AKRON, Ohio — Carlos Carrasco returned to the mound for the first time since his cancer diagnosis Monday night and was met with a standing ovation.
Just two and a half months ago, @Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was diagnosed with Leukemia. Tonight, he took the mound in Akron. 1 inning. 1 strikeout. 1 incredible smile.— Jon Doss (@JonDoss) August 20, 2019
Welcome back, Cookie. #🍪💪🏽 #CookieStrong #RallyTogether #Indians pic.twitter.com/ThvVeDpLvM
Carrasco went in for the Akron Rubber Ducks at the top of the sixth inning.
He walked one batter and struck out another.
It's nice to finally see him back on the mound doing what he loves.