Carlos Carrasco ejected for throwing at Kevin Youkilis’ head

During Tuesday's Yankees-Indians game, Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco was ejected in his first start since August 3, 2011 for throwing at the head of Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis. Carrasco was ejected in the fourth inning, and threw at Youkilis the pitch after Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer to give the Yankees a 7-0 lead.

The ironic part is that Carrasco served a six game suspension to start the 2013 season after an incident in 2011 when he plunked Billy Butler of the Royals to earn that suspension. He appealed the suspension before blowing out his elbow and undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the spectre of the suspension still hung over his head coming into this year.

After this incident, it's likely that Carrasco will be handed another suspension. You can't throw at a hitter the pitch after a homer,  let alone at his head, and expect the league to ignore it. For the record, Youkilis hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Yankees rolled to a 14-1 win.

Joe Lucia

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