Roberto Heredia Hernandez… Married, wife's name is Yanna… Signed by: Josue Herrera.
Began the season in TB's starting rotation... Went at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 24 starts and had a 3.83 ERA (43 ER, 101.0 IP) in those starts... Pitched his 8th career CG, 7/30 vs ARI (9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, HR, BB, 6 SO)... Did not walk more than 3 batters in any start and walked one or none in 15 of his 24 starts (62.5%)... Spent the final month of the season pitching out of the bullpen... Posted a 3.24 ERA (3 ER, 8.1 IP) and held opponents to a .143 AVG (4-28) in 8 relief appearances... In his 13 losses, TB scored a total of 17 runs with him in the game, a run support average of 2.03 R/9 IP; overall, his run support average of 3.75 R/9 IP was 6th-lowest in the AL (min. 150.0 IP)
Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, his season did not start until August due to visa issues stemming from an offseason false-identity arrest in the Dominican Republic...placed on the MLB Restricted List on Jan 26...secured U.S. visa, returned to the U.S. on July 21 and served a three-week suspension imposed by MLB...activated on Aug 13...Made four minor league starts during his suspension to build up his arm strength and return to upper-level competition after keeping in shape (and pitching every 5 days) in the offseason at the Indians academy in the Dominican...made two starts at Class-A Lake County and two with Triple-A Columbus...went a combined 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA (24.1-IP, 25-H, 11-ER)...Lost all three of his starts with the Indians...made his 2012 debut on Aug 15 at LAA (6-IP, 10-H, 8-R, 5-ER, 0-BB, 0-SO) and dropped an 8-4 decision...pitched into the seventh inning in his second start on Aug. 21 at SEA...allowed one hit through the first six innings and left trailing 1-0 in an eventual 5-1 loss to Felix Hernandez...lost 3-0 on Aug. 27 vs. OAK and left the game in the third inning with a sprained right ankle, an injury which sidelined him for the remainder of the season...Nine of his 17 hits allowed went for extra bases.
Had an inconsistent season but remained healthy and took nearly every turn in the rotation, throwing 188.2 innings and notching 7 wins... Won consecutive starts and had a 2-game winning streak just once...Finished 41st among 43 American League ERA qualifiers and 37th in WHIP (1.40)...Was tied for 15th in HR allowed (22), 3rd in losses (15), 1st in runs allowed (125), 2nd in earned runs (110), T3rd in hit batters (14)...Was also 2nd in ground ball/fly ratio of 2.26 (351GB/155FB)...His run support of 3.78 RS/GS was 3rd worst among AL starters and lowest on the team...Made first opening day start on April 1 and allowed 10 runs (10ER) in 3.0IP in a 15-10 loss to the Sox... Tied for the most ER allowed in a season-opening start in MLB since 1919 and the most since 1949... Followed that up with 7.0 shutout innings in his second start vs. Boston on April 7 (7.0IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K), becoming the first pitcher since 1905 to allow 0 runs in 2nd start of the season after allowing 10 runs in his opening start...Left start on July 2 at Cincinnati after 2.0IP (2H, 0R, K) after suffering a strained right quad while running to 1st base...Placed on 15-day DL the next day... Activated from DL July 18 and won his 5th game of the year that night at Minnesota (6.0IP, 7H, 2R/ER)...Went 1-1 w/a 2.53 ERA in 4 July starts (21.1IP, 19H, 6R/ER, 6BB, 7K) and 1-1 w/a 3.18 ERA (34.0IP, 31H, 17R/12ER, 8BB, 22K) in 5 August starts...Combined in July/August his ERA was 2.93 (55.1IP, 50H, 18ER)...Went 1-3 in September with a 7.26 ERA in 6 starts (31.0IP, 43H, 25ER)...ERA in the second half (4.59) was over a run better than his first half performance (5.78)...Season-low 1.1IP on Sept 6 vs. DET, shortest start by an Indians starter in 2011 and shortest for Fausto since 9/9/2009...ERA over last 7GS was 7.23 from August 27th-on (37.1IP, 51H, 30ER)...Placed on MLB Restricted List on January 26, 2012.
