Thursday, May 29, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #158 - Joaquin Andujar

  • Joaquin Andujar was in Houston's starting rotation for the first 2 1/2 months of the season. He was out for six weeks from mid-June until late July due to a pulled leg muscle. When Andujar came back he was used as a reliever for the rest of the season.
  • 1978 Stats: 5-7, 1 save, 3.42 ERA in 35 games (13 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 19 - Allowed one run in eight innings and earned his first victory as the Astros beat the San Diego Padres 2-1.
    • May 6 - Pitched nine innings and allowed only an unearned run. The Astros lost to the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in 10 innings.
    • July 30 - Earned the victory in his first appearance in six weeks. Andujar pitched a scoreless top of the 9th inning and the Astros scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th to win the game 4-3.