Eric Bruntlett - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 2000:1. Drafted Chad Qualls(P) in 2000 Summer Draft Jun 2000

This Date in Astros History

Sep 2, 1975:Morgan Ensberg and Brad Ausmus surprise St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen with homers to extend the game into extra innings. The Cardinals take the lead yet again in the 13th but the Astros rally with two in their half for a 6-5 thriller. Eric Bruntlett delivers the game-winning single to keep the Astros a half-game behind the Phillies in the wild card race.
Mar 29, 1978:Eric Bruntlett is born in Lafayette, IN. The utilityman bats .251 with nine homers during his first four seasons with Houston. Although he carries just one postseason hit, his turn of a double play in Game 4 of the 2005 N.L.C.S. seals a pivotal 2-1 victory.
Aug 19, 2004:First the Astros turn a triple play then turn around a huge deficit in a 12-10 triumph in Philadelphia. The trifecta goes 5-4-3 off the bat of Todd Pratt in the fifth with Morgan Ensberg touching third, tossing to Jeff Kent at second for the force and Kent relaying to Mike Lamb at first to end the inning. But the Phils led 7-2. Next came a three-homer Houston assault in the seventh with Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman launching two-run shots before Eric Bruntlett topped them with a three-run blast for a 10-7 lead. A two-run double from Kent is needed to survive the final rally, giving Chad Qualls his first major league win. Lamb also steals home.
Sep 2, 2005:Morgan Ensberg and Brad Ausmus surprise St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen with homers to extend the game into extra innings. The Cardinals take the lead yet again in the 13th but the Astros rally with two in their half for a 6-5 thriller. Eric Bruntlett delivers the game-winning single to keep the Astros a half-game behind the Phillies in the wild card race.