Berlin High School alumnus Matt Carasiti has been promoted to the Major League’s, joining the Colorado Rockies Friday, Aug. 12.
Carasiti was recently pitching at Triple-A Albuquerque after getting promoted to the Pacific Coast League last month. At the time of his promotion from Hartford, he was leading the Eastern League with 29 saves and 22 games finished. He went 0-2 with 29 saves and a 2.31 ERA in 38 relief outings at Hartford.
Carasiti was one of six Yard Goats to be named to the 2016 Eastern League All-Star team.
A star at Berlin High School before going on to St. John’s University, Carasiti, 25, had never reached the Double-A level before this season and made the Yard Goats club out of spring training. He recorded the Yard Goats first ever save on Opening Day 2016, April 7 at Richmond. He recorded 29 saves in 33 save opportunities from April 7 through July 21.
Carasiti recorded saves in eight consecutive appearances, June 17 through July 8 and 12 of 13 outings from June 17 through July 21. The right-handed reliever converted on saves in 12 of his last 13 save chances since June 15.
He was promoted to Triple-A July 25, where he pitched seven scoreless innings with two hits, two walks and five strikeouts in six appearances.
“You know when you’re pitching well in the upper minors that there’s always a chance you will get called up,” Carasiti told the Denver Post. “I jut tried to keep my head on straight and keeping throwing the ball well, so If they called on me I would be ready. Thankfully they did. I’m excited.”