THE FIELD … ON THE FIELD … ON THE FIELD by Brandon C. Williams
Spotlight shines on H-Town on big Sunday for Astros, Texans
Today, Sunday: A huge day for Houston professional sports teams starts with Game 3 of the American League Division Series as the Astros visit Boston Red Sox. The Astros won the opener on Thursday as Jose Altuve tied a postseason record with three homers in the 8-2 victory. The Astros headed to Fenway Park with a commanding 2-0 lead after homers from Carlos Correa and George Springer paved the way to an 8–2 rout on Friday night.
Brad Peacock will start for the Astros in Game 3 on Sunday. The Astros will face former teammate Doug Fister, who had a 5-9 record with a 4.88 ERA during the regular season. FS1 will air the game, which starts at 1:30pm.
Deshaun Watson and the Texans will get the national stage at 7:30pm when they host Kansas City Chiefs. Houston comes off a win against Tennessee Titans when Watson accounted for an NFL record-tying five total touchdowns for a rookie as the team set a franchise record for points scored in the 57-14 rout. The Texans defense will also have to contend with an explosive rookie in the form of running back Kareem Hunt, who leads the league with 502 rushing yards while averaging an impressive 7.4 yards per carry. The game will be aired live on Channel 2 (KPRC).
Tomorrow, Monday: If necessary, the Astros could be in a Game 4 against the Red Sox. Starting pitchers and game time will be determined on the outcome of the other divisional playoff series and whether Houston takes a 2-0 lead into Boston.
Tuesday: The home stretch for postseason positioning begins as each area school is in action, beginning with Clear Creek at Alvin, Clear Lake at Clear Falls, Clear Springs at Dickinson and La Marque at Brazos each starting at 6:00pm. Friendswood at Clear Brook is one of four matches slated to start at 6:30pm along with Shadow Creek at Galveston Ball, Galena Park at Santa Fe and Willowridge at Texas City. The evening’s matches conclude at 7:00pm when Danbury visits Hitchcock.
Fall tennis play nears its conclusion with Clear Brook at Clear Lake and Clear Falls at Clear Creek at 3:00pm, while Dickinson at Friendswood and Texas City at Shadow Creek at 3:30pm.