Houston Astros Podcast

Astros beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

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9/12/2021 Astrocast by Karbach Brewing
General Manager James Click joins Robert Ford on Astros Radio just before Sunday’s 1st Pitch at Minute Maid Park.
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8/29/2021 Astrocast by Karbach Brewing
General Manager James Click, Manager Dusty Baker, Asst. Pitching Coach Bill Murphy, Ryne Stanek, Kendall Graveman, and Jake Meyers. Listen to Astros Radio for LIVE Play By Play coverage of the Houston Astros throughout the season.
40 min
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8/22/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing
General Manager James Click, Hitting Coach Troy Snitker, Taylor Jones, Jake Meyers, and more! Listen to Astros Radio for LIVE Play By Play coverage of the Houston Astros throughout the season.
30 min
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8/15/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing
8/15/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: General Manager James Click, Jake Meyers, Zack Greinke, Kyle Tucker, Dinn Mann, Geoff Blum, highlights and more!
61 min
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8/08/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Assi...
8/08/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Assistant General Manager Pete Putila, Astros Hall of Famers Cesar Cedeno, Billy Wagner, and Roy Oswalt
69 min
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7/25/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gene...
This episode features Sunday’s conversation with the Astros General Manager James Click, Bullpen Coach Josh Miller, highlights, Yordan Alvarez, Zack Greinke, Alex Pressly, Kyle Tucker, Luis Garcia, Jose Altuve, and Brandon Bielak. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
46 min
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7/18/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gene...
This episode features Sunday’s conversation with the Astros General Manager James Click, 3B/OF Coach Gary Pettis, All Star Micheal Brantley, Yuli Gurriel, Lance McCullers, Jake Odorizzi, Austin Pruitt, and Abraham Toro. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
45 min
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7/12/21 Astros Relaunch by Karbach Brewing: Jos...
According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Astros' last walk-off win down by 5 runs in the 9th inning was in July 1978 against the Montreal Expos in the Astrodome. Fast-forward 43 seasons and listen back to Sunday’s 9th inning improbable comeback as we Relaunch Jose Altuve’s walk-off home run against the New York Yankees. Astros Radio is your source throughout the 2021 season. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
30 min
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7/11/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gene...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
45 min
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7/4/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gener...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
41 min
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6/27/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Assi...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston.
26 min
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6/20/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gene...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
36 min
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6/13/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gene...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
35 min
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6/6/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Gener...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/31/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Mana...
Robert Ford and Manager Dusty Baker preview Monday’s Memorial Day matchup between the Astros and the Boston Red Sox. Later, the Houston Astros team-up with Silver Eagle Distributors and The Folds of Honor organization to celebrate Memorial Day by honoring America’s fallen and disabled service members and their families. Finally, Kyle Tucker and Zack Greinke talk to members of the media following Sunday’s victory over the San Diego Padres. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/30/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Sund...
Astros General Manager James Click sits down with Robert Ford before Sunday’s game against San Diego. Pitching Coach Bill Murphy and Steve Sparks talk rotation and bullpen via Zoom and Manager Dusty Baker shares his thoughts about the Astros before Sunday’s first pitch. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/23/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Jame...
Robert Ford talks to Astros General Manager James Click before Sunday’s finale in Arlington. Steve Sparks invites Hitting Coach Troy Snitker to the show as they break down the swings and work ethics of Michael Brantley, Kyle Tucker, and Yordan Alvarez. Later, Manager Dusty Baker, Lance McCullers, Andre Scrubb, and Chas McCormick zoom with the Houston media from Globe Like Field. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/16/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Jame...
The Astros wrap up a 4-game set and a 10-game homestand on Sunday as RHP Lance McCullers faces the Rangers and RHP Kyle Gibson. Robert Ford and Shane Reynolds preview the matchup before first pitch. Later general manager James Click, manager Dusty Baker, and RHP Enoli Paredes join the podcast. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/14/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game...
Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Friday’s Astros-Rangers matchup as RHP Zach Greinke faces LHP Wes Benjamin at Minute Maid Park. Manager Dusty Baker talks about the series and what he expects from his ace pitcher. Later LHP Framber Valdez and RHP Jose Urquidy zoom with Houston reporters and provide updates to their injuries and rehab. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/9/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game ...
Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/7/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing - Game...
The Astros open up a 10-game homestand on Friday as RHP Jose Urquidy faces the Toronto Blue Jays and RHP Ross Stripling. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks breakdown the matchup and preview the ballgame. Astros Manager Dusty Baker talks with Ford later to and recaps Thursday’s big win in the Bronx. Finally, All Star and Astros Ace RHP Just Verlander zooms with Houston media and provides an update on his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/6/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game ...
The Astros face former ace Gerrit Cole as Lance McCullers takes the mound on Thursday in Yankee Stadium and Astros Radio previews the matchup. Robert Ford and Astros Manager Dusty Baker recap Wednesday’s loss in the Bronx and discuss what the Skipper expects out of his lineup. Later, Lance McCullers, Martin Maldonado, and Brooks Raley zoom with members of the media from Yankee Stadium. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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5/2/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: James...
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4/10/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Jame...
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4/5/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game ...
The Astros are in Anaheim and take on the Los Angeles Angels Monday night and Astros Radio previews the matchup. Robert Ford and Astros Manager Dusty Baker recap the series sweep against Oakland and the Astros explosive lineup. Later, Gary Pettis, Brandon Bielak, and Yuli Gurriel zoom with members of the media. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/29/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game...
One final time from West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Ford and Steve Sparks bring you Spring Training 2021. RHP Jack Odorizzi will face the Washington Nationals lineup and RHP Stephen Strasburg, Astros Manager Dusty Baker talks about some of the roster moves prior to the game & shares his thoughts about starting the season on Thursday in Oakland. Astros Radio is your source for all of the 2021 season for LIVE coverage. Listen to Steve Sparks & Robert Ford on the MLB App, SiriusXM, & on Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/19/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Game...
From West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Ford and Steve Sparks bring you Spring Training 2021. It’s a Big and Bright Friday night as RHP Luis Garcia faces the Nationals RHP Paulo Espino and Astros Radio previews the matchup. Later, General Manager James Click joins us for Astroline with roster updates from The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/13/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Jere...
Astroline is the official Off Season and Spring Training show of the Houston Astros. In this episode, Robert Ford and Steve Sparks talk with Astros top IF prospect Jeremy Pena and newly acquire free agent OF veteran Steven Souza, Jr. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, the MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/11/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Carl...
Thursday night RHP Zack Greinke takes on the New York Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom in Grapefruit League play. Robert Ford and Steve Spark preview the matchup before All Star SS Carlos Correa talks to the media about potentially batting leadoff to start the 2021 regular season. Later, ’17 AL MVP Jose Altuve shares his thoughts about spring training and the upcoming season. Manager Dusty Baker also fields questions from the media prior to Thursdays game. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/09/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Jake...
From West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Ford and Steve Sparks bring you Spring Training 2021. Tuesday night RHP Lance McCullers Jr will make his 2nd Grapefruit league debut as he faces RHP Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. Robert Ford and Steve Spark preview the matchup. Later, the newest addition to the pitching staff Jake Odorizzi talks to the media before GM James Click and Manager Dusty Baker share their thoughts. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/08/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Rela...
Today we Relaunch pitching highlights from Sunday’s Grapefruit League against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who is LHP Kent Emanuel? Find out as Robert Ford and Steve Sparks call the action from Emanuel’s 2-scoreless innings from Jupiter, FL. Emanuel later explains to reporters how he’s feeling this spring and what he expects from the 2021 season. RHP Ryan Pressly made his ’21 Grapefruit debut as we relaunch his 3rd inning shutdown appearance from Sunday. Pressly also shares his feelings about spring training and gives us a scouting report on former teammate and newly acquired Astros starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi. Manager Dusty Baker rounds out the podcast with his evaluation of Emanuel and Pressly from Sunday’s matinee. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, SiriusXM, the MLB App, and Houston’s home for the Astros Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/05/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Kore...
