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Frogs in the Pros: October 1-7, 2015

Our Frogs ended the regular season and Arrieta started the postseason with a Pirate brawl.

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Here's a look at how the 7 MLB Frogs faired in the REGULAR SEASON during the week of October 1-7, 2015:

Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - The final game of the regular season for Arrieta was against the Brewers on October 2.  Arrieta pitched 6 innings and allowed 4 hits but no runs.  He struck out 11 while not allowing any bases on balls.  The Cubs won 6-1.  His regular season ERA ended at 1.77 with a WHIP of .86—his lowest yet.  For details on Arrieta's postseason, scroll down to our special section! You can also see more stats from his 2015 season here.

Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) -Carpenter played one game with the Cardinals on October 4.  They played in Atlanta and the Cardinals were completely shut out 6-0.  Carpenter ended the regular season with  28 homeruns, 84 RBIs, and an AVG of .272.  Carpenter's postseason happenings are posted below! For more stats from Carpenter's 2015 season, click here.

Andrew Cashner (P/San Diego Padres) - Cashner did not play for the Padres this week.  His season ended with and ERA of 4.34 and  a WHIP of 1.44.  We wish him the best of luck in 2016 and look forward to seeing him in April!  For more of Cashner's stats, click here.

Taylor Featherston (3B/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) - On October 2, the Angels played the Rangers.  DFW Frog fans are way too familiar with the series against the Angels, since it led to the Rangers ultimately winning the Division.  But let's focus on Featherston, shall we?  In the October 2 game, Featherston made an appearance in the bottom of the 9th at second base.  It was a close game, but the Angels pulled off the 2-1 win.  On October 3, Featherston ran for Johnny Giavotella in the top of the 9th.  He made it to 2nd base before the inning ended with a groundout by Kole Calhoun.  He played 2nd base in the bottom of the 9th to end another very close game with an Angels win 11-10.  Featherston didn't play in the final game of the season, which ended in a loss for the Angels and allowed the Rangers to win the AL West.  Featherston's AVG ended at .162.  We're looking forward to seeing more of Featherston next season and congratulate him on a great season.  You can see more of his MLB season here.

Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) - Finnegan ended the season with a start against Pittsburgh on October 3 against the Pirates.  In 6 innings, he allowed 3 hits but just 1 (earned) run.  He struck out 6 and walked 2.  The Reds won 3-1.  His final ERA is currently 3.56, with a 1.21 WHIP.  We hope he's found a new home in Cincinnati and look forward to watching him next season.  To follow his MLB stats, you can click here.

Bryan Holaday (C/Detriot Tigers) - Holaday appeared on October 4  in the Tigers' final game of the season against the White Sox.  Holaday got on base in the top of the 7th with a single to center.  He was brought home with a triple by Collins.  Then in the top of the 8th, he had a single to left field and was able to get to third base before the inning ended.  The Tigers won their final game 6-0.  Holaday's AVG ended at .281.  We're glad to see him ending the season with a full game at catcher, and we look forward to seeing him again in 2016.  You can find his MLB stats here.

Chad Huffman (Outfielder/Chiba Lotte Marines) -  Huffman continues to sit on roster for Lotte.  We're keeping a watchful eye out for him on the field.  Regular season in Japan ended October 6 with an 11th-inning win against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.  It looks like they start the postseason on October 10 and have a 3 game series to get to the next stage of the postseason.  Hopefully, we'll see Huffman get some game time.  Otherwise, we'll be watching for him next season.  His AVG is  at .260.  You can see his season here and here.

Postseason Section:

This week, I'm posting the Postseason details here, so they're not buried in the rest of the recap.

Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - Arrieta and the Cubs faced the Pirates on October 7.  Arrieta pitched all 9 innings and allowed 4 hits but no runs.  He struck out 11 and didn't walk a single batter.  But the real fun came in the 7th inning.  Two Pirates had been hit by pitches from Arrieta, one in the 5th inning and one in the 6th inning.  Then in the top of the 7th, Arrieta was hit by a pitch by Pirates pitcher Tony Watson.  Arrieta shared a few words with Pirates Catcher Francisco Cervelli and Umpire Jeff Nelson.  That brought both benches onto the field to share choice words with each other and grab a few collars.  I was going to create a Vine for this, but the whole thing is just too much fun to watch.  So you can view the entire video here.  Arrieta, of course, was pushed out of the mob, as the Cubs wanted to protect their golden arm.  But the bullpen made a strong showing on his behalf, running across the field to join in.  After the melee, Arrieta took 1st base and then rubbed it in by stealing 2nd before the end of the inning.  The Cubs won 4-0 to win the Wild Card game and move on in the postseason.

Next game: vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 5:45 PM CST on TBS

Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) - Carpenter and the Cardinals have not played yet in the postseason.

Next game: vs. Chicago Cubs, Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 5:45 PM CST on TBS

**Our Minor League Frogs have finished their season.  We congratulate each of them for a job well done and wish them the best of luck next season!  We hope to have more Frogs to add to our MLB crew in 2016!**