In his first appearance on the mound after dealing with shoulder soreness, Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts against the Braves on Thursday.
Chapman has been out of action since allowed four walks in his outing on Sunday, but did not show any side effects from his shoulder soreness. He has converted 26 of his 28 chances in 2014 while maintaining a 2.75 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 76 strikeouts over 39.1 innings. Expect his role to be back to normal in the upcoming days. 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