How good was Carrasco Wednesday night?
Carlos Carrasco was lights out again on Wednesday night as the Indians right-hander continued his second-half dominance on the mound. His pitching line – 9IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 BB, and 12 K’s on 98 Pitches – was historically awesome:
– Carrasco was the second pitcher in MLB history to record 12 strikeouts in a Complete Game Shutout on 98 pitches or fewer. The last guy to do that? Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax in 1964.
– Since re-joining the Indians rotation on August 10, Carrasco has a 5-1 record, while posting an ERA of 1.17. Over 54 innings, he has struck out 59 batters, while walking just 7.
– Following Corey Kluber’s stellar 14 strikeout performance on Tuesday, the duo became the first Indians pitchers to record back-to-back starts with at least 12 strikeouts since 1966 when Sam McDowell and Luis Tiant did it.
– The shutout was the 14th overall by the Indians this season, including 4 CGSO by Indians starters (1 each by Carrasco, Kluber, Danny Salazar and Josh Tomlin.)