Carrasco underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow. Carrasco missed the first half of the 2021 campaign with a hamstring injury and recorded a 6.04 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 53.2 innings across 12 starts. Although he'll require some time to recover following his elbow procedure, he's expected to resume baseball activities this winter. As a result, it seems likely that the right-hander will be ready for spring training in 2022.
Carrasco (1-5) was tagged with the loss Saturday against Atlanta after allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning five across five innings. Carrasco had quite a few ups and downs throughout the season but ends the year on a sour note, as he gave up exactly five runs in each of his last two appearances. The veteran made 12 starts in his first year with the Mets and posted a woeful 6.04 ERA, a figure that represents his worst mark since 2013.
Carrasco (1-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three over four innings as he took the loss to the Brewers on Sunday. Carrasco struggled off the bat, as the Brewers got to him in the first on a two-run home run from Willy Adames. Three more runs would then end up scoring in the second on two walks, two base hits and an error. He would go on to toss a pair of scoreless innings afterward before his day was over. Sunday was the first time he's fallen short of reaching five innings since Aug. 15 when he gave up six runs in just two innings. Carrasco has now dropped back-to-back decisions and has allowed four walks in two of his last three starts. He owns a 5.73 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 45:16 K:BB over 48.2 innings this year. He's set for one more start next weekend against Atlanta.
Carrasco (thumb) is listed as the Mets' probable pitcher for Sunday's game against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Carrasco had been in line to start Saturday, but because of a team off day Thursday, the Mets will be able to tinker with their pitching schedule. Though Carrasco looks like he'll be fine after he jammed his right thumb in his last outing Sept. 18 against the Phillies, he'll get an extra day to recover from the injury with Rich Hill flipping spots with the right-hander in the rotation. Over his last six starts, Carrasco has gone 1-2 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 30:9 K:BB in 33.1 innings.
Carrasco's thumb is fine after he jammed it during his start Saturday against the Phillies, and he's expected to be back on the mound for his next turn in the rotation, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. Carrasco hurt his thumb when fouling off a pitch at the plate and wound up leaving after 82 pitches. The issue isn't a significant one, however, so he's expected to return to the mound Saturday against the Brewers.