Carlos Carrasco, Reliever of the Future

Carlos Carrasco decided to do something a little different his last time out. Instead of warming up in the bullpen prior to the start of the game and heading into the dugout before first pitch, Carrasco came out of the bullpen in the bottom of the first as if he didn’t know he was starting and had been called in at the last minute. The purpose of this was psychological as Carrasco...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco Running Out of Options

It’s still early in the season, but for Carlos Carrasco it seems to be getting late quick.  After Friday’s start in Chicago, where he allowed five runs in four and two-third innings, Indians manager Terry Francona announced the next day ... Read More
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Thoughts Game #11: White Sox 9, Indians 6

As tempting as it is to indulge in the frenzy of panic that tends to emerge after losses - or steep oneself in the intoxicating thrill of victory - it's frequently more useful to try to find the good in losses and the bad in wins; not only does this give one the sobriety necessary to make it through a season where good turns will be woven in approximately equal length as bad...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It All In Carlos Carrasco’s Head?

He pitched another game that drove Indians fans nuts on Saturday afternoon. A game in which most fans walked away asking themselves: “Who is the real Carlos Carrasco?” A game in which he gave up four earned runs in only 5 2/3 innings but also struck out seven while walking only two. Over the past three seasons, this rhetorical question has come to mind more than once. When we...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco, Pestano struggle in 7-3 loss

CLEVELAND -- For the two guys with the most to prove on the Indians' pitching staff, it wasn't one of their best afternoons. Carlos Carrasco was battling uphill one batter in and Vinnie Pestano had another rough outing out of the bullpen as the Twins beat the Indians 7-3 at Progressive Field on Saturday. Carrasco, who narrowly won the final spot in the rotation during spring...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco struggles, Indians fall to Twins, 7-3

CLEVELAND—He may have had an option, but he may not be the best option. Five runs on five hits through the first three innings proved more than enough for the Twins against Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 6.35 ERA), as the Twins cruised to an easy 7-3 victory Saturday afternoon. The Twins offense got things going quickly off Carrasco at the outset when Twins second baseman...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco gets spot in Indians rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Indians have made the final decisions in regards to their Opening Day roster. Carlos Carrasco has earned the final spot in the starting rotation while Scott Atchison and Blake Wood got the final slots in the bullpen. Carrasco pitched six solid innings in Monday's 8-3 win over the Reds. The right-hander allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out five...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians name Carlos Carrasco as fifth starter

The Cleveland Indians have announced that right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco will make the starting pitching rotation. Carrasco was in heavy competition with right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin, who will begin his 2014 season with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. RHP Josh Tomlin has been optioned to AAA Columbus. Carlos Carrasco is a member of the starting rotation to begin the season...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco wins the fifth starter job; Josh Tomlin sent to Columbus

The Horseshoe Casino be on Ontario and Prospect, but they’re rolling the dice two blocks south. In addition to Carlos Santana being named the Cleveland Indians’ Opening Day third baseman, per multiple reports, Carlos Carrasco has won the fifth starter job. While it may appear that it’s a great week for Carlos’, it could be argued that both men landed in their positions more...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrasco and the long ball lead Indians past Reds, 8-3

Player of the Game: Carlos Carrasco (6 innings 9 hits 3 ER 0 BB / 5 S0) LEADING OFF Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver once said, "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals and three-run homers." The Indians had a little bit of everything working for them Monday in the rubber-match against the Cincinnati Reds. Solid starting pitching, sound defense...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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