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Carlos Carrasco | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 224
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Carrasco pitched extremely well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, scattering three hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.
Carrasco racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking three. He got himself into a sticky situation in the sixth inning though, which prompted skipper Terry Francona to turn to Andrew Miller. The hard-throwing right-hander will get the ball again should the Indians dispatch of the Yankees and advance to the ALCS. Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:57:00 PM

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Carlos Carrasco shut out the Twins for 8 1/3 innings, striking out 14, to pick up his 18th win Thursday.

Carrasco tied Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Jason Vargas for the major league lead in victories. He would have come out after eight innings today, but he needed that one additional out to reach 200 innings for the first time in his career. He finishes with a 3.29 ERA and 226 strikeouts. He'll likely be placed fourth or fifth on a bunch of AL Cy Young ballots.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings to earn a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

He struck out six batters while issuing two walks and surrendering six base hits. He was lights out through five frames, then gave up an RBI double to Kyle Seager in the sixth inning to account for the only run charged to him on the day. Carrasco improves to 17-6 with a 3.43 ERA after 31 starts. He has 212 strikeouts against just 45 walks in 191 2/3 innings. He will likely get only one more start before the playoffs begin.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:56:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a win against Kansas City on Saturday.

Carrasco threw 70 of his 101 pitches for strikes and he uncorked a wild pitch in the non-quality start. Still, it was good enough to improve to 16-6 on the season, including 6-4 at home. He is actually much better on the road, going 10-2 with a 2.71 ERA across 16 outings with a stellar .206 opponent batting average. That's good news, since his next outing is scheduled for Friday in Seattle.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco struck out nine batters over six shutout innings Monday in the Indians' 11-0 win over the Tigers.

This marks the 19th straight victory for the Tribe, who are closing out the 2017 regular season in absolutely dominating fashion and making some history along the way. Carrasco cruised Monday versus Detroit, scattering seven hits and one walk over his six shutout frames. He probably could have worked a little deeper into the night, but Cleveland had a 9-0 lead by the end of the bottom of the sixth. The 30-year-old right-hander boasts a 15-6 record, 3.41 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 201/41 K/BB ratio in 179 1/3 innings this year. Up next for Carrasco is a start at home against the Royals.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:33:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco missed a shutout by one batter on Wednesday, settling for a complete-game three-hitter in a 5-1 win over the White Sox.

Carrasco had allowed just two baserunners through 8 2/3 innings, both of which were subsequently eliminated on double plays. All he needed to do was make it through a .167-hitting Adam Engel for a shutout in which he would have faced the minimum 27 batters. Alas, Engel homered. Carrasco then retired Alen Hanson to finish it. He struck out nine and threw just 97 pitches in the gem. He's 14-6 with a 3.53 ERA.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco was dominant in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, striking out eight over seven innings of one-run ball.

Carrasco scattered six hits on the afternoon. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Jose Iglesias in the fifth inning. The right-hander will carry a 3.67 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the White Sox in Chicago.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco tossed seven shutout innings Sunday in the Indians' 12-0 thrashing of the Royals.

Carrasco struck out eight, issued zero walks, and held the Royals to six hits -- one double, five singles -- while moving to 13-6 on the year with a 3.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 175/40 K/BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings. Kansas City didn't score a single run in the weekend series at Progressive Field, giving the Indians their first three-game shutout sweep of a team since 1956. Carrasco will get the Tigers on the road next.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco was popped for six runs over 6 2/3 frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox.

Carrasco struck out six and just walked one batter, but he gave up eight hits, including a home run. The eight base knocks are the second-most he’s permitted this season. Carrasco has now allowed 11 runs in two starts against the Red Sox this month in the only two times he’s faced them this season. He’ll try to get back on track on Sunday versus the Royals at home.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Carlos Carrasco fanned nine in five innings of one-run ball Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Twins.

Carrasco got the win, moving him to 12-5 on the season. It would have been nice if he could have worked a little deeper into this one, considering the Indians still have at least nine more innings to go today, but he was inefficient, throwing 94 pitches.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Wednesday's game between the Indians and Twins has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Thursday with Game 1 beginning at 1:10 ET with Game 2 getting underway at 7:10 ET. Kyle Gibson will oppose Carlos Carrasco in the opener with Aaron Slegers and Ryan Merritt facing off in the nightcap.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 09:35:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed just two base hits while firing eight scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Rays on Friday.

He took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before it was broken up by a Logan Morrison single with two outs. He was totally dominant all night, surrendering just two singles and two walks. It took him 106 pitches to tame what is normally a potent Rays offense. This was the fourth time this year that Carrasco recorded double-figure strikeouts in a game. He has a superlative 152/38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 138 2/3 innings. He will take an 11-5 record and 3.83 ERA into his next start Wednesday against the Twins.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:09:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco took a loss Sunday after yielding five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Yankees.

Carrasco was cruising until the top of the sixth inning, when the visiting Yankees rattled off five runs on two singles, a double, a triple, two walks, and a sacrifice fly. Carrasco got only one run of support in the 8-1 defeat. He'll bring a 10-5 record and 4.06 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Rays.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco lasted just 1 2/3 innings and gave up five runs Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Carrasco was spotted a five-run lead in this one, but after a relatively easy first, he just couldn't find his way out of the second, giving up two doubles and a homer. It was his shortest outing of the season. He went at least six innings in all five outings during a month of July that saw him amass a 3.31 ERA and a 39/6 K/BB ratio.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 11:23:00 PM

Carlos Carrasco let in two runs over 6 1/3 innings and did not get a decision as his team beat the Angels 10-4 on Wednesday.

Carrasco pitched well all evening but was relieved before the Indians erupted for seven runs in the eighth inning. He struck out five batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the contest. He gave up six hits, including a solo homer by first baseman Luis Valbuena in the seventh inning. Carrasco's record holds at 10-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 20 starts. He has an elite 135/31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 123 1/3 innings.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 12:42:00 AM

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