Was Carmona or Heredia the good pitcher?

I know it is a scandal that Fausto Carmona has two identities and is actually Roberto Hernandez Heredia. But it is hardly a surprise.

He’s always pitched like he was two different people.
One pitcher was a kick butt starter who made the All Star team one year and contended for a Cy Young Award the next.

The other was a disastrous “Doesn’t belong in the Major Leagues” chump who four times had ERAs over 5. The Indians tried him as a closer and in 4 straight appearances lost or blew the lead every time.

And people are surprised he had an identity crisis?
I could have told you that years ago.

I’m guessing Carmona was the pitcher who struck out A-Rod and went 9 during the “Midges Game” and Heredia was the pitcher who kept getting rocked.

The key for the Indians is to only employ Carmona and they’ll be in good shape.

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Are you KIDDING ME?????

So it has come to this.
6 losses to no wins.

And this was a game where the Red Sox could have won about a dozen times.
Jon Lester was dealing. They got some men on base. They got a great catch on a bunt by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

And they faced Fausto Carmona, who let up 10 runs in 3 innings against the White Sox in his only start of the year.

Yes. I just wrote 10 runs.

NATURALLY he shut the Red Sox down.

OF COURSE the Indians drove in the only run on a squeeze play.

And HOW MANY TIMES did I have to hear the sentence “He hit into the shift” whenever Ortiz or Gonzalez came to bat?

Hey guys! If they are shifting on you, then BUNT THE OTHER WAY! The Red Sox need to do ANYTHING to get some hits, including me TYPING words in CAPS to DRIVE HOME MY POINT!

Now I am not sure if Darnell McDonald was safe or not in that last play, but the umpire was right to call him out… just on principle alone.

Let’s update the tally.



April 1 – 9-5 loss in Texas. (The Sox tie Opening Day in the 8th with an Ortiz homer only to have Bard implode and the Sox let up 4 in the bottom of the 8th.)

April 5 – 3-1 loss in Cleveland. (The Sox drop their 4th straight as the bats are dead in Cleveland.)
April 7 – 1-0 loss in Cleveland. (Sox blow a great Lester performance on a squeeze bunt and Darnell McDonald overrunning the bag to end the game.)

An 0-6 record.
The Yankees coming into town.

Could this scenario be worse?
I guess I should be thankful that the team isn’t riddled with injuries.

Then again, how could a team full of Pawtucket Red Sox have a worse record than THIS crew?

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