Greatest Astros Poster: Kent's Walk-off HR (2004)

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Relive one of the greatest moments in Houston baseball history with this museum-quality, matte black poster:

2004 NLCS: Game 5
Kent's Walk-off HR
Houston vs St. Louis
3 - 0
18 October, 2004
After a blazing 36-10 finish to the regular season -- a finish sparked by the acquisition of Carlos Beltran -- the Astros took on the Atlanta Braves in the 2004 National League Division Series. The Braves and the Astros split the first four games before a deciding Game 5 in Atlanta. Searching for redemption after repeated playoff exits at the hand of the Braves, the Astros rallied in the seventh and eighth innings to secure the Game 5 victory and the first playoff series win in franchise history. With Astros fever at an all-time high, the team headed to Busch Stadium for an NLCS matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis took the first two games at Busch Stadium, and the Astros won the next two at Minute Maid Park. The stage was set for a pivotal Game 5 battle between Astros starter Brandon Backe and Cardinals starter Woody Williams. Dominant performances by both pitchers led to a pitchers' duel. No runs were scored in the first eight innings, with Backe carrying a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings. After a dominant, two-strikeout performance from Brad Lidge in the top half of the inning, the Astros entered the bottom of the ninth with an opportunity to swing momentum in their favor.Facing Jason Isringhausen, one of the league's most dominant closers, with one out and Carlos Beltran on first base, Astros slugger Lance Berkman quickly fell behind 1-2. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Isringhausen threw a curveball off the plate, allowing Beltran, running on the pitch, to steal second base uncontested. This bold move by Astros manager Phil Garner forced Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to decide whether to pitch to Berkman or walk him to set up the double play. La Russa elected to walk Berkman, bringing Jeff Kent to bat for what would soon be one of the biggest at-bats in Astros history. On the first pitch, Kent slammed an inside fastball onto the train tracks above the Crawford Boxes for a walk-off, three-run home run. As the sold-out Minute Maid Park crowd exploded with cheers, Kent could be seen saying "One more game, one more game!"

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%


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