Moises Alou - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 11, 1997:Traded Oscar Henriquez(P), Manuel Barrios(P), and Mark Johnson(P) to Fla-N for Moises Alou(OF). Fla-N received Johnson on Dec 16.
Nov 5, 2001:Granted free agency to Moises Alou(OF), who signed with Chi-N on Dec 19

This Date in Astros History

Nov 11, 1997:Outfielder Moises Alou is acquired for pitchers Oscar Henriquez, Manny Barrios and Mark Johnson. Alou's four seasons in Houston are marked with superb play and controversy. In three of those years, he averages 31 homers, 115 RBIs and a .331 batting average. In the other year, he misses the entire season with a knee injury that leaves others questioning his commitment to the team.
Apr 1, 1998:A passed ball lets in the winning run as Houston rallies for two in the eighth to topple San Francisco, 7-6. Moises Alou belts his first homer of the season and Craig Biggio swipes three bases.
Apr 26, 1998:Former Expos Sean Berry and Moises Alou lead a 15-0 thrashing in Montreal. Alou homers and drives in five runs while Berry and Richard Hidalgo each deliver four hits. Derek Bell also belts a home run. Sean Bergman is the beneficiary as Houston tallies in six of the nine frames.
Apr 27, 1998:Tony Eusebio's double caps a three-run ninth-inning rally that stuns the Mets, 4-3. Sacrifice flies by Moises Alou and Ricky Gutierrez precede the game-winner. C.J. Nitkowski picks up the victory.
Apr 28, 1998:Sean Berry singles home Tim Bogar in the tenth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Mets. Moises Alou's two-run single off John Franco in the ninth sets the stage for Berry's heroics.
Jun 30, 1998:Jeff Bagwell and Moises Alou each belt a pair of homers and drive in four as the Astros sink the White Sox, 17-2, at the Astrodome. Their first homers go back-to-back off Jamie Navarro. The bats are working so well that Dave Clark can contribute a two-run double.
Jul 1, 1998:Sean Berry raps four hits, including a homer, to pace a 10-4 triumph over the Chicago White Sox. Jeff Bagwell and Moises Alou also go deep. Houston plays "deuces wild", scoring two runs in five separate innings to complete the scoring.
Jul 23, 1998:Down 6-0 in Los Angeles after the first inning, Houston rallies for five in the eighth to tie the game then tallies twice more in the tenth for an 8-6 comeback win. Moises Alou's two-run homer leads the charge. Ricky Gutierrez draws a bases-loaded walk for the game-winner then Derek Bell singles home an insurance run.
Aug 7, 1998:Randy Johnson makes his Astro home debut a triumphant one, blanking the Phillies, 9-0, on a five-hitter. He fans eight and walks just one. Jeff Bagwell provides the run support with two homers and five RBIs. Moises Alou also goes deep.
Aug 22, 1998:Moises Alou goes 4-for-5 with a home run to lead Houston past the Cubs, 8-3. Bill Spiers and Craig Biggio also go deep. Randy Johnson fans nine over seven innings to get his fourth win in three weeks.
Aug 24, 1998:Carl Everett launches a three-run bomb to cap a five-RBI performance as Houston slaps the Cubs, 12-3 to sweep the series. The victory pushes the Astros lead in the NL Central to 10-1/2 games over Chicago. Craig Biggio and Moises Alou join Everett in the home run derby. Shane Reynolds picks up his 16th win.
Feb 19, 1999:Astros General Manager Gerry Hunsicker announces that outfielder Moises Alou has suffered a knee injury while working out in the Dominican Republic. While initial reports are optimistic, Alou is lost for the entire season. Alou claims he hurt the knee while running on a treadmill but management expresses some skepticism.
Jun 14, 2000:Moises Alou, Richard Hidalgo and Tony Eusebio drill back-to-back-to back homers during an 8-4 win in Colorado. Alou's is his second of the night off Pedro Astacio. Stan Belinda relieves and is greeted with the next two bombs. Jeff Bagwell also goes deep.
