The Matt Thomas Show

The Matt Thomas Show

The Matt Thomas Show airs weekdays Noon-3p on SportsTalk790 in Houston with hosts Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal.

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June 12, 2024 64 mins
Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show recap the Houston Astros defeating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 to tie the series at a game apiece. The Astros will attempt to win three series in a row with the final game against the Giants on Wednesday. Matt and Ross review comments from Bill O'Brien who addressed his time as the Texans head coach and general manager, relive a funny interaction with a caller, react to the p...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show react to former Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien, who made an appearance on the "Next Up With Adam Breneman" podcast to reflect on his time in Houston, saying he regretted taking on the general manager responsibility.
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Brian McTaggart, Astros beat reporter for MLB.com, joins The Astros On-Deck Show following a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday at Oracle Park. The Astros were able to get back on track after two consecutive walk-off losses. Ronel Blanco started on the mound and struck out eight batters, allowing only one run in six innings. The bullpen protected the lead with Tayler Scott, Bryan Abreu and Ryan Pressly each throwi...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show recap the Houston Astros losing 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Rafael Montero allowed three runs on four hits in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Astros received their second straight walk-off loss. Closer Josh Hader joins to discuss the Astros getting back in the race for the division lead. Matt and Ross comment on Caitlin Clark not making the U.S. women's bas...
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Houston Astros closer Josh Hader joins The Matt Thomas Show following a 4-3 loss on the road against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Rafael Montero allowed three runs on four hits in the bottom of the 10th inning making it the Astros second walk-off loss in a row after Hader gave up a walk-off two-run homer to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. "We need a sense of urgency," Hader said. "We all know that," and "it's not going to ...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show discuss the Houston Astros winning two out of a three-game road series against the Los Angeles Angels, missing out on a sweep opportunity with a 9-7 loss on Sunday. Ryan Pressly took the mound in the eighth inning and allowed a pair of runs that tied the game at seven. Josh Hader finished off the eighth but gave up a walk-off home run in the ninth. The injuries continue to mou...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show preview the Houston Astros traveling to Los Angeles to take on the Angels in a weekend series starting Friday. Outfielder Trey Cabbage joins to talk about facing his former team and taking advantage of his time in the Majors. Matt and Ross recap the Boston Celtics defeating the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 to take game one of the NBA Finals, react to a golf reporter mistaking Citad...
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Astros outfielder Trey Cabbage joins The Matt Thomas Show ahead of the first of a three-game, weekend series against his former team: the Los Angeles Angels. Cabbage was traded from the Angels to the Astros for pitching prospect Carlos Espinosa on January 31. The Astros "welcomed me coming in," Cabbage said. The 27-year-old was recalled to the majors Tuesday after Kyle Tucker fouled a ball off his shin and left Monday's game agains...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show review the Houston Astros losing 4-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. Catcher Yainer Diaz homered in his third straight game, and even though they could not complete the sweep, the Astros won the series 2-1 before heading on the road to take on the Los Angeles Angels for a weekend series starting Friday. Brian McTaggart, Astros beat reporter fo...
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Brian McTaggart, Astros beat reporter for MLB.com, joins The Matt Thomas Show to break down how injuries to the roster will affect the Astros chances to make the postseason, as well as how the organization will position themselves with the trade deadline approaching. General manager Dana Brown announced Wednesday that starting pitchers Cristian Javier and José Urquidy are both scheduled to have right elbow surgery and will be out f...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show look back on the Houston Astros defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander struggled in the first inning, giving up two home runs, but with bullpen help and home runs from Yordan Alvarez, Alex Bregman and Yainer Diaz, the Astros earned the win and moved to seven games back from the lead in the AL West. Astros manager ...
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Houston Astros manager Joe Espada joins The Matt Thomas Show ahead of the second of a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park. The Astros took the first game of the series 7-4 on Monday. Espada labeled the victory a "team win" after starting pitcher Justin Verlander had a rough start giving up two home runs in the first inning but received help from the bullpen and offensive production. "We did a lot o...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal talk about what going on in Houston sports and more on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. 
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show react to the Houston Astros avoiding a series sweep on the road against the Seattle Mariners with a 4-0 win on Thursday. The Astros lost the previous three games in the four-game series. Spencer Arrighetti started on the mound, pitching six scoreless innings and only allowing two hits and three walks while striking out eight in the best outing of his career. Alex Bregman and V...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show recap the Houston Astros losing three straight on the road against the Seattle Mariners with the latest defeat ending in a 2-1 final in the 10th inning on Wednesday. Spencer Arrighetti will start on the mound Thursday as the Astros look to avoid the series sweep and gain some ground in the AL West, currently sitting 6.5 games back from the lead in the division. Matt and Ross d...
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Brian McTaggart, Astros beat reporter for MLB.com, joins The Astros On-Deck Show following the third straight loss on the road against the Seattle Mariners with the latest defeat ending in a 2-1 final in the 10th inning on Wednesday. Justin Verlander started on the mound, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out nine in over seven innings. Framber Valdez and Hunter Brown have also given the Astros quality star...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show recap the Houston Astros losing 4-2 to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, making it two straight road losses. The Astros are now 5.5 games back from the lead in the AL West. Hunter Brown started on the mound, allowing only one run on four hits and no walks while striking out nine in six innings. Even though Brown had one of his best performances of the season, things would unrav...
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Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show review the Houston Astros defeating the Oakland Athletics to earn a series win; however, the Astros traveled to Seattle and dropped the first game against the Mariners. First baseman Jose Abreu returned to the lineup in Monday's 3-2 loss, recording an RBI single. Astros manager Joe Espada joins to discuss his plan for how Abreu will find himself in the lineup. The Astros had s...
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Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker joins The Matt Thomas Show ahead of the second of a four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners. The Astros dropped the first game versus the Mariners 3-2 on Monday after earning a series win against the Athletics in Oakland. Tucker recorded a home run on Sunday, continuing to lead MLB with 18 home runs on the season. Tucker talks about how he is improving his at-bats, his superstition...
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Houston Astros manager Joe Espada joins The Matt Thomas Show following a 3-2 loss in the first of a four-game series on the road against the Seattle Mariners. Framber Valdez gave up three runs on four hits in the first inning, but recovered, allowing two hits and no runs the rest of the game. Valdez "actually settled down" and "his tempo was much better," Espada said. Despite getting a quality start from Valdez, the Astros starting...
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