Shane Reynolds - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 5, 1989:3. Drafted Shane Reynolds(P) in 1989 Summer Draft
Mar 27, 2003:Released Shane Reynolds(P)

This Date in Astros History

Mar 26, 1968:Future Astro teammates Shane Reynolds and Jose Vizcaino are born. Reynolds is born in Bastrop, LA. Vizcaino is delivered in San Cristobal, DR. They would play together in Houston for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
Sep 27, 1992:Shane Reynolds gets his first big league victory in a 4-2 triumph in Los Angeles. Reynolds contributes a double and scores a run. Andujar Cedeno drives in a pair to key the offense.
Jun 24, 1994:Jeff Bagwell slams two home runs in one inning and three in the game as Houston mauls the Dodgers, 16-4. Bagwell's blasts are the alpha and omega of a nine-run sixth inning. His four hits and six RBIs spark a 17-hit attack. Shane Reynolds is the easy winner.
Jul 17, 1994:A grand slam by Steve Finley highlights an eight-run third inning during a 9-0 whitewash in Pittsburgh. Orlando Miller adds three hits and two RBIs. Shane Reynolds takes over for Doug Drabek in the third and tosses seven innings of five-hit ball for the victory.
Jul 23, 1994:Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-4 with four RBIs, including his 30th homer, as the Astros maul the Pirates, 11-0. Bagwell becomes just the third Astro to reach that milestone. Shane Reynolds fires a four-hit shutout and fans eleven to run his season record to 8-4.
Jul 1, 1995:Houston explodes for eight runs in the fifth inning while blanking the Pirates, 11-0. Brian Hunter delivers two hits and scores twice in the inning as well as doubling in a pair. Craig Biggio singles twice on the night to record his 1000th hit. Shane Reynolds hurls a six-hit shutout.
May 3, 1996:Craig Biggio and Derek Bell blast homers to lead a 4-1 win over Montreal. Tony Eusebio adds three hits. Shane Reynolds increases his record to 5-1, surrendering three hits over seven innings.
Aug 24, 1996:Orlando Miller belts a two-run homer off Todd Stottlemyre in the bottom of the ninth to stun St. Louis, 3-1. Shane Reynolds gets the win with a complete-game five-hitter.
Nov 9, 1996:Shane Reynolds, pitching for a group of Major League All-Stars against stars from Japan, gives up a grand slam homer to Hideki Matsui in Yokohama then retires 20 of the next 21 batters. The Japanese All-Stars still win, 6-4.
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.
Apr 1, 1997:Many considered Drayton McLane a fool for hiring broadcaster Larry Dierker as his manager, replacing Terry Collins. Dierker had never managed on any level. Dierker's debut comes on April Fool's Day, getting the last laugh on the Atlanta Braves, the defending league champs. Pat Listach drives in Brad Ausmus with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Shane Reynolds and Billy Wagner make it stand up for a 2-1 victory.
Apr 5, 1998:Astros greet Darryl Kile with five runs in the second inning, on their way to a 6-2 win over Colorado. Houston fans boo Kile who left the Astros as a free agent over the winter. Shane Reynolds' three-run double and Craig Biggio's two-run homer do the damage.
May 16, 1998:Craig Biggio swats a dramatic ninth-inning homer off Kerry Ligtenberg to drop the Braves, 3-2. Houston had scored twice on Greg Maddux but Atlanta evens it with two against Shane Reynolds. Doug Henry throws two perfect innings of relief to get the win.
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.
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.
Apr 6, 1999:The Astros begin their final campaign in the Astrodome by defeating the Cubs, 4-2. Shane Reynolds is the Opening Day winner. Carl Everett and Richard Hidalgo bash solo home runs.
Apr 11, 1999:Craig Biggio scores his 1000th career run against Milwaukee in a 5-2 victory. Biggio has two hits on the day, including a double. Shane Reynolds captures the victory.
Aug 5, 1999:Shane Reynolds blanks the Dodgers on five hits, 7-0. A six-run seventh snaps a scoreless tie with Matt Mieske's two-run pinch-hit double the key blow. Russ Johnson homers and doubles in a three-hit performance.
Aug 30, 1999:New York's Edgardo Alfonzo goes six-for-six with three home runs as the Mets destroy Shane Reynolds and the Astros, 17-1. Alfonzo drives in five. Houston's division lead over Cinicnnati shrinks to a half-game.
Sep 9, 1999:Ken Caminiti belts a two-run eighth-inning homer to give Houston a 3-1 triumph in Philadelphia. Shane Reynolds picks up his 15th win. The victory completes a seven-game road sweep, the longest undefeated road trip in club history, but the Astros can only gain half a game on the Reds in the N.L. Central standings.
Sep 14, 1999:Astros pound the Phillies, 12-2, to set a team-record twelve-game winning streak. Shane Reynolds smokes a two-run bomb off Paul Byrd for an early 3-0 lead, then a six-run fourth ices the game, capped by a two-run single from Daryle Ward . Amazingly, Houston can only gain 1-1/2 games on the Reds during their win streak and lead Cincinnati by four in the N.L. Central chase.
Oct 5, 1999:Astros get the jump on Atlanta in Game One of the N.L.D.S. with a 6-1 victory. Tony Eusebio gives Houston an early lead with an RBI single off Greg Maddux. The Braves tie it but Daryle Ward takes Maddux deep for a 2-1 edge. Ken Caminiti's three-run bomb in the ninth ices the game. Shane Reynolds gets the win.
Nov 4, 1999:Astros hold a fashion show. Larry Dierker, Vern Ruhle, Shane Reynolds, Billy Wagner and Jeff Bagwell debut the new uniforms that will be worn at Enron Field. Gone are blue and gold in favor of black, brick and sand. The logo has also been modified, eliminating the slant to the star and making it thicker.
Oct 7, 2001:Shane Reynolds wins his 100th game as an Astro and it comes at the best possible time. He drops St. Louis, 9-2, to claim Houston's fourth division title in five years. Richard Hidalgo blasts a two-run homer in the second off Darryl Kile and the Astros never look back. While the two clubs share 93-69 records, the Astros claim the title by winning nine of 16 head-to-head matchups.
Oct 12, 2001:Astros are swept by the Braves at Turner Field, 6-2, to close out another disappointing N.L.D.S, their third such fate at the hands of Atlanta in five years. Former Houston backup Paul Bako homers off Shane Reynolds and drives in three. Daryle Ward's two-run blast is the only response for the Astros.
Mar 27, 2003:Houston veterans are stunned to learn that pitcher Shane Reynolds, who had been with the team since 1992, has been released. Coming off back surgery and having a shaky spring, the Astros pull the plug on an incentive-laden deal that could have been worth as much as $5 million dollars to Reynolds. Penciled in as the third starter, Reynolds comments that he thought he was just sharpening up for the season and didn't need to compete for a job. He soon finds a new home pitching for Atlanta, posting an 11-9 record.
May 1, 2003:An emotional day in Houston ends with an 8-7 loss to the Braves. The Astros had earlier released starting shortstop Julio Lugo after his arrest on domestic violence charges the night before. Shane Reynolds, in his first Houston appearance since his sudden spring release, gives up five runs in five innings for Atlanta but Houston wastes a six-RBI performance by Lance Berkman when Mark DeRosa slams a two-run shot off Billy Wagner in the ninth. Expected to challenge for the division crown, the freefalling Astros drop their 14th game in their last 18.