Robert Ford is in West Palm Beach, FL, and Geoff Blum joins us from H-Town and together they talk with top Astros prospects C-Korey Lee and RHP-Alex Santos. Lee was Houston’s 1st round pick in the 2019 and Santos was the Astros 1st choice in 2020. Both players talk about their career paths, their aspirations, and what it’s like in 2021 camp. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/02/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Dust...
The Astros scored 5 runs in the 9th inning on Monday to come back and beat the Washington Nationals and we relaunch the highlights from Monday’s victory. First, Manager Dusty Baker took questions from the media in his daily zoom call on Tuesday. Baker spoke about playing Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, and shared his thoughts about Framber Valdez before Tuesday’s game in Port St. Lucie. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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3/01/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Zack...
From West Palm Beach, FL, Robert Ford and Steve Sparks bring you Spring Training 2021. The Astros host the Washington Nationals and Astros Radio previews the Grapefruit League matchup. Later, Manager Dusty Baker and x6 All Star Zack Greinke joined the media zoom to share their thoughts on ST. Tune in for LIVE coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com, MLB App, and Sports Talk 790 KBME-Houston. Thanks to Karbach Brewing and the Astros Radio Network.
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2/25/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Mana...
Broadcasters Todd Kalas and Steve Sparks talk to Astros Manager Dusty Baker from West Palm Beach, FL. The trio break down the latest news from Astros Spring Training Camp and later Baker talks about his days a rookie in the big leagues. Subscribe and tune in throughout Spring Training as Astros Radio bring you the latest news from the Grapefruit League. This Sunday, February 28th, join Robert Ford and Steve Sparks for the Astros' spring opener as we kick off the 2021 season. Tune in for live coverage of Astros baseball throughout Spring Training on astros.com and the MLB App. Thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun and to the home of Astros Baseball SportsTalk 790 KBME Houston.
48 min
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2/18/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Bren...
Pitchers and catchers officially report to camp in 2021 and we celebrate by talking with the Astros' legendary pitching coach Brent Strom. Todd Kalas, Steve Sparks and Geoff Blum kick off the first day of Astros Spring Training by discussing the team's offseason moves and expectations. This episode also features pitchers Steve Cishek, Ryne Stanek and Lance McCullers as they discuss the upcoming season via Zoom. Veteran catcher Martin Maldonado also shares his feelings from West Palm Beach following his first day in camp. Tune in throughout Spring Training as we bring you the latest news from H-Town and West Palm Beach, FL. Then join Robert Ford and Steve Sparks on February 29 for the Astros' spring opener as we broadcast every game throughout Spring Training. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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2/11/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: AL W...
Episode X of the 2021 features broadcasters from the American League West as we size-up the Astros competition. Steve Sparks and Geoff Blum talk to MLB broadcasters from the AL West just before teams prepare for Spring Training. Listen to Oakland A’s radio broadcaster Vince Cotroneo, Texas Rangers radio Jared Sandler, Settle Mariners Gary Hill, and Los Angeles Angels former big leaguer and broadcaster Mark Gubicza. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros radio bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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2/4/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Chas ...
We talk with two rising stars in the Astros farm system in this VIII episode of the ’21 offseason co-hosted by Geoff Blum and Robert Ford. Pitching prospect Forrest Whitley and outfielder Chas McCormick discuss their careers and how they’re preparing for Spring Training. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros radio bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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2/2 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: COVID-19 and ...
President and CEO of Houston Methodist, Dr. Marc Boom and radio veteran/former pitcher Steve Sparks took part in a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting on Tuesday. Dr. Boom and Sparks discussed the pandemic and how it relates to city of Houston, fans and the Houston Astros. MLB recently announced all clubs will “report for an on-time start to Spring Training and the Championship Season, subject to reaching an agreement on health and safety protocols.”  Listen as Dr. Boom offers extraordinary advice and explains how the medical world is managing this crisis. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing.
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1/28/21 Astros Podcast by Karbach Brewing: Ryne...
