Next Up with Stan Norfleet & Chris Gordy

Next Up with Stan Norfleet & Chris Gordy

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Jeremy Peña Walks It Off In Astros Win Over Angels, Tank Dell Participating In Texans OTAs

NFL Insider Aaron Wilson Talks Texans OTAs, Kenyon Green Competing For Spot

KPRC reporter Aaron Wilson joins Next Up to recap the first day of OTAs for the Houston Texans. Danielle Hunter, Laremy Tunsil and Stefon Diggs did not attend, but newly acquired running back Joe Mixon, as well as wide receiver Tank Dell, were present and working on their chemistry with quarterback C.J. Stroud. Dell was a victim in a mass shooting three weeks ago in Florida, suffering a gunshot wound that traveled through his leg; however Dell was a full participant in the first day of OTAs. "I thought he looked great," and it "just shows his toughness and his heart" for wanting to get back to the practice field so quick after an injury, Wilson said. Wilson also reports that running back Dameon Pierce looks lean and in-shape, and Kenyon Green is working towards his full potential after injuries have plagued the former No. 15 overall pick. The Texans are "giving [Green] a chance to compete" for the left guard position. Offensive tackle Blake Fisher was selected at pick 59 out of Notre Dame, and Wilson says he "wouldn't be surprised" to see the rookie "play a lot of football this year."

Framber Goes Rogue, Astros Largest Blown Lead Of Season, Texans Begin OTAs

Chris Gordy of Next Up, alongside Brian LaLima and Sean Salisbury of The Sean Salisbury Show, recap the Houston Astros losing 7-9 to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Framber Valdez started on the mound and set up the Astros with a 6-1 lead through four innings. However, the fifth inning brought trouble as Valdez gave up seven runs and sent 10 Angels to the plate. Valdez tied his career high for runs allowed with eight, and the Astros would lose 9-7, their largest blown lead of the season. Chris, Brian and Sean talk about Valdez and catcher Yainer Diaz not being on the same page, the Texans beginning OTAs and more.

Kyle Tucker Homers Twice in Astros Series Win Over Brewers, Former Texans CB Mocks DeMeco

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up review the Houston Astros winning nine of their last 11 games following a 9-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday to clinch the weekend series 2-1. First baseman Jon Singleton went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Sunday. Singleton remained productive in the weekend series, recording five hits across 12 at-bats while also scoring a run. Singleton has started 18 of the last 19 games; however, general manager Dana Brown said José Abreu will play a few more minor-league games and could join the Astros in Oakland this weekend. Abreu was demoted to the Florida Complex League on May 1, and has since gone 2 for 9 with a double in two games, mostly working with the team's hitting instructors. If Abreu rejoins the Astros, will Singleton still receive most of the starts at first base? Spencer Arrighetti started on the mound Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks over 6.1 innings, earning six strikeouts. Sunday's start was the longest outing of Arrighetti's MLB career, and he now has two straight wins after starting 0-4. Kyle Tucker struck out in each of his first three at-bats, but after switching cleats, Tucker smashed a home run in each of his next two at bats, increasing his MLB-leading total to 15 home runs this season. Stan and Chris react to former Texans cornerback Steven Nelson mocking head coach DeMeco Ryans on social media, preview the NBA Conference Finals and more.

Will Singleton Remain At First Base If José Abreu Returns To The Astros?

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up review the Houston Astros winning nine of their last 11 games following a 9-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday to clinch the weekend series 2-1. First baseman Jon Singleton went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Sunday. Singleton remained productive in the weekend series, recording five hits across 12 at-bats while also scoring a run. Singleton has started 18 of the last 19 games; however, general manager Dana Brown said José Abreu will play a few more minor-league games and could join the Astros in Oakland this weekend. Abreu was demoted to the Florida Complex League on May 1, and has since gone 2 for 9 with a double in two games, mostly working with the team's hitting instructors. If Abreu rejoins the Astros, will Singleton still receive most of the starts at first base?

