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Jose Lima MLB Career Stats

89-102 5.26 1567.2 980 1.39

Jose Lima Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Desiderio Lima
  • Nickname: Lima Time
  • Born: 9/30/1972 in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: April 20, 1994
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/7/2006
  • Died: 5/23/2010 in Los Angeles, CA
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MLB Career Stats 89 102 5.26 348 235 5 1567.2 980 1.39


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Jose Lima Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1999 Houston NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/02/1998 Houston NL

MEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team

Jose Lima Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1998 3.70 18th in NL
1999 3.58 9th in NL


Season W Rank
1998 16 10th in NL
1999 21 2nd in NL
2004 13 20th in NL


Season SO Rank
1998 169 10th in NL
1999 187 7th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1998 1.12 5th in NL
1999 1.22 6th in NL
2004 1.24 14th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1998 .256 20th in NL
1999 .265 21st in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1998 33 15th in NL
1999 35 2nd in NL
2000 33 9th in NL
2005 32 18th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1998 3 13th in NL
1999 3 9th in NL
2001 2 13th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1998 1 14th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1998 233.1 6th in NL
1999 246.1 3rd in NL
2000 196.1 24th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2000 5.68 16th in NL
2004 4.91 7th in NL
2005 4.27 4th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2000 1.82 21st in NL
2005 1.31 1st in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2005 61 18th in AL


Season H Rank
1998 229 10th in NL
1999 256 4th in NL
2000 251 2nd in NL
2005 219 12th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1998 34 4th in NL
1999 30 12th in NL
2000 48 1st in NL
2001 23 20th in AL
2004 33 4th in NL
2005 31 6th in AL

