While Opening Day will look a little more normal in 2021, the Houston Astros have one reoccurring thing: 9:07 p.m. start times for West Coast matchups. As the Astros take the field for their first regular season game with fans since 2019, some fans might have more questions about April 1 from their couches at home.
Although the team is starting their season away against the Oakland Athletics, broadcasts will be back on their regular schedule, while also having ESPN take part. While having the games on TV, radio and in-person, baseball looks to be approaching normalcy once again.
With Opening Day being on April 1, where can you watch and listen to your Astros?
While Zack Greinke will hit the bump on Opening Day against Chris Bassitt of the A’s, the team is also in great shape with their health and safety protocols. As Myles Straw, Abraham Toro and Garrett Stubbs were all cleared, only Straw will be traveling to Oakland, while Toro and Stubbs will begin their season at the alternate training site in Corpus Christi at Whataburger Field.
When and what time is the game?
April 1, 9:07 p.m. CT
The A’s are selling tickets, if any fans are looking to make a late trip for Opening Day.
Where can I watch?
Although the Astros’ spring training broadcasts were limited, AT&T SportsNet Southwest will be back for every regular season game. With Todd Kalas, Geoff Blum and Julia Morales back on your screen, baseball could feel normal again, as they had a shortened schedule in March. Coverage for the game starts at 7:30 p.m. AT&T SportsNet Southwest’s channel number varies by provider, but here is a guide. ESPN will also be broadcasting the game with Dan Shulman and and Kyle Peterson on the call.
Where can I listen?
As always, SportsTalk 790 AM will be broadcasting on local radio and on their website with Robert Ford and Steve Sparks.