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Myndi Luevano: Rockets ratings down despite second-longest winning streak in franchise history

This Rockets team is fun to watch, and this year is starting to feel special. Courtesy photo

Even though the Rockets are currently the #1 seed in the West, their TV ratings are down 20%. James Harden's colossal collapse in the playoffs last year might have something to do with that, but this is a different team. If fans aren't watching the Rockets now after winning their 16th straight game against the Thunder last night, you have to wonder if they'll ever warm up to this year's team. 

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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