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RHP Lance McCullers vs RHP Charlie Morton. It’s World Series or bust as the Astros and Rays collide in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the 5th Game-7 in Astros History; winning both Game 7’s of the 2017 ALCS and WS but falling short in the 2004 NLCS (St. Louis Cardinals) and 2019 WS (Washingto…
 
Do you believe in magic? The Astros do as they force a Game 6 in the American League Championship Series. Friday night’s feature is a pitching matchup rerun between LHP Framber Valdez and the Rays LHP Blake Snell. Manger Dusty Baker talks to Robert Ford about his pitching staff and breaks down the matchup with Steve Sparks. Carlos Correa’s walk off…
 
Thursday is Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The Boston Red Sox are the only team to come back from a 0-3 deficit against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS; only 8 of the previous 38 ALCS’ were extended to a Game-5 and no team has taken the series to a 6-Game since ’04. With that, Manager Dusty Baker will ask rookie RHP Luis G…
 
Down 3 games to none the Astros face elimination from the 2020 playoff’s on Wednesday night in the bubble at Petco Park. Manager Dusty Baker knows what’s at stake and talks about his game plan just before 1st pitch. Baker will rely on Veteran RHP Zack Greinke who will oppose Tampa’s offense and RHP Tyler Glasnow. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break …
 
“Oh no it’s not business as usual, (Tuesday) is a much win for us,” Carlos Correa told reporters after Monday’s loss. The Tampa Bay Rays have backed the Astros into a corner as they lead the ALCS 2-0. Manager Dusty Baker will lean on RHP Jose Urquidy in Game 3 on Tuesday night at Petco Park. Ray’s Manager Kevin Cash will ask LHP Ryan Yarbrough to f…
 
Today we pause and mourn the passing of the great Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, one of the first stars of the Houston Colt .45s and Astros. Listen back to Robert Ford and Morgan’s interview from June of 2019 when the Astros visited the Cincinnati Reds. Longtime Astros broadcaster, Bill Brown, also shares his memories of Morgan’s career. M…
 
Welcome to Game 1 of the American League Championship Series as the Houston Astros travel to San Diego, CA, to face the AL East Champs the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting for Astros in Game 1 is LHP Framber Valdez who will oppose the Rays LHP Blake Snell. Astros Radio will preview the matchup before General Manager James Click zooms with Steve Sparks and …
 
The Houston Astros are headed to San Diego and back to the American League Championship Series for a 4th straight season. For now, Houston will wait for their next opponent and play the winner of Friday night’s Game 5 matchup between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Field. Listen back as we Relaunch a few highlights from Thursday’s …
 
World Series Champion, 2017 AL MVP, and 6x All-Star Jose Altuve told reporters just before Game 4 on Thursday, “(Our) mission is winning. We have been here before and we have the same mission.” RHP Zack Greinke will take the ball for veteran manager Dusty Baker and will oppose the A’s RHP Frankie Montas. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the piv…
 
With a win today the Astros will advance to their 4th straight ALCS. Wednesday's Game 3 from Dodgers Stadium features Astros RHP Jose Urquidy and Oaklands LHP Jesus Luzardo. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup and later Manager Dusty Baker talks things over with Ford via zoom. Lance McCullers tells Sparky about his perspective and w…
 
Game 2 of the ALDS features a matchup between a pair of southpaws as LHP Framber Valdez faces the A’s explosive lineup and LHP Sean Manaea. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks discuss the keys to Tuesday’s game. Ford catches up with Manager Dusty Baker via zoom for a recap of Game 1 and to preview Valdez’s Game 2 start. 3B Alex Bregman connects with Spark…
 
Welcome to October baseball! Game 1 of the American League Division Series is Monday at Dodgers Stadium. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the matchup between RHP Lance McCullers and the Oakland A’s starter RHP Chris Bassitt. Manager Dusty Baker, LHP Framber Valdez, OF Kyle Tucker, and A’s longtime broadcaster Vince Cotroneo join Astros Radio ju…
 
The Astros could advance to the American League Division Series with a victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. RHP Jose Urquidy gets the start and will face opposing RHP Jose Berrios. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks recap Tuesday’s win and strong performance from LHP Framber Valdez. Manager Dusty Baker and Ford sit down to discuss Wednesday’s k…
 
Welcome to MLB’s 2020 Post Season as the Houston Astros play in Game 1 of the Wild Card in Minneapolis, MN. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Tuesday’s matchup and we later talk to Manager Dusty Baker. The Twins broadcaster, Cory Provus, gives Steve Sparks a scouting report on his ballclub before we hear from GM James Click, IF Yuli Gurriel, and…
 
See you laterrrrr, regular season! The Astros wrap up the final game of the 2020 season on Sunday and will begin postseason play on Tuesday. Although their opponent and location are still to be determined, Astros GM James Click talks it all through with Robert Ford and Steve Sparks. Manager Dusty Baker, RHP Lance McCullers, and OF Josh Reddick expr…
 
The Astros will play in October after clinching a spot in the postseason late last night, thanks to a Dodgers win over the Angels. This year marks the Astros fourth straight year to qualify for the postseason and gives them playoff appearances in five of the last six years, and first time in club history for the Astros to make the postseason in fou…
 
It all comes down to One. The Astros are 1-victory away from clinching a 2020 playoff berth and Astros Radio breaks down Friday nights matchup in Arlington. Manager Dusty Baker will send RHP Jose Urquidy to the mound to oppose the Rangers RHP Kyle Cody. Robert Ford and the Skipper discuss Thursday’s win and the importance of Urquidy’s appearance on…
 
It’s the final countdown as the Astros wrap up the 2020 60-game schedule in their 1st visit to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Thursday’s Game-1 matchup features rookie RHP Cristian Javier and Rangers RHP Lance Lynn. Steve Sparks and Robert Ford discuss the matchup and the significance of this 4-game series. Manager Dusty Baker sits down for a…
 
Will the Astros clinch a 2020 Post Season bid Wednesday night? Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the potential clincher and discuss the kyes to game as RHP Zach Greinke takes the ball for Manager Dusty Baker. Later on, Baker and Ford talk about what playing baseball in October would mean to Baker and his staff. Hitting Coach Troy Snitker and Bul…
 
It’s a rainy night in Houston but the Astros are in Seattle to play the 2nd of 3-game set against the Mariners. It’s a pivotal matchup as both teams battle for a playoff position and LHP Framber Valdez will face off against the M’s RHP Ljay Newsome. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup and Manager Dusty Baker talks about the importan…
 
The Magic Number is 3 as the Astros travel to Seattle to begin a 3-game series against the Mariners. RHP Lance McCullers will oppose LHP Marco Gonzales. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks discuss the matchup before Manager Dusty Baker breaks down the series. MLB’s Brian McTaggart talks about the keys to the Astros post season potential and George Springe…
 
It’s the final day of Astros baseball at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. General Manager James Click sits down with Robert Ford and Steve Sparks. The trio discuss life without ace RHP Justin Verlander through 2021, the starting rotation, the bullpen, injuries, affects of a short “spring training”, the Astros Alternate site in Corpus Christi, and what t…
 
Saturday’s matchup between the Astros and Diamondbacks features rookie RHP Cristian Javier and Arizona’s RHP Luke Weaver. GM James Click delivers the unfortunate news of losing veteran RHP Justin Verlander for the season. Manager Dusty Baker, Carlos Correa and Jose Urquidy express their feelings before first pitch at Minute Maid Park. Omar Lopez is…
 
It’s the final series in 2020 at Minute Maid Park as the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Astros for an Interleague matchup. RHP Zack Greinke will face his old team and RHP Zac Gallen. Astros Radio previews the 3-game series before Robert Ford and Manager Dusty Baker discuss the matchup. Astros Closer Ryan Pressly breaks down the bullpen situation wi…
 
The Astros host the Rangers Thursday night at Minute Maid Park. LHP Framber Valdez faces RHP Jordan Lyles and Astros Radio previews the rubber game. Robert Ford and Manager Dusty Baker recap Lance McCullers, Jr. outing on Wednesday. Steve Sparks zooms with the entertaining Mayor of Whoooston Josh Reddick. McCullers, Jr., and RHP Josh James take que…
 
Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park features the return of RHP Lance McCullers who will take on Arlington’s Rangers and RHP Kyle Gibson. Manager Dusty Baker previews McCuller’s return after a short stint on the IL with Robert Ford. Steve Sparks and Geoff Blum talk balls and strikes and preview the matchup as the Astros push for the postseason. Get …
 
The Houston Astros will pour it all out the last 2-weeks of 2020 and on this Episode of Astroscast by Karbach Brewing, Manager Dusty Baker and x6 All Star and Gold Glover Jose Altuve discuss the importance of the final stretch. RHP Jose Urquidy will square off against the Rangers RHP Kyle Cody and Astros Radio will preview the matchup. Robert Ford …
 
RHP Zack Greinke will face the Los Angeles Dodgers and the best record in Major League Baseball in Sunday’s series finale. The Dodgers will start RHP Brusdar Graterol and Astros Radio will preview the matchup and discuss the keys to the game. General Manager James Click sits down with Robert Ford and Steve Sparks to discuss the latest news surround…
 
A World Series reunion as the Astros visit Dodger’s Stadium for the 1st time since the 2018 season for a short 2-game series. LHP Framber Valdez take the hill for the Astros and will face the potent Dodgers lineup and LHP Julio Urias. Manager Dusty Baker and Bench Coach Joe Espada discuss the matchup before Saturday’s first pitch. Yuli Gurriel also…
 
Thursday marks the final matchup between the Astros and Division leading Oakland A’s in MLB’s short 60-game season Manager Dusty Baker looks to RHP Jose Urquidy to right the ship and to face the Athletics LHP Sean Manaea. Manager Dusty Baker recaps Wednesday's devastating loss and previews the matchup with Robert Ford. Later on, rookie RHP Luis Gar…
 
The Astros continue their five-game set with the Oakland A’s on Wednesday as rookie RHP Luis Garcia faces LHP Jesus Luzardo. Astros Radio will preview Garcia’s 1st Major League start and focus on keys to the game. Manager Dusty Baker reflects on the tremendous career of the late Roberto Clemente with Robert Ford. Twila Carter, the senior vice presi…
 
It’s a 2-for-Tuesday as the the Astros take on the 1st place Oakland Athletics. Astros Radio will preview the doubleheader as RHP Zack Greinke faces A’s RHP Frankie Montas in Game 1. Manager Dusty Baker talks with Robert Ford before 1st pitch. Later, Ray Fosse, the x2 All Star, x2 Gold Glove Catcher, and x2 World Series Champion for the Oakland A’s…
 
The Astros area in Oakland for a 5-game series and send rookie RHP Cristian Javier to the mound to face the A’s RHP Chris Bassitt. Astros Radio will preview the series and the matchup. Manager Dusty Baker later joins Robert Ford who reflects on the Hall of Fame career of Lou Brock. The Skipper also provides an update to his teams roster just before…
 
The Astros have dropped 3-straight and look to avoid a 4-game sweep in Anaheim. Houston will look to LHP Framber Valdez as the Angels start RHP Jaime Barria. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks will discuss keys to the game before General Manager James Click joins the show for his weekly roundtable. Click provides updates on Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve,…
 
The Astros and Angels will play their second doubleheader against each other this season as a pair of rookies will get the start on Saturday with RHP Brandon Bielak in Game 1 and RHP Jose Urquidy in Game 2. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks will talk over the matchup before Bull Pen Coach Josh Miller breaks down the bullpen depth. Manager Dusty Baker pr…
 
The Astros begin a 9-game road trip Friday night in Los Angeles-Anaheim to face the Angels. RHP Lance McCullers, Jr. will pitch against RHP Dylan Bundy and Robert Ford and Steve Sparks will discuss the matchup. Manager Dusty Baker talks to Ford about the upcoming series and give us an injury update on Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman. Sparks gets a sco…
 
Robert Ford and Steve Sparks discuss Thursday’s matchup between the Astros and Rangers as RHP Zach Greinke faces RHP Lance Lynn. Manager Dusty Baker reflects on the loss of the great Tom Seaver with Robert Ford and recaps Cristain Javier’s Wednesday’s performance. Longtime Corpus Christi Hooks radio broadcaster Micheal Coffin talks to Sr. Director …
 
