Here's who deserves the credit for the Astros' bullpen success


The Astros may not have the most highly regarded bullpen in the playoffs, but they sure performed well against the Yankees helping Houston reach the World Series for the second time in three years.

In Game 1 of the World Series, Houston's bullpen came through again and didn't allow any runs against the Nationals.

ESPN 97.5's John Granato, Lance Zierlein, and Raheel Ramzanali discuss if the players or A.J. Hinch deserve the most credit for the bullpen's success in the playoffs.

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The Rockets are coming. Composite Getty Image.

The Houston Rockets are coming off their ninth-straight win and are now officially challenging the Golden State Warriors. Houston is currently only a half game behind the Warriors and could knock them out of the play-in.

In the video above, Stephen A. Smith makes his case that the Rockets are beneficiaries of someone in the Celtics organization that was out to ruin coach Ime Udoka's career.

Also, he discusses how Jalen Green playing with his hair on fire, and the Rockets are executing at an elite level in the month of March. Smith believes this is all because of Udoka and the culture he's building in Houston.

Stephen A. finishes the video with a warning to the league: “The Rockets are coming. And it's because of Ime Udoka. Remember I said that.”

Be sure to watch the short video above for the full discussion.

Editor's note: Stephen A.'s video was recorded before the Rockets won their ninth-straight game on Monday night.

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