Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe
|2010 - Carlos Carrasco||0-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||13.1||12||5||5||3||3||10||3.38||1.13|
Carrasco made his debut with the Indians in 2009, at 22. The right-hander made five starts, and royally sucked. In his two starts with the club this year, he's been better...which wouldn't be difficult.
In 13.1 innings this year, just 2.6% of balls in play have been line drives, while an unbelieveable 64.1% have been ground balls. That's insane. The problem for Cleveland is that if somebody puts one in the air, it's landing in the seats about a third of the time. Put a charge into one, and it could be a brief night for Mr. Carrasco.
|2010 - Nick Blackburn||9-9||23||21||1||0||0||0||127.2||165||87||83||20||32||52||5.85||1.54|
Blackburn is facing off against a lineup that has on-base percentages of: .291, .319, .388, .368, .309, .303, .311, .275, .268. Now, we certainly all understand that pitchers have bad days and even a terrible offense can score runs from time to time, but if Blackburn allows more than three runs and pitches less than seven innings I'll be disappointed.