Best Houston Astros Moments from the 2021 Season

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Carlos Correa went to his wrist in Games 1.

Game 1 of the ALCS was tied up at 4-4 when Carlos Correa stepped to the plate. In the previous series against the White Sox he had hit a bases clearing double agains Carlos Rodon that broke the game open for the Astros.

As he slid into second he turned to the Astros dugout, tapped his wrist and said “It’s my time.”

The players all said he has to do that again when he gets a big hit. Correa only had to wait until his next game as he hit a solo shot that gave the Astros a 5-4 lead that would hold and give the Astros a 1-0 series lead in the ALCS.

As soon as Correa made contact he knew he got all of it. He stood at the plate, pantomimed looking at his watch and as he jogged to first once again said to the Astros dugout “It’s my time.”

While the Astros didn’t get the end result they wanted in winning the World Series, this is an indelible moment in the minds of Astros fans and one of the best showboats in Houston sports history along with Mario Elie’s “kiss of death” to the Phoenix Suns bench in the 1995 Western Conference Semifinals.

But the best home run of the year belongs to Jose Altuve.