Star Performer of the Week: July 7 – 13
A 3-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington helped the Astros log a 4-2 record for the last week before the All-Star break. A number of players turned in outstanding performances including Jose Altuve, Josh Fields, Jason Castro, Chad Qualls, and George Springer. Heck, even Robbie Grossman got into the act. But one player’s performance ranked above the rest.
Chris Carter is the recipient of this week’s Star Performer Award. The Astros DH did what he is paid to do… hit. Carter had at least one hit in each of the six games played during the week. Chris goes into the break riding a 9-game hitting streak.
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Carter enjoyed a pair of 2-homerun games during the week and has hit six long balls in his last nine games. His slash line for week was an impressive .375/.400/.875.
Although I’m hesitant to give the award to a DH, Carter was the most consistent source of production in the lineup this week. What more can you ask from the guy?
Okay. It would be nice to see him carry his hot streak into the second half of the season. Better yet, remain a consistent source of production for the remainder of the year. That is… if he isn’t traded.