Carlos Carrasco had a no-hitter Wednesday with one strike to go. When this happened …
Carrasco was lifted after Butler’s single. He finished with 13 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings in an 8-1 win over the Rays. Carrasco boasts a 3.88 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 110/21 K/BB ratio in 97 1/3 frames this year.
NINTH INNING: Carrasco walked Asdrubal Cabrera to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning. His pitch count is up to 113. Carrasco plunked pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer with his very next delivery.
Men on first and second, no outs. Pitch count: 114.
Grady Sizemore grounded to short for the first out. Carrasco then whiffed Kevin Kiermaier for the second out. This may happen.
Welp. Joey Butler singled to right-center with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Back to your regularly scheduled HBT programming.
We have some history in the works Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has no-hit the Rays through eight innings with a pitch count of 106. His only real blemish on the evening was a seventh-inning walk of Tampa Bay’s Joey Butler.
We’ll provide updates as Carrasco tries to finish this thing off. Cleveland has an 8-0 lead.
You’re gonna want to see this play that Manny Machado pulled off in Wednesday night’s game …
Machado was playing in the area of the shortstop because a shift was on for Shin-Soo Choo. Though he did come up as a shortstop and showed on this play that he’s plenty capable of moving there eventually.
Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia was unable to perform scheduled throwing workouts on Saturday and Monday due to cramping in his left groin — the same issue that drove him from his last start Wednesday night against the Marlins.
Now he’s going to miss a rotation turn.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Garcia will not make his scheduled start Thursday evening against the Padres. Nothing has been announced yet, but it sounds like 24-year-old southpaw Tim Cooney is going to fill in. Cooney made his MLB debut earlier this summer, lasting just 2 1/3 innings against the Phillies.
Garcia, 28, boasts a 1.69 ERA and 0.88 in seven starts this year for the Cardinals, who have the best record in the majors by far despite losing Adam Wainwright to a season-ending Achilles injury in April.
MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez has been all over this story for years, and he is first here too …
Stoneman was the Angels’ general manager in 2002, when the the franchise won its last World Series championship. He had been working in an advisory role for the past couple of seasons.
Klentak was a Jerry Dipoto hire, and it would have been pretty awkward if he was promoted into Dipoto’s job given the reports that Dipoto lost a power struggle to manager Mike Scioscia.
Gonzalez believes the Angels may open a wide general manager search over the offseason.