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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||8.00||0.00||2.95||1.11||199.00||48.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 15.1||1||1|| 2.35||0||2||18|
|vs LHB|| 39.1||0||0|| 3.43||0||12||45|
|vs RHB|| 58.0||0||0|| 4.19||0||9||65|
|12/27/2014||Stephen Piscotty, RF STL||Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|12/26/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA||Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|Last 10 Games|
Indians' Carlos Carrasco nears no-hitter, gives up hit in ninth inning
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(7/1/15) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a hit for 8 2/3 innings, coming one out away from history.
However, a base hit from Tampa Bay's Joey Butler ended the bid. Carrasco, of course, still came away with a victory in Cleveland's 8-1 win over the Rays. Carrasco allowed the run on the lone hit of the game. He walked two batters and struck out 13.
"Everything was great," Carrasco said, via MLB.com. "Everyone played good. I had my teammates, my defense. You know what? It's most important that we won today. That's most important."
Carrasco had only walked one batter entering the ninth inning before walking Asdrubal Cabrera and hitting Brandon Guyer with a pitch. After getting Grady Sizemore and Kevin Kiermaier out, Carrasco gave up his only hit of the game to Butler.
The 13 strikeouts are a season-high for Carrasco.
Carrasco now has a 3.88 ERA this season.
Indians SP Carlos Carrasco finally tames Tigers
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/24/15) The Indians were desperate for a starter to shut down the Tigers, who have clawed their pitchers to pieces all season. They turned Wednesday to Carlos Carrasco, who finally tamed them.
Granted, merciful Brad Ausmus rested Cleveland killer Miguel Cabrera. But Carrasco performed well, allowing two runs on five hits in eight innings to improve his record to 9-6. He walked one and fanned seven.
Carrasco had a shutout going until J.D. Martinez blasted a two-run homer to the porch in left field in the seventh. He then allowed a single before retiring the next five batters in lowering his ERA to 4.16.
The right-hander broke a mini-slump in which he had allowed 11 runs on 24 hits over his last 16 1/3 innings covering three starts. He also avenged a battering by Detroit earlier in the year.
Carlos Carrasco gives up 10 hits in loss for Indians
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/19/15) Indians starter Carlos Carrasco matched a season high by allowing 10 hits in Friday's loss to Tampa.
Carrasco dropped to 8-6 with the loss. He gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up two home runs, didn't walk a batter and struck out five.
On a lot of nights, we're probably saying he pitched pretty well," manager Terry Francona said.
Carrasco's next start is Wednesday, against Detroit.
Indians SP Carlos Carrasco earns eighth victory on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/13/15) Indians starter Carlos Carrasco was fortunate to walk away with a win on Saturday against the Tigers. Carrasco went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. The right-hander walked one and struck out eight, improving his record to 8-5.
Carrasco was down early as he gave up three runs over the first four innings. But his offense was able to bail him out as they took the lead in the top of the sixth inning.
Carrasco will carry a 4.38 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Thursday at home against the Cubs.
Indians' Carlos Carrasco allows five runs in loss vs. Orioles
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(6/7/15) Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco took the loss on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and two walks in four-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Orioles.
"It kind of surprised me," Carrasco said, per MLB.com. "I thought he was going to take me out of the game or something. He asked me how my arm was feeling. I was feeling good. I was stretching my arm -- that was it. I was sitting there for maybe 10 minutes [between innings], but I'm fine."
Carrasco (7-5) has been on a run of three great starts coming into Sunday's matchup, but the Orioles were able to get on the board in the top of the first inning with a solo home run. Carrasco gave up three more runs in the fourth inning and was left in for the start of the fifth but surrendered a leadoff triple and was removed from the game.
"I didn't have my best stuff today," Carrasco said. "My fastball command, it was a little bit out of the zone. I had to use more sliders, so they saw that a lot, and that's why I gave up hits."
Carrasco has posted a 4.35 ERA and 77:17 K:BB ratio while recording a decision in each of his 12 starts. He's scheduled to face the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday.
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Let's pick on the Astros in Fantasy
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Carlos Carrasco: Fantasy update
Heath Cummings was impressed with Carlos Carrasco's first start, but is the Cleveland hurler an automatic must-start?
First Pitch: Early games create some issues
Adam Lind and Carlos Gonzalez were among the Wednesday winners. Heath Cummings rolls with lineup plays like bargain Kendall Graveman for a split Thursday.
|2014 summary: Carlos Carrasco's season started off looking like another blown opportunity to realize his considerable potential. He made the Indians' rotation out of spring training, but was demoted to the bullpen before the end of April as a result of a 6.95 ERA after four starts. Carrasco proceeded to dominate in a relief role for half the season, so he got yet another crack at the rotation. This time, Carrasco stuck in the role, as he went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA and 0.81 WHIP in 10 starts down the stretch. In employing his slider more often, Carrasco was able to get swinging strikes on 15 percent of his pitches over that span, striking out 78 batters in 69 innings.|
Playing time status: Carrasco will claim a rotation spot to begin the season, and with his Tommy John surgery more than three years behind him, innings should not be a concern.
2015 outlook: Though drafting Carrasco as a top 30 starting pitcher requires owners to place their faith on stats from 10 starts and an extended trial in the bullpen, he was overpowering to a degree where that trust would not be misplaced. He is also relief-eligible, so Carrasco can be targeted even earlier in Head-to-Head leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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