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October failure always magnified

Will the disastrous events of Game 5 leave a scar on Brad Lidge and the Astros? We'll soon find out. Jayson Stark explains.

Originally Published: October 18, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Byung-Hyun Kim. Donnie Moore. Bob Stanley.

Stan Belinda. Tom Niedenfuer. And, of course, Dennis Eckersley.

When the calendar turns to October and we think of all those closers we just named, we forget to think about all the games they saved. Or all the swings and misses they induced. Or all the hands they shook after all the final outs they collected.

Nope. Can't do it. Not this time of year.

We think instead of the biggest games of their lives -- the games ...

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