ASTROS ROUNDTABLE

Why managing Yordan's at-bats on the road isn't as easy as you think

Yordan Alvarez broke out of his slump in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, and that's a great sign for Astros fans.

When the Astros travel to Washington D.C., A.J. Hinch won't be able to use Yordan Alvarez in his usual DH role.

ESPN 97.5's John Granato, Lance Zierlein, and Raheel Ramzanali weigh in on how Hinch will use Alvarez in a National League park.

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Lovie Smith's testy encounter with a local reporter after the Texans loss to the Commanders has been a big topic of discussion locally in Houston this week, causing many to question if the reporter went a little too far.

In fact, this heated interaction even garnered national attention from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on First Take. Stephen A. questioned whether the local reporter would have behaved the same way if former Texans coach Bill O'Brien was still running things.

Be sure to check out the video above as ESPN Houston's John Grananto and Lance Zierlein share their thoughts on the reporter's line of questioning.

Plus, the guys weigh in on Stephen A.'s position, and answer his question with a resounding “Yes!”

Editor's note: The Stephen A. portion of the segment begins at the 9-minute mark.

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