Houston Sportscast: Episode 8 - "Rockets fizzle in the Snowpocalypse‪"

Composite image by Jack Brame

The Rockets had a weird week, the Astros are throwing baseballs, and the Texans didn't really do anything. We also survived the Ice Age.

*The opinions expressed in this podcast do not reflect the views of Gow Media.

05:07 – Snopocalypse stories

11:40 – Snowpocalypse drinking games

14:14 – Rockets recap

17:12 – Boogie Cousins released. Or maybe not?

18:16 – What's PJ Tucker's future

26:59 – Rockets and Astros donate help with disaster aid

29:35 – Astros are back! (in spring training)

30:34 – ESPN's top Astros prospects

34:08 – Very quick roster evaluation

43:17 – Astros final needs before the season starts

48:25 – Carson Wentz trade effect on Watson's trade value

54:20 – Watson for McCaffery + picks?

56:48 – UH Cougar update

58:00 – Reddit Headline(s) of the week

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Jose Altuve is expected to miss significant time. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images.

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was hit by a pitch during Saturday's WBC game between Venezuela and the USA, which put a scare into Astros fans, and caused him to exit the game.

Now we're hearing Altuve with have to miss some time and won't be ready to start the season.

Bob Nightengale is reporting that the pitch broke Altuve's right thumb and he is expected to miss 8–10 weeks.

The Astros have not given an official update on the specifics of the injury.

Editor's note: The Astros have now given an update on Altuve's injury. He has a fractured thumb and will have surgery soon.

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