The Venezuelan duel they planned to have this Wednesday Carlos Carrasco and Luis García did not last very long. The Mets' native from Barquisimeto had to leave the mound after two and a third innings due to "lower back strain."
The popular Cookie, who was in his XNUMXth appearance of the season, looked uncomfortable from the start and was woken up early by the Astros slugger.
In total, he allowed four runs in the first inning, three of them for back-to-back home runs by Alex Bregman and Yordan Álvarez.
After getting the scoreless in the second inning, Carrasco allowed a fifth run starting the third inning, product of a second home run by Álvarez.
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Struggling with an unusual location problem, the Venezuelan threw up to 53 pitches to get those seven outs. He himself requested a visit from the coach and ended up leaving the game with apparent discomfort.
A couple of hours later, the Mets offered the first report on Carrasco, specifying that it is still "not clear if he will go on the disabled list."
Before this Wednesday, Carrasco had won three of four starts made in June to improve his record to 8-2.