JTWood wrote:wildbill wrote:JTWood wrote:Carp did have control issues last night. I would hardly say it was a triumphant return, but all signs were generally positive.
Why don't you trying pitching in a real game (majors or minors) for the first time in over a month and see if you can do any better then 5 shutout innings on 67 pitches against one of the top 2-3 offenses in the NL.
Father Carpenter, I'm sorry I offended you if I didn't gloriously praise your son. He is quite talented, and I was glad that the Cards won last night without your son reinjuring himself. Regarding your last comment, I do feel it is worth pointing out that the Cubs were shut out by Joel Piniero not one night before on 92 pitches! They didn't even draw a walk!!!
Please give Mrs. Carpenter my best. Hopefully, this won't create an awkward situation at Thanksgiving this year.
Actually I'm only his father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
There was a time Piniero was considered a pretty good pitcher and every now and then he shows flashes of that. Including last night, Piniero has 5 (out of 8) games this season where he gave up 2 ER or less and went at least 6 2/3 IP in all 5. It's not like he's Adam Eaton. Also Piniero didn't just spend a month+ on the DL having thrown no pitches in a game during that time. I guess you'd have only been satisfied if Carpenter had thrown a 12-inning 1-0 perfect game on 60 pitches? He didn't so I guess that means we should all hurry up and drop the bum! I guess if you have kids they must cower in fear if they bring home a reportcard with a B on it.