Geoff Blum - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Mar 12, 2002:Traded Chris Truby(IF) to Mon-N for Geoff Blum(IF)
Dec 14, 2003:Traded Geoff Blum(IF) to TB-A for Brandon Backe(P)
Nov 20, 2007:Signed Geoff Blum (IF) as a free agent.

This Date in Astros History

Mar 12, 2002:Astros deal third baseman Chris Truby to Montreal for infielder Geoff Blum. Since the Expos were purchased by Major League Baseball during the winter and is technically run by them, this makes the first trade by the sport itself on behalf of one of their clubs. Blum would bat .272 with 20 homers during two seasons in Houston.
May 13, 2002:Geoff Blum pounds three doubles and drives in five to spark a 17-3 victory over Philadelphia at Astros Field. Seven players have multi-hit games in the 20-hit attack. Amazingly, Houston does all the damage without hitting a home run.
Jul 30, 2002:Geoff Blum and Brad Ausmus combine for eight hits, two homers and nine RBIs to pace a 16-3 shelling of the Mets. Unlike the similar massacre at Shea in 1969, the Astros strike early and often, capped by a seven-run fifth inning. Blum comes up one base shy of a cycle. Kirk Saarloos is the easy victor.
Apr 1, 2003:Former N.L. MVP Jeff Kent homers in his first at bat as a Houston Astro, leading a 10-4 mauling of the Rockies. Jeff Bagwell tops that with two home runs while Geoff Blum goes deep and drives in three. Roy Oswalt survives a shaky start for the victory.
Jul 10, 2003:Houston explodes for nine runs in the first inning (a franchise record) and coasts to an 11-2 blast over Cincinnati, completing a four-game sweep. Geoff Blum gets two hits and two RBIs in the opening frame. Craig Biggio becomes the 40th player in major league history to reach 500 doubles in his career. Richard Hidalgo drives in four as the Astros extend their lead in the weak Central Division to two games, even though they are just five games above the .500 mark.
Oct 25, 2005:Ex-Astro Geoff Blum breaks Houston's heart with a 14th-inning homer off Ezequiel Astacio to win the longest game in World Series history for the White Sox, 7-5, to take a 3-0 lead over the Astros in the first Series game held on Texas soil. Roy Oswalt loses an early 4-0 lead but the Astros tie it in the eighth on Jason Lane's double. Houston squanders numerous other chances to score (aided by a dozen walks) until Blum decides the outcome.
Jul 27, 2008:Geoff Blum smacks two homers and Brad Ausmus goes 4-for-4 to lead Houston out of the division cellar in an 11-6 win at Milwaukee. Randy Wolf makes his Astros debut but can't last long enough to qualify for the victory. Chris Sampson claims it in relief.
Aug 2, 2008:Mark Loretta and Hunter Pence crash into New York catcher Ramon Castro at almost the same time, scoring the tying runs in the bottom of the ninth. Geoff Blum has the single off ex-Astro Billy Wagner that brought the runs home. In the tenth, Darin Erstad's liner to left allows Lance Berkman to tag up and score the winning run in a 5-4 thriller.
May 13, 2009:Every person in the Astros' starting lineup, including pitcher Mike Hampton, has a multi-hit game in the 15-11 victory over Colorado at Coors Field. Lance Berkman led the 24-hit attack (one shy of the club record) with a 4-for-4 night. Miguel Tejada adds three hits while Geoff Blum drives in five. Houston scores all their runs without the benefit of a homer.
Jul 2, 2009:A 7-2 Astros victory in San Diego is delayed 52 minutes when a swarm of bees moves into left field and begins nesting in the jacket of the ballgirl in the top of the ninth. A local bee expert was brought in to kill and capture the queen and her nest, dispersing the others. "Killer B's" Geoff Blum, Lance Berkman and Michael Bourn delivered six hits, six runs and six RBIs between them.