Rockets vs. Texans: Which team makes a head coaching change first?


Both the Texans and Rockets face tough decisions during the offseason. While it appears both Bill O'Brien and Mike D'Antoni will coach at least another season in Houston for their respective teams, which coach has the hotter seat? Which team will make a move first and which team should make a move first? Joel Blank discusses in this edition of Point Blank.

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It looks like at least another ten days before Kyle Tucker returns. Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images.

After a huge series sweep of the Orioles over the weekend, the Astros hope to keep things rolling against the Rockies on Tuesday and Wednesday.

And while the Astros seem to be firing on all cylinders, they do have some important players they hope can return from injury in the coming days.

Astros manager Joe Espada joined the club's flagship station on Tuesday and provided some health updates. According to Espada, Justin Verlander is not progressing as fast as they had hoped. He is still not throwing.

Kyle Tucker is at least taking swings off a tee, and could start running soon. It also appears Jake Bloss may have dodged a bullet, and could return after his IL stint.

Astros GM weighs in on Tucker

Dana Brown joined MLB Network on Tuesday and said Tucker is still “very sore.” As far as a timeline for his return, Brown said the Astros will be “very happy” if he can get back in ten days. Based on Brown's reaction, ten days sounds like a best case scenario. Two weeks could be closer to the real number.

We hope that means Joey Loperfido will get every chance to prove himself in the meantime.

The Astros will look to keep their winning streak going against the Rockies on Tuesday night. Here's a sneak peek at their lineup with Hunter Brown making the start.

Altuve 2B

Bregman 3B

Alvarez DH

Diaz C

Pena SS

Meyers CF

Dubon 1B

McCormick RF

Loperfido LF

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