In case you missed it, which I did. One of the names that we've heard forever as an "A" list prospect for the Phillies and was traded to the Cleveland Indians in a package deal for Cliff Lee finally made his first start for the Indians on September 1st. That prospect's name is Carlos Carrasco. He was supposed to be the next Phillies franchise starter, and now he's no longer in the Phils organization.
The other night, Carlos was called up to the Indians and made his first start for them. His MLB debut was vs. one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Detroit Tigers. Carrasco only pitched 3.0 innings, and surrendered 9 hits and 6 runs, which of those run there were 3 home runs.
His first pitch as a starter was a strike. The first batter against him was Curtis Granderson, Granderson was trying to stretch a double to a triple and was thrown out at third, as the first batter to face Carlos. The second batter hit a home run off of Carlos, it was former Phillies player Placido Polonco, so did the third batter hit a home run, Carlos Guillen.
Welcome to the MLB, Carlos. His next start should be Monday, Labor Day vs. the Texas Rangers.