Jose Desiderio Lima Bio Info

Jose Desiderio Lima resides in Pearland, Texas during the offseason...has 1 son, Jose Jr. (7/4/98)...Is an accomplished vocalist who has performed in restaurants and clubs...Was the Dodgers' 2004 candidate for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, which honors service to the community and actions on the ?eld...teamed with Clemente's former teammate Manny Mota and the Manny Mota International Foundation to conduct 5 youth baseball clinics throughout Los Angeles... participated in a shopping spree at a local grocery store to help raise $30,000 in cash and food supplies to support National Hunger Awareness Day on June 3...Lima participated in the Dodgers Christmas in July at White Memorial Medical Center by delivering new toys and video games to the newly remodeled Dodgers Pediatric Playroom...sang "God Bless America" and the national anthem before the May 13 Dodger game...also performed with his band, Banda Mambo, at the Dodgers' annual Viva Los Dodgers Hispanic Heritage festival and headlined at the popular L.A. nightclub, The Conga Room, later that evening. 2004 Made 1 postseason start and tossed a complete-game shutout vs. St. Louis on Oct. 9...allowed just 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4 Cardinals... responsible for Dodgers only postseason win since 1988...Made the Dodgers club as a non-roster invite out of Spring Training and was 13-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 36 games (24 starts)...Among his 1st 16 appearances, 12 came out of the bullpen and he went 2-0 with a 2.84 his 24 starts, he was 11-5 with a 4.22 ERA...Had a .722 winning percentage, which was 3rd-best in the NL...? nished 5th in the NL with 1.8 walks per 9.0 innings...Led the Dodgers to a 17-7 record in games he started...was 7-2 with a 3.60 ERA (100.0 IP, 40 ER) in his last 15 starts...his 24 starts were his most since combining to make 27 starts for Houston (9) and Detroit (18) in 2001...Had a 5-game winning streak from July 6-Aug. 10 which tied for the longest for a Dodger pitcher on the season...Posted a 5-0 record and a 2.70 ERA in 7 starts from July 6 through Aug. 10... allowed just 47 hits and 15 earned runs in 50.0 innings...Held opponents to 3 runs or less in 15 of his 24 starts and to 4 runs or less in 20 of his 24 starts, with the Dodgers posting a 16-4 record in those games...Surrendered 33 home runs which was tied for 4th-most in the NL, but 26 of them were solo home runs...Was 9-1 with a 3.08 ERA in 19 games (14 starts) at Dodger Stadium...Made his 1st start of the season on April 17 at San Francisco and earned the win as he went 5.0 innings, allowing 2 runs, 6 hits and 3 walks (one intentional)...Made his 4th start of the campaign on May 30 vs. Arizona and hurled 8.0 shutout innings in a 10-0 triumph, giving up just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7 batters...Turned in 7.0 stellar innings to notch his 7th win vs. Arizona on July 6, as he gave up just 1 run, 7 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5 in club's 4-1 decision...Tallied his 9th victory on July 18 at Arizona, going 8.0 innings and yielding 3 runs on 10 hits and no walks in club's 10-3 win...Matched the season high in next start on July 23 vs. San Diego, pitching 8.0 innings, receiving a no decision in the club's eventual 3-2 triumph...Recorded his 11th win and 5th in a row on Aug. 10 at Cincinnati, going 8.0 innings and yielding 2 runs, 5 hits and no walks in the club's 5-2 victory...Held the Braves to one run in 8.0 innings in his start on Aug. 20 at Dodger Stadium, but had no decision in the 3-2, 11-inning win...Sustained a hairline fracture on his right thumb on a comebacker off the bat of Phil Nevin on Sept. 14 and had to miss his next start...returned to the rotation on Sept. 25 at San Francisco and had a no-decision in the Dodgers 9-5 loss...Surrendered 7 hits and 4 runs in 3.2 inning...also had a no-decision in his final start of the season, a 4-2 victory at home against the Rockies...allowed 1 run in 7.0 innings. 2001
  • Joined the Tigers June 23 in a trade with the Astros for righthander Dave Mlicki...allowed 23 home runs while with Detroit and 12 with Houston...appeared as a starter and reliever for the Astros while making 18 starts with the Tigers.
  • Did not factor in the decision in his first 2001 start for Houston, April 4 versus Milwaukee...received only three deci- sions in 14 appearances for the Astros...allowed four runs on six hits in 4.1 innings of an 8-6 Astros win April 4.
  • Combined on a 3-0 complete game shutout April 10 at MIL, improving his career record against the Brewers to 9-0...fanned five and did not allow a walk while giving up six hits in eight innings.
  • Took his first loss of the season April 21 versus St. Louis, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in eight hits and walk- ing three in just four innings.
  • Struggled through a career-high 16-loss season which included a franchise-record 13-game losing streak that lasted from April 10-July 4
  • Entered the 2000 season having posted a 37-18 record in his first two full seasons as a starter
  • Won his first start of the year on April 5 at Pittsburgh, 11-2; was winless in his next 16 starts
  • Allowed club records of 12 runs and five homers en route to a 12-3 loss to the Cubs on April 27 at home; >tied a major league record with four homers allowed in a single inning. Had happened 15 previous times, including seven by National League pitchers
  • Suffered the loss on May 2 at Chicago against Kerry Wood; allowed 10 runs (nine earned), marking the second consecutive game that he allowed 10-or-more runs
