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Astros facts and figures
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Team record
The Astros finished the 2004 season with a 92-70 record. They put together their third-best second-half record (48-26) in franchise history and they also had the second-best end-of-season winning percentage all time from Aug. 15 on, finishing 36-10 (.783), second only to the 1951 New York Giants (.814). The Astros ended the regular season with a sizzling 18-game home winning streak. Overall, the Astros won 13 of their final 16 games to secure the NL Wild Card berth.
Final MLB standings

 

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Overall: 92-70

Home: 48-33
Road: 44-37
Before ASG: 44-44
After ASG: 48-26
Vs. LHP: 19-17
Vs. RHP: 73-53
Vs. winning teams: 41-41
Vs. losing teams: 51-29
Vs. playoff teams: 16-17
Vs. Braves: 3-3
Vs. Cardinals: 10-8
Vs. Dodgers: 1-5
Vs. Angels: 2-1
Vs. NL East: 16-14
Vs. NL Central: 55-35
Vs. NL West: 13-16
Vs. AL teams: 7-5
Night Games: 59-51
Day Games: 32-19
Extra Innings: 8-9
One-run games: 24-18
Scoring first: 67-24
Opponent scores first: 25-16
Scoring more than 4 runs: 75-25
Scoring three  or fewer runs: 17-45
When leading after 7: 80-6
When tied after 7: 6-11
When trailing after 7: 6-53
When leading after 8: 86-4
When tied after 8: 4-6
When trailing after 8: 2-61

Record vs. Braves
The Astros split their six games with the Braves during the regular season, finishing 3-3. Houston took two of three at Turner Field from May 7-9. Jeff Kent had three hits and three RBIs to help the Astros win the first game. In the third game of the series, Andy Pettitte outpitched Russ Ortiz. Houston dropped two of three to the Braves at Minute Maid Park in the first week of August. Morgan Ensberg scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to give the Astros the win in Game 1 of the series. Five of the six games between the two clubs were decided by a single run.
Season series

Record vs. playoff teams
The Astros compiled a 16-17 record against teams making the postseason this year. Besides splitting their six games with the Braves, the Astros put together a winning record against NL Central Division champion St. Louis (10-8), but were just 1-5 against the NL West champ Dodgers. The Astros took two of three from AL West champion Anaheim in an Interleague series in June at Minute Maid Park.

Record vs. winning teams
The Astros were .500 against 10 teams with winning records this season, finishing 41-41. The Astros were .500 or above against all but the Cubs (9-10), Dodgers (1-5), Giants (2-4) and Padres (2-4). Houston had its most success against the Phillies with a perfect 6-0 mark.

Hitting stats
The Astros ranked seventh in hitting in the National League with a .267 team batting average. They were fourth in triples (36), sixth in runs scored (803) and slugging percentage (.436) and seventh in homers (187). The veteran Astros showed patience at the plate, ranking fourth in bases on balls (590) and 12th in strikeouts (999).
MLB hitting stats

Individually, Lance Berkman led the Astros in batting average (.316), home runs (30) and  slugging percentage (.566). Craig Biggio was fourth in the NL in doubles (47) and Kent tied for fifth in triples (8). Carlos Beltran, acquired in a midseason trade with Kansas City, topped the Astros with 28 stolen bases.
Astros hitting stats

Pitching stats
The Astros ranked sixth in team ERA (4.05), tied the Braves for second in shutouts, were second in strikeouts (1,282) and ninth in walks allowed (525). Houston's staff surrendered 174 home runs, eighth in the National League, and recorded 47 saves, which ranked sixth in the league.
MLB pitching stats

Roy Oswalt (20) and Roger Clemens (18) were 1-2 in victories in the Senior Circuit. Clemens ranked fifth in strikeouts (218), while Oswalt tied for first in starts (35), tied for second in shutouts (2) and was third in innings pitched (237). Closer Brad Lidge was 10th in saves (29) and ninth in appearances (80).
Astros pitching stats

Fielding stats
The Astros were ninth in the National League in fielding percentage (.983) and were eighth in errors (101).
MLB fielding stats

First baseman Jeff Bagwell was third in the National League with a .995 fielding percentage, while second baseman Jeff Kent was third at his position with a .989 fielding percentage.
Astros fielding stats

Career postseason
Craig Biggio (14 G, .130 BA, 1 RBI)
Jeff Bagwell (14 G, .174 BA, 4 RBIs)
Lance Berkman (3 G, .167 BA)
Jeff Kent (28 G, .277 BA, 5 HR, 11 RBIs)
Brad Ausmus (9 G, .273 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
Jose Vizcaino (18 G, .271 BA, 4 RBIs)
Orlando Palmeiro (6 G, .167 BA)
Roger Clemens (26 G, 155 2/3 IP, 8-6, 3.47 ERA)
Wade Miller (1 G, 7 IP, 0-0, 2.57 ERA)
Andy Pettitte (30 G, 186 2/3 IP, 13-8, 4.05 ERA)
Darren Oliver (1 G, 8 IP, 0-1, 3.38 ERA)

2004 Stats vs. Braves
Lance Berkman played in all six games against the Braves and batted .444 (8-for-18) while Ensberg hit .353 (6-for-17) in five games against Atlanta. 
Hitting Stats

Clemens held the Braves to two runs on four hits in seven innings and took a no-decision in his only start against them on Aug. 3. In his only start against the Braves on May 8, Oswalt took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings.
Pitching stats

Career vs. Game 1 starter Jaret Wright
Craig Biggio: .500 (2-for-4), 0 HR, 1 RBI
Carlos Beltran: .417 (5-for-12), 0 HR, 1 RBI
Brad Ausmus: .111 (1-for-9), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Jeff Bagwell: .000 (0-for-5), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Lance Berkman: .000 (0-for-2), 0 HR, 0 RBIs
Orlando Palmeiro: .000 (0-for-1), 0 HR, 1 RBI

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