Are the Astros getting better than expected production from their aces? Greg Lucas talks Keuchel, McCullers, the rest of the rotation, Giles & a suddenly dynamic lineup. Greg also talks about the Japanese Babe Ruth, Mike Trout & his new book 'Houston to Cooperstown: The Houston Astros' Biggio & Bagwell Years'.
How worried should the Rockets be about Capela & Ryan Anderson's playoff performance? Ben breaks down the good & bad so far in the Thunder series & gives us a little inside into Andre Roberson's reaction to the Rockets hacking strategy. We also ask him about the Spurs' struggles against the Griz & how that may help the Rockets.
Our guests this week are Locked on Rockets Host Ben DuBose & longtime Astros broadcaster Greg Lucas. Is the Rockets 3-1 lead over OKC safe? Ben DuBose (1:40) tells us if Capela & Anderson can give Harden & the Rockets enough help to move them to the next round. He also tells us how Andre Roberson is being affected by D'Antoni's latest strategy. Are the Astros getting better than expected production from their aces? Greg Lucas (28:38) talks Keuchel, McCullers, the rest of the rotation, Giles & a suddenly dynamic lineup. Greg also talks about a Japanese Babe Ruth, the best player in baseball & his new book 'Houston to Cooperstown: The Houston Astros' Biggio & Bagwell Years'.
Should the Red Sox be the favorite to win the AL? Former Chronicle Astros Beat Writer Evan Drellich joins us for a 29017 MLB Season Preview. He predicts division winners, wild cards & the MVP's from each league. Are the Astros playing in the World Series this year? Our answers may surprise you.
What will it like to play centerfield without Tal's Hill? Springer talks about learning his new position, having the wisdom of Carlos Beltran in the clubhouse, new catcher Brian McCann & how Spring Training was different with the World Baseball Classic going on. What does Chris Devenski like about Houston? He talks about his new hometown, his 1st MLB Opening Day, new pitcher Charlie Morton & his offseason work.
Our guests are GM Jeff Luhnow, George Springer, Chris Devenski, Astros Voice Steve Sparks and CSN New England & ex Astros beat writer Evan Drellich. How are McCullers & Keuchel feeling going into the season? Luhnow (1:25) talks pitching, the Hoyt v. Gustave decision & what concerns he has going into the season. Does Francis Martes have ace stuff? Sparks (5:15) tells us who impressed him this Spring, how Ken Giles looks & what's got him excited about this season. What will it like to play centerfield without Tal's Hill? Springer (53:59) talks about his new position, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann & what Spring Training was like with the World Baseball Classic going on. What does Chris Devenski like about Houston? Devo (59:17) talks about his new hometown & his 1st MLB Opening Day. Drellich (22:55) joins Robert & R.G. for AL & NL predictions & who'll be the Astros biggest competition. AJ Hinch (1:04:37) describes Opening Day excitement & the high expectations his team has. Plus, Robert & R.G. (1:10:00) on Rockets concerns & March Madness semi-final conversation.
What did it mean to have Roger Clemens & Tracy McGrady pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters? Ira Liebman remembers those magical moments & tells us about former Astro Jason Lane changing from an outfielder to pitcher at Constellation Field. Plus, we talk about Skeeters' Manager Gary Gaetti's remarkable MLB career.