The last time Fausto Carmona faced Mark Buehrle of the White Sox was on Opening Day, when Carmona was rocked for 10 runs in three innings. These two pitchers will square off tonight in Chicago.â†µ
And in two appearances vs. the ChiSox this year, Carmona has allowed 18 runs in only eight innings of work.â†µ
If ever the Indians could use Carmona to pitch a shut-down game, it is after last night’s game, which had questionable umpiring, some shoddy defense, and turned out to be one of the most frustrating games of 2011.â†µ
When the season began, Carmona was considered to be the ace of the Tribe’s staff. It has not played out that way over the course of the season, but the season still has six weeks left to go.â†µ
It is time to step up, Fausto. Otherwise, the Indians will wake up tomorrow in third place.