April 24, 2014

Video: Carlos Carrasco ejected after hitting Kevin Youkilis

As Matt Dery pointed out on Twitter, the most interesting thing about this video is Rick Manning not falling for Carrasco’s fake tripping routine and nearly admonishing him for doing what got him suspended last time.

“He didn’t fall down. That was intentional,” Manning said.

See it for yourself.

In the end, the umpire might have done him a favor as Carrasco gave up 7 runs and 2 homers in helping the Indians to a 14-1 shellacking at the hands of the New York Yankees.

[Related: Yankees 14, Indians 1: One week in and the rotation is a big problem]

  • Garry_Owen

    Immediately afterward, I ejected myself from watching the game.

  • Natedawg86

    I didn’t see the game, but now after seeing this, not only did he lose last nights game, he puts us in a predicament because we had to use todays starter yesterday. Awesome…

  • humboldt

    It’s hard to root for players like this…

  • http://twitter.com/JCUStreaks10 Kevin Huyghe

    I had so much hope to see how he would be coming from from TJS. Too bad he couldn’t get a head on his shoulders after a 2 year hiatus. Pathetic.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You lasted that long man I had to switch over to “Dancing With the Non-Stars” to get my groove back!

  • woofersus

    Given how Meyers pitched last night, I’m glad he isn’t going today. That game was already lost. Now McCallster can take his normal turn. Kluber tomorrow?

  • Garry_Owen

    But . . . today’s starter doesn’t know how to “pitch.” Using him last night in a route was actually a good thing. We don’t have to watch him today!

  • Garry_Owen

    Did it work?

  • MoreGolfLessWork

    i actually don’t think he was faking a trip, i think he ducked when he saw how high the ball was riding in toward youklis. it’s your natural reaction.. when someone is about to get plunked in the head, you naturally duck, hoping they do the same.

  • humboldt

    If it was a random pitch in a close game, then sure. But this was the first pitch after a homerun in the midst of a blowout. Indefensible

  • Mallalubba

    If I’m playing devil’s advocate…in Carrasco’s defense: There were several pitches he threw before this that missed high and inside to right-handers.

  • ThatAlex

    If Carrasco doesn’t work out, the front office should really be held accountable for bungling up the Cliff Lee trade. He was a Cy Young winner, and people are forgetting he had 2 YEARS left on his team-friendly contract at the time we traded him. These are the moves you have to nail, otherwise you set your franchise back a couple years.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Nah was shooting blanks like the Tribe but I blame Stella!