Had a tremendous bounce-back season, leading the team in virtually every pitching category while topping the 200.0inning and double-digit win plateau for the 2nd time in his career and the first time since his 19-win 2007 season....Finished 20th in the American League in ERA (3.77), T11th in innings pitched (210.1), T18th in wins (13), 4th in groundball/ y ball ratio (2.09, 378GB/181FB), T5th in CG (4) and 17th in slugging % allowed (.380)...Also led the AL in GIDP(30), was T5th in losses (14) and 14th in fewest HR allowed per 9.0IP (.73)...Was 11th in BA allowed w/RISP (.235) and12th in avg allowed w/runners on (.234)....From Sept 1st thru end of the season he went 2-1 w/a 1.99 ERA in 6starts (40.2IP, 28H, 9ER), the 3rd lowest ERA in the AL over that spanto finish the year...Worked at least 5.0IP in 31 of his 33 starts and wastied for 6th with Justin Verlander with 23 quality starts....Notched his first win in his 2010 debut at Chicago on April 7, a 5-3 winover the Sox and Randy Williams...6.0IP, 1H, 3R/ER, 6BB, 1K, 2RunHR to Konerko in the 3rd inning (only hit allowed)...Worked 8.0IP inhis 2nd start vs. Texas in the home opener of April 12 vs. Texas (5H,2R)...Won his first 3 decisions over his first 4 starts (3-0, 2.96ERA, 27.1IP, 19H, 9ER) before falling to 3-1 in his start ofApril 30 vs. Minnesota (6.0IP, 8H, 6R/ER)...Finished April going 3-1 w/a 4.05 ERA (33.1IP, 27H, 15R/ER, 14BB, 15K)in 5 starts...Was 1-2 w/a 3.30 ERA (30.0IP, 31H, 11ER) in 5 May starts....Tossed the 4th CG of his career in start of June 2 @DET (8.0IP, 9H, 2ER) and was the tough luck loser in the GalarragaCG 1-hit SHO near perfect game...Lost 4 straight starts, May 22-June 7, over which the Indians have plated 7 runs(3.81ERA, 26.0IP, 28H, 11ER)...Improved to 5-5 in start of Saturday, June 12 against the Washington Nationals inProgressive Field, a 7-1 win over the Nationals as he tossed his 2nd CG of the year...9.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 7K...Went3-3 w/a 3.66 ERA in 6 June starts (39.1IP, 37H, 16ER, .252AVG)...Won 3 straight starts, July 9-23....Went 8-7 w/a 3.64 ERA in 18 first half starts to earn his 1st career All-Star selection...Season-low 2.2IP on July 28vs. NYY (10H, 7R/ER)...Suffered his 14th loss despite tossing his 3rd CG of the year on Sept. 3 in a 1-0 loss to theMariners in Seattle...8.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 5BB, 6K...Lost all 6 starts from August 7-Sept 3 as he was 0-6 w/a 5.00 ERA(39.2IP, 47H, 23R/22ER, 13BB, 22K), the longest losing streak by an Indians starter all season (Indians scored 13runs in the 6GS)...Recorded wins in two starts in which he walked 6 batters (only pitcher in MLB this year to do so, firstIndian since Rick Sutcliffe to do it-1982)....Tossed 3rd career shutout and 4th complete game of the season in start vs. Minnesota on Sept. 10, retiring his last16 batters in a row and allowed 1 runner to second base...9.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 7K...Had a club season-high 22.0IPscoreless streak from Sept 3-16...Indians were shutout in 4 of his starts...Has won 7 straight starts against the WhiteSox since 9/10/2007....Batters hit .234 (79-338) off him with runners on base and .235 (46-196) with RISP...Allowed 33 steals in 39 attempts,the 3rd most SBs allowed in the AL this season...RH batters hit .244 (86-352) w/9HR off him...Indians were 15-18(.455) in his starts and averaged 3.55 runs per start for him (117RS/33GS)...Went at least 6.0IP in 26 of 33GS (79%)and 7.0IP or more in 11 of 33GS (33%).
