2009 Houston Astros season

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2009 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 74–88 (.457)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
Manager(s) Cecil Cooper, Dave Clark (interim)
Local television FSN Houston
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio KTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Brett Dolan, Dave Raymond)
KLAT (Spanish)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The Houston Astros' 2009 season is the 48th season for the franchise in the National League in Houston, Texas and their 10th season at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros are attempting to win the NL Central for the fifth time (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001) and the National League Championship Series for the second time (2005).

Regular season[edit]

April[edit]

The Astros lost their season opening series against the Cubs, their one win coming off of former Cincinnati Red Jeff Keppinger's tenth inning RBI single in his first at bat with the club.[1] They were then swept by the Cardinals in St. Louis in a three game series, giving up 19 runs while only being able to score 5 runs. The team then traveled to Pittsburgh where they lost the first game 0-7.[2] The next day, Mike Hampton won his second start of his second stint with the franchise with an 8 strikeout, 6 inning outing for the win over the Pirates.[3] Lance Berkman's 6th inning 3 run home run helped the Astros win the third game of the series against the Pirates. The Astros then returned home to Minute Maid Park, where they had three good outings against the Reds by ace Roy Oswalt, journeyman Wandy Rodríguez and Triple-A Round Rock call-up Felipe Paulino. José Valverde gave up a 2 run home run in the top of the ninth inning to Ramón Hernández for the loss in Oswalt's game on April 17,[4] Rodriguez's got the win with a strong offensive outing by the Astros led by Geoff Blum with 3 RBIs on April 18,[5] and Geoff Geary gave up a two-run double to Micah Owings in the top of the seventh inning for the loss in Paulino's game on April 19.[6] In the fourth game of the series, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee's back to back solo shot home runs were not enough to beat the Red's Edwin Encarnación's 2 RBI single and Joey Votto's 2 RBI double to give the Red's the series, 3-1.[7] The Houston Astros are an even 451 wins and 451 losses to the Chicago Cubs

Season standings[edit]

NL Central
W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 91 71 .562 46–35 45–36
Chicago Cubs 83 78 .516 46–34 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 80 82 .494 11 40–41 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 .481 13 40–41 38–43
Houston Astros 74 88 .457 17 44–37 30–51
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 99 .385 28½ 40–41 22–58


4. Houston Astros 73-89 18 .451 43-38 30-51

Record vs. opponents[edit]

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



Game log[edit]

2009 Game Log

Roster[edit]

2009 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Marc Bombard
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Luis Pujols
A Lancaster JetHawks California League Wes Clements
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Tom Lawless
Short-Season A Tri-City ValleyCats New York-Penn League Jim Pankovits
Rookie Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Rodney Linares
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Omar Lopéz

References[edit]

External links[edit]