July 23, 2008

Carp not quite ready for prime time

The Cards' former ace, Chris Carpenter, is not yet satisfied with his control, or lack of it, and will make at least one more rehab start in the minors before a decision is made regarding his return to the parent ball club.

"Carp," as he is sometimes called, threw 61 pitches in a start for the Cards' Double-A affiliate Springfield team recently, but felt he wasn't quite ready for prime time yet.

He expects to throw about 70 pitches in an upcoming start for Triple-A affiliate Memphis on Friday.

The Memphis Redbirds will be playing the Portland Sea Dogs at home at 7:05 p.m., CDT, at Autozone Park.