Ended the season on a positive note after struggling most of the campaign that forced him into the minors for a 7-week stretch in June and July before making 12 starts to finish out the campaign where he showed glimpses of his previous form...Started off the season going 2-6 w/a 7.42 ERA in 12 starts from the beginning of theseason until his option to Arizona on June 5 (60.2IP, 69H, 55R/50ER, 41BB, 36K, 9HR, .283AVG)...Got 22 runs of support in a 22-4 win at New York on April 18 for his first win of the season in his 3rd start...6.0IP,6H, 4R/ER...Struck out a then season-high 7 in start vs. Twins on April 24, losing his 3rd decision in 4 starts (6.0IP, 8H, 4ER)...Was 1-3 w/a 6.28 ERA (28.2IP, 31H, 21R/20ER, 16BB, 18K) in 5 starts during the month of April...Went 6.2IP in 3 straight starts, April 29-May 9..Then season-low 1.1IP in ND vs. TB on May 25 asthe Indians rallied from a 10-0 deficit....1.1IP, 3H, 5R/ER, 5BB, 3K... During the month of May was 1-2 with a 6.90 ERA (30.0IP, 33H, 27R/23ER, 22BB, 17K) in 6 starts...Made 12th start on June 4 in Minnesota, an 11-3 loss (2.0IP, 5H, 7R/ER, two 3-run HRs to Kubel) and was optioned to the Arizona Rookie League the next day...Over his last 5 starts w/Cleveland prior to his June 5 option he was 1-2 w/a 11.57 ERA (18.2IP, 26H, 24ER, 18BB, 11K)...Was in Goodyear beginning on June 5 throwing bullpens and working on mechanics and pre-pitch preparation with coordinators Julio Rangel, Dave Miller and Steve Lyons until making his first start at Lake County on June 25 (6.1IP, 1H, 0R) and another start at Akron on June 30 (7.0IP, 4H, 1R)...Spent July with Columbus, going1-3 w/a 3.55 ERA in 5 starts (33.0IP, 32H, 13ER, 6BB, 27K, .250AVG)...LH hitters batted just .214 (9-42) at Columbus off him (.161 5-for-31 w/RISP as well)...Combined 3-3 w/a 2.73ERA in 7 minor league starts after being sent down on June 5 (46.1IP, 37H, 14/RER, 7BB, 39K, .215Bavg)...Walk to SO ratio was 5.57 and all'd just 1.36 walks per 9.0IP...Recalled on July 31 and made start that night vs. Detroit (ND, 5.0IP, 4H, 2R/ER)...Lost consecutive starts Aug. 12 vs. TEX (6.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 3BB, 3K) and Aug. 18 vs. LAA (5.0IP, 10H, 5R/3ER, 2BB, 4K) to fall to 2-8on the year...Won his 1st game since May 14th in his start of August 23 vs. Seattle, a 6-1 Indians win... 7.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, BB, season-high 8K...Fell to 3-10 in start of September 9 against the Texas Rangers in Progressive Field, lasting a career-low 0.2IP while giving up 6 hits and 5 runs (2HR)...Won his last 2 starts of the season,going 2-0 w/a 2.08 ERA (13.0IP, 14H, 3ER, 3BB, 11K)...After his return from the minors he was is 3-6 w/ a 5.29 ERA (64.2IP, 82H, 38ER, 29BB, 43K, .305AVG, 7HR) in 12 starts and went at least 5.0IP in 10 of the 12 starts...His average against RH hitters (.245) was 15th lowest in the AL and was T6th in losses (12)...Lefties hit .331(98-296) off him...Was 2-3 w/a 6.68 ERA in 6 September starts (31.0IP, 43H, 23ER)...ERA over the first 2.0IP of his starts was 8.02 (46.0IP, 68H, 41ER)...Batters hit .339 (81-239) with runners on base and .314 (50-159) w/RISP... 8SB/4CS...OPS vs. RHH was .696 compared to .964 vs. LHH...Was T11th in the league in walks allowed and T15th in runs allowed...Indians were 10-14 (.417) when started and averaged 5.1 (122RS/24GS) runs per start...Worked 7.0 or more innings in just 2 starts... Pitched for Aguilas after the season in the DR Winter League (2.70ERA, 13.1IP, 10H, 4ER, 0BB, 4K).
