Astros slugger Carter looks to build on 2013

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Chris Carter's first full season in the majors was filled with ups and downs - and a few fireworks. He led the Astros with 29 home runs, but his 212 strikeouts were the most in the majors. And while he knows he should limit his strikeouts, he hates it when people paint him as an all-or-nothing player. ''I don...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #193: Chris Carter | 1B/OF | HOU

There are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Well, in Chris Carter‘s fantasy baseball world there happen to be three certainties: strikeouts, walks, and home runs. In 2013, Carter took to the plate 585 times; he homered 29 times (5.0%), walked 70 times (12.0%), and struck out 212 times (36.2%). In case your elementary school addition skills are a little rusty, that’s 53...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: Chris Carter’s Record Strikeout Rate in Context

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Chris Carter’s Record Strikeout Rate in Context 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Chris Carter’s Record Strikeout Rate in Context Of late, the author has encountered more than one concerned internet citizen making a comment to the effect that Houston corner...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dominguez, Carter cap power display as Astros top White Sox

Chris Carter was home again Monday night. He walked into U.S. Cellular Field still feeling nostalgic still wondering what could have been if the White Sox hadn’t given up on him. Carter was drafted by the White Sox in 2005 the year Chicago’s South Side team beat the Astros in the World Series. Eight years and three stops later Carter showcased his raw power Monday night while...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros’ Chris Carter out with sore ankle

With the All-Star break approaching, many teams used Sunday as a day to rest those that might have otherwise played through ailments. It sounds like the Houston Astros were one such team, as the club decided to give first baseman Chris Carter an extra day to rest his sore ankle, according to Corey Long of Manager Bo Porter indicated that Carter suffered the...
Via MLB Injury News
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carter hits two HRs as Astros down Rays

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter hit two home runs, including a go-ahead three-run shot in the seventh, to back seven strong innings from Bud Norris and give the Houston Astros a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. The victory breaks a five-game skid for the Astros, who had been shut out in their last two games. Carter broke a 22-inning scoring drought for Houston with...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 11, Blue Jays 2

Chris Carter had two home runs and five RBIs Sunday, leading the Houston Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 11-2. Carter hit two-run homers in the third and fifth innings against Brandon Morrow, raising his spring training total to four. He also hit into a run-scoring forceout in the first. Jason Castro hit a solo homer in the sixth against Brett Cecil, and Brandon Laird had a solo...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics set AL record for striking out the most

The Oakland Athletics have set an American League record for striking out the most in a season. Chris Carter's strikeout in the second inning Wednesday night at Texas was the team's third of the game and 1,325th this season, one more than the Tampa Bay Rays had in 2007. The A's quickly added to that total when Brandon Moss followed with an inning-ending K. Oakland already...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cespedes, Carter help A's edge out Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. -- When it's a warm day game, balls fly out of the Oakland Coliseum as easily as they would in Coors Field. But it was the Oakland Athletics who got the clutch base hits that made the difference. Yoenis Cespedes hit the go-ahead two-run single and Chris Carter added a two-run homer in the sixth inning for the A's, who edged the Los Angeles Angels 9-8 on...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Oakland Bombers: Moss & Carter

Don't look now, but the Oakland Athletics are 46-43 and have been getting solid pitching all season long and recently some offense too.  A big reason for the offensive outburst is the longball, and two guys knocking their fair share of homeruns are Brandon Moss and Chris Carter.  Both are considered "washed-up" prospects that never panned out, but are producing now...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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