Houston Matters

The Astros’ Winning Week and the Texans’ Preseason Push

The Houston Astros took two of three this week from both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. At 68-and-62, the Astros are in a three-way tie with the Royals and Mariners and just a half-game ahead of the Yankees for the second and final American League Wild Card slot. We discuss what the […]

Michael Hagerty Houston Public MediaThe Houston Astros took two of three this week from both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays. At 68-and-62, the Astros are in a three-way tie with the Royals and Mariners and just a half-game ahead of the Yankees for the second and final American League Wild Card slot.

We discuss what the Astros need to do to hang on in the final month of the regular season with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press, and joins us each Monday to discuss developments in Houston sports.

We also discuss the Houston Texans’ first-half offensive explosion in preseason play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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