The Indians two hispanic pitchers at the top of the rotation have been a tale of opposites recently. While the Indians' veteran (for this team at least) ace has been struggling mightily, their pitcher who was at #2 to start the season has been completely dominant.
Masterson who is consistently excellent, but Carrasco has been hit or miss at times and Tomlin has been awful recently. While Carrasco's been hit or miss, he has been dominant recently. He struggled with control early on and giving up too many fly balls, but he is keeping balls on the ground and not walking batters. He also is 6-1 with a 2.80 ERA since May 11th and 3-1 with a 1.95 ERA in June. Unfortunately, Carmona has been awful and hasn't posted a quality start since May 8th & has an ERA of 8.86 since.
Even though there has been a lockout (which may soon be resolved), the Browns have not been inactive. Colt McCoy has been organizing offensive camps at Texas. This is great and is very telling about the kind of player Colt is. Anytime a player takes this kind of initiative to get chemistry with his teammates, it can't be bad. The Browns got in trouble for giving Colt a playbook i guess he got to keep it. I am starting to be more and more optimistic. The lockout would be especially hard for the Browns without this because they have a new offense and a young Quarterback.
In other news:
McIlroy just dominated at the US Open this weekend, a tournament famous for its punishing roughs and narrow fairways and very low scores. He is 22 and he set the record for the lowest score in the history of the US Open, a tournament that has gone on for 111 years. This is the 4th tournament in a row where he had a top-15 finish. He blew a significant lead at the Masters, your first major is often the hardest. I think he has a good shot to win the next 2 tournaments and maybe even the 2012 Masters. He is a phenomenal talent and along with Jason Day, is poised to take the PGA by storm. He is referred to by Kevin Garside at the Telegraph as the "Anti-Woods" & Woods needs to watch out and will have an extremely tough time winning majors now.