It’s episode VII of the ’21 offseason co-hosted by Astros broadcasters Todd Kalas and Steve Sparks. Former Astro and All Star catcher Jason Castro rejoins the club and talks about it, along with bullpen acquisition Ryne Stanek. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros radio bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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1/21/21 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach ...
It’s episode VI of the ’21 offseason featuring broadcasters Robert Ford and Geoff Blum. Bullpen veteran Joe Smith and Astros All Star SS Carlos Correa talk about their offseason and expectations for MLB 2021. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros radio bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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1/14/21 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach ...
It’s episode V of the ’21 offseason Hot Stove podcast featuring broadcasters Geoff Blum and Steve Sparks who chat with Astros Hall of Fame closer Billy Wagner. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros radio bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information, thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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1/7/21 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach B...
It’s episode # IV of the offseason Hot Stove podcast & the first of 2021. Broadcasters Todd Kalas and Robert Ford discuss the winter months with Assistant General Mangager Pete Putila. Tune in throughout the offseason as Astros broadcasters bring you the latest news from H-Town and from around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information. Thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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12/17 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach Br...
It’s the 3rd episode of the Houston Astros official Hot Stove podcast & the final show of 2020. Broadcasters Bill Brown and Steve Sparks discuss the future of the Astros bullpen with veteran Brooks Raley and future star Andre Scrubb. Tune in all winter as Astros broadcasters bring you the latest news from H-Town and around the Major Leagues. Visit astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information. Thanks to Karbach Brewing, crafted for fun!
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12/10 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach Br...
The 2nd episode of the Houston Astros official Offseason Hots Stove podcast of 2020-2 features Manager Dusty Baker. Broadcasters Kevin Eshenfelder and Geoff Blum tag team this show and discuss Baker’s offseason routine. Tune in all winter as Astros broadcasters bring you the latest news from H-Town and around the Major Leagues. Visit [astros.com/astroline]astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information. Thanks to Karbach Brewing!
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12/03 Astroline Hot Stove Podcast by Karbach Br...
It’s the 1st installment of the Houston Astros official Offseason Hot Stove podcast of 2020-21. General Manager James Click joins the radio duo of Robert Ford and Steve Sparks from downtown Houston. Tune in all winter as Astros broadcasters bring you the latest news from H-Town and around the Major Leagues. Visit [astros.com/astroline]astros.com/astroline for showtimes and broadcast information. Thanks to Karbach Brewing!
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10/17 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS Game 7...
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 (Washington Nationals). “Let’s go it. I mean, you’re down 0-3 to Game 7. Shock the world,” 3B Alex Bregman before Saturday’s 1st pitch at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Sync-up you smart speakers to Astros Radio for Saturday’s Game 7 of the ALCS. Ford and Sparky bring you the action throughout the postseason with the play-by-play and the latest news on the Astros Radio Network. This is Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/16 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS Game 6...
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 homerun on Thursday is still on everyone’s mind and after the game he spoke to reporters along with Ryan Pressly, Michael Brantley. Just before 1st pitch in San Diego, veteran backstop Martin Maldonado, Aledmys Diaz, and Lance McCullers sat down and shared their feelings about playing in 3rd-straight do-or-die game. Sync-up you smart speakers to Astros Radio for Game 5 of the ALCS. Ford and Sparky bring you the action throughout the postseason with the play-by-play and the latest news on the Astros Radio Network. This is Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/15 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS Game 5...
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 Garcia to make his first career postseason appearance. Rays Manager Kevin Cash will counter by starting relief RHP John Curtiss. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup. Josh Reddick and Framber talk about the back to back do-or-die games with hopes to play more. Finally, Jose Altuve and George Springer talk about what this moment in time means for them as teammates and for their careers. Sync-up you smart speakers to Astros Radio for Game 5 of the ALCS. Ford and Sparky bring you the action throughout the postseason with the play-by-play and the latest news on the Astros Radio Network. This is Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/14 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker...
