Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 week ago

Carter hit a two-run home run -- his seventh of the season -- off A's starter Sonny Gray during Tuesday's 6-4 win.

Carter didn't strike out during the game, which is arguably more impressive than the flash of power he displayed. It was only the seventh time in 38 games this season that he did not record a strikeout.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Carter had a standard-Carter game, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and a three-run bomb in the 6-5 win over Toronto on Saturday.

This is what Carter does as he has 51 strikeouts in just 116 at-bats, and six home runs in his 19 hits this season. Carter is due for a power surge soon, so this may just be the start of one after hitting 37 homers last season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Carter, who was dropped to eighth in the batting order Wednesday, went 1-for-2 with a walk during Houston's 4-3 win over San Francisco.

Carter is hitting a mere .116 with 23 strikeouts in 43 at-bats over the last 14 days, so it was only a matter of time before Astros manager A.J. Hinch dropped him in the batting order. Meanwhile, Jonathan Singleton leads all minor league players with 11 home runs and had 10 RBI in a game Wednesday. Carter's playing time may soon be in jeopardy if he does not show improvement at the plate.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 2 weeks ago

Carter hit his fifth home run of the season on Saturday, but it was his only hit in 11 at-bats over the weekend.

Carter fanned six times in those 11 at-bats, as his 38.8 percent strikeout rate and 56 percent contact rate are his lowest marks in any season with over 100 plate appearances.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Carter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the 2-0 loss to the Angels Saturday.

Carter is just 3-for-31 over his last nine games including 15 strikeouts. Carter is posting a dreadful .150 average thus far this season, but has walked 13 times to obtain a .257 OBP. Look for him to get hot at some point as he is one of the streakiest players in the league.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Carter clubbed his fourth home run of the season during Wednesday's loss to Texas.

Carter's two-run shot in the ninth inning off Texas reliever Spencer Patton was his only hit of the game in three at-bats, though he also drew a walk earlier in the game. The Astros' first baseman is hitting a mere .152/.257/.293 through 26 games this season.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 3 weeks ago

Carter went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run -- his third of the season -- in his return to the starting lineup Sunday against Seattle.

Carter also drew a walk in the game to raise his OBP to a miserable .266 through 23 games this season. The 28-year-old is once again struggling to make contact (57 percent) and is striking out at a 37.2 percent clip thus far.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 4 weeks ago

Carter is out of the lineup Saturday, ESPN 710's Shannon Drayer reports.

He's hitting just .152 on the season, and while it seemed like he may have been heating up earlier in the week, he is now hitless in his last three games with seven strikeouts. Marwin Gonzalez gets the start at first base Saturday.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Carter, who hit his second home run of the season among two hits Tuesday at San Diego, is hitting .346 (9-for-26) during a seven-game hitting streak.

After a 3-for-42 (.071) start to the season, Carter has raised his batting average to .176 during his seven-game hit streak.

Chris Carter 1B/DH HOU 1 month ago

Carter went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season Wednesday night against the Mariners.

Carter led off the top of the seventh inning with a 414 foot homer to center off Mariners' starter J.A. Happ. He increased his batting average to .122 with the two-hit performance.