A clearly fading Roger Clemens left just in time, and Jason Lane came through at the perfect moment to set Rocket up as the eventual victor.
Chad Qualls may have been as good as I've ever seen him, and Lidge battled some of his recurrent control problems, but in the end had enough luck and enough nastiness in his slider to retire Eckstein.
Houston will try to win only its third playoff game ever while holding a series lead tomorrow at 4:00 Eastern. And if that victory should come, it'll be much, much bigger than either Game Two of the 1981 Division Series or The Chris Burke Game.
Backe vs. Suppan, in a matchup of number fours for control of the championship series.
I think I'll find the time to watch.