Kirk Saarloos - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 2001:3. Drafted Kirk Saarloos(P) in 2001 Summer Draft
Apr 16, 2004:Traded Kirk Saarloos(P) to Oak-A for Chad Harville(P)

This Date in Astros History

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.
Jun 11, 2003:Houston fans moan when starter Roy Oswalt leaves the game in the second inning with a pulled groin, but they rejoice when the bullpen comes through in a record-setting way. Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner combine to no-hit the New York Yankees, 8-0. It's the first time in big league history that a no-no is shared by six pitchers. They walk three Bronx Bombers, striking out 13, while accomplishing the first no-hitter against the Yankees since 1958 and the first opposition no-hitter at Yankee Stadium since 1952. Lidge gets credit for the win. Dotel ties a record with a four-strikeout inning. Lance Berkman's mammoth two-run blast off Jeff Weaver highlights the offense.