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This Day in Threshers History: June 11

Carrasco dazzles in final start for Threshers
June 11, 2020

Carlos Carrasco did not need much time in the Florida State League, as the then-20-year-old starter needed only 12 games to go from the Clearwater Threshers to the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The right-hander ended his Threshers career with a stellar performance against the Fort Myers Miracle, tossing a complete-game shutout

Carlos Carrasco did not need much time in the Florida State League, as the then-20-year-old starter needed only 12 games to go from the Clearwater Threshers to the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The right-hander ended his Threshers career with a stellar performance against the Fort Myers Miracle, tossing a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 victory at Bright House Networks Field on June 11, 2007.

Carrasco surrendered only three hits in his fourth career complete game, and struck out seven.

The native of Venezuela went 6-2 with Clearwater, posting an ERA of 2.84 before finishing the season at the Double-A level.

Carrasco would eventually be traded by Philadelphia to the Cleveland Indians on July 29, 2009 as part of a deal involving left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee being received by the Phillies.