Friday, January 20, 2012
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.