Carlos Carrasco will start for the Cleveland Baseball Club on Tuesday as they take on the Chicago Cubs looking to snap their losing streak.
After a day off, the Cleveland Baseball Club will travel to Chicago to face the Cubs. Cleveland will be sending Carlos Carrasco to the mound as they look to snap their six-game losing streak.
Carlos Carrasco has pitched well against most Cubs batters in the past. David Bote, Kris Bryant, Wilson Contreras, Ian Happ, Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis, and Cameron Maybin are a combined 1-21, the lone hit belonging to Maybin. Javier Baez and Victor Caratini are both 1-2 off of Carrasco while Anthony Rizzo is 2-2, one of those hits being a solo homer. Bily Hamilton is 3-10 with a triple and two runs batted in, Hamilton having a good slash line (.300/.417/.500/.917) against anyone is very surprising.
While Carlos Carrasco will have his hands full with the Cubs lineup, Chicago is countering with Yu Darvish. Cesar Hernandez is the only player with more than 4 at-bats against Darvish with a positive track record. Hernandez is 4-11 with a triple and two runs driven in. Francisco Lindor is the only other batter with a good history against Darvish (2-4). Carlos Santana is 3-16 with a double and 4 strikeouts. Jose Ramirez is 2-8 with a home run with 3 RBI and 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Austin Hedges, Tyler Naquin, Josh Naylor, and Roberto Perez are 1-12 against Darvish. Delino DeShields has faced Darvish once and reached base on a walk.