Jake Arrieta (P/Chicago Cubs) – Arrieta pitched on August 24 at Cincinnati. He didn’t allow a hit until the bottom of the 4th, making the game 1-1. He held them to 1 run through 5 2⁄3 innings. He allowed a total of 4 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 8. The Cubs ultimately lost the game 4-2.
On August 29, the Cubs were at home against Pittsburgh. Arrieta pitched through 6 innings, allowing 0 runs on 2 hits, walking walking 2 and striking out 4. The Cubs won 4-1.
Jake Arrieta tossed 6 scoreless innings tonight. He has a 1.69 ERA since July 1, best in MLB during that span.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 30, 2017
Jake currently has a 3.36 ERA, with a 1.18 WHIP. He’ll pitch September 4 at Pittsburgh. To follow Jake Arrieta this season, click here.
Matt Carpenter (3B/St. Louis Cardinals) – Carpenter did not play August 23 or 24 due to an illness. He returned to the lineup on August 25 to face Tampa Bay in St. Louis. He walked in the bottom of the 3rd and was driven in by Yadier Molina. He also had a single in the bottom of the 7th. The Cardinals lost 7-3.
August 26 brought game 2 of the 3-game series against the Rays. The game was tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th when Carpenter reached on a single to shortstop. Tommy Pham followed with a home run to center for the walk-off win 6-4.
On August 27, game 3 saw Carpenter with a home run in the bottom of the 8th. That tied the game 2-2. The game went to 10 innings, with the Rays taking the win 3-2 and the series.
August 29 the Cardinals were in Milwaukee to face the Brewers. Carpenter walked in the top of the 4th and was driven in on a DeJong single to center. Carpenter hit a home run in the top of the 5th, helping the Cardinals get the 10-2 victory. But even more important was Carpenter’s Twitter promise after Hurricane Harvey hit his hometown of Houston. He pledged $10,000 for every home run he hit, which was matched by Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals organization, making the home run in this game worth $30,000! Keep ‘em coming, Matt! You’re making Houston proud!
Why We Love Sports Today: Matt Carpenter is donating to Harvey relief efforts for each HR he hits.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 30, 2017
He's not alone. https://t.co/DWUOC6tP6f
Matt Carpenter hits one for Houston https://t.co/fO7fHMFmmE— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) August 30, 2017
On August 30, Carpenter walked in the top of the 1st and was driven in on a home run by Pham. The Brewers took the lead early and the Cards just couldn’t catch up. They lost 6-5.
Carpenter currently has 105 hits, 75 runs, and 63 RBIs, including 18 home runs. He has a .243 AVG. The Cardinals play in San Francisco tonight. For all the stats during Carpenter's 2017 season, click here.
Andrew Cashner (P/Texas Rangers) – Have a week, Andrew Cashner! Cashner faced the Angels on the road on August 23. He pitched 6 innings and allowed 4 runs (including 1 home run) on 7 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 2. The Rangers won 7-5.
On August 30, the Rangers faced the Houston Astros on the road in St. Petersburg, FL, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the southeastern portion of Texas. Cashner pitched 8 glorious innings, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits. He struck out 6 without walking a single batter. The Rangers won 8-1. That was Cashner’s longest outing of the season thus far.
Andrew Cashner, filthy Front Door 94mph Two Seamer. pic.twitter.com/rsd7JIvjaA— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 31, 2017
Cashner currently has an ERA of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.29. He’ll pitch September 4 in Atlanta. For more of Cashner's stats, click here.
Taylor Featherston (SS/Tampa Bay Rays) - Featherston has struggled this year at the plate and has spent time in both the minors and majors. On August 28, he was designated for assignment by the Rays. We’ll keep you updated on his status and team (if he ends up being traded).
Brandon Finnegan (P/Cincinnati Reds) – Finnegan was placed on the 60-day DL for a left shoulder injury.
Finnegan currently has a 4.15 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in the MLB. We wish him a speedy recovery.
For more on Finnegan's 2017 season, you can go here.
Chad Huffman (LF/Washington Nationals) - Huffman has been with the Syracuse Chiefs since late July. There’s a great article about his MLB journey here. We wish him the best with his new team. You can see his stats here.