Jeremy Hellickson gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over just 4.2 innings against the Angels on Friday.
Hellickson did not get off on the right foot on Friday night, allowing three runs in the first inning and was never able to really turn the corner, lasting only 4.2 innings. However, the Rays have him on s strict pitch count as he gets back into shape, as he has yet to get through five innings without being pulled, so his early exit on Friday should not come as much of a surprise. He is now sporting a 3.29 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and a 11:5 K:BB rate, so there really isn't anything to be too excited about in this young hurler just yet. Hellickson is expected to take the mound on Wednesday when the Rays take on the Orioles. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Astros 6-3 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Carter has a six game hitting streak going which has helped raise his batting average from .157 to .185. Carter owners have to understand the type of player he is and know that while he has outstanding power there will be plenty of strikeouts and a low batting average. Those hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 should be reminded that he had 13 home runs and a .184 batting average heading into July before mashing 24 home runs over the final three months of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba