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Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

Kevin Youkilis

Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday.

Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left center to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead, Carrasco hit Youkilis in the shoulder area with a fastball. The Yankees went on to win 14-1, with Cano driving in five runs.

The odd thing ¬†about the ejection was that home-plate umpire Jordan Baker, a newcomer on the scene who umpired his first major league games last June, tossed Carrasco the ball after the HBP, only to eject him afterwards. It still wasn’t clear until after Terry Francona went to get him that Carrasco had been tossed.

After losing out to Scott Kazmir on a rotation spot, Carrasco, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, was originally expected to open this season in the minors. However, the Indians carried him in order to burn off the aforementioned six-game suspension. The Indians were giving him a spot start tonight, and they’re likely to send him to Triple-A tomorrow.

Joining Cano in homering for the Yankees tonight were Ichiro Suzuki, Kevin Youkilis, Lyle Overbay and Brennan Boesch. Brett Gardner finished with four hits.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I think it is just terrible the way Ruben Amaro traded away young Phillies talent

    • ryanrockzzz - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:13 AM

      haha right. All the locals always saying how he ruined the farm system. That trade came up all Phillies, LOL.

  2. randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Dirtbag. Carrasco imploded on his first game back after serving a 5 game suspension dated from the end of 2011. The sentence was served at the start of 2013 because he didn’t play in 2012. Now, he’ll surely begin another suspension for throwing at the head of Kevin Youklis immediately after Robinson Cano orbited a baseball for the third time in two games.

    • tfbuckfutter - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Yup….that ah….that definitely sums up….the summary….that is posted….up at the top…of this page….where you just posted…..

      • randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        Except I wrote that when it happened a full half hour before this article was published, anticipating a mention in tomorrow’s ATH.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

        You posted on a blog post a half hour before it was posted?

        How’d you pull that off, Doc Brown?

      • randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        I wrote it up in notes and just copied and pasted. I already have my Yankee synopsis for ATH for tomorrow. Would you like a preview?

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM

        So did you even read the blog post before cutting and pasting the exact same story that was posted for everyone to enjoy again albeit it in less articulate fashion?

        Why would you think that necessary?

        HEADLINE: Joe Nathan earns 300th Save in controversial fashion.
        STORY: Blah blah blah recap of the situation blah blah blah.

        Comment Section: Joe Nathan got his 300th Save tonight. It was controversial though.

      • royhobbs39 - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:10 AM

        So you write your comments for HBT a day ahead of time?

    • badintent - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      Don’t suspend him. DEPORT HIM. And his dirt bag catcher that called the pitch.Wait till we play this Red Sox clone loser group . First Indian batter up, gets it in the elbow.

      • deathmonkey41 - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:47 AM

        I don’t think the catcher called that. Francona looked pissed- especially since he had to use the wifebeater last night and can’t start him today now.

    • b453841l - Apr 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Randy, you’re just like that guy from the show “early edition” where he got tomorrow’s news today. The only difference is that instead of using your ability to help people you use it to plan out your lame posts on HBT.

  3. Kevin S. - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Honestly, I thought it was just a guy who didn’t really have it losing one. It looked bad because it was right after the homer, but I didn’t think it was really intentional.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      up and around the head, immediately after a HR AND he just got done serving a suspension for hitting a batter? Doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt from me. Also, if you have mlb.tv, the indian’s guys were talking about how he faked a slip so he wouldn’t get tossed.

  4. randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    And Youklis just homered.

  5. randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Kevin, it was 2 inches below his jaw.

  6. rbj1 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Even the Indians broadcasters thought it was intentional. They showed the KC incident, to their credit. Tito needs to put him in a time out. Not Youk’s fault you give up home runs.

    10 games is my prediction.

  7. randygnyc - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Funny, the Yankees broadcasters thought it was an inexperienced, quick hook, although they did say it was intentional

  8. stephenolszewski - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Bush league by Carrasco, needs to grow up a bit guy has potential though

  9. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    if i was keven youkles i whould have charged the mound and fought him because it almost hit him in the head

    • Kevin S. - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Yes, because what the Yankees need more than anything else right now is one less competent hitter in their lineup for an extended period.

      • badintent - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:17 AM

        No, you have to get some respect early in the season . or teams will throw at your best hitters all season every chance they have.A fight lets the other manager know that maybe his best players will get punched in the face next time he calls for a hit batter.Terry is a Red Sox punk. He makes Bobby Valentine look like a class act.Maybe the Indian pitchers should leave the beer in the clubhouse alone BEFORE they pitch. Have another chicken wing Terry.

  10. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    hopefully the indians relese him or trade him away for a low prospect who am i kidding who would want this guy maybe the marlins they make stuiped trades right

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      When the smoke settles people are gonna find out the marlins took the jays to the cleaners, they dumped a ton of salary on washed up players and will end up the real winners in that trade

  11. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    also he probley has a temper if things don’t go his way i hope he gets relesed and never playes baseball again so nobody has to put up with his bad temper

  12. jdrew506 - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    This guy just came off a suspension for throwing at someone’s head. Throwing at someone is one thing, throwing at their head is something different. If it is determined that he threw at Youk’s head he should never be allowed to play again

    • rbj1 - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Nah, just that whenever he pitches, his team loses the DH. Oh, and no helmet for him.

  13. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    on the bright side the yankeeys are starting to do what they did last year hitting homeruns yeah babby

    • bcopus - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      How is babby formed?

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080820174408AAZkbcG

  14. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    i thought the same thing dirtyharry1971 but you forgot that the marlins have a pitches ballpark and hitters don’t do well with pitches ballpark and also thry aren’t under that much pressure anymore because the blue jays had good hitters before they made that trade

  15. lionsdraftguy - Apr 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    No class. He’d be a perfect fit for the 49ers.

    • badintent - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:20 AM

      say what ? You mean play next to Suh ? Dirty right ? No Class ? Kicks in the groin, head shots, etc.?

  16. janessa31888 - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    As an Indians fan I think Carlos is an immature hothead. He deserves whatever punishment he gets. Shapiro and Antonetti are looking really bad right now for failing to improve the starting pitching. So angry today. Send the Ragin’ Venezuelan back to the minors until he learns how to control himself. I predict we will get swept now. Hope is fading fast.

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