SP - NYM
Carlos Carrasco was removed from Monday's start against the Braves with left side tightness.
Carrasco sat through a lengthy rain delay before returning to finish the second inning, and he apparently felt soreness in his left side on his final pitch of the inning. He'll undergo an MRI on Tuesday but oblique injuries are rarely short-term ailments for pitchers, so expect Carrasco to need an IL stint. For now, however, wait for the results of his imaging before taking any drastic measures.
Carlos Carrasco allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday against the Reds. He struck out nine and earned the win, moving to 13-4
Carrasco was solid all evening on Tuesday, generating 17 whiffs on just 88 pitches. His fastball velocity was down nearly two miles per hour but it certainly didn't cost him any effectiveness, and so long as he doesn't complain of an injury in the next day or two, fantasy managers should pay it no mind. Carrasco is down to a 3.76 ERA and 1.28 WHIP and hasn't given up more than three earned runs in seven straight starts. He'll look to keep rolling in his next outing against the Braves.
Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings on Thursday against the Braves. He struck out six and earned the win, moving to 12-4.
Carrasco had excellent stuff for most of the night, generating 17 whiffs and totaling a 33% CSW rate. He has now allowed three runs or fewer in six straight starts, lowering his ERA and WHIP to 3.82 and 1.28, respectively. His strikeout rate remains below one per inning, but his overall consistency and win equity mean that you should start him every time out. He'll take on the Reds in his next outing.
Carlos Carrasco turned in another strong performance on the mound for the Mets Saturday, tossing 7 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits while also walking two and striking out seven in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carrasco has allowed two runs or less in each of his last five starts on the mound for the Mets, posting an impressive 0.90 ERA and 1.23 WHIP to go along with a 27K/9BB ratio in that span. The veteran right-hander has been solid in the middle of the Mets rotation this season, carrying a 3.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP to go along with an 8.70 K/9 ratio in 20 starts (11-4) on the mound this season.
Carlos Carrasco allowed six hits and two walks over five shutout innings on Sunday night against the Padres. He struck out one and did not factor into the decision.
Carrasco was on the ropes for most of the night but managed to emerge unscathed. He had just a 20% CSW rate and his velocity was down on all of his pitches, including two miles per hour with his slider. Nevertheless, it was the second consecutive scoreless outing for Carrasco, who lowered his ERA to 4.07. He should be started in all but the toughest matchups, so roll him out there in his next outing against the Marlins.