Jay Powell - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jul 4, 1998:Traded Ramon Castro(C) to Fla-N for Jay Powell(P) and Scott Makarewicz(C)
Jun 27, 2001:Traded Jay Powell(P) to Col-N for Ron Villone(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 9, 1972:Jay Powell is born in Meridian, MS. As a reliever, he wins eleven games and loses ten over four seasons as an Astro, saving eight games and closing the pennant clincher on the last day of the 1999 regular season.
Jul 15, 1998:Billy Wagner is KO'd when Arizona's Kelly Stinnett swats a line drive off the pitcher's head. After Houston climbed back from a 7-1 deficit to take an 8-7 lead, a stunned Jay Powell must replace Wagner and gives up a game-tying double. Mike Magnante surrenders the game-winner in a 9-8, eleven-inning loss. Wagner would not return to action until August ninth.
Aug 31, 1998:Five straight Houston singles in the top of the ninth tie the Braves, 3-3, then Brad Ausmus delivers Derek Bell with the game-winner for a 4-3 shocker. Jay Powell takes the win in relief while Billy Wagner racks up his 26th save.
Sep 20, 1998:Shane Reynolds earns his 19th win while Richard Hidalgo belts two solo homers for a 2-0 whitewash of the Pirates. Reynolds gets help from Jay Powell and Billy Wagner on the shutout. The Astros reach 99 wins for the first time in their history.
Jun 10, 2001:Orlando Merced belts a two-out pinch-hit three-run homer in the top of the ninth to stun the Texas Rangers, 6-5, and take two of three in the first "Lone Star Series". Jay Powell picks up the win after blowing the save in the previous frame.