  • Lost five consecutive starts before getting a no-decision on May 7 at Los Angeles; surrendered seven runs (four earned) - including three homers - over four innings in a game that Astros came back to win in 10 innings, 14-8. Three unearned runs were scored on three errors
  • Had a no-decision on May 31 at Colorado, his 100th major league start, in an 8-6 loss at Coors Field
  • Worked a then-season high 7.1 innings for the second consecutive start, but lost 4-1 at San Diego on June 11; left the game with one out in the eighth inning with the score tied at 1-1 and a runner at second base. Did not allow a homer for the second straight start
  • Lost consecutive starts to the Giants on June 17 and June 23.tied the club record for the most consecutive losses (11) in the 10-3 loss to San Francisco on June 23 at Enron Field
  • Barry Bonds' third-inning homer ended his 22.1-inning streak without allowing a longball
  • Dropped his 12th straight decision on June 28 at Arizona to establish the club record for consecutive losses
  • Dick Drout lost 11 straight from May 26-September 4 in 1963
  • Lasted just three innings in his start on July 4, losing for the 13th straight time; allowed seven runs on five hits in a 10-4 loss against Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Pitching on the final day before the All-Star break, snapped his losing streak on July 9 vs. Kansas City; tied his season-high with eight strikeouts
  • Beat Florida on July 31, 4-2, for his season-high third straight victory; snapped a six-game road losing streak. Had not won on the road since his first start of the year on April 5 at Pittsburgh
  • Had a no-decision vs. Montreal in his 200th major league game on August 5
  • Pitching on three days' rest due to Chris Holt's eye injury, had his three-game winning streak snapped vs. the Mets on August 9; it was his first loss in five career starts (four with Houston) on three days' rest
  • Scattered seven hits over six innings in beating Pittsburgh on August 15, 5-4
  • Despite allowing five hits and one run to Montreal on August 25, was the loser in the 5-4 defeat.gave up a solo home run in the fourth inning; retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced
  • Notched a 3-2 win over Atlanta on September 1, allowing runs in the first and second inning before pitching four shutout frames; retired 10 of the final 12 batters he faced
  • Pitched a season-high eight innings in a 13-5 win over Florida on September 6 in Houston; retired the first eight batters faced and 11 of the first 13
  • Had a no-decision in the 8-7, 10-inning loss to the Giants on September 11; walked a career-high six batters. Also had a no-decision in his 100th start as an Astro on September 16 vs. Pittsburgh at home. The Astros won 10-9 in 10 innings after the Pirates had scored five runs over the final two innings
  • Gave up three homers to the Reds on September 22, bringing his season total to a National League record 47 and breaking Robin Roberts' NL record of 46 homers (Philadelphia, 1956)
  • Lasted just two innings in that game at Cincinnati, tying his shortest stint as a big league starter
  • Did not factor in the decision in his final start of the year on September 28 at Pittsburgh, despite allowing only one hit and one run over eight innings; ironically, the only hit he allowed in that game was a solo homer to Brian Giles
  • He and fellow starter Mike Hampton combined to become the first Houston hurlers to win 20 games in the same season during the 1999 campaign
  • Houston's previous 20-game winners include Larry Dierker (20-13, 1969), J.R. Richard (20-15, 1976), Joe Niekro (21-11, 1979; 20-12, 1980) and Mike Scott (20-10, 1989)
  • Allowed three earned runs-or-less in 27 of his 35 starts this year, including his last start of the regular season when he did not allow a Dodger run to score in 7.2 innings
  • Billy Wagner entered the game in the eighth inning to complete the combined shutout, 3-0
  • Became the National League's first 20-game winner on 9/11 in a 5-3 win over the Cubs at home; became only the fifth Houston pitcher to win 20 games. Became the first Houston hurler to reach the plateau since Mike Scott went 20-10 in 1989
  • Is 37-18 (67 games) with a 3.64 ERA (194ER/479.2IP) since entering the Astros' starting rotation at the beginning of last year
  • Earned the win at Philadelphia in his start on 9/6 to become the National League's first 19-game winner; the Astros erased a 5-0 deficit with a six-run sixth inning.
  • Was lifted in the sixth inning for pinch-hitter Russ Johnson, whose three-run homer put the Astros ahead, 6-4
  • Became the NL's first 18-game winner on 8/31 vs. the Mets at the Dome after three day's rest, beating New York, 6-2; pitched seven scoreless innings before allowing a two-run home run to John Olerud in the eighth inning. Both runs were unearned after a two-out error
  • Tied his career high with his 16th win on 8/16 in the Dome against Milwaukee. His start against the Brewers was his first at home since losing to Arizona on 7/22, 2-1. Earned his first win in Houston since beating San Diego on 6/12, 3-2
  • With his 10th win coming in his 12th start on 6/7 at Chicago (AL), he reached the 10-victory mark faster than any Astro pitcher since Dick Farrell reached the plateau in his 11th start and 12th game in 1964
  • After dropping his first start of the year on 4/8, he reeled off eight straight wins from 4/14 to 5/23; won 11 of his first 13 starts
  • In his three complete games this year, he has allowed five runs on 21 hits with just one walk and 16 strikeouts for a 1.67 ERA
