Carrasco (hamstring) pitches in simulated gameMay 04, 2021 | 10:25 AM
Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) pitched in a simulated game in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Tuesday.
Analysis: Carrasco, who was scheduled to go six innings, dialed it up to 96 mph with his fastball and one minor leaguer called his slider "unhittable." That's music to Mets' fans ears. Carrasco was forced to begin the year on the injured list due to a torn hamstring, but he should only require one official minor league rehab start before joining the Mets' rotation. He'll be a big upgrade for the Mets, who saw Joey Lucchesi struggle on Monday against the Cardinals.