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Carpenter: 'I'm not Bob Gibson'

(BaseballStL) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter may not have had his best outing of his career, but it was good enough to give him a franchise-record seven career postseason victories tying him with Bob Gibson.

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Carpenter only lasted five innings after giving up three runs on six hits and three walks to the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the NLCS.

“I’ve always said that anything as a player when you are put in a category as people like Bob Gibson, it’s pretty neat,” Carpenter said.  “He’s a Hall of Fame guy that is a super stud.  I’ve done okay, but I’m not Bob Gibson.”

Gibson, who was part of the Game 3 pre-game ceremony, was 7-2 with a 1.89 ERA in nine postseason starts.  The Hall of Famer hurled a complete game in eight of his starts and struck out 92 batters in 81 innings pitched.

 

Carpenter is 7-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 12 postseason starts.  His only complete game in postseason was Game 5 of the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies.

by Scott Bierman, BaseballStL
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