Pitcher gets standing ovation in first game after cancer diagnosis

Posted at 9:55 PM, Aug 20, 2019

Carlos Carrasco returned to the mound for the first time since his cancer diagnosis Monday night and was met with a standing ovation.

Welcome back, Cookie. #🍪💪🏽 #CookieStrong #RallyTogether #Indians

— Jon Doss (@JonDoss) August 20, 2019

Carrasco went in for the Akron Rubber Ducks at the top of the sixth inning.

He walked one batter and struck out another.

(via @MandyBell02 ) #CookieStrong

— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 20, 2019

It's nice to finally see him back on the mound doing what he loves.

This article was originally written by Courtney Shaw for WEWS.