April 9, 1998 |
Jose Lima recovered from a shaky start to win his second consecutive outing and Derek Bell and Sean Berry hit home runs at San Francisco, where the Houston Astros defeated the Giants, 6-3, Wednesday night. Lima (2-0), in his second start of the season after pitching in the Houston bullpen for all but one game last year, gave up three runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking three.
August 25, 1998 |
Chicago Cub star Sammy Sosa was angered about a published report that questioned whether compatriot Jose Lima threw an easy pitch on purpose during the Houston Astros' lopsided victory the previous day. Sosa, who entered Monday's game with 51 homers, two behind Mark McGwire in the chase of Roger Maris' record of 61, hit two solo homers Sunday off Lima, his friend from the Dominican Republic.
May 24, 2010 |
The news that former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima died Sunday because of an apparent heart attack seemed too sudden for Manager Joe Torre . Lima was only 37 and seemed in good spirits, attending about five Dodgers games this month. "It's so sad. He was just here the other night," Torre said in disbelief, shortly after being notified of Lima's death. Lima, who spent 13 years in the major leagues, including the 2004 season with the Dodgers, was present at Dodger Stadium on Friday, sitting in the front row of the field level behind home plate.
June 21, 2003 |
Jose Lima is confident the wait for his next victory won't be nearly long as this one. "I'm back, I'm back," Lima said after earning his first major-league win since last August in the Kansas City Royals' 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. "I knew sooner or later I was going to get a phone call and I got it, and I'm not going to let it go," he said.
April 1, 2006 |
The New York Mets cut pitchers Jose Lima, Heath Bell and Yusaku Iriki to trim their major-league roster to 27 players. Lima, a former Dodger, posted a 8.59 earned-run average in five spring training games. He was competing for the fifth spot in the Mets' starting rotation, which went to rookie Brian Bannister, the son of former major league pitcher Floyd Bannister.
October 7, 1999 |
Jose Lima knew what was coming. Umpire crew chief Bruce Froemming inspected the Houston Astro pitcher's uniform before Wednesday's National League division series game at the request of Atlanta Manager Bobby Cox. Cox was concerned that Lima may have had pine tar on his pants, which could have been used to make the ball slicker and more difficult to hit. Cox said Froemming assured him that the discoloring on Lima's pants was not pine tar, though Froemming didn't tell him what it was.