SP - FA
The Mets have placed SP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day IL with a fractured finger.
The injury is expected to sideline Carrasco four-to-six weeks, meaning his season is likely over. The veteran was scheduled to start for the Mets Wednesday, but the team will now have to turn to another arm to start. The 36-year-old will head into free agency after a disappointing season that saw him post a 6.80 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP in 90 innings pitched with the Mets.
The Mets placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on waivers Tuesday.
Carrasco is one of many high priced players that were placed on waivers Tuesday. The 36-year-old may receive interest from a team in need of a pitcher despite a rough season. Carrasco has a 6.80 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts across 90 innings pitched this season.
Carlos Carrasco allowed five runs on seven hits across 1 2/3 innings in a loss on Saturday against the Angels.
Carrasco now carries a 6.80 ERA on the year.
Carlos Carrasco had a solid outing on Tuesday, allowing just two earned runs on three hits and two walks over five innings against the Cubs.
He also recorded five strikeouts on 75 pitches. Unfortunately, Carrasco did not factor into the decision as the Mets ultimately fell to the Cubs by a score of 3-2. Looking at his season-long performance, Carrasco has struggled with a 6.42 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP over 17 starts. He has a 6.31 K/9 rate and a 1.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio, indicating some room for improvement.
Carlos Carrasco had a rough outing against the Royals, surrendering six earned runs on eight hits and one walk over six innings pitched, while failing to record a single strikeout.
The Mets ultimately fell to the Royals with a final score of 9-2. This performance adds to Carrasco's disappointing season, as he now has a 6.60 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP through 16 games started. His lack of strikeouts is concerning, with just a 6.1 K/9, and his 6.02 FIP suggests that his struggles may continue. Carrasco now holds a 3-6 record on the season.