Houston Matters

Maybe for these Astros, a split at home is just fine

The Astros-Twins ALDS shifts to Minnesota for Games 3 and 4.


Carlos Correa celebrates after driving in runs for the Twins
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Former Astro Carlos Correa had a big game against his former team in the Twins’ Game 2 victory in the ALDS Sunday night.


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The Astros head to Minnesota for Games 3 and 4 of the American League Division Series Tuesday and Wednesday after the Twins dumped Houston 6-2 in Game 2 Sunday night at Minute Maid Park.

Former Astros star Carlos Correa put on a show in the game, going 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs and even ended the game with a nice defensive play at short.

In the audio above, Jeff Balke, co-host of the Bleav in Astros podcast tells us, while that may annoy some fans, Correa’s success against Houston doesn’t bother him.

We also discuss how, normally in the playoffs, the team with home field advantage considers it a failure to split the opening two games, but this year's Astros ballclub has had its success primarily on the road. So, maybe a split is just fine. However, Balke notes that any loss in a short series like this best-of-five can be problematic.

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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