The 31-year-old veteran has made 21 career starts against the South Siders, going 7-9 with a 4.27 ERA.
Pretty mediocre, right?
But if you do a deeper dive into the numbers, you will find there was a time when the Sox owned Carrasco. From 2011 to 2016, Carrasco made 16 starts against Chicago and lost nine of 12 decisions, posting a terrible 5.60 ERA.
During that era, a Sox fan could feel good about his team facing the Cleveland right-hander.
Those days are gone.
Since the start of the 2017 season, Carrasco has made five starts against the Sox, and he's 4-0 with a 0.99 ERA. That is mastery.
Carrasco continued his dominance Monday night, throwing seven innings of shutout ball in a 4-0 Cleveland victory. He allowed only two hits and struck out 11. The Sox never had a chance.
Obviously, the mix of players has changed significantly for the Sox over the past two seasons. It's apparent the current group has no idea what to do against Carrasco. I cringe now when I see him listed as Cleveland's probable starter.