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x-Arlington9465.591-7577461152-2642-3915-1519-1447-296-4W 2
Seattle (E)8574.53597536945943-3542-3919-1316-1837-366-4W 2
Houston (E)8376.522117196863343-3840-3815-1817-1640-335-5L 1
Anaheim (E)7287.45322702722-2038-4034-4713-2117-1533-407-3W 3
Oakland (E)6792.42127640746-10634-4733-4516-1717-1627-461-9L 4

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No Playoffs. You Mad, Bro?
added 09/30/2016 by Greg Thurston
A message to Astros fans who are angry about missing the playoffs

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September 30 - This Date in Astros History
September 30 - This Date in Astros History
September 30

2007 - Amidst standing ovations, hugs and tributes, Craig Biggio closes out his 20-year career in a 3-0 shutout of Atlanta. His first inning double is the 3,060th hit of his career, making him 20th on the all-time list. It's also the 668th two-bagger, finishing fifth all time. It keys a three-run first which is all Felipe Paulino and three relievers need to finish the season at 73-89. A Minute Maid Park record crowd of 43,823 attend.
2000 - Jeff Bagwell goes deep off Everett Stull for his 47th home run of the year, besting his own club record. The Astros hold on to nip the Brewers, 7-6. Keith Ginter and Lance Berkman also homer.
1979 - Joe Niekro becomes the first 21-game winner in club history with a 3-2 triumph over the Dodgers. An eighth-inning sacrifice fly by Danny Heep plates the game-winner. The Astros finish with a best-to-date 89 wins but fall 1-1/2 games short of Cincinnati for the N.L. West title.
1969 - Tommy Davis and Norm Miller homer in a 6-3 triumph at Dodger Stadium. Denny Lemaster goes the distance and strikes out eleven while scattering four hits . The Astros reach 81 wins and, for the first time in their history, experience a non-losing season.
1966 - 20-year-old Larry Dierker takes a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Mets but he loses it all, 1-0. A double by Eddie Bressoud and an infield hit by Ron Hunt break up the gem.

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Date      Opp      Result
9/01      off        --
9/02     @TEX     L 10-8
9/03     @TEX*    L 12-4
9/04     @TEX*     W 7-6
9/05     @CLE      W 6-2
9/06     @CLE      W 4-3
9/07     @CLE      L 6-5
9/08     @CLE*    L 10-7
9/09      CHI      L 2-0
9/10      CHI*     W 2-1
9/11      CHI*     L 9-5
9/12      TEX      L 4-3
9/13      TEX      L 3-2
9/14      TEX      W 8-4
9/15      off        --
9/16     @SEA      W 6-0
9/17     @SEA      W 2-1
9/18     @SEA*     L 7-3
9/19     @OAK      W 4-2
9/20     @OAK      W 2-1
9/21     @OAK*     W 6-5
9/22      ANA      L 2-0
9/23      ANA     L 10-6
9/24      ANA     L 10-4
9/25      ANA*     W 4-1
9/26      SEA      L 4-3
9/27      SEA      W 8-4
9/28      SEA*    L 12-4
9/29      off        --
9/30     @ANA       ----
10/1     @ANA       ----
10/2     @ANA       ----
* - day game.

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June record:   18-8
July record:   13-12
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Houston Astros recap - 09/29/16 - Mariners Run Astros' Season Aground, 12-4
Mariners Run Astros' Season Aground, 12-4

Fister: Long winter ahead
(c) Associated Press
Except to mathematicians, the Astros season ended ingloriously Wednesday afternoon in a 12-4 trouncing at the hands of the Seattle Mariners that all but secured a third-place finish in the AL West and also-ran status in the playoff hunt. True, three games in Anaheim remain but one can't expect a club that just endured a 2-5 homestand to sweep an Angels team on the road which just beat them three-out-of-four at home.

Their fate was sealed with the decision to start Doug Fister for the home finale. As nice a free agent pickup as it was, something is clearly wrong with a pitcher who has been roughed up every time he's pitched this month. Not sure what it accomplished for either the Astros or Fister's hopes of a nice free agent contract this winter to watch him get torched yet again.

Fister allowed five runs in just 1-1/3rd innings Wednesday, including a three-run homer to Robinson Cano in the first, meaning Fister ended the season on an 0-5 note personally with the Astros losing all of his last seven starts - none of which he threw beyond five innings.

Putting the offense in that big a hole to start was the key to defeat. Home runs by club leaders George Springer (his 29th) and Evan Gattis (his 32nd) weren't enough to offset the deficit before 21,187 midday fans.

With the short start, manager A.J. Hinch chose to empty the back of the bullpen with six relievers appearing, allowing seven more tallies. Only Tony Sipp and Brady Rodgers came through without giving up a run.

Historians will note the end to Tal's Hill and the end to Bill Brown's 30-years of broadcasting Astros games, but little else.

A Thursday travel day will precede the final weekend in Disneyland. Brad Peacock (0-0) will get his second crack at winless Daniel Wright (0-5) in the 9:05 Central Friday opener in Lalaland.

- Bob Hulsey

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