Carrasco and Francisco Lindor were sent from Cleveland to the Mets on Thursday in exchange for Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario, Isaiah Greene and Josh Wolf, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. After battling leukemia and struggling to a 5.29 ERA in 2019, Carrasco bounced back in a big way last year, posting a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts. He'll slot in right behind Jacob deGrom atop the Mets' rotation and should see a small boost to his fantasy value from the move to one of baseball's most pitcher-friendly ballparks.
Carrasco gave up four earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six in three innings Wednesday in a series-clinching loss to the Yankees. He was not involved in the decision. On paper, it looked like Cleveland had the slight edge with Carrasco facing Masahiro Tanaka, and that was indeed the case, as Tanaka gave up six runs in four innings. Cleveland's bullpen allowed six runs to score while New York's relievers allowed just three runs, which ended up being the difference as the Yankees won 10-9. Carrasco is under contract with Cleveland for at least the next two seasons.
Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out eight across six innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday. Carrasco had a solid performance as his one slip-up was allowing a two-run homer to Gregory Polanco in the fourth inning. The 33-year-old struck out at least eight batters for the second straight start and was able to pitch himself out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth to keep the Indians in the game. Carrasco has rebounded tremendously in 2020 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 82:27 K:BB across 68 innings and is a big reason the Indians are considered serious contenders to win the World Series.
Carrasco (3-4) allowed one hit and three walks over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Tigers on Sunday. He struck out 11. It was reported that Carrasco experienced some calf tightness during his start Tuesday, but the right-hander showed no ill effects Sunday. In fact, he turned in a top-25 performance in all of the majors this season by Game Score (83). Carrasco now has a 2.90 ERA and 74:24 K:BB in 62 innings this year. He lines for one more start during the regular season, Friday at home against the Pirates.
Carrasco experienced calf tightness during Tuesday's start against the Cubs, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The 33-year-old allowed three runs over six innings Tuesday and was expected to also pitch the seventh inning, but he then informed the coaching staff of the calf tightness. It appears to be a minor issue as pitching coach Carl Willis said the team expects Carrasco to make his next turn through the rotation Sunday in Detroit, though it's worth keeping an eye on his status over the next couple days.