Jake Arrieta (P/Philadelphia Phillies) –
Arrieta was in Arizona on August 6. He had a improbable sport, pitching Eight innings and maintaining the Diamondbacks scoreless on Three hits. The Phillies misplaced the sport 3-2, however it was a no-decision for Arrieta.
Arrieta has performed an enormous position for the Phillies this season, giving them an opportunity on the postseason. His win-loss report is deceptive, and this text does an important job highlighting why Arrieta’s season has been grossly underrated. You can also make an identical argument for Cashner, who hasn’t had as robust a 12 months, however he’s nonetheless had a a lot better 12 months than his report would lead you to imagine.
Arrieta has an ERA of three.11 with a WHIP of 1.20. You’ll be able to see Arrieta’s full stats right here. He’ll pitch in San Diego on Sunday.
Matt Carpenter (1B/St. Louis Cardinals) –
The Cardinals have been in Pittsburgh on August 4. Carpenter hit a double to deep proper within the prime of the first and was thrown out at third a pair batters later. Then within the prime of the ninth, he hit a house run to seal the Cardinals’ 8-Four victory.
On August 5, Carpenter hit a solo dwelling run within the prime of the fifth towards the Pirates. The Cardinals gained 2-1.
August 6 began a brand new collection at Miami. Carpenter walked within the prime of the ninth to herald the primary run of the sport for St. Louis, who misplaced the sport 2-1.
August 7 introduced Carpenter’s revenge. The 2 groups have been tied within the prime of the eighth, when Carpenter hit a house run to proper discipline. That put the Playing cards up 3-2 and gave them the sport.
On August 8, Carpenter hit a house run within the prime of the sixth. Then within the prime of the ninth he was deliberately walked. He was pushed in on Yadier Molina’s double to make it 7-1 and provides the Cardinals the collection.
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Whispers of a Nationwide League MVP award are beginning to swirl round St. Louis. Fingers crossed Carpenter can proceed this momentum (and doesn’t run out of salsa elements). The perfect plan for opponents is likely to be raiding the grocery store produce part earlier than the Cardinals come to city.
Matt Carpenter’s final 30 video games:
16 HR, 7 doubles, 36 hits, 24 walks.
Here is the very best factor: he is not slowing down in any respect. #stlcards
— Dan Buffa (@buffa82) August 10, 2018
Carpenter at the moment has a .281 ERA, with 77 runs and 112 hits. He has 31 dwelling runs (essentially the most within the NL) and 63 RBI. You’ll be able to see his full stats right here. The Cardinals might be in Kansas Metropolis tonight.
Andrew Cashner (P/Baltimore Orioles) –
On August 2, Cashner was again to face his previous staff in Arlington. He solely lasted 1 2⁄3 innings, the place he allowed 10 runs on 7 hits, together with 1 dwelling run. He struck out 1 and walked 3. The Orioles misplaced 17-8.
On August 8, Cashner had a greater sport in Tampa Bay. He went a full 7 innings, permitting Three runs (1 earned) on Four hits. He struck out 2 and walked 1. The Orioles gained 5-4, however it was a no-decision for Cashner as a result of that just about sums up his luck this season.
Andrew Cashner has retired 17 of final 18, hasn’t allowed successful because the first inning. #Orioles go to the seventh inning main 3-2.
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) August 9, 2018
Cashner lowered his ERA to 4.83, with a 1.51 WHIP. He’ll be dwelling to face the Mets on Tuesday. You’ll be able to see his full stats right here.
Bryan Holaday (C/Miami Marlins) –
Holaday performed with Miami on August Four and 5, as a part of a 4-game collection towards Philadelphia. He got here in to catch within the backside of the seventh and lined out to proper discipline within the prime of the ninth. The Marlins misplaced 8-Three that night time.
On the fifth, Holaday was a starter and hit a 2-out single within the prime of the 2nd. Sadly, that was adopted by the third out and the tip of the inning. The Marlins misplaced 5-Three that day, however Holaday nonetheless bought the MVP chain from his staff.
Holaday at the moment has 5 runs and 20 hits, with 12 RBIs and 1 dwelling run. You’ll be able to see his full stats right here. Miami is dwelling towards the Mets right now.