Season was interrupted in late May after making 10 solid starts to begin the season, posting an ERA of3.10 (58.0IP, 54H, 20ER, 38BB, 23K, .254avg) before being injured in start of May 24 vs. Texas (2.0IP, 5H,6R/ER)...Never regained his early form after his activation on July 26, yet was plagued by control problemsvirtually the entire season...His 38 walks at the time of his injury led the American League...Won his first start of the year on April 2 vs. the Chicago White Sox in Progressive Field ...7.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER,4BB, 4K, WP... Had ERA of 0.69 after 2 starts(1-0, 13.0IP, 8H, 1ER) as his 6-game winning streak came to anend after start of April 12 vs. Oakland (3.1IP, 2H, 3R/ER, career-high 8 walks, 1K)...Most walks allowed by anIndians starter since Bob Ojeda walked 8 one on Aug. 26, 1993 vs. NYY...Won 3 decisions over 6 starts fromApril 17-May 17 as he was 3-0 w/a 2.27 ERA (39.2IP, 39H, 10ER, 18BB, 14K)...Was 3-1 w/a 2.60 ERA in 6 Aprilstarts (34.2IP, 34H, 10ER)...Earned his 4th win of the season and tossed the 2nd shutout of his Major League career in start vs. Toronto onMay 12 (G1 of DH)...Allowed 5 singles in the 108-pitch 5-hitter (9.0IP, 5H, 0R, 4BB, 3K)...Was 1-1 w/a 3.86ERA in 4 May starts (23.1IP, 20H, 10ER)...Went a season-low 2.0 innings vs. Texas (2.0IP, 5H, 6R/ER) and left the game with a left hip strain and was placedon the DL the next day...Pitched a 3.0 inning simulated game in Mahoning Valley on June 16 and experiencedmore pain in the hip region that delayed his first rehab start until July 14 at Lake County (4.0IP)...Made 5.0IPrehab start at AA Akron on July 19 before being activated from the DL on July 26...Activated off the DL in time for start on July 26 vs. Minnesota (L#3, 2.1IP, 7H, 9R/ER), allowing 6 runs in thefirst inning...Notched first win since May 12 in start of July 31 vs. Detroit (6.1IP, 2ER)...Recorded his 6th winon August 22 at Texas (6.0IP, 6H, 0ER) & 7th win on August 27 @DET (6.0IP, 7H, 4R/ER)...Won 3 straightstarts, August 22-Sept. 2 (3.71ERA, 17.0IP, 18H, 7ER)... Went 2-2 w/a 5.22 ERA (29.1IP, 28H, 17ER, 2HR,18BB, 16K) in the month of August...Went 1-2 in 5 September starts w/a 9.12 ERA (24.2IP, 32H, 25ER), a figure that was ballooned by his finalstart of the season in Boston on Sept. 24 (1.0IP, 5H, 4R)...Equaled the shortest start of his career and was thelowest IP total by an Indians starter this season...Was 4-5 w/a 7.61ERA in 12 starts in the second half uponhis July 26 activation from the DL (62.2IP, 72H, 53ER, .286AVG, 32BB, 35K)... ERA in the 1st inning was 7.36(22.0IP, 25H, 18ER)...Ejected from start of Sept. 19 vs. Detroit and suspended 5 games by MLB after Sheffield (HBP) charged themound and ensuing melee...Served the last 4 games of the season and will miss opening day 2009 as well toconclude the suspension...Had 2 starts all season of zero walks... Had 10 starts of at least 4 walks (had just4 such starts in 2007)...Walked 5.2 batters per 9.0IP (120.2IP, 70BB, 58K)...Batters hit .310 (70-226) with runners on and .324 (45-139) with RISP (16-62, .258 with RISP-2outs)...Batterswere 6 for 13 off him with the bases loaded...6SB/1CS... Induced 26 GIDP on the year (8th in the AL)...Had a .52HR allowed per 9.0IP (7HR, 120.2IP) ...Did not allow a homer in 5 consecutive starts (4/29-5/23, 32.0IP)...MLBhitters are batting .271 (126-465, 7HR), including a mark of .303 (79-261) by LHH and .230 (47-204, 2HR)by RHH....RHH had a .667 OPS off him (.230AVG/.358OB/.309SLG)..His .230 avg against by RH hitters was13th best in the AL...Made 6 starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League after the season, going 2-2 w/a 4.41 ERA (32.2IP,31H, 16ER, 10BB, 28K)... Signed contract thru 2011 w/club options for 2012, 2013 & 2014 on April 10...