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 Tyle Glasnow. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup and discuss the keys to the game. We hear from the Rays Kevin Kiermaier, Joey Wendle and Kevin Cash about their mindset coming into the clincher and their performance in Tuesday’s victory over the Stros. Then, Jose Urquidy and Alex Bregman share their thoughts just before Wednesday’s do-or-die game. Sync-up you smart speakers to Astros Radio for Game 3 of the ALCS. Ford and Sparky bring you the action throughout the postseason with the play-by-play and the latest news on the Astros Radio Network. This is Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/13 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS GM2 Pr...
“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 face the Astros potent lineup. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup and both managers will discuss their expectations of Game 3. Finally, Michael Brantley and Dustin Garneau talk about what’s at stake just before 1st pitch from America’s Finest City. You know what to do HTown, sync-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio for the home-town call! Ford and Sparky will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Get all the latest Astros news right here on Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/12 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS GM2 Pr...
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. Monday’s Game 2 of the ALCS features RHP Lance McCullers vs former Astro and current Rays RHP Charlie Morton. Steve Sparks and Robert Ford discuss Monday’s Game 2 before Manager Dusty Baker shares his thoughts on Game 2 and the passing of Morgan. Rays Manager Kevin Cash and Charlie Morton talk about the dynamics of their post season team and what it means to play against the Astros. Finally, Alex Bregman and Framber Valdez recap their performance of Sunday’s Game 1 loss in San Diego. Sync-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio for the exclusive home-town call! Robert Ford and Steve Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Get all the latest Astros news right here on Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/11 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALCS GM1 Pr...
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.
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10/9 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Game Relaunc...
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 ALDS victory over the Oakland A’s at Dodgers Stadium. Later, Manager Dusty Baker, Carlos Correa, Christian Javier, Zack Greinke, Kyle Tucker, and Micheal Brantley share their feelings about advancing in the playoffs. Be sure to sync-up your smart speakers on Sunday to Astros Radio for the exclusive home-town call! Game 1 of the ALCS is Sunday night and Robert Ford and Steve Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Get all the latest Astros news right here on Astrocast, the official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
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10/8 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALDS Game 4 ...
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 pivotal matchup before Baker talks about the importance of Greinke’s start. Longtime Oakland broadcaster and 2x World Series Champion catcher for the A’s, Ray Fosse, scouts his team with Sparky just before first pitch Thursday. RHP Josh James and RHP Jose Urquidy share their thoughts after Wednesday’s loss in Game 3. Sync-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio and for the exclusive home-town call! Ford and Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Astrocast official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
39 min
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10/7 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALDS Game 3 ...
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 what defense can do for a pitcher and momentum. Ryann Pressly and Aledmys Diaz share their thoughts before going into Game 3. Finally, George Springer, Framber Valdez, and Martin Maldonado talk to reporters following their victory over the A's in Game 2 on Tuesday. Synch-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio and your TV for the exclusive home-town call! Ford and Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Astrocast official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
54 min
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10/6 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALDS Game 2 ...
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 Sparky from Dodgers Stadium to talk about playing in October. Finally, Lance McCullers, Enoli Paredes, George Springer, and Carlos Correa recap their performance from Monday and preview their expectations of Game 2 against Oakland. Synch-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio and your TV for the exclusive home-town call! Ford and Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Astrocast official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
44 min
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10/5 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: ALDS Game 1 ...
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 just before 1st Pitch. Synch-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio and your TV for the exclusive home-town call! Ford and Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Astrocast official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
37 min
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9/30 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Wild Card Ga...
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 keys and later Sparks highlights Valdez and OF Michael Brantley’s contributions. Just before 1st pitch, OF’s George Springer and Chas McCormick spoke to reporters on their Game 2 thoughts. Synch-up your smart speakers to Astros Radio and your TV for the exclusive home-town call! Ford and Sparks will bring you the action throughout the Astros postseason. Astrocast official podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
30 min
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9/29 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Wild Card Ga...
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 OF Kyle Tucker before 1st Pitch at Target Field. Ford and Sparks will broadcast all of the Astros postseason games, be sure to synch-up your smart speakers to your TV for your exclusive home-town call! Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
34 min
61
9/27 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: GM James Cli...
