Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter proved again this week why he’s the best hitter you’ve probably never heard of.
Carter has been one of baseball’s best power hitters over the last two seasons, though he plays for one of the league’s worst teams. He had the chance to do some damage on the big stage when he stepped up to the plate Tuesday night against New York Yankees closer David Robertson in a tie game with two men on base.
With a 3-0 count in his favor, Carter had the green light and and made the Yankees pay for bringing Robertson into a tie game. Carter crushed the pitch deep into the left field bleachers for a three-run, game-winning home run. The blast was Carter’s 30th of the season.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo continued his breakout season with a long home run that brought the Wrigley Field crowd to its feet. The All-Star first baseman belted a towering, two-run blast so far that it landed outside of the stadium onto Sheffield Avenue for his 29th homer of the year.
The rest of this week’s homers include David Ortiz’s 30th home run of the year, which tied Ted Williams’ record of eight 30-homer seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche’s walk-off shot against the Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s bomb that reached the third deck of the Busch Stadium bleachers.
Check out the five Bud Bash Homers of the Week below, presented by the Budweiser Bash Bar located on Yawkey Way.