Posted one of the finest seasons by an Indians right-handed pitcher in recent memory, finishing with 19 wins, the most by anIndians pitcher since RHP Bert Blyleven in 1984 (19) ... Youngest Indian RHP to reach 200.01P since Eckersley in 1977 ... The last Indian ERA Champion was Kevin Millwood in 2005 ... The last time the Indians had 2 ERA Champions over a 3 seasonspan was 1948 (Bearden) & 1950 (Wynn).. He is the youngest Indians RHP to win 17 or more games since Bob Feller did iteach year between 1938-41 (ages 19-22) ... He and Sabathia are the first Indians teammates to win 19+ games in the same season since Lemon/Score/Wynn in 1956 and the first MLB teammates since 2002 ... LEAGUE LEADERS - In addition to finishing 2nd in the AL in ERA, he finished T2nd in wins (19), T10th in innings (215.0), 7th in winning % (.704), 4th in road ERA (2.80), 3rd in day game ERA (2.14), 3rd in slugging % allowed (.352), 4th in average vs. RH hitters (.216) and T1st in the AL in GIDP induced(32) Despite being T10th in IP was only 19th in pitches thrown in theAL ... RH hitters had a .601 OPS off Fautso ... LOSING STREAK - Suffered a6-4 loss in his 2007 debut vs. Chicago on April 13 (4.1IP, 7H, 6R/ER) ... Thesetback extended his losing streak to 11, dating back to April 20, 2006 ... Snapped his 11-game losing streak and notched his 2nd career ML win onApril 24 at Minnesota, a 5-3 win over J.Santana (7.2IP, 6H, 2R/ER)... InIndians history, only 3 others had losing streaks of at least 11 games: GuyMorton (13,1914), Rod Nichols (13,1989-91) & Steve Hargan (11, '71-72) ... Was his first win since his ML debut on April 15, 2006 at Detroit ...WINNING STREAK/OPTION - Improved to 2-1 on April 29 in a 6-1 home win over Baltimore... 8.11P, 6H, 1R/ER, 2BB, K... 8.11P were a career high at that point. .. Optioned to AAA Buffalo on May 1st when Cliff Lee came off the DL... Recalled from AAA on May 7 to assume Jake Westbrook's spot in the rotation ... Won 3rd straight start on May 7 at Baltimore in a 10-1 victory over the Orioles... Marked his 1st career start w/o allowing an ER (7.0IP, 7H, 1R/OER)... Defeated the A's 6-3 on May 12 at Oakland to win his 4th straight start (7.0IP, 6H, 3R/ER)...Won 5 straight starts, April 24 - May 17 ... CG/SHO- on May 17 vs. the Twins, defeating Johan Santana for the 2nd time and winning his 5th straight start... 9.0IP, 4H, OR, 2BB, 4K... According to Elias: Became only the 2nd pitcher (T. Wakefield, 2002) to defeat Santana 2x within 30 days' time in head-to-head starts ... Became the first P to beat Santana 2x in the same season since J. Garland in 2004... Sabathia eventually beat Santana 3x in 2007 ... Grabbed 7th straight victory on June 7 vs. KC Royals, posting 7.0IP, 7H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 5K... During the 7-game win streak (April 24-June 7): 65.0IP, 64H, 18ER, 2.49ERA in 9GS... The streak ended June 12 at Florida, where he lost3-0 to S.Olsen ... 