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Frogs in the Pros: May 15-20, 2017

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Cashner gets his first win in Texas and Carpenter stretches a little too far.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) – Jake hasn’t pitched since we covered him last weekend. He was originally scheduled to pitch yesterday but will now face Milwaukee today in Chicago. Arrieta currently has a 5.44 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP. To follow Jake Arrieta this season, click here.

Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) – Carpenter had a quiet week. On May 16, he and the Cardinals were home against Boston for a 2-game series. He hit a sac-fly in the top of the 3rd to bring in Dexter Fowler and put the Cardinals up 3-2. The Red Sox would come back later and snatch the win away. The Cardinals lost 6-3.

On May 17, Carpenter didn’t have much luck at the plate. The Cardinals took a tough 5-4 loss, and Boston went home with the series.

On May 19, the Cardinals’ struggles continued when they faced San Francisco. In addition to a line out and groundout, Carpenter walked in the 1st inning but never made it around the diamond. The Cardinals lost 6-5.

On May 20, the second game against San Francisco was full of drama. The game was tied at 0 through 9 innings when Carpenter hit a double off the left field wall in the bottom of the 9th. He tried to stretch it into a triple and got beat.

Twitter went a little crazy.

Then there was a rain delay.

41 minutes later, the game was back on. In the top of the 13th, the Giants scored 3. The Cardinals managed a single run before taking the tough 3-1 loss.

Carpenter currently has 30 hits, 21 runs, and 25 RBIs, including 8 home runs. He has a .236 AVG. They’ll play San Francisco again today. For all the stats during Carpenter's 2017 season, click here.

Andrew Cashner (P/Texas Rangers) – Cashner faced the Phillies in Arlington on May 17. He pitched a strong 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs (earned) on 9 hits. Those 2 runs came on a home run by Michael Saunders in the top of the 7th. Cashner also walked 1 while striking out 2. The Rangers won 9-3. This was his first career win in the state of Texas, and I couldn’t be happier to see him succeeding right now!

Cashner currently has an ERA of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.34. He’s scheduled to pitch Tuesday in Boston. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.

Stefan Crichton (P/Baltimore Orioles) — Crichton was recalled to Baltimore on May 17.

He pitched that night against the Tigers in Detroit. He pitched a groundout-fly out-line out in the bottom of the 6th, then allowed a groundout and fly out in the bottom of the 7th before an error put a runner on for Detroit. Crichton was relieved with zeros all around--no runs, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts. The Tigers were already ahead, and Baltimore couldn’t catch up. They took a 5-4 loss.

Crichton hasn’t been sent back to Norfolk yet. Shhhhhh....nobody tell the Orioles. Maybe he’ll get to sleep in the same place for more than a week.

You can follow Crichton this season here.

Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) – Finnegan was placed on the 60-day DL while he continues to heal from a strained left trapezius. We’re wishing him the best as he continues to recover.

Finnegan currently has a 2.70 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

For more on Finnegan's 2017 season, you can go here.