José Lima - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 10, 1996:Traded Doug Brocail(P), Brian Hunter(OF), Todd Jones(P), Orlando Miller(IF) and cash to Det-A for Brad Ausmus(C), Jose Lima(P), Trever Miller(P), CJ Nitkowski(P), and Daryle Ward(IF)
Jun 23, 2001:Traded Jose Lima(P) and cash to Det-A for Dave Mlicki(P)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 10, 1996:Astros swap pitchers Todd Jones and Doug Brocail along with outfielder Brian Hunter and shortstop Orlando Miller to Detroit for pitchers Jose Lima, C.J. Nitkowski and Trever Miller along with catcher Brad Ausmus and first baseman Daryle Ward. Ausmus is the man Houston really wants but Lima and Ward eventually become major contributors.
Feb 28, 1997:Larry Dierker's managerial debut with the Astros is an 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Shane Reynolds delivers two shutout innings but the Tribe get to Mike Hampton, Jose Lima and Ramon Garcia for the decisive runs.
Jun 17, 1997:The Astros break open a scoreless tie with six runs in the fifth to pound the Kansas City Royals, 10-2. Ramon Garcia, Jose Lima and Billy Wagner combine on a four-hitter. Craig Biggio,.Derek Bell and Sean Berry have three hits apiece.
Aug 27, 1997:Jeff Bagwell's two-run bomb off Paul Byrd finishes a wild 6-4, 13-inning triumph in Atlanta. A ninth-inning triple by Bill Spiers and a homer by Chuckie Carr off Mark Wohlers send the game to overtime. The teams trade tallies in the 11th before Bagwell settles the issue. Jose Lima gets the save.
Aug 23, 1998:Craig Biggio and Brad Ausmus team up to massacre the Cubs, 13-3. Biggio blasts a pair of three-run homers for six RBIs while Ausmus drives in five on a 4-for-4 afternoon at Wrigley. Jose Lima is the beneficiary in an easy win.
Jun 7, 1999:Jose Lima runs his record to 10-2 with a complete-game victory over the White Sox, 8-2. Every Astro in the lineup gets at least one of Houston's 17 hits except, of course, for Lima who never bats. Daryle Ward is the Designated Hitter, which is used in American League parks.
Aug 6, 1999:Carl Everett comes off the disabled list with a 4-for-5 performance, a homer and five RBIs to lead the Astros over the Cubs, 6-1, in the opener of a twinbill at Wrigley Field. Jose Lima wins his 15th of the season. Everett sits out the nightcap which Houston loses, 6-0, to rookie Andy Lorraine.
Aug 21, 1999:Astros leave no runners on base in a 5-4 victory over Florida. Jeff Bagwell's solo shot in the ninth wins it after Bill Spiers, Glen Barker and Carl Everett went deep for the other four runs. Doug Henry wins in relief of Jose Lima.
Sep 11, 1999:Jose Lima defeats the Cubs, 5-3, to become Houston's first 20-game winner in ten years. Tony Eusebio supports his pitcher with two hits, including a home run.
Sep 13, 1999:Mike Hampton defeats the Phillies, 13-2, for his 20th win, joining Jose Lima as the team's first 20-20 pair of aces. Houston coaxes eleven walks to go with just ten hits as they notch their tenth straight victory.
Oct 2, 1999:Jose Lima wins his 21st game as he and Billy Wagner team to blank the Dodgers, 3-0. The victory, combined with a Cincinnati loss in Milwaukee, clinches a tie for the N.L. Central title. Craig Biggio homers off Chan Ho Park then Bill Spiers adds a pinch two-run single to provide the winning margin. Wagner gets his 39th save, a team record at the time.
Nov 15, 1999:Randy Johnson wins the N.L. Cy Young Award despite five fewer wins than runner-up Mike Hampton who leads the circuit with 22. Astro teammates Jose Lima and Billy Wagner tie for fourth in the voting.
Mar 11, 2000:Major League Baseball comes to the Dominican Republic for the first time as the Astros drop the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo. Jeff Bagwell launches two homers to pace the Houston victory. Dominican pitcher Jose Lima thrills his countrymen with a 3-2 triumph the next day.
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.
Sep 22, 2000:Richard Hidalgo hits two home runs to give him a career-high 44 while the Astros set a National League mark for homers by one team (ending with 249). But Houston gives up six home runs, including three off Jose Lima who sets another league home run record (47) as Cincinnati wins, 12-5, at Cinergy Field.