Previewing the ALCS between Houston and Boston

The ALCS is here! The Chron’s Hunter Atkins joins Austin on the phone line to breakdown this historic series between the Astros and Red Sox. How historic is it? This is the first postseason series since World War II that features to teams that won more than 103 regular season games.

The guys discuss the key matchups on the mound and why the Astros’ hitters will work to extend at-bats in order to jump into a Boston bullpen that has played “Naked and Afraid” this postseason. Then, Hunter offers his take that David Price is “teetering on the edge of a sunk cost” and why he matches up poorly against Gerrit Cole.

The show closes by analyzing the offense and x-factors in the series, and why the Astros should refuse to pitch to MVP-candidate J. D. Martinez.

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.