» April 4, 2000:
At the opener in Pittsburgh, Houston's Richard Hidalgo drives in all five runs, four on a grand salm, to lead the Astros to a 5–2 win. Shane Reynolds is the winning pitcher. John Vander Wal has a 2-run pinch home run for the Bucs in the 7th, his 14th career pinch home run.
» April 7, 2000: 41,583 fans, including George W. Bush, are on hand for the opener at brand-new Enron Field. Enron president Kenneth Lay throws out the first ball. Led by Randy Wolf's seven strong innings, the Phillies top the Astros, 4–1. Octavio Dotel gives up two runs before leaving in the 7th with the loss. Scott Rolen and Ron Gant homer for the Phillies, while Richard Hidalgo goes deep for the Astors.
» April 12, 2000: Richard Hidalgo has three hits, three RBI, two doubles and a home run to lead the Astros to a 7-5 win over the Cardinals. The game is tied, 5-5 in the bottom of the 7th, before Hidalgo gives the Astros the lead with a 2-RBI double. Jim Edmonds ties Chick Hafey's club record by reaching base safely 12 consecutive times. Hafey set the record in 1929.
» April 19, 2000: The Astros top the Dodgers, 10-3, as LA starting P Orel Hershiser ties a modern major league record by hitting four batters in only one 1/3 innings of work. OF Richard Hidalgo is hit by two of Hershiser's pitches, and is also plunked by reliever Matt Herges, to tie another ML mark. The five HPB also ties another 20th century mark by both pitchers and batters, done by Atlanta and Cincinnati on July 2, 1969.
» September 9, 2000: The Astros kick the Cubs, 14-4, hitting a team-record seven home runs in the process. Richard Hidalgo, Lance Berkman, and Tim Bogar each hit a pair, with Daryle Ward adding another.
» November 22, 2002:
Astros RF Richard Hidalgo is shot in the left forearm during a carjacking in Venezuela. He is released from the hospital and is expected to go to Houston for more tests.