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With a 33-25 record, the Cleveland Indians have certainly been the talk of the town so far in 2011. The team virtually came out of nowhere to become one of the best teams in baseball. They are currently fielding a team with an average age under 30 years old, but still, the Indians are sitting atop the AL Central.
And while some of their pitchers have been absolutely wonderful so far (Justin Masterson, Josh Tomlin and Rafael Perez to name a few), Fausto Carmona has been a large disappointment in this Cinderella story.
Carmona, the ace of the staff entering the season, has a 3-7 record in 13 starts, with a 5.33 ERA. His season didn't get off to the greatest of starts, when he allowed 11 hits and 10 earned runs on Opening Day. But that was just one of four starts in which the right-hander gave up more than four earned runs.
When he's been good, he's been real good. But more times than not in 2011, Carmona has been not so good. If the Tribe hopes to maintain this incredible run, Carmona is going to have to turn things around soon.