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Chris Carpenter takes Brendan Ryan to the woodshed

Aug 10, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT

When your ace is on the hill and the team you’re chasing in the standings is coming up to bat in the first inning, you had best be ready to go. It’s a lesson Cardinals’ shortstop Brendan Ryan won’t soon forget:

Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter confronted shortstop Brendan Ryan in the dugout on Monday for not being ready for the start of the game.

Carpenter had to wait for Ryan to take his position, then get the correct glove, before beginning the bottom of the first inning.

After the inning, Carpenter asked Ryan to join him in the tunnel adjacent to the St. Louis dugout. Television cameras showed Carpenter speaking sternly to Ryan, with Ryan staring back at Carpenter, then nodding at the end of the discussion.

Later, when Ryan misplayed a ball, Carpenter yelled from the mound, though not directly at Ryan. According to the Sporting News, Ryan did not talk to the media after the game.

If only there was someone on the Reds who could give a talking to their screwup middle infielder . . .

  1. El Bravo - Aug 10, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Ill be damned if anyone ruins yet another Carp win since he’s been sitting pretty with Wainwright on my fantasy squad all year.

  2. BC - Aug 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    Carpenter is 81-27 since coming to St. Louis… with missing basically two seasons to injury. That’s not human!

  3. BengalsDouche2 - Aug 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    Are you dogging B. Phillips for having some fire in him? Seriously? I miss that out of ball players. Votto and Phillips are now showing they have some fire in them and that drives their play. Yeah Phillips had an off day. But he’ll be back. Let him talk all the smack he wants. He couldn’t be any closer to the truth. The Cards do nothing but whine and cry when they lose and they find every excuse in the book for losing besides blaming it on themselves. Oh and just b/c we have ex Cards on the team doesn’t mean we have to be butt buddies with the Cards. They’re on our team now so they’re a Red. not a Card anymore.

  4. Jonny5 - Aug 10, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    I always like Carpenter.

  5. doctorfunke - Aug 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    The guy just knows how to win.

  6. Sam Lee - Aug 10, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    He wins games, but everything else about the guy seems massively unlikable.

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