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Chris Carter’s Homerun Propels Houston Astros to Victory

SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 28: Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 28, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Chris Carter has had a rough season overall, but lately he is finding his zone at the plate and on Monday night he...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter getting hot at precisely the right time for Astros

For much of the season, Chris Carter has had a difficult time being a productive offensive threat for the Houston Astros. A season after clubbing 37 home runs and driving in 88 runs for Houston, Carter has had issues in 2015 hitting. Entering play Tuesday, he's hitting just .196/.308/.422, though he has connected on 23 homers so far this season. Manager A.J. Hinch has gone on record as...
Via Fox Sports
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Astros close in on Rangers, maintain lead over Angels with win

  Chris Carter drove in the go-ahead run with Houston's third solo homer, rookie Lance McCullers pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Astros enhanced their position in a crowded AL playoff race with their 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Houston moved with 1 1/2 games of first-place Texas in the AL West and maintained its slim lead in the chase...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hinch still willing to call upon Carter, despite diminished role on Astros

A season ago, Chris Carter slugged 37 home runs and drove in 88 runs for the Houston Astros as a formidable middle-of-the-lineup presence.This season has been an entirely different story, as inconsistency has plagued him to the tune of a .181/.298/.374 line with just 18 homers, 138 strikeouts and a diminished role on A.J. Hinch's club.However, he hasn't let his lack of playing time...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Perils of the Three-True-Outcome Slugger

For patient sluggers, strikeouts are a necessary byproduct of an approach designed to draw walks and hit home runs. We are well past the point of ridiculing strikeouts as bad when there are tangible trade-offs in on-base percentage and slugging. Those trade-offs are generally good for the player, but for players like Chris Carter this season, the three-true-outcome approach can go...
Via Fangraphs
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hinch: Astros will need Carter to step up and be productive soon

If the Houston Astros want to reach the postseason, they'll likely need offense from the first base position. That means slugger Chris Carter will have to contribute, something he's had difficulty doing so far this season.Heading into play Thursday, Carter is hitting just .181/.296/.381 with 17 home runs and 47 RBIs. Hitting for average has never been his forte, but his .181 clip...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers market and have made...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Carter is whiffing at a lot of strikes

A lot has been made of Evan Gattis’ ineptness at the plate, but what about Chris Carter’s? Carter has always been labeled as a “hacker.” He’s notoriously known for being an all-or-nothing type player, meaning he either hits the ball a mile or doesn’t hit it at all. The Astros’ slugger had a breakout year in 2014, posting a career high 1.8 WAR, which would have been...
Via The Outside Corner
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Chris Carter Continues His Hot Play

The Houston Astros may be at the bottom of the AL West, but Chris Carter is keeping them in the news due to his stellar play as of late. Carter has been one of the best players in the MLB over the past month or so, and it has been a joy to watch. Carter is known to be a power hitter with a very inconsistent bat. Carter has the ability to go yard every time at bat, but his batting...
Via The Front Office News
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Carter homers in 10th to beat D-backs

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night. Carter, who homered twice on Wednesday, hit his 13th homer of the season into the Crawford Boxes in left field off J.J. Putz (1-1). Miguel Montero tied it at 4-4 in the ninth with a home run to left field on the first pitch by...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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