Carrasco's struggles continue, allows six runs in first inning

Carrasco didn't make it out of the first inning on Friday night

James Rapien
April 12, 2019 - 9:25 pm
Apr 12, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) warms up prior to his start against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Mike Clevinger's back injury isn't the only cause for concern in the Indians' starting rotation. Carlos Carrasco gave up six hits, allowed six runs and issued on walk in 0.2 innings of work on Friday night in Kansas City. 

The first five Royals reached base safely. Carrasco's ERA rose to 12.60 for the season. He's struggled in his three starts and hasn't pitched past the fifth inning. He's allowed 14 runs in 9.1 innings.

Carrasco, 32, signed a two-year extension this past offseason. It's early in the year and Carrasco has had his struggles before, but it's worth monitoring moving forward, especially with Clevinger out for the next few months.