It's been cold and he's from Venezuela, so it's like an AMerican pitching in the North Pole right now.... Come summer, I think things will improve. It doesn't help that he gets crap run support and his bullpen has been weak most of the time and Dusty has yanked him early a lot of times. I think all that is starting to get to him.
But the thing is, he's got nasty stuff. for 2 or 3 innings, he'll blow the other team away, then he'll walk the 8 and 9 guys and get frustrated, lose his control and put one down broadway that get's clobbered.
To me, that signals coaching is part of the problem. Carlos is probably always going to be Carlos, so maybe a latin pitching coach is what he needs. You can't take a fiery Latin guy and turn him into a cold pitching machine like Maddux. Coaching isn't all about pitching mechanics, it's also about keeping a guy's head in the right frame of mind. Carlos needs some guy who knows how to push his buttons the right way and focus all that energy on making great pitches the whole game.