I want to post two remarks by Carrasco from an article that ran in the Wasington Times by Mark Zuckerman.
It all started with Carrasco, the 35-year-old right-hander who had made just one other start in a major-league career that includes 557 appearances. He didn't learn of his assignment until 2:30 p.m., and even then thought it was a joke.
"I started laughing," he said. "I was kind of surprised and really happy."
Pitching exclusively out of the stretch -- when's the last time you saw a starter do that? -- Carrasco pumped out four innings while throwing an impressive 74 pitches.
And when Cordero retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning, they headed home with an unconventional-but-satisfying win in the books and another game to start thinking about.
"If they need me tomorrow," Carrasco said. "I'll be there."
After reading about the clubhouse woes of late it is nice to get some positive remarks. I guess winning helps too!
Now if he can only give Short a chance.