RHP Cristian Javier faces the Texas Rangers and LHP Kolby Allard on Wednesday and Astros Radio breaks down the matchup. Manager Dusty Baker and Robert Ford briefly discuss Tuesday’s extra-inning loss and what he expects from his team Wednesday. Steve Sparks gets a scouting report on the Rangers from radio broadcaster Jared Sandler. C Martin Maldona…
 
The Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers for a three-game set beginning Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the pitching matchup between LHP Framber Valdez and RHP Luis Garcia. Ford talks to manager Dusty Baker about the series and recent postponement due to COVID. Sparky invites the President and CEO of Hous…
 
Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics was postponed. Major League Baseball released the following statement: “Following a positive test for COVID-19 in the Oakland Athletics’ organization, today’s scheduled game between the A’s and the host Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park has been postponed out of an abundance of caution and to allow for a…
 
Let’s Play Two! Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Game 1 of Saturday’s double-dipper as RHP Lance McCullers JR., faces the Oakland A’s and RHP Chris Bassitt. Manager Dusty Baker discusses the doubleheader with the Houston media before 1st pitch. Finally, rookie RHP Andre Scrubb shares his thoughts with reporters before Game 1 of Saturday’s twin-…
 
The Houston Astros released the following statement just after both teams (Astros, Oakland Athletics) walked off the field: “The Houston Astros players, with support from the Oakland players, have decided to postpone tonight’s game. We support their decision to make a strong statement in support of the fight for racial equality. We are proud of our…
 
Jackie Robinson Day is April 15th. On Friday, Major League Baseball celebrates Robinson's career and his legacy as the first black Major League player. Manager Dusty Baker talks to Robert Ford about Robinson and Steve Sparks catches up with A’s broadcaster Vince Cotroneo before Friday’s first pitch against Oakland. Ford and Sparks break down the ma…
 
The Astros will host a double header on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels and Astros Radio will preview the matchup. Robert Ford zooms with the Manager Dusty Baker and Steve Sparks talks with Pitching Coach Brent Strom before Game 1. LHP Framber Valdez picked up his 3rd consecutive win on Monday after an impressive 7-innings of work and he spo…
 
LHP Framber Valdez is sporting an MLB best 1.00 ERA in August and he’ll face the Los Angeles Angels and LHP Patrick Sandoval. Astros Radio will break down the matchup and Angels Radio man, Terry Smith, will give us a scouting report for the Halos. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks discuss the keys to the game before Manager Dusty Baker recaps the roadtr…
 
The Astros wrap up their short 2-game series in the Rocky Mountains on Wednesday as the Astros send RHP Cristian Javier to the mound to face RHP German Marquez. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the matchup before manager Dusty Baker joins the podcast prior to first pitch at Coors Field. Michael Coffin chats over the challenges some of the Asros…
 
The Astros begin a 5-game road trip in the Rocky Mountains as they face the Colorado Rockies. LHP Framber Valdez will start for the Stros and face Colorado’s RHP Castellani. Robert Ford and Dusty Baker zoom before Wednesday night’s first pitch followed by a conversation with Steve Sparks and Geoff Blum. Later we hear from some of the heroes of Tues…
 
Tuesday the Astros wrap up a short 2-game series with the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park as veteran RHP Zach Greinke squares off against RHP Antonio Senzatela. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks discuss the matchup before Ford zooms with Dusty Baker. Micheal Coffin visits with C Michael Papierski in Corpus Christi, the Astros alternative site. Late…
 
The Astros host the Colorado Rockies for two games at Minute Maid Park starting Monday night. Rookie RHP Brandon Bielak will make his third MLB start and will oppose LHP Kyle Freeland. Astros Radio breaks down the matchup before we hear from Manager Dusty Baker and infielder Jack Mayfield. Mayfield was recalled to Houston on Sunday for his second s…
 
Time for our Sunday Astros Radio Roundtable as General Manager James Click joins Robert Ford and Steve Sparks in the broadcast booth. The team will wrap up the series with the Seattle Mariners as RHP Lance McCullers, Jr. opposes LHP Justus Sheffield. Saturday, RHP Cristian Javier outdueled the M’s on Saturday, Yuli Gurriel hit a go-ahead solo shot,…
 
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