This isn't going to go down as the White Sox biggest win over the Houston Astros.
I can think of four that rank a little higher on that list.
But for a team that's limped its way out of the All-Star break rather than continue the upward trajectory that spurred visions of contention as soon as 2020, a wild 13-9 victory over one of the best teams in baseball has its importance.
White Sox fans are itching for the future to arrive. Get Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal on the big league roster. Get Michael Kopech healthy. Get a big-name free agent or two. And get going on the way to the perennial contention that's long been the end goal of this rebuilding project.
There's more patience required, at the very least for the remainder of the 2019 season, but if you wanted to see the future in action, all you had to do was flip on the TV on Wednesday afternoon.
These were the Houston Astros in town, one of the absolute favorites to win this year's World Series, and the White Sox slugged their way to a dramatic win after giving up a three-run lead, James McCann's eighth-inning grand slam breaking a 9-all tie to give the South Sider what just might be their best victory of the season.
"We very easily could have folded and given in to them and the talent they have over there," McCann said. "But we kept fighting and kept pushing and never gave in and that's really good to see."
There's so much talk of learning moments with this work-in-progress group of mostly young players, of things Eloy Jimenez and Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson and Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez can build on to make themselves the core players the White Sox need when the days of contention come along.
But what about a team-wide learning moment? Something this entire group can experience and use to propel themselves into that contention period? Was today one of those moments?
"What do you think?" Jimenez said.
"It’s really good because that is one of the best teams of the business right now," he said. "We competed at a high level today. That means a lot. That means we can do it."
Jimenez was part of that future on display Tuesday, smashing his 20th home run of his rookie season in the seventh inning. The ball, like others before it, traveled many hundreds of feet to dead center, this particular one clearing the foliage of the batter's eye and landing not too far in front of the concession stand at the base of the Fan Deck.
Even with all that distance, it wasn't one of his five longest dingers of the season. In other words, get ready for much more of those kind of moonshots as the years move on.
"Eloy's a special player," McCann said. "You see the type of power that he has, and there's not many guys in the game that have that type of power."
Aaron Bummer and Alex Colome each played big roles Wednesday, Bummer minimizing the damage despite starting the seventh inning with the bases loaded and nobody out, and Colome keeping the Astros off the scoreboard, if not the bases, after Jose Altuve tied the game at 9 with his own eighth-inning home run.
Neither of those guys were dealt away at the trade deadline, Rick Hahn's front office signaling that they're expected to play big roles at the back end of a potentially contending bullpen in 2020.
Anderson banged out four hits and touched home on McCann's grand slam. Anderson's been red hot at the dish since returning from the injured list at the end of July and owns a .393 batting average in the month of August.
And McCann, too, seems a good bet to be part of that future. The White Sox have him under team control for the 2020 season, and with the offensive breakout he's experienced in this All-Star season and the glowing reviews he constantly receives as a guiding force for the team's pitching staff, his return seems like a no-brainer.
He's not going to hit a game-winning grand slam every time up, but you can include that big moment on the list of positive signs for the future that the White Sox saw against a dominant Astros team.
The two-of-three series win the White Sox grabbed this week combined with the split four-game set from May's trip to Houston makes for a win in the season series, too, no small feat against a team that might end up the world champs. That series had its moments. Giolito didn't pitch in this three-game set, but he tossed a complete-game shutout against the Astros back in May. Dylan Cease did pitch in this series, and though he wasn't thrilled with his performance Tuesday, he still held this lineup to just two earned runs.
All in all, a great showing for the young White Sox against the contending Astros. If the end goal of the South Side rebuild is to be like the team from Houston, then showing these signs of growth against the team from Houston has to be good for something, right?
"You feel good about any season series you take," manager Rick Renteria said. "I'm more elated in the way that, even though we gave up the lead, they ended up tying it with such a good lineup, we didn't quit. They've been doing that all year. It may not go well for us at some point in time but these guys keep fighting, they keep playing. I think you can count on that, they try to pick each other up. They even get upset with each other when we give up leads. They want their guys to have success, they want to be able to get it done.
"But today, that was exciting. That was an exciting game for us, to be able to pull it out, as any this season."Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the White Sox easily on your device.