Astros One Win from History

The Houston Astros have never been to a World Series and after tonight’s exciting game, they are one step closer. The 2-1 victory featured its share of strange happenings, but isn’t that what we’ve come to expect from the ‘Stros? The Cardinals’ manager, Tony LaRusso was tossed, the first time that has happened in a NLCS series in over a decade. Then after a fielding breakdown that put Larry Walker at third base and a runner at first, “Lights Out” Lidge had his back against the wall.

The magic continued though as a nearly impossible double-play ended the game on one pitch. The Astros lead the series 3-1 and play at Minute Maid tomorrow night where they hope to wrap it up enroute to their first ever World Series appearance.

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Despite argument to the contrary, the runner was clearly out in this – the second out of the double play to win the game.

4 Comments so far

  1. LessCowbell (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 9:13 am

    WOOT!

    Poor Tony LaRussa


  2. katya (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 11:10 am

    I heard that they are projecting the game tonight on a building in downtown — any news on that?


  3. steven (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

    Good luck, Houston. I’m rooting for you to meet the Sox in Chicago on Saturday for the 102nd World Series. Still can’t believe a team from Chicago made it. Just too bad it wasn’t the Cubs!


  4. LessCowbell (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    Yes Kayta, the Downtown Entertainment District is going to be projecting the game on the side of the Binz bilfding at Prairie and Main in 40’x30′ goodness.

    http://www.deda.org/



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