clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Indians News and Notes: Carlos Carrasco impressive in loss

Morning news and notes for August 8, 2016

Cleveland Indians v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

It was not the best week of Indians baseball. Some ugly games with some ugly pitching meant some ugly baseball. Here’s to a better week ahead!

Yankees 3, Indians 2

LGT Recap | Recap | Box Score

Another series loss for the Tribe, this time at the hands of the hated Yankees. Carlos Carrasco was solid, but was outdueled by New York’s Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka held the Tribe scoreless over six innings, striking out eight. A late rally wasn’t enough for the Indians, who fell to 62-47 on the year.

Tribe News

Despite loss, Carrasco impressive in start |

The right-hander was lit up for eight earned runs in his last start, but bounced back with a quality start Sunday in New York.

Why wouldn’t Carrasco stop throwing to first base |

IDK. From Paul Hoynes:

So just what was going on in the second inning Sunday at Yankee Stadium?

Yankee second baseman Rob Refsnyder hit a leadoff single and Carlos Carrasco stopped pitching. Instead he made one throw after another trying to pick off Refsnyder at first base.

The crowd kept booing, but Carrasco kept throwing to first. Catcher Roberto Perez visited the mound, but Carrasco kept treating first base like it was home plate. Then pitching coach Mickey Callaway sprinted to the mound.

"There was a little miscommunication there," said manager Terry Francona. "Carlos saw something and we didn't. We just wanted to make sure before he threw a pitch that he got it straightened out."

Forgettable afternoons for Santana and Kipnis |

Two of the Tribe’s best hitters struggled on Sunday, going 0-9 and coming up empty in some clutch situations. Please, however, don’t look too much into this super small sample size.

Around the League