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Chris Carptener’s Injury: Two Losses For the Price of One

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After an offseason of hype and a strong beginning to the season, the de facto No. 2 pitcher of the Cardinal rotation swung the bat wrong and strained his oblique. That was 2002 and Woody Williams.

Last night, in the Arizona desert, it happened again. This time it was Chris Carpenter.

The Cardinals can only hope that Carpenter doesn't follow the same path as his predecessor.  Williams spent months on the DL, then returned there for the same issue.  While he had a good year, it would have been better if he'd thrown more innings.

Carpenter was continuing to cruise last night, which was a good thing.  Granted, he gave up more hits in three innings than he did last time in seven, but that was to ...

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