The prophecies are coming true.
It wasn't too long ago where the Astros were deemed the team of the future, now, they're the team of the present, as they head to the World Series, with a 4-0 Game 7 win over the Yankees in Houston.
Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers pitched a shutout, stifling Yankee bats and allowing just a handful of baserunners throughout the game. Maybe the stage was too big for the Yankees or maybe — well, probably — the better team just won.
And now, Houston will try to be the better, actually the best, team in baseball in the Fall Classic.
Here's how ALCS Game 7 happened.
All times eastern.
Yankees vs. Astros results
11:19 p.m. END OF GAME: McCullers gets Greg Bird to pop out to George Springer, and the Astros are going to the World Series.
11:18 p.m.: McCullers gets Sanchez fishing, and the Astros are one out away from a World Series appearance.
11:15 p.m.: One away, as Lance McCullers gets Didi Gregorius swinging.
11:11 p.m. END 8: And we are off to the ninth, Astros with a 4-0 lead and Lance McCullers is back on the mound.
11:03 p.m. END TOP 8: Still 4-0 Astros as McCullers has been great out of the pen. Gets Judge to strike out with three nasty, nasty breaking balls. Heading to the home half.
10:51 p.m. END 7: Robertson gets through the home half of the seventh despite a Correa single. Last nine outs coming.
10:46 p.m.: David Robertson almost hits Altuve with a pitch, loud "Yankees Suck" chants ensue.
10:40 p.m. END TOP 7: McCullers is rolling, and gets the Yankees in order — with some help from his defense — to end the Yankee part of the inning.
10:35 p.m.: George Springer jumps and steals an extra base hit from Greg Bird — and away from Marwin Gonzalez. Unreal.
10:32 p.m. END 6: Adam Warren works a pretty easy 1-2-3 inning, and we head to the seventh.
10:23 p.m. END TOP 6: Lance McCullers in and works around a leadoff single to get out of the inning unharmed. 4-0 Astros.
10:12 p.m. END 5: Houston scores two, and it's 4-0 Astros heading into the sixth. Getting late early for the Yankees.
10:06 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Brian McCann with a two-run double, Astros lead the Yankees 4-0 in the fifth.
Yankees are paying Brian McCann to hit playoff RBI against them— Joe Rivera (@JoeRiveraSN) October 22, 2017
10:02 p.m.: Tommy Kahnle gets Evan Gattis swinging for a huge out. Still two on for the Astros in the fifth.
9:51 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Jose Altuve takes Tommy Kahnle oppo for a solo shot. 2-0 Astros in the fifth.
9:45 p.m. END TOP 5: Morton gets Chase Headley to ground out to short right field, and the Astros maintain their 1-0 lead. Tense.
9:42 p.m.: Man, oh man. Greg Bird breaks for the plate on a chopper to third, Bregman nails him at home. Two away, two on for the Yankees. A gem of a play.
9:40 p.m.: Big moment in the game: Runners on first and third for New York, Todd Frazier up. One out.
9:34 p.m.: Morton lets up a leadoff double to Greg Bird, no action in the bullpen for Houston just yet.
9:30 p.m. END 4: Tommy Kahnle induces a double play to get out of the inning and avoid more damage.
9:27 p.m.: After allowing a hit to Josh Reddick, Sabathia is pulled. 64 pitches, and he didn't really have it all night. Tommy Kahnle in for the Yankees, 1-0 Astros in the fourth.
9:25 p.m.: Houston putting together some good at-bats here, Sabathia now approaching 70 pitches in the fourth.
9:19 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Evan Gattis rips a dinger to left, and puts the first run on the board for Houston. 1-0 Astros
9:13 p.m. END TOP 4: Gary Sanchez rips a ball to Carlos Correa, and Morton is cruising through four.
9:12 p.m.: Charlie Morton got that nasty, nasty stuff working tonight.
9:05 p.m. END 3: Sabathia gets out of a two-on-one-out jam. Astros having troubles getting a man in.
9:02 p.m.: Sabathia walks Altuve, up comes Carlos Correa.
8:59 p.m.: Alex Bregman smokes a ball off the glove of Starlin Castro, and it's one on, one out for Jose Altuve.
8:53 p.m. END TOP 3: Morton gets Gardner to ground out to Altuve to get out of the inning.
Charlie Morton has thrown 28 pitches. 22 of them have been strikes. #Astros— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) October 22, 2017
8:48 p.m.: Jose Altuve with a web gem out in short right field to get Chase Headley at first. Yankees are challenging.
8:43 p.m. END 2: Sabathia gets Reddick to pop out to short right to end the threat.
8:41 p.m.: Two on, two out for Houston. Josh Reddick up.
8:38 p.m.: Sabathia issues a two-out walk to Brian McCann and now battling Marwin Gonzalez. Not like, physically, though.
8:32 p.m.: Highlight reel catch for Aaron Judge in right off the bat of Yuli Gurriel. What a play.
8:31 p.m.: We got some drama, folks!
Joe Girardi out to talk with HP umpire Mark Carlson between innings. Could it be about Charlie Morton touching his gum between pitches?— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 22, 2017
8:25 p.m. END TOP 2: Gary Sanchez leadoff single amounts to nothing, as Morton gets the next three Yankees to end the threat.
8:23 p.m. END 1: After a leadoff single for George Springer, CC Sabathia gets the next three Astros to ground out to end the first.
8:15 p.m. END TOP 1: Charlie Morton gets Didi Gregorius swinging, and we head to the home half.
8:11 p.m.: Morton gets Gardner on a K — good morning, good afternoon, good night.
7:40 p.m.: Greetings, and welcome to SN's live coverage of ALCS Game 7. I'm your party host Joe Rivera, and you can find me on the Tweeter machine @JoeRiveraSN. Let's kick off the night with a good Tweet.
It sucks I’ll never know how far Aaron Judge could hit a baseball off me— dan haren (@ithrow88) October 21, 2017