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September 3, 2014

What You Need to Know

September 3, 2014

by Daniel Rathman


The Tuesday Takeaway

The Indians got trounced in their series opener versus the Tigers on Monday, when Corey Kluber took the hill without his best stuff. That’s never a good idea in a matchup with David Price, but it was merely one loss, and the Tribe had reason to believe that it might even the series on Tuesday.

Kluber has deservedly gotten most of the press for an outstanding breakout campaign, but Carlos Carrasco has quietly emerged as a fine second fiddle since returning to the rotation on August 10th. He’d racked up a 0.73 ERA in four starts to go with a 24:3 K:BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings. J.P. Breen took notice. And the Indians, 3-1 behind the 27-year-old during that span, were reaping the rewards.

Carrasco had electric stuff again last night, so the home team had that going for it. Also this:

Carlos Santana’s two-run blast gave the right-hander an early lead. The Tigers quickly halved it by opening the top of the second with three singles and a walk, but Carrasco wriggled out of the bases-loaded jam with two strikeouts and a groundball to keep his club on top.

He had plenty of whiff-inducing offerings left in the hopper, too. Carrasco fanned the side in the fourth and again in the fifth, thereby navigating 5 1/3 innings of 10-hit ball without squandering the one-run margin. According to the Baseball-Reference Play Index, he joined John Lackey and Curt Schilling as the only starters who’ve given up 10 knocks and recorded 10 punchouts in an outing of 5 1/3 or fewer innings since 1996.

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