Carrasco (7-4) was tagged with the loss despite giving up just three runs on three hits over six innings Wednesday versus the Nationals. He walked three and struck out five. Unfortunately for Carrasco, his third straight quality start didn't stand a chance against Stephen Strasburg's gem in this one. However, the 29-year-old did enough to win on most other days, including retiring 10 consecutive batters at one point. Although it's not what many owners had bought in expecting for, Carrasco has put together a fine season in his seventh MLB go-round that includes a career-best 2.45 ERA and 10 quality outings in 15 starts. He has a friendly matchup with the Twins in his next turn on Tuesday, a team he limited to four hits in a victory just two starts ago.
Carrasco (7-3) was nearly perfect, as he allowed no runs on one hit, struck out six and walked two over six innings in a victory over the Royals on Wednesday. It was the third time this season he threw at least six shutout innings in a start. In the first five innings, he allowed just one base runner, which was a double to Cheslor Cuthbert. The strong outing dropped his ERA down to 2.31; he also has a 1.03 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 85.2 innings. His next start will be Wednesday against the Nationals.
Carrasco (6-3) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 6.2 innings to earn the win Friday at the Twins. The Indians broke open a 2-2 tie with a pair of runs in the sixth inning to help Carrasco earn his sixth win of the year. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in each of his last seven starts to lower his ERA to 2.49 on the season. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Royals.
Carrasco (5-2) cruised to the victory in Tuesday's 12-1 game against the Tigers. He pitched six innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five. That makes three straight victories and five consecutive quality starts for Carrasco. His five strikeouts probably brought on some disappointment for owners, but the right-hander didn't need to do much more than pitch to contact with such a big lead in place. He'll take a 2.47 ERA into his next start Sunday against the Yankees.
Carrasco (4-2) shut down the Jays over 7.1 innings Thursday, allowing one run, three hits and two walks while striking out 14 in the win. Between the sixth and eighth innings, Carrasco registered six consecutive strikeouts. Eight of the right-hander's 14 strikeouts came via his signature split-changeup. He fell one short of his career high of 15 strikeouts that came on Sept. 25 last year against the Royals. Since returning from the DL, Carrasco has been great, posting a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while striking out 29 in 34 innings.