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Thompson will appeal suspension

Updated: August 7, 2009, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis right-hander Brad Thompson will appeal a three-game suspension for pitching inside to the Mets' David Wright, a punishment Cardinals manager Tony La Russa called unfair.

Thompson was not ejected after a pitch rode up and in to Wright during New York's 9-0 victory on Wednesday, after the Cardinals' Albert Pujols and Ryan Ludwick were hit with pitches by Nelson Figueroa. Thompson was not ejected.

La Russa said Friday that Thompson was "very harshly treated, unfairly."

"I'm ...

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