1986: Mike Scott
There have been some dominant pitching performances by Houston hurlers, but unfortunately you could only choose one. This selection should not surprise anyone.
Mike Scott was absolutely dominant in 1986, culminating with the no-hitter versus San Francisco to clinch the NL West. Scott’s stats include 2.22 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 306 strikeouts, 7 complete games, 5 shutouts, and the Cy Young Award.
1999: Billy Wagner
Billy “The Kid” Wagner’s fourth season saw him finally breakout and get the recognition he deserved. The flame-throwing, self-taught lefty coverted 39 out of 42 save opportunities (92.9%) while posting a 1.57 ERA, .777 WHIP, 1.65 FIP, and allowing only 5 home runs in 74 and 2/3 innings (.6 HR/9 inn). He earned an All-Star appearance for relievers that season.