|Sep. 21 4:43 PM PT5:43 PM MT6:43 PM CT7:43 PM ET19:43 ET23:43 GMT7:43 4:43 PM MST6:43 PM EST7:13 PM VEN3:43 UAE (+1)6:43 PM CT-Rasmus missed his third straight game Wednesday because of ''a lot of different'' physical issues, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Analysis: Rasmus missed 23 games earlier this season after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst in his right ear. He's hitless in 17 at-bats over his last nine contests.
|Sep. 8 1:39 PM PT2:39 PM MT3:39 PM CT4:39 PM ET16:39 ET20:39 GMT4:39 1:39 PM MST3:39 PM EST4:09 PM VEN0:39 UAE (+1)3:39 PM CT-Rasmus hit a two-run homer for the second straight day Thursday.
Analysis: He's 6 for 18 with five RBIs and four runs scored in his last five games.
|Aug. 30 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Rasmus has been a huge slump lately but came up with a big home run in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Oakland.
Analysis: The home run was just Rasmus' third hit in his last 61 at-bats, dropping his average down to .212.
|Aug. 7 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Rasmus (cyst in right ear) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.
Analysis: Rasmus had been mired in a horrific slump before landing on the DL, going 2 for 58 with 22 strikeouts in his last 15 games. He went hitless in 19 at-bats in his last five contests.
|Aug. 2 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET10:38 ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST10:08 AM VEN18:38 UAE9:38 AM CT-Rasmus went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in the Astros' 14-inning win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
Analysis: Rasmus is 0 for 12 in the last three games and his batting average has dropped to .218 - the lowest it's been since going 0 for 2 in the season opener. He is mired in a 2-for-47 slump but is 3 for 8 lifetime against R.A. Dickey, Toronto's scheduled starter for Tuesday.
|July 28 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-The slumping Rasmus had a positive night at the plate Wednesday, as his two-run homer in the third inning helped the Astros to a 4-1 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: Rasmus entered the game 1 for 35 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 11 contests and recently missed some time with an ear infection. He fanned twice more on Wednesday, so he may not quite out of his funk just yet.
|July 9 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Rasmus returned to the Astros' lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle.
Analysis: The outfielder missed Houston's final four games prior to the All-Star break as well as Friday's series opener due to an ear infection. Rasmus should be good to go going forward.
|June 28 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Rasmus went 2 for 5 on Monday.
Analysis: Rasmus is hitting .462 and has scored seven times in his last seven games.
|June 25 6:49 AM PT7:49 AM MT8:49 AM CT9:49 AM ET9:49 ET13:49 GMT21:49 6:49 AM MST8:49 AM EST9:19 AM VEN17:49 UAE8:49 AM CT-Rasmus came through with a season-high four hits - including his 10th home run - in Friday's 13-4 win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Rasmus appears to be coming around after a disappointing start. He's batting .317 with two homers, four doubles and eight RBIs over his last 17 games.
|June 21 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Rasmus went 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Rasmus is batting .333 in his last seven games but has otherwise been fairly unproductive recently with a homer and six RBIs over his last 23 games.
|June 15 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET10:33 ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST10:03 AM VEN18:33 UAE9:33 AM CT-Rasmus homered and recorded his second multihit effort in three games Tuesday in a winning return to St. Louis, where he played his first three MLB seasons.
Analysis: Rasmus hit his ninth home run of the season but just the second in his last 40 games, and with a .227 average he continues to have limited value fantasy-wise.
|May 16 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Rasmus was 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Houston's leader with 29 RBIs this season, Rasmus went 5 for 14 for the series and has driven in nine runs over his last 10 games, though he hasn't homered during that stretch.
|Apr. 25 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET17:14 ET21:14 GMT5:14 2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST4:44 PM VEN1:14 UAE (+1)4:14 PM CT-Rasmus kept up his power binge with a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday's eventual loss to Boston.
Analysis: The homer was Rasmus' fourth in four games and seventh this season, tied with Josh Donaldson for tops in the American League. He's knocked in 10 runs over that four-game stretch.
|Apr. 24 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Rasmus went 2 for 5 with a double, home run and five RBIs on Saturday.
Analysis: He has three home runs and eight RBIs in his last three games.
|Apr. 10 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET21:24 ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST8:54 PM VEN5:24 UAE (+1)8:24 PM CT-Rasmus clubbed two home runs and had four RBIs in Houston's 6-4 win at Milwaukee on Saturday.
Analysis: Rasmus, who hit 25 home runs last season, is 5 for 14 on the season.