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 express their thoughts and feelings on the season just before 1st pitch in Arlington. Ford and Sparks will broadcast all of the Astros postseason games, be sure to synch-up your smart speakers to your TV for your exclusive home-town call! Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
34 min
62
9/26 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Assistant GM...
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 four straight seasons. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Saturday’s matchup between RHP Lance McCullers and the Rangers RHP Kyle Gibson. Later, Assistant General Manager Pete Putila sits down and zooms with Sparks to discuss player development and recaps the Astros alt. site in Corpus Christi. Manager Dusty Baker, SS Carlos Correa, and OF George Springer talk to reporters just before Saturday’s 1st pitch and share their thoughts on making the post season. Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
30 min
63
9/25 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dust...
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 Friday. Steve Sparks invites an old friend and special guest to Astrocast, Tim Blake Nelson. Sparky and Nelson are Tulsa, OK, natives, old pals who graduated in the class of ’82 from Holland Hall School together. Nelson is an accomplished actor, director, writer, and Hollywood producer who grew up a hardcore Astros fan. Stay tuned for a highly entertaining episode as the duo talk over a little baseball, a little show biz, and a little Astros baseball. Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
26 min
64
9/24 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker,...
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 zoom call with Ford for a game preview. Sparky chats things up with broadcaster Matt Hicks, who provides a scouting report on his ball club. All Star 3B and World Series Champion Alex Bregman shares his thoughts about the teams’ lack of offense. Then, OF Kyle Tucker talks about finishing strong and making a final playoff push. Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
30 min
65
9/23 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Hitting Coac...
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 Bullpen Coach Josh Miller provide updates on the team as they wrap up the regular season. Finally, Sparky invites Dr. Priya Ramshesh with Houston Methodist to Astrocast to discuss breast cancer awareness. Dr. Ramshesh is an oncologist who provides diagnostics and treatment services for patients suffering from cancer. Listen to Astros Radio throughout the season and beyond on the MLB app. Astrocast official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
56 min
66
9/22 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dustin Garne...
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 importance of Tuesdays game. Catcher Dustin Garneau zooms with Sparky to chat about the team’s lack of offense and the nuances of catching. Finally, Lance McCullers shares his thoughts after Monday’s tough loss and later Josh Reddick, Enoli Parades, and Micheal Brantley all sit down to share their thoughts at T-Mobile Park before 1st pitch. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
29 min
67
9/21 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Astros Skipp...
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 Springer, Yuli Gurriel and Ryan Pressly share their thoughts prior to Monday’s first pitch from the Pacific Northwest. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
29 min
68
9/20 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: General Mana...
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 the scouting world brings to baseball. Manager Dusty Baker, Pitching Coach Brent Strom, and x5 Silver Slugger Jose Altuve share their thoughts before Sunday’s finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
45 min
69
9/19 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Carlos Corre...
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 in his 22nd season with the Houston Astros and in his 1st as the teams 1B Coach. Lopez and Steve Sparks catch up before the game and Robert Ford invites Dr. Vijay Jotwani to the show. Dr. Jotwani is with Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and he talk to Ford about the importance of staying active during the pandemic. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
48 min
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9/18 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Ryan Pressly...
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 with Steve Sparks via zoom. Finally, OF’s Micheal Brantley, Kyle Tucker, then Pitchers Framber Valdez, Brooks Raley, and Blake Taylor talk about post season expectations as the regular season winds down. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
32 min
71
9/17 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Josh Reddick...
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 questions from the media during the series at Minute Maid Park. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Fun!
25 min
72
9/16 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dust...
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 latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
25 min
73
9/15 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dust...
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 and Baker zoom prior to game 1 of 3 against Arlington. Steve Sparks gets a scouting report from former teammate, now Rangers broadcaster, C.J. Nitkowski. Get the latest news from the Astros official Podcast all year long, presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
24 min
74
9/13 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: General Mana...
