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Carlos Carrasco suspended for eight games for throwing at Kevin Youkilis

Apr 12, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

Kevin Youkilis

This in from MLB HQ:

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has received an eight-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at and hitting Kevin Youkilis of the New York Yankees in the top of the fourth inning of the Tuesday, April 9th game at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Carrasco was just sent down to Triple-A, of course, so this is something to think about in the future.  Of course, he has experience with this. He started the season on suspension for drilling a guy two years ago. Thus is the plight of a guy who bounces back and forth between the big leagues and the minors.

Eight games seems like a lot for a plunking. I wonder if this is the league’s way of foreshadowing a stiffer than expected suspension for Carlos Quentin.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    It might have something to do with Quentin, but it probably has a lot more to do with the fact that he just came off suspension for doing the exact same thing. I mean the first game back? Really? Dud Selig and the boys probably saw it as him thumbing his nose at the powers that be.

  2. kjericho43 - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Funny how Youk and Quentin are dudes that get hit ALL the time. Sure they hang over the plate, but they must be perceived as dicks or something also.

  3. greysolon - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Quentin deserves a normal suspension, not one based on how many Dodger fans there are.

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      What’s a “normal” suspension for breaking someone’s collarbone because you can’t stop hovering over the plate? Why not just give him one game because there are legions of fans who hate the Dodgers, despite the fact they haven’t done anything in 30 years? Your logic is impeccable…No, wait, that’s the wrong “i” word…. Imbecilic, yeah that’s the one.

  4. badintent - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Deport him !! Dude has no respect for the game or MLB.He can be the poster boy for never have, never will, be in our world of laws. Look for this dude to end up like Hector Camacho

  5. largebill - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Most of the same people who are convinced that Carlos Carrasco INTENTIONALLY threw at Youkilis are equally certain that Greinke had no intention of throwing at Quentin. Personally, I’m 99% sure I have no idea if either or both pitchers intended to hit the batter.

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