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Jason Lane
  • 1 for 1, homer
  • 4 RBI, 1 R
  • First career major league Grand Slam

Pinch-hit Grand Slams usually get the hardware, what can I say. Lane's salami was the first pinch-hit grand slam since Greg Zaun hit a walkoff version off Byung Hyung Kim (back when Kim was afeared) in the ninth inning on June 27, 2002.

It was the second of the year for the team after CatcherBrad's Tater Royale off Dustin Nippert August 5, in support of the Rocket.

That makes two slams for the month, after none during the first four, if you're keeping track.

Astro Pinch-Hit Grand Slams

Player Date Vs. Team Vs. Pitcher Inning
Milt May May 22, 1974 San Diego Romo 9
Cliff Johnson June 15, 1975 at St. Louis Garman 9
Craig Reynolds April 12, 1986 Atlanta Mahler 6
Kevin Bass April 10, 1988 at Cincinnati Perry 9
Derrick May September 5, 1995 Cincinnati Jarvis 7
Sean Berry June 13, 1996 at San Francisco Mark Leiter 5
Orlando Merced July 20, 2001 Chicago Cubs Lieber 5
Greg Zaun June 27, 2002 Arizona Kim 9
Jason Lane August 29, 2006 Milwaukee Kolb 8

Lane thus has the only pinch-hit slam in team history to be hit in the eighth inning, or in the month of August, while his is the second consecutive to have been hit off a pitcher whose last name began with the letter 'K.'