7.0IP, 5H, 3R/ER, OBB, 6K... Was longest win streak by an Indians P this year and T5th longest in the AL in 2007...Is only the 2ndplayer in MLB history to go 1-10 or worse in their first season and recover to reach a .500 or better career win%... The Indians' Guy Morton went1-13 in 1914 and finished his career at 98-88... MISC - Was defeated by Oakland on June 27, a 13-7 decision ... Was his 2nd straight loss and theshortest start of his career, as he totaled 1.01P(+5 batters in 2nd inning), 7H, 8R/ER, 2BB, 1K, 2HR (Cust/Suzuki)...Topped Toronto 9-4 on July 7 atRogers Centre, totaling 5.1IP, 8H, 3R/ER, 3BB, 5K as he won his 10th game... Dominated the Rangers on July 20 in Arlington, blanking Texas for 8.01P,3H, OR,3BB, 7K and inducing 3GDP... Blanked Boston on July 25 at Jacobs Field, beating Beckett 1-0... 8.0IP, 4H, OR, 2BB, 6K... Won 5 starts in a rowfrom July 2-July 25 ...Threw 22.0 consecutive shutout innings over a span of 4 starts (July 14-31) to equal a season-high by an Indian ...Beat Detroit onAugust 15 at Jacobs Field, tossing 8.0IP, 4H, 2R11 ER, 2BB with a career high 10K, ending the Indians' 4G losing streak and his own personal 3Gskid...lmproved to 14-7 ... CG2- Pitched a masterpiece at Detroit on August 21, totaling 8.0IP, 3H, 2R1ER, OBB, 5K and throwing just 77 pitches(59 strikes) in his 2nd complete game of the season... Colorado RHP Aaron Cook (9.0ipl74p on July 25 vs. SD) was the only pitcher this season tototal 8.0IP+ on fewer than 77 pitches... Lasted 7.0+ innings in 8 consecutive starts from July 15-August 21... Beat KC 6-0 on Sept. 15, teaming withR.Perez on a 3-hit SHO 8.0IP, 3H, OR, OBB, 9K... Improved to 18-8 on Sept. 21 vs. Oakland (6.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 4BB, 7K) and won his 19th game onSept. 26 at Seattle (G1)... 2ND HALF - Carmona was 9-4 w/a Major League-best 2.26ERA in 15GS since All-Star break (107.1IP, 83H, 27ER, 32BB,76K, .217 AVG against) and did not allow a HR over a 43.01P from 8/21-9/21 ...0n the year his 0.67HR allowed per 9.01Pwas 6th lowest among ALpitchers...Indians were victorious in his last 7 starts...Was 9-3 against AL Central opponents and 9-4 with a 2.35ERA in starts following an Indiansloss... Limited opponents to 3R or less in 27/32GS...Allowed 13 steals (5CS) ... Went 4-0 wla 2.25 ERA in 5 May starts (36.0IP, 35H, 9ER, 14K)...Was 51in July w/a 1.74 ERA (34.1IP, 27H, 7R/6ER, 12BB, 30K), finishing 2nd in AL Pitcher of the Month voting to E.Bedard...Went 5-0 w/a 1.78 ERA in 5September starts (35.1IP, 26H, 7ER) ...Worked at least 6.0 innings in his last 15 starts from July 15th on... Batters hit .247 (45-182) w/RISP, .220 (18-82)w/RISP and 2 outs, and are .263 (84-320) with men on base ... Batters were 2 for 17 (.118) with bases loaded.