Jul 9, 2000:Jose Lima snaps a personal 13-game losing streak with a 9-6 victory over Kansas City. Lance Berkman powers two homers and drives in four while Bill Spiers spanks two doubles and a triple. Moises Alou also goes deep.
Aug 11, 2000:Houston snaps a 2-2 tie with five runs in the ninth to flog the Phillies, 7-2, at Veterans Stadium. Lance Berkman doubles twice and drives in four. Moises Alou adds three hits, including a homer.
Aug 13, 2000:Jeff Bagwell drives in seven to tie a club record as Houston smashes the Phillies, 14-7. Bagwell and Moises Alou both homer twice. Chris Truby and Richard Hidalgo also go deep. Bagwell has a four-hit afternoon to pace a 19-hit assault.
Aug 14, 2000:Moises Alou slams two home runs and drives in five during a 16-2 bombardment of Pittsburgh. Tony Eusebio and Tim Bogar both have four-hit nights. Chris Holt scatters five hits in a complete-game effort.
Aug 16, 2000:Six different Astros belt home runs and they'll need all of them to outlast Pittsburgh, 11-10. Lance Berkman, Jeff Bagwell, Chris Truby, Moises Alou, Tim Bogar and Julio Lugo play long ball to build an 11-2 lead but no lead is safe at Enron Field. The Bucs storm back with eight runs in the last two frames before Octavio Dotel can coax the final out.
Sep 15, 2000:Chris Truby drives in five runs while Moises Alou plates four to pace a 16-7 massacre of the Pirates. Both go deep in the contest. Truby also adds a double and a triple. Brian Powell wins in relief.
Apr 24, 2001:Moises Alou bangs two home runs among his four hits as Houston pounds the Braves, 11-6. Tony Eusebio adds a homer and three RBIs.
May 2, 2001:Lance Berkman and Moises Alou slug back-to-back home runs in the tenth inning then hold on to nip the Mets, 6-5. Solo shots are the order of the day as Alou, Craig Biggio and Daryle Ward go yard in the eighth inning as well. Carlos Alfonso and Jay Payton play long ball for New York.
Jun 8, 2001:Houston wins the first-ever in-season meeting with the Texas Rangers, 5-4, at The Ballpark in Arlington. DH Moises Alou is the hero with a solo blast off Tim Crabtree in the 11th for the winning run.
Jul 8, 2001:Scott Elarton is ejected after he hits the first batter and misses a 14-5 thrashing by the Astros in Kansas City. After Craig Biggio and Julio Lugo are plunked to start the game, umpires warn both teams. After Elarton hits Rey Sanchez with his fifth pitch of the day, he and skipper Larry Dierker get the thumb. Jeff Bagwell and Mendy Lopez bash three-run homers in the game. Lance Berkman (.365) and Moises Alou (.362) take the league's top two batting averages into the All-Star break.
Jul 18, 2001:Jeff Bagwell hits for the cycle during a 17-11 slugfest over St. Louis at Enron Field. Bagwell's three-run homer is the crowning blow in an eight-run fifth after the Cardinals tallied six in the top half of the frame. Bagwell also doubles in the inning and triples in the seventh for the milestone. Moises Alou, Brad Ausmus and Craig Biggio leave the yard as well.
Aug 2, 2001:Orlando Merced cracks a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Mets then Moises Alou finishes the job in the tenth with an infield hit that scores Craig Biggio for a 4-3 triumph. Mike Williams, newly acquired from Pittsburgh, takes the win in relief.
Aug 18, 2001:Carlos Hernandez fires a masterful two-hit shutout over seven innings in his big league debut to snuff the Pirates, 3-0. Hernandez strikes out seven. Octavio Dotel tosses two perfect innings for the save. Moises Alou and Richard Hidalgo drive in runs while Jeff Bagwell steals home in the first inning.
Sep 18, 2001:In their first game since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Astros stun Robb Nen with two runs in the ninth to edge the Giants, 3-2. Jeff Bagwell's triple chases home Adam Everett before Moises Alou's sacrifice fly breaks the tie. Mike Williams wins in relief while Billy Wagner notches his 37th save.