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Best games in Astros' history

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by codell, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    1. Burke's walkoff HR to win playoff game in 2005
    2. Kent's walkoff HR to win playoff game in 2004
    3. Verlander's gem and Altuve's incredible 1st to home sprint to win playoff game in 2017
    4. Scott no-hits Giants in 1986 to clinch division
    5.????
     
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  2. sealclubber1016

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    Too fresh to make an honest call, but it feels like #1 to me.

    I'm too young to remember the 86 run FWIW.

    1.Today
    2.Kent walkoff
    3.Burke game
     
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    I LOVE this team!

    Verlander. WOW!
     
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  4. codell

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    Had to think about #5 but I have to go with Scott's gem against the Mets in 86 playoffs.

    Here's hoping for another game this year to knock this one out of the top 5.
     
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    PHILLIES '80
    METS '86
    STERLING ****ING HICHCOCK '98
    BRAVES '99
    CARDINALS '04

    I'll get back to you with the specific games.
     
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    Oswalt pitching us into the World Series could probably be up there.
     
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    I'll never forget him v Pujols in the 1st inning. You knew it was over right there.
     
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    I think I'll remember this game more for Correa. HR and game winning 2b. Plus throwing dude out at 3rd
     
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    He sure as hell made up for KC
     
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    Samesies...

    For a middle-age (and getting older) franchise that has only had 10 playoff seasons... they're starting to amass some seriously memorable gems.
     
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    Absolutely is. Especially after the devastating loss the game before.

    Good call.
     
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    It was an all time Astros performance from Roy-O, but it was so good the game was fairly routine. If I remember right, we had a cushion for all the late innings.

    Prior to today's work of art, it was the greatest single performance I had ever seen given circumstances around it.
     
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    Brandon Backe deserves some love here as well.
     
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    The Kent walk off should really be called the Backe game. Also could be called the Beltran catch game.

    Greatest game I had ever seen, still may be, gotta give this one time to settle.
     
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    Game 4 against Philly.....We were sitting about 15 rows up just beyond the Astros dugout when it happened.Vern Ruhle caught that ball. It was a triple play and they took it from us..Gary Maddux went crazy in that game too.
    Anyway, we should have been into the WS.
     
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    Only considering close games as "great"?

    I personally prefer blowing out MFs.
     
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    Justin Verlander threw the 14th postseason complete game with 13+ strikeouts in the Majors since 1903. -- The Writer of Wrongs
     
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    I still have the Burke walkoff as my #1, so much crazy crap happened that game...the Berkman grand slam, Ausmus hitting a homer that JUST cleared the yellow line with 2 outs in the 9th, Clemens jogging from the dugout to the bullpen, then pitching 3 innings in relief, Clemens taking BIG cuts trying to end the game with a home run swing, Luke Scott missing a walkoff by 1 foot, then the infamous Milo call "it's gone! it's gone!"
     
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    Burke walk off is still the best.
     
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