Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Braves on Tuesday.
Stanton has now hit safely in five of his last six games and has two home runs with five RBI and three runs scored in that span. Streaks like that will come and go for the 24-year old slugger, but overall, he is doing exactly what he's done in the past. His strikeouts are too high but he is still able to post a solid walk rate and his .280 ISO is just a hair above his career average.There is little reason to believe that he won't continue to swing a big bat, so grab those counting stats and enjoy. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett