Talk about getting OWNED.
While only a six-game series, both teams knew each other very well from the 2004 ALDS (known for the 18-inning marathon of Game Four).
Both played close games throughout the series, but the most memorable image is the one on this slide:
Top of the ninth inning. The Astros lead the series 3-1. They lead Game Five by two runs. They send in Brad Lidge. No biggie, right?
Well, if you never heard of Albert Pujols before this game, you know now.
He launched, and I mean LAUNCHED, a two out, two strike, three-run homer onto the train tracks of the stadium, and absolutely stunned the Houston faithful. They would lose the game 5-4.
While the Astros would eventually win Game Six in St. Louis and go to their first World Series ever, this series was defined by bloops and blasts, and it showcased Albert Pujols in a clutch situation.
It was pretty awesome.