Carlos Carrasco made his 10th career start today (September 22, 2010) against a Minnesota Twins lineup featuring what could be defined as their B-lineup which had a total combined WAR of 7.5. Carrasco pitched effectively going 6 innings and surrendering 3 earned runs while striking out 4 and walking 3. The Tribe offense was unable to muster up the run support to back Carrasco's effort against Twins starter Nick Blackburn as the Twins went on to win 5-1. The Tribe offensive woes on the day may be explained by their lineup combined WAR of 5.9!
Carrasco pitched effectively during his five 2010 starts (1-1, 3.03 ERA, WHiP of 1.286), which is in start contrast to his 2009 performance (0-4, 8.87 ERA, WHiP of 1.612). Carrasco becomes the fourth Tribe starter in 2010 to appear in their 10th Major League start. He joins Mitch Talbot, Jeanmar Gomez, and Josh Tomlin. The table below details the most recent starting pitchers to complete the majority of their first 10 starts with the Tribe (for comparison I've included Justin Masterson's first 10 starts with Boston).