Originally written on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Troy Tulowitzki versus Chris Carpenter – one of baseball’s top hitters against the former Cy Young Award winner and member of the defending World Champions. It hasn’t happened since 2011, as baseball fans did not have the opportunity to see the two face off in 2012. Both players were on the disabled list when the Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals met for four in St. Louis in early July followed by three in Denver that began at the end of that month. The two clubs will not meet again this season. Tulo hasn’t played since the end of May, when the Rockies’ all-star shortstop went out with a groin problem that eventually required nerve surgery. Carpenter has missed the entire season with a condition that was also nerve-related. He underwent a procedure to relieve nerve compression in his right arm that included removal of a rib, along with connecting muscles. Tulowitzki officially began his rehab with Triple-A Colorado Springs during the last few days of August, then moved to D...
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