Through Fausto Carmona’s career, he has pitched a few great games, but he’s pitched a lot more ugly ones. The fact is that his team can’t rely on his inconsistency. Carmona needs to realize he has a strong defense backing him up. If he can’t get the strikeout, he needs to let the batter make contact and know that his defense can make the play. He is only one of nine players on the diamond, yet he plays like he’s the only out there.
Since 2006 with the Cleveland Indians, Carmona has never had an ERA under 3.06. Over the last six seasons, including the present, his career ERA is 4.48. In 775.2 innings, Carmona has struck out 477 batters. His strikeout numbers are high, on the contrary, his walks allowed are dangerously high as well. Also, in his career, he has more losses than wins, 47-54.