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Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

Posted on: August 10, 2010 11:33 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 12:49 am
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Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said backup catcher Jason LaRue suffered a concussion in Tuesday's fracas in Cincinnati.

La Russa said LaRue suffered the concussion at the feet of Reds starter Johnny Cueto, who kicked outward when he was backed up to the backstop during the near-brawl.

"I've got Cueto kicking me in the back. It's super unprofessional. I don't know where he learned how to fight," Cardinals pitcher said Chris Carpenter, who claimed he ended up with scratches on his back.

Cueto said he was just trying to escape after being pinned against the wall.

"When 15 people get over you, you get scared," he said after the game, using catcher Ramon Hernandez as a translator. "I did get nervous, a lot. I put my feet up, trying to get out of the way. I was trying to get up. My back was against the wall and I was trying to get people out of the way so I could get up."

Cueto can expect a suspension as soon as Wednesday for his role in the fracas.

Carpenter said he didn't have a problem with former teammate Scott Rolen, who grabbed him and drove him to the backstop.

"It was fine. I think Scott grabbed me and they thought we were doing something. That's when the bullrush got me. Scott was pulling me out and I was fine with that," Carpenter said. "I didn't know what happened, I felt someone grab me. Next thing you know I'm laying on the net getting kicked."

When a Reds radio network reporter said to Rolen that it looked like he was trying to serve as a peacemaker, Rolen paused and said, "That's a very friendly way of putting it. It's a very nice thing to say."

Of course, this all started Monday when Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips called the Cardinals "little bitches."

Phillips, the Reds leadoff hitter, always taps the shin guards of the opposing catcher and umpire with his bat before the game. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina took issue with the gesture.

"The comment he made last night ... that's going to happen. If you think I'm going to be in a good mood about the comment you made last night, don't say hi to me," Molina said.

Molina then said something to Phillips, kept him from getting into the batter's box and Phillips started jawing back. Then the benches emptied, with managers Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa getting into a shouting match.

"One thing led to another and guys were chirping and some guys said be quiet and then one of their coaches told our guys to be quiet," Baker said. "I told him to be quiet and Tony told me not to talk to his coaches."

After the managers were pulled apart, the second wave went on behind them with Rolen, Carpenter and Cueto caught up in it.

No players were ejected, only the two managers.

Molina then backed up his words, hitting a home run in the second and imitating Phillips' home run trot.

Molina finished 2 for 3 with two RBI, while Phillips was 1 for 5 with an RBI and made the last out in a Reds' loss for the second consecutive night.

Afterward, Phillips didn't have much to say.

"We just lost today. Regardless of what happened, it's all about wins and losses and we got an L today," he said.

With the 8-4 win, the Cardinals take over the lead in the National League Central by percentage points over the Reds.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

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Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2010 9:47 am
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

Still reliving '85 in your nightmares, huh Wainright?  You fit right in with the rest of the "lil bitches".  Thanks for giving me someone to root for, because I think I just became a Cincy fan.  The "lil bitches" haven't had a lick of class since Stan the Man retired.  Probably the last time they had any classy fans, too.  I know they certainly are graceless, obnoxious assholes when they come to KC.  Are you their leader?  All hail the Queen of the  Lil Bitches!      
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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:12 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

pussies my ass. where did cueo learn to fight in a san fransico bath house please



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:10 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

fuck you



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

you are out of your mind. man up phillips and cueto. molina was right all day long and tomorrow too



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:07 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

cueto is a pussy at least fight like a man



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

Cueto is a pussy and needs to learn to fight like a man. i would have less trouble with that. he is still a pussy. scared like he was the only one in a tight, please. Baker is still the thug manager he was in Arizona and Chicago. i remember rolen being taken out and the Chicago beanballs. Baker is a prick.
peace, scrap



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 5:49 pm
 

Cardinals accuse Cueto of hurting 2 players

After reading all of this garbage I have determined one thing.....You all need jobs or lives!Both teams were wrong and you all are thinking way to much into this crap.These overpaid ballplayers are all (and by all I mean both teams) probably out at the strip clubs tonight partying together laughing about the fact that they got the internet junkies buzzing...


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