Skip to content

Fausto Carmona pulled Saturday with right quad strain

Jul 2, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

carmona wide getty Getty Images

According to beat writer Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Indians starter Fausto Carmona was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the cross-state Reds after suffering a right quadriceps strain while legging out a bunt single.

Carmona began stumbling as he neared the first base bag and eventually lost all control of his legs, flailing to the ground in an awkward extended tumble. The right-hander was noticeably grimacing as he made his way off the field and down into the visitor’s clubhouse at Great American Ballpark, but he walked the entire way under his own power.

Carmona had thrown two scoreless innings. He has an underwhelming 5.78 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through 18 outings this season, but the Indians don’t exactly have a quick fix if he’s forced to miss a few starts.

  1. jimbo1949 - Jul 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Looked like he tripped over the foul line. Another AL pitcher hurts himself running in an interleague game, hope it’s not serious.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    just another reason why the DH should be used in the NL as well

  3. motherscratcher23 - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    @biggest – I get what you’re saying, and I’m a fan of the DH as weep. I wish it was used in the NL.

    But jeez, it really isn’t asking a whole hell of a lot to expect a professional athlete to be able to run 90 feet in a straight line without losing all motor function.

    I mean, what was that?

  4. motherscratcher23 - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    That should be @bigtrav.

    Stupid auto correct.

  5. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jul 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    “He has an underwhelming 5.78 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through 18 outings this season, but the Indians don’t exactly have a quick fix if he’s forced to miss a few starts.”

    Really, Silva? You think there is nobody in the Indians farm system that can temporarily fill in for Carmona and his 5.78 ERA and 1.41 WHIP?? With the way Carrasco, Masterson, and Tomlin are pitching, all they need from a 4 or 5 starter is to give them 5 innings of just decent pitching and let their solid bullpen do the rest. Look for Gomez or Huff, possibly McCallister, to be called up from C-Bus.

    The way Carmona has been pitching,. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Indians are happy to have an excuse to DL him, since he is out of options.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Colby-on-Colby crime in Toronto
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. H. Street (3380)
  2. C. Lee (2423)
  3. M. Trout (2252)
  4. H. Ramirez (2226)
  5. D. Price (1994)
  1. Y. Puig (1983)
  2. J. Segura (1969)
  3. B. Belt (1932)
  4. T. Tulowitzki (1900)
  5. D. Uggla (1882)