Indians' Carrasco loses no-no with 2 outs in 9th
Carlos Carrasco is the latest to flirt with history against the Rays. (USATSI)
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco is through eight innings against the Rays in Tropicana Field and has yet to allow a hit. The 28-year-old has struck out 12 and walked one while recording eight ground-outs. Of his 106 pitches, 72 have gone for strikes. He’s presently staked to an 8-0 lead, so tactical concerns won’t come into play in the ninth.
Carrasco’s effort comes one night after teammate Danny Salazar carried a no-hitter into the seventh against the Rays. Of course, the Rays should be used to this sort of thing by now …
If you’re scoring at home, that’s four times in the last seven games the Rays have been on the wrong side of a perfect game bid thru 5.
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) July 2, 2015
Carrasco entered Wednesday night with a 4.16 ERA and 5.11 K/BB ratio through 15 starts this season. For his career, he’s notched four complete games, the most recent coming on May 17 of this year. His career high for pitches in a game is 114, also on May 17 of this year.
Follow Carrasco’s bid for history on GameTracker.
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