Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Arrieta gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings in a Cactus League victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Arrieta struck out five and walked two in the win. In 10 innings this spring, he's given up 12 hits (including two home runs) and five walks.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 months ago

Arrieta and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.63 million contract Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

Arrieta finally delivered on his potential last season, posting a 2.53 ERA and striking out 167 batters over 156.2 innings in 25 starts with the Cubs. He was somewhat of an afterthought in fantasy drafts last year, but that will not be the case in 2015. Expect him to open the campaign as either the Cubs' number two or number three starter.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 6 months ago

Arrieta tossed seven strong innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday, allowing one run (not earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Arrietta was dominant down the stretch for the Cubs, following the best outing of his career with another gem. The right-hander is 3-0 while sporting a 0.93 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 32:5 K:BB ratio over 28.1 September innings.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 6 months ago

Arrieta will start Wednesday against the Cardinals, which will be his final start of the season, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

He was originally expected to make two starts next week, but he will be pushed back a day, and Kyle Hendricks will instead be the Cubs' two-start pitcher. Arrieta will be one of the more interesting starting pitchers to evaluate heading into the 2015 season, as he pitched like a true ace for the first time during his 2014 campaign.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 6 months ago

Arrieta was absolutely dominant Tuesday, giving up just one hit and one walk in nine shutout innings with 13 strikeouts against the Reds en route to notching his ninth win of the season.

He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but gave up a one-out double to Brandon Phillips. However, his pitch count was low enough that even with the no-hitter no longer a possibility, Arrieta was allowed to finish the contest, and needed just 109 pitches (74 strikes) to do so. He is scheduled to make just one more start this season, next Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 7 months ago

Arrieta pitched well in a no-decision Tuesday against the Jays, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out five over 6.1 innings.

Arrieta has now given up two earned runs or less in seven of his last nine starts, a span that has seen his BB:K on the season improve to a solid 39:144 to go with a 2.82 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. The 28-year-old righty draws the Reds for his next start Tuesday.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 7 months ago

Arrieta stymied the Brewers over six innings Tuesday, giving up one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts to improve to 8-5.

It was a great bounce back performance from the Cubs' top starter after he gave up six earned runs in his last outing. Arrieta has now given up three or fewer earned runs in 19 of his 22 starts this season, going six-plus innings in 15 of those. He'll look to continue his fantastic season Tuesday in Toronto.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 7 months ago

Arrieta didn't have his best stuff Thursday, lasting just four innings while giving up six runs on six hits and four walks in the loss to Cincinnati.

Arrieta did record eight strikeouts but that's about the only silver lining to glean from his performance today. Owners have little reason to worry as he's been terrific all season and has the stuff to back up his numbers. He'll look to put this start behind next week against Milwaukee.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 7 months ago

Arrieta turned in another strong outing Sunday against the Mets, though he wasn't rewarded for the win. He didn't allow a run while giving up two hits and two walks, striking out nine.

Pedro Strop got the vulture win instead because he gave up the game-tying run in the eighth inning, and Starlin Castro led off the ninth with a homer. Arrieta's curve was especially effective Sunday.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 8 months ago

Arrieta was a tough-luck loser Monday, allowing two runs in 7.1 innings.

Arrieta was in desperate need of a good start after being shelled for nine runs and 13 hits in five innings. Now that this disaster firmly behind him, Arrieta can worry about his next start this weekend against the Mets.