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Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 6:12 pm
 
Posted by Matt Snyder

This could quickly become the Cardinals spring training from hell. Ace pitcher Chris Carpenter has left his Grapefruit League start early, with the aid of the team's head trainer.

At just about 10 minutes until 2:00 ET, a handful of reporters on hand for the game tweeted it at nearly the same time. Joe LeMire of SI.com indicated the trainer seemed to be looking at Carpenter's "lower body." Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch later added , "Carp showed no sign of obvious distress but was removed by trainer and escorted to clubhouse. No evidence of arm issue."

More details will be added here when they become available.

It's way too early to panic, but it's certainly a situation worth monitoring, especially considering the fragile health we've seen from Carpenter at times in the past.

Plus, if they lost him for any amount of time, it would be a dagger for the Cardinals. They already lost Adam Wainwright for the season. In lesser setbacks, but still potentially negative ones, the team lost Nick Punto for an extended amount of time and there's that whole Albert Pujols contract situation lingering.

UPDATE: The official twitter feed of the Cardinals' front office (@cardsinsider ) relays the following quote from Carpenter: "Threw a pitch and felt twitch in hamstring. I don't think its very bad. Just strained a little bit."

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Comments

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:36 am
 

Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

Well if this one is a serious one you might as well hand it to the reds. I dont see anyone else in the NL central that can give the reds a run. The brewers and cubs always implode and houston and Pitt and just awful. I hate the cards so... HA HA.



Since: Dec 10, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

Yea, This coming from a Ohio St fagg eye.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

Sorry to see the Tards are throwing in the towel during the 2nd day of Spring Dancing.  Oh Well, Big Red Machine Rocks!




Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

leg folks...not arm...slow down



SF Giants Fan



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with strained hamstring

+1...One less obstacle for the BIG RED MACHINE!!!



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with trainer's help

I can hear Gomes laughing again from here.  Laughing

What is that flushing sound coming from StL


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 5:05 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with trainer's help

Wow...If it was'nt for bad luck they would have no luck at all. What Carp said himself sounds encouraging anyway. If you really pull it pretty badly you know yourself if its a long turm thing. They more than likely helped him off the field cause you just don't want to take any chances. Hey Cards...for what its worth...Good Luck!



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with trainer's help

HAHA, TOO BAD.  THE CARDS ARE DESTINED TO BE IN THE BASEMENT RIGHT NEXT TO THE BUCCO'S THIS YEAR.  GO PHILS!!



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Carpenter leaves game with trainer's help

JC just sold his spikes now and Gomes is watching the Wizard of Oz


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