SP,RP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts in five innings. The 34-year-old was forced to work much harder than he should have been by the Mets' sloppy fielding. They won 9-4 Tuesday and are four games behind the Braves in the NL East and three and a half games behind the Reds and Padres for the final Wild Card spot.
Carrasco got 13 whiffs, allowed 11 hard-hit balls, and topped out at 94.4 MPH. He's got a 5.88 ERA, 3.75 xFIP, and 5.33 K/BB ratio in eight starts this season. His next start will be Sunday against the Yankees.
Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits, one walk, and five strikeouts in five and one-third innings. The Mets won 4-3 Tuesday and are winners of four straight. They're 66-67 this season.
Carrasco allowed five hard-hit balls, got 12 whiffs, and topped out at 94.9 MPH. He's got a 6.59 ERA in seven starts this season, but his 3.64 xFIP and 5.60 K/BB ratios are solid. Fantasy managers can start him his next time up against the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on three hits, zero walks, and five strikeouts in seven innings pitched. He left the game tied, and the Mets blew the game in the eighth inning, losing 3-2. They're 61-66 this season.
Carrasco gave up a line-drive home run to Kris Bryant in the first inning but settled in and pitched a great game after that. He allowed six hard-hit balls, got 12 whiffs, and topped out at 96.2 MPH. Carrasco has a 6.94 ERA, but his 3.54 xFIP and 5.75 K/BB ratio imply better times ahead. He'll face the Marlins in his next start.
Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on five hits, one walk, and six strikeouts in five innings. The Mets lost 3-2 and are now 60-62 this season.
Carrasco has had a rough go of it since being activated off the IL on July 30th (8.82 ERA, 1.65 WHIP). Still, his underlying numbers are solid (3.88 xFIP, 4.50 K/BB ratio), so I expect him to be a solid fantasy contributor for the rest of the season.
Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs on six hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings.
Carrasco got eight whiffs on 57 pitches. The 34-year-old is a little rusty, but his 4.00 K/BB ratio and 3.74 xFIP lead me to believe he'll be just fine. Nevertheless, I recommend benching him until he has a good start.