Chron’s Hunter Atkins and SportsRadio 610’s Derek Fogel preview the MLB postseason

The Braintrust, Hunter Atkins and Derek Fogel, join Austin Staton on The Weekly Brew for the annual MLB postseason preview. The guys discuss the extra-inning thriller between the Rockies and Cubs that opened the postseason and the initial implications that the game has on the playoffs — over managing and MLB replays.

Then, the guys discuss the local series as the defending World Series champs open the playoffs at home against the Cleveland Indians. With the teams nearly mirroring each other strength for strength, what will be the difference maker? Who will make the bullpen cut on the roster, and how will AJ Hinch utilize his arms in the five-game series?

The show closes by breaking down the starting rotation and the inconsistent play of both offenses. Who wins it all? We make our predictions.

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Astros advance to the ALCS; Mike Pence, JJ Watt and a wild NFL weekend

The Houston Astros knocked off the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, Monday afternoon to advance to the ALCS. Hunter Atkins is the host for the episode and is joined by Austin Staton and CBS Sports’ Derek Fogel to break down all of the action in another roundtable discussion. The guys discuss the use of Justin Verlander out of the bullpen, Alex Bregman’s game-tying homerun, scouting reports and a preview of a potential ALCS showdown with the Cleveland Indians.

Then, Jeremy Paxton joins the show to discuss Mike Pence’s political stunt to steal the spotlight in week five of the NFL season, JJ Watt’s season-ending injury and much more.

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Astros-Red Sox Preview: Chron’s Jake Kaplan + NBCS Boston’s Evan Drellich; Roundtable Discussion

October baseball is upon us and the Houston Astros are set to square off against the Boston Red Sox in a five-game series beginning Thursday at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Chronicle’s Jake Kaplan and NBC Sports Boston’s Evan Drellich join The Weekly Brew to offer their insight and analysis, and what fans should be looking for heading into the ALDS.

Then, Austin Staton is joined by the Chron’s Hunter Atkins, CBS Sports’ Derek Fogel, and Jeremy Paxton (sort of) for a lively roundtable discussion on the series. You won’t want to miss this.