.5   12,592    K. Forsch        R. Jones       
Thu, Sep 06    N  vs San Diego Padres          W   2-0    80-60   .571  1   +0.5   12,416    J. Richard       B. Owchinko    
Fri, Sep 07    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   2-9    80-61   .567  1   +0.5   23,723    J. Andujar       V. Blue        
Sat, Sep 08    N  vs San Francisco Giants      L   1-2    80-62   .563  2    0.5   32,300    J. Niekro        E. Whitson     
Sun, Sep 09    D  vs San Francisco Giants      W   4-1    81-62   .566  1   +0.5   11,570    V. Ruhle         E. Halicki     
Tue, Sep 11    N  at Cincinnati Reds           L   8-9    81-63   .562  2    0.5   40,574    J. Richard       T. Seaver      
Wed, Sep 12    N  at Cincinnati Reds           L   4-7    81-64   .559  2    1.5   42,035    J. Niekro        M. LaCoss      
Fri, Sep 14    N  at San Francisco Giants      W   7-0    82-64   .562  2    0.5    7,817    V. Ruhle         E. Halicki     
Sat, Sep 15    D  at San Francisco Giants      L   3-5    82-65   .558  2    1.5    9,795    K. Forsch        B. Knepper     
Sun, Sep 16    D  at San Francisco Giants      L   1-2    82-66   .554  2    2.5   12,077    J. Richard       J. Montefusco  
Mon, Sep 17    N  at San Diego Padres          W   1-0    83-66   .557  2    1.5    9,452    J. Niekro        B. Owchinko    
Tue, Sep 18    N  at San Diego Padres          L   0-4    83-67   .553  2    1.5    6,349    R. Williams      E. Rasmussen   
Wed, Sep 19    N  vs Atlanta Braves            L   5-6    83-68   .550  2    2.5   11,369    V. Ruhle         L. McWilliams  
Thu, Sep 20    N  vs Atlanta Braves            W   7-1    84-68   .553  2    2.5   22,584    K. Forsch        T. Boggs       
Fri, Sep 21    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   3-2    85-68   .556  2    1.5   44,975    J. Richard       T. Seaver      
Sat, Sep 22    N  vs Cincinnati Reds           W   4-1    86-68   .558  2    0.5   46,037    J. Niekro        M. LaCoss      
Sun, Sep 23    D  vs Cincinnati Reds           L   1-7    86-69   .555  2    1.5   42,067    V. Ruhle         F. Pastore     
Mon, Sep 24 1  N  at Atlanta Braves            L   4-5    86-70   .551                       K. Forsch        L. McWilliams  
Mon, Sep 24 2  N  at Atlanta Braves            L   1-8    86-71   .548  2    2.5    2,321    R. Williams      E. Solomon     
Tue, Sep 25    N  at Atlanta Braves            W   8-0    87-71   .551  2    1.5    1,737    J. Richard       T. Boggs       
Wed, Sep 26    N  at Atlanta Braves            L   4-9    87-72   .547  2    2.5    2,248    J. Niekro        P. Niekro      
Fri, Sep 28    N  at Los Angeles Dodgers       L   5-6    87-73   .544  2    3.5   27,719    K. Forsch        C. Hough       
Sat, Sep 29    D  at Los Angeles Dodgers       W   3-0    88-73   .547  2    2.5   20,647    J. Richard       J. Reuss       
Sun, Sep 30    D  at Los Angeles Dodgers       W   3-2    89-73   .549  2    1.5   46,741    J. Niekro        R. Sutcliffe   

* Attendance counts are based on figures announced in boxscores.


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