Astros Sweep A's, Cristian Javier Rebounds, Texans Season Predictions

Stan Norfleet of Next Up, alongside Dan Mathews of The A-Team and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show, react to the severe storms across Houston that have left over one million people without power. Prior to the final game of a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics, rain entered Minute Maid Park with 100 mph winds pushing debris outside the stadium. The Astros were able to start on time and eventually completed the series sweep against the A's, winning 8-1 Thursday. Cristian Javier started on the mound and recorded six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, bouncing back after allowing seven runs and five hits in just over one inning in his first game back from the injured list Saturday. Rookie outfielder Joey Loperfido hit his first career home run in a six-run third inning. The Astros are on a five-game win streak and have gone 12-6 in the last 18 games, moving into third place in the AL West. John Hickman of Locked On Texans joins Stan in-studio to preview the Texans schedule and make predictions for the season.

Framber Leads Astros To 4 Straight Wins, Blanco Suspended, Texans Schedule Release

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up recap the Houston Astros defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have won three out of the four-game series against the A's and are on a four-game win streak. Framber Valdez started on the mound and threw seven scoreless innings. Seth Martinez pitched in the remaining innings to combine for a two-hit shutout. Cristian Javier will start on the mound Thursday for the final game of the series. Ronel Blanco was ejected before the start of the fourth inning Tuesday when the third base umpire found a foreign substance on his glove. Brian Bogusevic, former Astros outfielder and Space City Home Network analyst, joins to discuss Blanco receiving a 10-game suspension. The NFL released the regular season schedule, and the Texans begin their season on the road against a division opponent in the Indianapolis Colts. Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Alexander joins to preview the Texans primetime games.

Jonathan Alexander Talks Texans Schedule Release, Primetime Opponents

Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Alexander joins Next Up to review the regular season schedule for the Houston Texans. The defending AFC South champions will begin their season on the road against a division opponent in the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans first primetime game will come in week two against the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football. "They should be able to get out to a fast start," Alexander said. The Texans have a late bye in week 14, and then face the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens back-to-back-to-back. "It really gets difficult in that second half." The Texans host the Ravens on Christmas Day and the broadcast will be on Netflix.

Brian Bogusevic Says Astros Got 'Framber At His Best' In 3-0 Win Over A's

Brian Bogusevic, former Astros outfielder and Space City Home Network analyst, joins Next Up following the Astros defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have won three out of the four-game series against the A's and are on a four-game win streak. Framber Valdez started on the mound and threw seven scoreless innings. Seth Martinez pitched aided in last innings to combine for a two-hit shutout. The Astros got "Framber at his best," Bogusevic said. The Astros move to a 18-25 record and are 5.5 games back from the lead in the AL West. "It's still a deep hole to climb." Prior to the win streak, disgruntled fans were unhappy with the Astros slow start to the season, and first year manager Joe Espada was put to blame. However, Bogusevic values Espada's late-game decision-making. "It' all about matchups," and as a player, "you're looking for a sound approach to managing a game," and Espada has "inspired confidence" with his strategies. The Astros latest success against the A's is bittersweet because Ronel Blanco was ejected before the start of the fourth inning Tuesday when the third base umpire found a foreign substance on his glove. Blanco has since received a 10-game suspension. Bogusevic does not dispute that Blanco broke the rule, but pushes MLB to "make it more uniform" after similar instances around the league saw different results. "Enforcement creates a whole lot of grey area for something that should be black or white."

Caratini Hits Another Walk Off, Bregman Homers Again, Ronel Blanco Ejected

Stan Norfleet and Chris Gordy of Next Up react to the Houston Astros winning 2-1 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday with Victor Caratini hitting an RBI single in the 10th inning. Caratini recorded another walk off after smashing a game-ending homer as a pinch hitter on April 30. Alex Bregman began the second inning with another home run after hitting two the previous night. Starting pitcher Ronel Blanco was ejected before the start of the fourth after the third base umpire checked his glove and found a foreign substance. Blanco will likely face a 10-game suspension. Stan and Chris comment on the Texans hosting the Baltimore Ravens for a Christmas Day game to be featured on Netflix, review the Astros trading Corey Julks to the Chicago White Sox and more.