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 surrounding the club. Manager Dusty Baker and SS Carlos Correa talk about the importance of Sunday’s game leading into the final 2-weeks of the 2020 season. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
1 min
75
9/12 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker,...
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 takes questions from reporters moments ago. Finally, Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis zooms with Robert Ford for a scouting report and for the latest news on Dodger nation. Everything you need in one place on today’s Astrocast, the Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
26 min
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9/10 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Mickey Store...
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 Garcia talks about his 1st MLB start on Wednesday and RHP Josh James and OF Kyle Tucker talk about Wednesday’s 7th inning miscues. Mickey Storey is the Astros AAA Manger of the Round Rock Express, now working with the Astros players at Houston's MLB Alt Site in Corpus Christi. Storey sits down with broadcaster Micheal Coffin on player development at Whataburger Field. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
27 min
77
9/9 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Hurricane Rel...
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 president of community affairs for the Houston Astros, joins Steve Sparks to highlight the Astros Foundation emergency supply drive for Hurricane Laura victims in Louisiana on Saturday. Later, Martin Maldonado and Brooks Raley join the podcast just before 1st pitch in Oakland on Wednesday night. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
30 min
78
9/8 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Alex Bregman,...
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 and he Zooms with Steve Sparks before Tuesday’s doubleheader. Finally, 3B Alex Bregman is back and he talks about coming off the IL and later rookie RHP Luis Garcia reflects on making his Major League debut. Garcia will start for the Astros on Wednesday in Oakland. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
33 min
79
9/7 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker, ...
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 1st pitch on Monday’s game. Steve Sparks catches up with Astros veteran RHP Brad Peacock. Finally, Carlos Correa and Josh Reddick field questions from reporters at the Coliseum on Monday. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
28 min
80
9/6 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: General Manag...
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, and Lance McCullers, Jr. Next, Manager Dusty Baker talks to the media prior to Sunday’s 1st pitch and finally IF Jack Mayfield explains how he and his teammates are . The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
22 min
81
9/5 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Let’s Play Tw...
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 provides some critical updates to his roster prior to first pitch, RHP Lance McCullers, Jr., and rookie RHP Luis Garcia talk to reporters following Friday’s extra inning loss. Later we hear from OF Kyle Tucker and RHP Brad Peacock from Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
30 min
82
9/4 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dusty...
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 scouting report on the Angels from his good friend and former LHP Mark Langston.  Finally, RHP Chris Devenski and RHP Jose Urguidy are with the team in Anaheim on the taxi squad and provide updates to reporters. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
17 min
83
9/3 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dusty...
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 of Business Operations about the Astros alternative site Whataburger Field. Finally, stars from Wednesday’s victory OF Micheal Brantley and rookie RHP Javier talk about their performance. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
24 min
84
9/2 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker, ...
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 Maldonado talks about his approach to 2020 before first pitch at Minute Maid. Lastly, OF/DH Michael Brantley and LHP Blake Taylor walk us through the later innings of Tuesday’s game. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
30 min
85
9/1 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker, ...
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 Houston Methodist, Dr. Marc Boom, on the show to discuss the recent impact of the pandemic in Houston. Finally, general manager James Click fields questions from reporters on Monday regarding the trade deadline. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
28 min
86
8/30 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: James Click,...
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 additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted. Major League Baseball will continue to provide updates as necessary.” Astros General Manager James Click spoke to reporters via zoom on Sunday. Next, we Relaunch Saturday’s doubleheader with radio highlights from Robert Ford and Steve Sparks. Manager Dusty Baker, RHP Zack Greinke, OF Kyle Tucker, and OF George Springer also weigh in on their performance after Game 2 of Saturday’s twin-bill. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
31 min
87
8/29 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Dusty Baker,...
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-bill at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
13 min
88
8/28 Pt2 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Robert F...
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 players’ efforts to use their voices to drive necessary change.  The Astros and A’s will proudly celebrate Jackie Robinson Day tomorrow when play is resumed.”  Robert Ford and Steve Sparks share their thoughts about the players decision to not play on Friday night just as both teams took the field. Outfielders Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick, manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click later discuss their feelings about racial equality with the Houston media. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
32 min
89
8/28 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: 42, Jackie R...
