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Carpenter to DL spells trouble for Cards

Posted on: April 15, 2009 3:31 pm
 

With Chris Carpenter in the rotation, the Cardinals could be a playoff contender. Without him . . . well, remember what Cards manager Tony La Russa said this spring.

"We've missed the postseason the last two years," La Russa said then. "And he hasn't pitched in two years."

Carpenter made it through spring training healthy, and in his first regular-season start he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and won 2-1. He pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday night before leaving with a ribcage injury that forced him to the disabled list today.

How important is Carpenter? In his five-plus seasons with St. Louis, the Cardinals are 68-30 in games he starts. And as La Russa said, he has barely pitched the last two years (five starts total), and the Cardinals weren't a playoff team either year.

The Red Sox also put a starting pitcher on the DL today, but they might well be able to get by without Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Sox have plenty of options to take Matsuzaka's place in the rotation, including Justin Masterson (four scoreless innings in relief Tuesday night) and Clay Buchholz (2.52 ERA this spring).

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Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 3:56 pm
 

Carpenter to DL spells trouble for Cards

 and dice k hit the DL early




Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 1:59 am
 

Carpenter to DL spells trouble for Cards

 Knobler, the Red Sox have other problems in their rotation that need plugging besides Dice K.  Lester has been shelled, Masterson has a 4.50 era and doesn't exactly project as an ace, and Buchholz was terrible last year.  They need solid seasons from Beckett, Lester and Dice K if they are going to stay with the rest of the teams in the AL East.




Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2009 4:54 pm
 

Carpenter to DL spells trouble for Cards

sorry for carpenter on a personal level, and sorry for my fantasy teams 



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