#CarrascoFacts: All the historic notes from Carlos Carrasco’s dominant outing in one spot
There were so many awesome notes and great stuff from last night’s Carlos Carrasco gem that we decided to put them all in one place for posterity’s sake.
- With 211 strikeouts on the season, Carlos joins Corey Kluber with 200 or more this year. They’re the first Tribe pair with 200 strikeouts in the same season since Luis Tiant and Sam McDowell in 1967 and 1968.
- Carrasco’s 15 strikeouts are a career-high, and the game marked the seventh start of his career with 10 or more strikeouts – all since August 2014.
- He’s the first Indians pitcher to throws a shutout with only one hit allowed and 15 strikeouts.
- He’s the fourth AL pitcher in history to throw such a start.
- Carrasco induced a miss on 40 percent of swings, his third-highest rate in a start in his career. Each of his career-high 15 strikeouts was on a swing and miss.
- Carrasco became only the 11th pitcher (done 16 times) since at least 1914 to have a shutout consisting of at least 15 K’s and no more than one hit surrendered.
- Carrasco’s Game Score of 98 matches the franchise record for a performance of no more than nine innings. Corey Kluber also reached that mark on May 13 this season in an 18-strikeout, eight-inning classic against the Cardinals. Prior to that, the two other instances came in Len Barker’s perfect game (May 15, 1981) and Dennis Eckersley’s no-hitter (May 30, 1977).
Sources: ESPN Stats & Info, Indians Baseball Information, MLB.com’s Jordan Basstian