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 matchup between RHP Lance McCullers Jr. and RHP Chris Bassitt. Later, Baker talks to the Houston media prior to Friday’s first pitch at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
32 min
90
8/25 ASTROCAST by KARBACH BREWING: Manager Dust...
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 spoke through a translator after the victory. LF Kyle Tucker and SS Carlos Correa contributed offensively for a combined 5 RBI to help with the win over the Halos and spoke to media at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
30 min
91
8/24 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH with Dusty ...
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 roadtrip and previews the homestand. RHP journeyman Chase De Jong was selected to the Astros big league roster on Sunday and was introduced to the media prior to Monday’s game. IF Jack Mayfield will start in the 9-hole at 3B Monday night at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
15 min
92
8/20 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
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 face in 2020 season with assistant general manager Pete Putila from Whataburger Field. Finally, Alex Bregman, Framber Valdez, Kyle Tucker and Carlos Correa share their thoughts about Tuesday’s 13-6 rout over the Rockies. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
23 min
93
8/19 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
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 Tuesday’s victor RHP Zack Greink and OF Myles Straw. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
22 min
94
8/18 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
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. Later, a pair of rookie pitchers, Brooks Taylor and Brandon Bielak, came up huge in Monday’s victory. They, along with SS Carlos Correa, recap their performances following Monday’s victory. Finally, pitching coach Brent Strom shares his thoughts on the 2020 season before Tuesday’s first pitch. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
45 min
95
8/17 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
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 stint of the 2020 season. Finally, infielder Abraham Toro and RHP Josh James spoke with media members before Monday’s first pitch. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
26 min
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8/16 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring A...
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, and Ryan Pressly slammed the door and picked up his 2nd save. All three spoke reporters following Saturday’s victory at MMP. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
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8/15 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring H...
Saturday rookie RHP Cristian Javier squares off against Seattle’s LHP Nick Margevicius. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks break down the matchup and talk about Friday’s rout over the Mariners. Sparky invites Hitting Coach Troy Snitker on the show to discuss major league hitting and Ford catches up with fan favorite TV reporter Julia Morales. Finally, OF Josh Reddick sat down with reporters prior to 1st pitch at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
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8/14 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
The Astros begin a 3-game series with the Seattle Mariners on a Houston Big and Bright Friday. LHP Framber Valdez will face the M’s LHP Yusei Kikuchi and Astros Radio breaks down the matchup. The big story is the return of DH/OF Yordan Alvarez, the 2019 Rookie of the Year, will make his 2020 debut. Robert Ford and Dusty Baker discuss Yordan’s return and what it means to the club. Steve Sparks gets the inside scoop from Seattle Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith. Finally, Alvarez and x6 All Star Jose Altuve spoke to reporters at Minute Maid prior to first pitch. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
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8/12 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
It’s the finale Wednesday night with the Giants at Minute Maid Park. Veteran RHP Zack Greinke will face San Fran's RHP Trevor Cahill and Astros Radio will break down the matchup. Robert Ford and Dusty Baker discuss the Astros' current struggles. Mike Coffin later introduces Astros fans to RHP Chase De Jong from Corpus Christi, the team's alternative training site, which gives the Astros more pitching depth. OF George Springer will start Wednesday at DH, he and IF Abraham Toro spoke to the media before first pitch. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
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8/11 ASTROCAST presented by KARBACH featuring D...
The Astros host the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park and RHP Brandon Bielak will face LHP Tyler Anderson. Astros Radio will preview the matchup and discuss the keys to the game. Robert Ford and Manager Dusty Baker recap RHP Lance McCullers gem outing on Monday before Steve Sparks zooms with rookie RHP Andre Scrubb. The Astros acquired LHP Brooks Raley from the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday and Raley was introduced the Houston media Tuesday before the game. The Houston Astros Official Podcast is presented by @KarbachBrewing, Crafted for Serious Fun!
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