1.) Cookie Couldn’t Get Things Going Early
The first two innings weren’t as easygoing as he’d like them to be. To start the second inning, Logan Forsythe was hit by a pitch, followed by a Jake Cave single, and Mitch Garver put the Twins on the scoreboard following a 3 run homer.
Carlos Carrasco wasn’t able to have a 1-2-3 inning until the 5th inning making his pitch count rise quicker than he’d like.
Carrasco finished the night with 6.1 innings pitched, gave up 10 hits, allowed 3 earned runs, walked 1, and struck out 8 Twins hitters.
Carrasco had his eighth start though this season with 8 or more strikeouts, and has the 2nd most starts with 8 or more strikeouts on the team (trailing behind Trevor Bauer and his 15 starts). After striking out Mitch Garver in the 6th inning, Cookie now has sole possession of 11th place on the Indians all-time franchise strikeout leaderboard with 1,042.
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