Carpenter to be guest on Astroline tomorrow (Mar. 14)

Houston Astros pitcher David Carpenter will be the guest on the club’s popular Astroline call-in radio show tomorrow, March 14 at 7 p.m. CT. Hosted by Hall of Fame Broadcaster Milo Hamilton, Astroline, presented by Budweiser, continues its broadcast this spring from the ESPN Club restaurant at Disney’s Boardwalk in Orlando, Fla.

The show is open to the public and airs on the club’s flagship station, KTRH 740 AM. Listeners can call the show with questions at 713-212-5874. Fans may also send questions to Alyson Footer via Twitter at twitter.com/alysonfooter. Astroline is also streamed live at www.astros.com. Archived broadcasts from this year’s shows are available on the team’s website.

Carpenter, 26, has allowed just one run over four relief appearances this spring for a 2.25 ERA (1ER/4IP). Last season, he made his Major League debut with Houston on June 30, 2011, and spent the remainder of the season with the big league club, posting a 1-3 record with one save and a 2.93 ERA in 34 games. He also recorded 29 strikeouts in 27.2 innings pitched on the season. Originally drafted by St. Louis in the 12th round of the June 2006 draft as a catcher, Carpenter was converted to a pitcher in 2008. In 155 career minor league games as a pitcher, he owns an 11-8 record with 49 saves, a 3.02 ERA (59ER/176IP) and 190 strikeouts. A native of West Virginia, Carpenter was acquired by Houston from St. Louis in August 2010 in exchange for infielder Pedro Feliz.

Hamilton announced last month that 2012 will be his final season calling Astros games.  This season marks his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. He began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945.

Tomorrow night’s Astroline will be the 16th of 18 scheduled shows during its five-month run leading into the 2012 baseball season. The program is broadcast each Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.

Astroline features interviews, news and information on the Houston Astros. The show features a different guest each week, ranging from current and former Astros players to front office personnel.