#CarrascoFacts: Carlos Carrasco and Indians starters are on a roll
Carlos Carrasco allowed one hit in nine innings on Tuesday night in the Tribe’s eventual 2-0 win over the Angels in 12 innings.
That followed a complete-game win over the A’s on Thursday in his last start, in which he allowed two hits and a run in nine innings.
He retired the last 16 batters on Thursday and the first 11 on Tuesday, marking 27 straight batters retired – a pseudo-perfect game. He also went 38 batters without allowing a hit over those two outings.
- He tied an Indians club record with back-to-back starts with 9+ IP and no more than 2 hits allowed, joining Sam McDowell (3x: ’65, ’66, ’70) and Early Wynn (1954). (hat tip to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com)
- Carrasco is the first AL starter to pitch 9 innings and allow two or fewer hits in consecutive starts since Oakland’s Bobby Witt in 1994 (h/t Elias)
- The 27 straight batters retired tied the third-most in club history. The list:
- Len Barker/ Bert Blyleven, 31
- Carrasco/Dennis Eckersley/Greg Swindell/Jake Westbrook, 27 (h/t to SportsTime Ohio)
Over the Tribe’s last eight games – including a minor hiccup from Corey Kluber on Monday – the team’s rotation has a 1.29 ERA (12 ER/63 IP).