Former Minor League Pitcher of the Year gained a great deal of experience in a variety of roles in his first MajorLeague season at just 22 years of age... Started the year in AAA Buffalo where he was 0-1 w/a 4.50 ERA in 2starts (10.0IP, 8H, 5ER, 1BB, 9K, 2HR) after being optioned out of spring training on March 22...Made his firststart on April 6 at Richmond (4.0IP, 3H, 2R/1ER) and made a start on short rest 4 days later at Norfolk (6.0IP,5H, 5R/4ER, 1BB, 6K)...Was recalled from AAA Buffalo on April 15 to make his major league debut vs. the Tigers, winning his MajorLeague debut that day at Detroit (6.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 4K) to become the first Indian to win his big league debutin a starting assignment since Brian Tallet (9/16/02 @BOS)....Was his only win of the year/career...Fell to 1-1in his 2nd start of April 20 at Baltimore, allowing 6 runs in the 6th inning (5.1IP, 8H, 8R/ER)...Lost 3rd startvs. Texas on April 29 (5.2IP, 8H, 6R/ER, career-high 5K) and was optioned to Buffalo on April 30...Made 2 starts in Buffalo and was recalled on May 12 and was inserted into relief role where he thrived thruthe end of July (22G, 28.1IP, 25H, 3ER, 0.95ERA)...Allowed just 1R/ER over his first 7 relief outings (11.2IP,10H)...Did not allow an ER from June 28 to July 25 (12.0IP)...Inserted into closer's role after July 20 trade of Bob Wickman and blew his first three chances on July 31 @BOS, August 2 @BOS and August 5 @DET...From July 30-August 23 he lost 5 consecutive decisions w/a 16.39ERA (9.1IP, 17H, 17R/ER) in 9 games and was optioned to Buffalo on August 26 to convert back to a starter,where he made 2 more starts for the Bisons...Recalled again on Sept. 5 after 2 AAA starts and assumed spot in rotation and pitched well over 4 Septemberstarts...Went 0-2 w/a 4.50 ERA in September (4GS, 20.0IP, 21H, 10ER) starts and over his last 3 outings hewas 0-1 w/a 2.65 ERA (17.0IP, 14H, 5R/ER, .226 AVG)...Lost 4th start at Chicago on September 9 (3.0IP,7H, 5R/5ER, 2HR, 2BB, 2K)... Worked 6.0 innings in each of his last 2 starts (12.0IP, 12H, 3ER), fanning aseason/career-high 6 in his final start loss vs. Chicago on Sept. 27 (6.0IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 6K)...Relief ERA was 4.78 (37.2IP, 46H, 20ER) and as a starter he was 1-4 w/a 6.08 ERA in 7 starts (37.0IP, 42H,25ER)...Lost his last 10 consecutive decisions, the first Indians pitcher since Brent Strom (10 in 1973) to lose10 consecutive games within one season...MLB hitters hit .298 (88-295) off him with just 9HR in 74.2IP...ERAat home was 3.86 (35.0P, 37H, 15ER)...Batters hit .284 (40-141) with runners on and .256 (20-78) withRISP...Allowed 10 SB (2CS)...Made 8 starts for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League in November and December, going 1-1 with a 3.48ERA (31.0IP, 38H, 12ER, 5BB, 39K)...His 39 strikeouts were leading the league at the conclusion of his stint.
Spent first professional season in the Tribe's Dominican Summer League program where he led the team with75.1IP.
Spent most of year at Rookie Burlington of the Appalachian League where he finished 3rd in the league with76.1IP and 3rd in fewest walk per 9.0IP (1.05BB/9.0IP)...Also led the AL with 89 hits allowed...Was promoted toA Mahoning Valley to end the season where he made 3 relief appearances (4.0IP, 2H, 0R)...Combined on the yearhis ERA was 3.14.
Enjoyed a breakout season as he was named the Tribe's Minor League Pitcher of the Year (Bob Feller Award)and was named the South Atlantic League's most outstanding pitcher...Was named to the Baseball America
LowClass A All-Star team and after the season was named the top pitching prospect in the SAL by Sportsticker and the#3 prospect overall in the Indians organization by Baseball America
...Pitched most of the season at A Lake Countywhere he led the league in wins (17) and ERA (2.06) and was a SAL All-Star...Also led the league in runners allowedper 9.0IP (8.13) and fewest walks per start (0.85)...His .214 average against was the 5th lowest mark in the SAL...His 17 wins led the entire Indians organization and his ERA of 2.16 was 3rd best (154.1IP were 4th most)...Walkedjust 14 batters in 148.1IP (0.85BB per 9.0IP) and his season-high walk total was 2 (done 3 times)...Thirteen ofhis 24 starts were walk-free and allowed 2 or fewer runs in 15 of 24 starts...Tossed a 9.0 inning, complete game4-hitter on 7/22 vs. Hagerstown (9.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 5K)...Went at least 5.0IP in 23 of his 24 starts at LakeCounty...Fanned a season-high 8 batters on 6/1 vs. Lakewood...Overall at Lake County batters hit just .214 (117-547) off him w/10HR allowed...RH hitters hit .202 (67-331) and limited batters hit a .171 (18-105) with RISP and.176 (9-51) with RISP-2outs...Was 3-0 w/a 0.98 ERA in 5 April starts and 4-0 w/a 0.94 ERA in 4 July starts...ERAwas 2.30 or lower over his first four months for the Captains before posting an ERA of 4.08 in August...ERA thruJuly 28 was 1.58...Won 8 straight starts from 7/4-8/23...Batters hit .176 (33-188) off him with runners on base...Made a spot start for AA Akron on 7/10 (ND, 6.0IP, 8H, 3R/ER, 0BB, 3K)...
