Frogs in the Pros: Four former Frogs see MLB action

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    Four former players have represented TCU in Major League Baseball. Here is a quick look to see the ups and downs of each player:

    Matt Carpenter

    The rookie has appeared in the last 11 games for the St. Louis Cardinals. Carpenter has started at first base in place of Lance Berkman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Friday. He most likely will continue starting at first base until Berkman is deactivated from the disabled list.

    Only 17 games into the season, Carpenter has 11 RBIs. He has made a big enough statement to continue seeing action this season.

    Jake Arrieta

    The right-hander has struggled during his last three starts for the Baltimore Orioles. Arrieta (1-1, 4.01 ERA) has allowed 13 runs over 24 2/3 innings of action. Although he has allowed 11 earned runs, he has 21 strikeouts and seven walks to his name.

    Last time on the mound, Arrieta had a rough outing on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. He allowed five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings of work. He gave up six hits while walking three and striking out five.

    Andrew Cashner

    The reliever saw action in two games of a four-game series for the San Diego Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend. Cashner (0-1, 2.08 ERA) has appeared in nine games, striking out seven and walking seven.

    Last Thursday, Cashner saw one inning of play. He had a three-up, three-down inning in the eighth.

    In Game 2 of the series, Cashner had a rough outing in the seventh. He came in with the Phillies having the bases loaded and gave up two hits and three runs, which put the Phillies up 3-1. The Padres did not come back and lost 4-1.

    Scott Atchison

    Last Friday, Atchison came in for two innings against the New York Yankees. With a runner on, he held the Yankees in the seventh. After allowing a double in the eighth, Atchison left the game. The Red Sox lost to the Yankees 6-2.

    Atchison pitched almost three solid innings last Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. He pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit then gave up a solo home run to Michael Young in the sixth. The Red Sox could not respond to how hot the Rangers were at the plate that night and lost the game 18-3.