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.
Carrasco allowed three earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five across six innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Carrasco was solid for the majority of his start, as he allowed only a solo homer through four innings. He stumbled a bit in the fifth frame, allowing four consecutive hits that accounted for two additional runs. Still, It was Carrasco's fourth consecutive quality start, and he's posted a 1.80 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with a 24:6 K:BB across 25 innings in that span. He's in line to take his next turn through the rotation Sunday at Detroit.
Carrasco (2-4) took the loss Wednesday against the Royals after allowing one run on seven hits with six strikeouts and zero walks over seven innings.
Kansas City was able to scratch across one run on seven singles, but it was enough to saddle the right-hander with the loss since Cleveland's offense was silent. Carrasco has surrendered only two runs with a 19:5 K:BB across his past 19 innings and will look to keep things rolling next week against the Cubs.
Carrasco allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over six innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.
Carrasco did his best to keep up with Corbin Burnes on the other side, but the bullpen spoiled his strong effort, with three relievers combining to allow six runs. The right-hander endured some struggles in the middle of August, but he has bounced back with just one earned run allowed in his last two starts (12 innings). Overall, Carrasco has a 3.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 52:20 K:BB in 42 innings. He's in line for a favorable home matchup against the Royals next week.
Carrasco struck out six and gave up just two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings during Saturday's 12-inning win over the Cardinals.
The veteran right-hander gave up 10 runs over 12 innings across his previous three starts, but he rebounded by shutting down the Cardinals on Saturday. Carrasco missed out on the victory, as the two offenses combined for only nine hits despite playing three extra frames. He has a 3.75 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 45:17 K:BB through 36 innings, and he lines up to take the mound next weekend versus the Brewers.
Carrasco (2-3) allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four over 3.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Tigers.
Carrasco lasted six innings in each of his first three starts of 2020, but he's fared considerably worse in his last three outings. He's failed to pitch more than 4.1 innings during that time and now carries a 4.50 ERA and 35:15 K:BB over 30 innings during his first six starts. The right-hander will try to right the ship on the road Saturday against the Cardinals.
Carrasco allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five across 4.1 innings Tuesday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Carrasco surrendered one run in the first inning, but then settled in. However, he allowed two of the first three batters he faced to reach base in the fifth frame, both of whom were driven in on a double by Josh Bell. Carrasco has uncharacteristically battled his control of late, surrendering 12 free passes in his last 14.2 innings. He still has a respectable 3.71 ERA with 35 strikeouts across 26.2 innings for the season, but has struggled to work deep into games due to his inability to find the zone. He'll look to work more efficiently in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against Detroit.
Carrasco (2-2) allowed three earned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out seven across 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Cubs.
Carrasco worked around his control struggles, as he stranded all five batters he walked. However, he surrendered a solo home run to Anthony Rizzo to lead off the third inning. His bullpen also didn't help him, as he exited with two runners on in the fifth inning, both of whom came around to score. Carrasco had worked six innings in each of three starts prior to this effort, and still maintains a 3.22 ERA across 22.1 frames this season. He'll look to get back on track in his next outing, currently projected to come Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Carrasco (2-1) allowed one hit and four walks over six scoreless innings in a win over the Reds on Thursday. He struck out eight.
It looked like Carrasco lost a little something as he pushed up close to 100 pitches -- he issued back-to-back two-out walks and uncorked a wild pitch in the sixth inning -- but he was brilliant otherwise. Carrasco now has a 2.50 ERA and 23:6 K:BB in 18 innings this season. A borderline ace serving as the No. 3 starter for Cleveland, Carrasco lines up face the Cubs at home in his next start.
Carrasco (1-1) took the loss Saturday as Cleveland dropped a 3-0 decision to the Twins, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five.
All three runs scored on solo shots, as Minnesota's 2019 power surge has continued right into 2020. Carrasco still produced his second straight quality start to begin the season, an outstanding display from a pitcher whose career seemed to be in jeopardy after he was diagnosed with leukemia last year. He'll try to stay locked in for his next outing, a home start Thursday against the Reds.
Carrasco (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 over six innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Royals.
Carrasco began his 2020 season on a high note with a quality start Sunday as he struck out the Royals with ease. He allowed runs in the fourth and fifth innings but got plenty of run support from Cleveland's offense, allowing him to pick up a comfortable win Sunday. The right-hander's next start should come on the road Friday against the Twins.
Carrasco is scheduled to start the third game of the regular season against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Carrasco is set to follow Shane Bieber and Mike Clevinger. The right-hander is looking to get back on track in 2020 after a difficult 2019 season. Over the past three seasons, Carrasco owns a 3.66 ERA and 10.5 K/9 in 472 innings.
Carrasco has already built up to a six-inning workload, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Pitchers' expected workloads will be something to monitor over the course of the month, as having a pitch count in even just the first two starts of the season could represent a full sixth of a given pitcher's starts this year. It sounds as though Carrasco was lucky enough to be able to build up on his own before joining his teammates for their first workouts together since March, so he'll likely be unrestricted to start the season.
Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Monday that Carrasco (elbow) will be ready to go when the Indians resume training this week, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Carrasco's status for Opening Day was looking iffy after he required an injection in his sore right elbow back in mid-March, but he was apparently able to take advantage of MLB's nearly four-month shutdown to make a full recovery. The Indians could choose to ease Carrasco along more carefully than their other starting pitchers in workouts once camp begins, but the right-hander should remain roughly on pace with the rest of his rotation mates by the time the Indians begin their 60-game season in late July.
Carrasco (elbow) has been regularly throwing bullpen sessions and sending videos of his workouts to Indians manager Terry Francona and pitching coach Carl Willis since MLB suspended its season in March, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Carrasco's availability for Opening Day looked to be in peril after he was shut down with elbow inflammation in early March, but baseball's ongoing hiatus has given him nearly three months to heal up from the injury. While Carrasco has since resumed mound work with no complications, Hoynes' report doesn't indicate that the right-hander has progressed to facing hitters at any point during the league-wide shutdown. With that in mind, Carrasco may find himself behind Cleveland's other starting pitchers when full-squad workouts resume, but the prevailing expectation is that he'll at least be available for the start of the season, even if he faces more restrictions with his pitch counts initially.
Carrasco (elbow) has been throwing bullpen sessions in Cleveland, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco is doing well in his recovery from elbow inflammation. He will still need to ramp up to simulated games before he'll be ready to work as a starter, but at least it sounds like he is progressing well following a mid-March injection in his sore right elbow.
Carrasco received an injection in his elbow Wednesday and will be shut down for a few days, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Carrasco underwent an MRI on his sore right elbow, which didn't reveal anything other than the mild inflammation he'd been diagnosed with over the weekend. While he's only expected to be shut down for a few days, even in the best-case scenario that doesn't leave much time for him to build up to a starting workload by Opening Day, especially considering his spring debut was delayed by a hip issue.
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