In a heartwarming moment, Quade, wearing a gold No. 14 Lakers jersey, got to meet his favorite player, Brandon Ingram, as his emotional father and mother, Tracey, watched on.
My son is a Laker fan, and I bought him the tickets for his birthday, Joe said of Quade, whose jersey was covered in Lakers’ autographs by the end of the night. They gave us eight tickets courtside, which is phenomenal. They are amazing. The Lakers organization is amazing. MGM Resorts have been amazing as well. [Johnson offered] his condolences, and just like he said [before the game], he was deeply saddened for our loss, and we appreciated it.
It is one of the first times my son smiled in about six days, added Joe, who was wearing a black T-shirt with a big Q on it for Quinton, who played basketball and golf. So that is good.
For all his stuff, he lacks consistency and a killer instinct, Baseball America wrote of Carrasco in 2009. Opposing managers use words such as ‘fold up’ or ‘soft’ to describe Carrasco, who’s prone to the big inning.
The Phillies traded Carrasco, Jason Knapp, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to Cleveland for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco in July 2009, but the change of venues had a minimal effect on Carrasco’s career advancement. He made three stops with Triple-A Columbus and was 27 years old when he finally made the major leagues for good.
By acclamation, the Indians trace Carrasco’s breakthrough to 2014, when he began the season in the bullpen. Carrasco had a tendency to lose his composure and concentration with runners on base, and the switch to the pen freed him to think batter-to-batter rather than worry about pacing himself and looking three or four innings ahead.