Split the 2005 minor league season between Akron and Buffalo, going a combined 13-9 w/a 3.68 ERA in 27 games/26 starts between AAA Buffalo and AA Akron...His 173.2IP led the entire Indians organization...He started his season at AA Akron going 6-5 w/a 4.07 ERA (90.2IP, 100H, 46R/41ER, 20BB, 57K) in 14 starts...Won four straight starts, May 28-June 13 and went 2-2 w/a 3.29 ERA in 6 May starts (41.0IP, 34H, 15ER, 26K)...Worked 5.0IP or more in all 14 of his Akron starts...He was promoted to AAA Buffalo on June 21 and was 7-4 w/a 3.25 ERA (83.0IP, 76H, 32R/30ER, 15BB, 49K) in 13 games/12 starts...Carmona won each of his last 3 regular season outings for the Bisons and took the loss in Game 3 of the Bisons first round playoff series vs. Indianapolis (7.0IP, 5H, 4R/ER)...In his first start w/Buffalo on June25 vs. Durham, he went 8.0IP, allowed 1 run and struck out a season-high 8 in getting the Triple A win (4H)...Worked 6.0 or more IP in 11 of his 13 starts with the Bisons and was 3-1 w/a 2.31 ERA in 5 July starts (35.0IP,31H, 9ER, 3BB, 23K)...Worked 8.0IP in consecutive starts, July 24-29 and allowed 1 run (1ER) in each start (start of 7/24 was his only CG of the year)...On the year, his 13 wins were 2nd most of any Indians minor league pitcher,while his 3.68 ERA was 10th best in the organization...Carmona's spent two stints with the Tribe, on July 17, and then from Sept. 12 thru the end of the season...Did notappear in a Major League game...Was the first Lake County Captain to earn a promotion to the big leagues... After the season was named the 5th best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America
Made 3 stops along the minor league trail as he posted a combined 10 wins and fanned 122 in a career-high163.0IP...Ranked tied for 5th among Tribe farmhands in wins, 2nd in innings and was 2nd in strikeouts...Strikeoutsimproved from 86 in 154.1IP in 2003 to 122 in 163.0IP in 2004.Began the season in A Kinston where he won 5 of his first 7 decisions for the eventual Carolina Leaguechamps...Struck out 7 or more in 4 starts and over his last 7 starts from May 9 to June 13 he was 4-0 w/a 2.06ERA (43.2IP, 40H, 10ER, 31K)...Was promoted to AA Akron on June 17 after making 1 spot start for the Aeroson May 19 at Bowie (7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 3K)...Was consistent at Akron, going at leat 5.0IP in 13 of his 15 startsand allowed only 3 homers in 87.0IP...Best start came on July 27 at Altoona (8.0IP, 7H, 3R/2ER, 0BB,5K)...Eastern League hitters hit .320 (114-356) off him.Ended the season w/1 start at AAA Buffalo (W, 6.0IP, 6H, 4R/ER, 3BB, 2K) to post his 10th win of the season onSept. 6 at Rochester...Won both of his starts in the International League playoffs for the Bisons (2-0, 2.77ERA,13.0IP, 11H, 4R/ER, 3BB, 4K) to help propel Buffalo to the IL title...After the season was named the 6th bestprospect in the Indians organization by Baseball America
...Was added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 19.