In the 10 innings Carpenter has pitched this season, he hasn't given up an earned run and has nine strikeouts.
But it's going to be a while before he pitches again.
Carpenter was placed on the 15-day disabled list today. He suffered a strained rib cage in his start yesterday at Arizona.
After feeling a pinch in the torso area after his last at bat in the game, it progressively got worse as he warmed up the next inning.
“I felt it just a little bit on that swing,” Carpenter said, “and then every warmup pitch it got worse and worse. There’s nothing I can do about it but come out.”As Carpenter puts it, if you're a glass-half-guy kinda guy, it's a “fortunate thing” that the injury doesn't involve his elbow and/or shoulder.