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Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2011 10:26 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Chris Carpenter is doubtful to make his next scheduled start -- which is Friday -- after he felt what was described as a "twinge" in his injured hamstring Sunday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . UPDATE: He's now been officially scratched from the start. 

Carpenter, the lone remaining Cardinals ace after Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury, was throwing a light bullpen session when experiencing the slight discomfort. He initially injured his hamstring March 1, his first start of the spring.

The Cardinals are still expecting Carpenter to be the team's opening day starter, even though the day keeps getting closer and closer.

"I'd send him out there opening day if his arm was sound and his leg was sound with zero [more] innings," La Russa told the Post-Dispatch. "He's got a wealth of experience and competitive fire in his gut. But the whole key is get him healthy and we'll go from there, whenever that is."

They are preaching patience when it comes to the healing process. As most know, a hamstring tweak is one of those annoying little injuries that doesn't feel especially bad -- but just seems to linger far too long.

Missing spring starts isn't a huge deal, but the anxiety has to be starting to mount, at least internally. The team's best pitcher is already done and the second-best is an injured 35 year old who has had injury troubles in the past. With opening day less than four weeks away, it's not yet time to panic -- but it's certainly time to at least worry a little bit.

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Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:07 am
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

Losing Wainwright is hurts the cardinals chances of winning and Carpenter is always a risk every Year to get hurt. Hopefully we can score 8 runs a game because its looking like Garcia - Westbrook isn't going to be enough. Freese has to stay healthy and Berkman has to hit. Bullpen is still good. Need a young arm to step up for starter. Loshe well geezzz I just hope he wins 12 games that would be great



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:05 am
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

Losing Wainwright is hurts the cardinals chances of winning and Carpenter is always a risk every Year to get hurt. Hopefully we can score 8 runs a game because its looking like Garcia - Westbrook isn't going to be enough. Freese has to stay healthy and Berkman has to hit. Bullpen is still good. Need a young arm to step up for starter. Loshe well geezzz I just hope he wins 12 games that would be great



Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

This might possibly be the worst spring training in St. Louis Cardinals history.  I just hope it doesn't turn into the worst season in St. Louis Cardinals history. 



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2011 11:50 am
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

Glass jaw is hurt again?  So that leaves you....um, well no one.  You have Garcia who was a 1/2 year wonder, you have Westbrook who is 812 years old opening day, and Lohse, who might be the only pitcher that Duncan cannot fix.  I'm sure the cubs will gladly trade you Carlos Silva if you want him....

Gotta tell you cardinals fans, unless you have a #1 or #2 starter down in the minors, its gonna be a long year.  



Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2011 10:36 am
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

It's Bredan Ryan's fault.




Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:39 am
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' will miss next start

astros>cards



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' could miss next start

DUNCAN & LA RUSSA will wave the magic wand, everything will B fine, Cards will B in the thick of the chase as always



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' could miss next start

Looks like another tough year for La Russa!



Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' could miss next start

Go ahead and live in the past.....lol



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Carpenter feels 'twinge,' could miss next start

We'll also enjoy our ten world series championships since your last one...


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