Here's a look at how the 5 MLB Frogs faired the week of April 25-May 1, 2016:
Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) - The Cubs were home against the Brewers on April 28. Arrieta pitched 5 innings and allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run. He walked 4 and struck out 6 in a game that ended with the Cubs 7-2 victory. Arrieta's ERA is currently 1.00 with a WHIP of .78. You can see more stats from his 2016 season here.
Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) - Carpenter began an away series against the Diamondbacks on April 25. Carpenter had a homerun to right field in the top of the 7th, but the Cardinals lost 12-7. On April 26, Carpenter was moved to the the #3 spot in the lineup. He walked in the 1st and singled in the 2nd. Then in the 3rd, he was intentionally walked with Stephen Piscotty on second and Jeremy Hazelbaker on third. After a Randal Grichuk hit a sac fly to right field that saw Hazelbaker scoring, Piscotty to third, and Carpenter to second, Brandon Moss came out and hit a 3-run homer to bring them all in. Carpenter walked again in the 7th but was out at second on a double play. Tejada pinch hit for Carpenter in the 8th before the Cardinals won 8-2. Carpenter was back at the top of the lineup on April 27, walked in the 1st and was eventually brought home by Holliday. He made it to third in the top of the 5th but never got home. In the top of the 7th, he hit a single to center that saw Ruben Tejada and Aledmys Diaz scoring. The Cardinals won 11-4. April 30 saw the final game of the series, and the Diamondbacks finally seemed to figure out the Cardinals. St. Louis couldn't seem to get anything going and ended with a 3-0 loss to finish the series in a tie. April 29 saw the Cards back home to face the Nationals; Carpenter singled to right in the bottom of the 1st and was brought home by Matt Holliday. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost a close game 5-4. On April 30, Carpenter was #2 in the lineup and hit a sac fly to center in the bottom of the 5th to bring in Tejada. That was the only run of the game for the Cardinals in a 6-1 loss. Carpenter led the lineup on May 1, but the Cardinals had tough luck again as they a bit of déjà vu and another 6-1 loss. Carpenter's AVG rose to .242. For more stats from Carpenter's 2016 season, click here.
Andrew Cashner (P/San Diego Padres) - Cashner had a rough game against the Giants on April 27. The Padres played in San Francisco, and Cashner was the starting pitcher. In the bottom of the first, he allowed 3 runs. That was followed by a 2nd inning that saw 2 strikeouts, a walk, and a fly out to center. In the top of the 3rd, he grounded to shortstop to bring Jemile Weeks home. Then in the bottom of the 3rd, Matt Duffy hit a triple to left field, followed by Brandon Belt hitting a double to deep right, which brought Duffy home. After two more walks and a ground ball to shortstop, Cashner left the game with a tied score of 4-4 on the board. The Giants went on to win the game 13-9. Cashner's ERA is currently 4.94, with a WHIP of 1.44. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.
Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) - Finnegan faced the Mets and their rowdy fans in New York on April 26. After hitting Granderson with a pitch in the 1st, Cabrera lined out to third and Wright struck out swinging. Finnegan caught Granderson trying to steal second with a pick-off move to Joey Votto at first, who threw to Zack Cozart at shortstop and got the out. He held the Mets scoreless through 6 innings, while the Reds racked up 3 runs of their own. In the 7th, Yoenis Cespedes hit a 2 run homer that brought Finnegan into the dugout. Overall, it was a solid performance with Finnegan facing no more than 5 batters/inning for 6 innings. His ERA is currently 3.86, with a WHIP of 1.25. For more on Finnegan's season, you can go here.
Bryan Holaday (C/Texas Rangers) - Holaday had a 3-game break before facing the Yankees at home on April 27. He walked in the 3rd and was brought home by Adrian Beltre. The Rangers squeaked out the 3-2 win. On April 29, Holaday didn't have much luck at the plate, and Rangers had a 4-2 comeback victory, after scoring 3 runs in the 6th and holding the Angels scoreless after the 4th. After a day's rest, Holaday was back behind the plate on May 1 for the final game of the series. The game went back and forth until the Angels were up 4 headed into the bottom of the 9th. The Rangers just didn't have enough and lost 9-6. Holaday's AVG is .154. You can find his stats here.