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Why Chris Carpenter fans should pull for Josh Beckett

Sure, Josh Beckett plays for the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the new Yankees in terms of player payroll escalation and the St. Louis Cardinals’ bitter opponent in the 2013 National League Championship Series. Yes, prior to that, Beckett headed the rotation of the Boston Red Sox, the club that painfully defeated the Cardinals in both the 2004 and 2013 World Series. In all fairness...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TCN blog 2013 top story #9: Chris Carpenter finally gives in

Though it will never be proven conclusively, I believe that 38-year-old Chris Carpenter shot his final bullets in a final blaze of glory as he led the St. Louis Cardinals to the 2011 World Championship. Despite an inspirational comeback after surgery in an attempt to relieve the numbing symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, Carpenter was relatively ineffective in the final days...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 5 thoughts on Game 5

The St. Louis Cardinals head into yet another elimination game Wednesday in Game 5 of the NLDS.  Here are some quick thoughts about the final game against the Pirates.   1)       This series makes it four straight playoff series for the Cardinals where the series has gone the maximum number of games (Not counting last year’s Wild Card game) dating back to the 2011 World...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter stops rehab assignment

St. Louis Cardinals star pitcher Chris Carpenter said he is going to have to take a step back from baseball, and halt his rehab. “Going to take a step back,” the veteran right-hander told reporters on Tuesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Carpenter was shelled for four runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings this past Saturday at Triple-A Memphis and had a familiar feeling of numbness...
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter has “long way to go” before return to Cardinals

Chris Carpenter, pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals is attempting to come back from chronic nerve disorder but the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner realizes he has a lot to do before he returns to St. Louis. “I have a long way to go before I can get outs up there,” Carpenter told the St. Louis Dispatch. “If I can’t get outs down here, never mind getting outs up there.” Carpenter...
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter hoping to return as a starter for Cardinals

Chris Carpenter is preparing himself as if he will be a starting pitcher should he return to the St. Louis Cardinals.  Carpenter has not played this year after experiencing nerve irrational prior to the start of Spring Training. On Wednesday the former Cy Young winner threw roughly 30 pitches after throwing double that on Monday. He will throw again on Saturday. “It was almost...
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Carpenter to miss 2013 season, may retire

Right handed pitcher Chris Carpenter may be headed for retirement. Carpenter experienced numbness and bruising in his right shoulder and hard after throwing off a mound. While Carpenter has not announced that he plans to retire the Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak will have to fill the void of not having him in the clubhouse or on the mound. Carpenter missed nearly all...
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Carpenter remains optimistic following surgery

ST. LOUIS Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter is no stranger to surgeries, undergoing numerous procedures on his right elbow and shoulder during his career. But last week's surgery in Dallas was the most unique one yet. And for the 37-year-old Carpenter, hopefully his final one. "This is about it," Carpenter said Tuesday. "If this doesn't work, unfortunately...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

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