Indians starter Carlos Carrasco (14-11) tossed a complete-game shutout on Friday, allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out a career-high 15 in a win over Kansas City. Carrasco carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and went the distance for the third time in his past nine starts. Carrasco has been striking batters out all season, ranking ninth in the league. Over the past few months, however, he has become similarly dominant in other categories. In his 11 starts since the All-Star break, Carrasco has a 2.49 ERA with a minuscule 0.84 WHIP. He can be counted on to shine during fantasy playoffs.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco (13-11) took the loss in Saturday's 5-2 defeat by the White Sox despite striking out nine in five-plus innings. He surrendered four hits, three runs (two earned) and two walks. The 28-year-old hard-throwing right-hander couldn't get by with just his wicked stuff on Saturday, although the performance did mark his second consecutive nine-strikeout outing. Carrasco had come into Saturday in good form, having posted quality starts in six of his previous seven trips to the mound, including back-to-back complete games during that stretch. In spite of Saturday's setback, Carrasco has enjoyed a banner year, posting career-highs in wins, strikeouts, starts and innings pitched, and his current 10.3 K/9 rate ranks him among the best in baseball in that category.
The dispatching of Trevor Bauer to the bullpen has altered the weekend rotation for the Indians with the White Sox coming to town and beyond. Cody Anderson is set to start Friday with Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin following him to the mound over the next two days. Danny Salazar will go Tuesday and Corey Kluber on Wednesday in Minnesota.
Indians starter Carlos Carrasco turned in a strong performance in his outing against the Royals on Monday. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits over six innings of work. He walked two and struck out nine, en route to the 8-3 win. Carrasco (13-10, 3.62 ERA) was down early, as he gave up a solo home run to Alex Gordon to lead off the game. But the Indians rallied to score four unanswered runs and they were able to hang on for the win. Aside from his most recent outing, when he allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings to the White Sox, Carrasco has looked rather impressive lately. Taking out that rough outing, he is 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA in six starts following Monday's performance.
The game between the Tigers and Indians was postponed on Friday due to rain. The game will be made up as a doubleheader on Sunday. Both teams have set their rotations for the rest of the weekend. Justin Verlander, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, will pitch for the Tigers on Saturday. Matt Boyd and Randy Wolf will start the two games of the twinbill on Sunday. The Indians will have Cody Anderson on Saturday, with Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco following suit on Sunday.