The Greatest Houston Astros Pitching Trio of All Time

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Jose Lima
Record: 38-24
Win pct: .613
ERA: 3.86
WHIP: 1.18

Shane Reynolds
Record: 44-32
Win pct: .579
ERA: 3.83
WHIP: 1.29

Mike Hampton
Record: 48-21
Win pct: .696
ERA: 3.35
WHIP: 1.35

TRIO TOTALS: 130-77 record (.628 win%), 3.67 ERA, 1.28 ERA

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Because of his antics and the unfortunate implosion preceding his departure from Houston, it can be easy to forget that Jose Lima was once a critical part of a pitching trio that led the Astros on arguably their best run ever. Although they never advanced past the first round of the playoffs, these Astros teams won three consecutive divison titles. A remarkable run for a team that only has 5 division titles in their entire history. He’s no longer with us, but it will always be Lima Time somewhere.

Special distinctions: In 1999, Hampton and Lima were both selected to the All-Star team, both finished in the top-5 in Cy Young voting (Lima tied for 4th with teammate Billy Wagner), Hampton led the team in WAR (7.8) and won the Silver Slugger.

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