  • One of four Astros - including three pitchers - named to this year's National League All-Star team; faced four batters in one inning pitched, allowing one hit and no runs
  • Won two straight starts just prior to the All-Star break; wrapped up the season's first half with a 13-4 record by winning 7-3 at Kansas City on 7/11 working on three days rest for the first time in 1999
  • He and Shane Reynolds tied for the team lead in innings pitched with 233.1; his innings total in 1998 was higher than his entire career total (228.0) over three partial seasons with Detroit (153.0) and 1997 with Houston (75.0) combined. That five-game winning streak included victories in four consecutive starts from April 6-21
  • He finished that run with his only complete game and shutout of 1998, a 6-0 blanking against the Mets in Shea Stadium on April 21. He pitched six-or-more innings in 30 of his 32 starts and allowed three earned runs-or-less in 24. He began the year going 6-1 with a 2.82 ERA in his first eight starts (17ER/54.1IP). That run included a four-game winning streak in consecutive starts from April 24-May 10
  • He won his first start of the year on April 3 against Colorado, 15-2. The only run he allowed over his 7.0 innings came on a solo homer by Ellis Burks in the top of the sixth with the Astros ahead 6-0
  • His final victory in the streak came against the Brewers on May 10 and made him the NL's first six-game winner in 1998. It also established a career, single-season best for him (6), topping his five victories for Detroit in 1996
  • He went 0-1 with a 4.33 ERA over his last four starts in May (13ER/27.0IP) before pitching the first complete game and shutout of his career on June 6 in the Astrodome, a 6-0 win over Kansas City
  • After that win, he went 0-3 with a 5.75 ERA over his final five starts before the All-Star break (20ER/31.1IP). In his final start before the break on July 2 against the White Sox, he struck out a career-high 11 batters, but suffered a 4-3 setback
  • Following the All-Star break, he went 1-1 in his first three starts before beginning his best stretch of the year. From July 27 through September 14, he went 7-1 with a 2.78 ERA over 10 starts (24ER/77.2IP)
  • This stretch started with consecutive complete game wins in the Astrodome on July 27 over Florida, 9-1, and on August 1 at Pittsburgh, 2-1. Those outings earned him NL Player of the Week honors on August 3 as he allowed only two earned runs and had 16 strikeouts over his 18.0 innings pitched
  • He won a career-best, six straight decisions from July 27 through August 29, which included going 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA in his six August starts (16ER/45.2IP)
  • t\The six-game winning streak was the longest by a Houston starter since Mike Hampton won seven consecutive decisions from July 2-August 2, 1997
  • He had his winning streak snapped on September 4 at Arizona in a 3-1 loss. He left his start on September 14 at home against the Mets after 8.0 innings with a 4-2 lead. Brian McRae's two-run homer in the ninth off Billy Wagner tied the game, which the Astros went on to lose, 7-4, in 13 innings
  • In the games he worked less than 6.0 innings, he suffered an 8-1 loss at Cincinnati on June 12 (5ER/3.2IP) and a 7-1 loss at Pittsburgh on September 19 (7ER/5.0IP)
  • In his loss to the Pirates on September 19, he allowed a pair of home runs giving him 32 surrendered for the season
  • That total broke the club record for home runs allowed in a season (31) which had been held by Manager Larry Dierker, who gave up 31 in 1970
  • He won his last regular season start on September 25 at home, 6-2 over the Cubs; he allowed Sammy Sosa's 66th home run in the fourth inning of that game and gave up 34 regular season roundtrippers. Four of the homers were to Sosa (3) and Mark McGwire (1), the most allowed to those two sluggers by any NL pitcher in 1998
  • Led Houston relievers in innings pitched (73.0) and ranked fourth on the staff in appearances by working in a career-high 52 games, while spending his first full season in the majors
  • Spent the entire second half of the season with Detroit after beginning the year at Triple A Toledo
  • Had two stints with the parent club, the first coming from April 25-May 24
  • Started four-of-five games in the stretch, losing all four starts and posting an 8.02 ERA
  • Recalled from Triple A Toledo on July 13 and finished the campaign in Detroit
  • Started versus California on the day of his recall, firing 5.1 innings of four-hit ball
  • Surrendered three earned runs and recorded no decision in the 8-5 loss
  • Posted a 6.11 ERA (50ER/73.2IP) in 15 starts
  • Improved significantly in his final five appearances, notching a 2.25 ERA in those contests (7ER/28.0IP)
  • Recorded his first major league win August 12 at Milwaukee, allowing just two runs (two-run home run by Valentin) and four hits in 6.0 innings pitched
  • Went on to defeat Milwaukee again at Tiger Stadium (5-1) on September 12 and earned the victory at Boston on September 27 (7-5) to account for his entire Tiger win total
  • Gave up just four runs and 13 hits in his three wins, registering a 2.12 ERA in that span (4ER/17.0IP)
  • Struck out a career-high nine batters in 6.0 innings on September 17 versus Texas
  • Saw his first major league action as he pitched three games for the Tigers, but spent the majority of the season in Toledo
  • Recalled from Toledo on April 19 and made his major league debut the following day versus Kansas City
  • Went four innings in an 11-6 defeat in which he surrendered six runs in 4.0 innings pitched, while striking out four
  • Pitched two more times in relief (all no-decisons) before being optioned to Toledo on May 14