Houston Astros: Top 10 Moments of the 2017 Postseason

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Alex Bregman
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Alex Bregman /
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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 30: Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman
HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 30: Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman /

It’s been a little over a week since the Houston Astros earned history. Yet I still can’t help but go back and watch highlights from that magical run to the championship. It beats watching Tom Savage highlights, that’s for sure.

After re-watching that Game 5 World Series thriller for what must have been at least the 10th time, I was inspired to go through all of the playoffs and compile a top ten list of greatest plays from the postseason. In a month with countless moments, we have to establish some criteria.

Everything in this countdown has to be a specific moment or play. Game 7 of the ALCS was awesome, but it would be too easy to just give that game as a whole a spot on the countdown. I’m looking for specifics.

This list is a ranking of key moments based on three main factors:

  1. Significance– the play obviously had to be an important moment in a game or series that ultimately led to winning the World Series. This is by far the most important factor.
  2. Wow-factor– the play has to be more than a routine 6-3 putout. I took into account things that made you jump out of your seat, scream your head off, etc.
  3. Historical appeal– While diving catches and 400-foot bombs are always exciting, I find things that have historical significance equally as interesting. There were a number of records shattered in route to the Houston Astros’ first World Series, and we should embrace that.

So without further ado, let’s dive in.