Carlos Carrasco Comments on Concerning Velocity Issues in First Start
The New York Mets suffered their second loss of the season in ugly fashion on Monday. Starter Carlos Carrasco was completely overwhelmed by the Milwaukee Brewers' hitters, giving up 5 earned runs in four innings during an eventual 10-0 defeat.
Most concerning, though, was Carrasco's obvious dip in veolcity during the game. He dicussed the issue after the game.
The veteran starter seemed to downplay any worries about the drop. He said, "Not every time we’re going to throw 93-plus," while shrugging off his struggles against Milwaukee.
"A couple long innings … but other than that, everything feels nice, everything feels normal."- Carlos Carrasco
Manager Buck Showalter didn't seem too stressed about Carraco's performance, either, noting "He’s where he needs to be, range-wise."
Though Carrasco and Showalter don't appear bothered, this is a legitimate worry. The 36-year-old faltered toward the end of last season, then needed to skip his final Spring Training start this year due to right elbow "maintenance." And now he's coming off of an appearance that saw him average only 91.1 MPH on his fastball, the lowest of any outing in his career, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Carrasco's velocity joins growing a list of concerns around the Mets' starting rotation. Hopefully, this group is able to put their early-season struggles behind them soon.
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