Jake ArrietaSP CHC 3 days ago
Arrieta (16-5) tossed eight shutout innings and allowed just two hits and three walks with six strikeouts in a victory Tuesday over the Padres.
Arrieta has a four-game winning streak and has gone eight shutout innings twice in that stretch. His peripherals have been uncharacteristically poor -- 19:13 K:BB and three home runs allowed in 27.1 innings -- but 20 wins remains a possibility, and his ERA is down to 2.62, all good news as he angles for a second straight Cy Young award.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 1 week ago
Arrieta (15-5) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on three hits and seven walks while striking out three in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Arrieta got the win, but it wasn't pretty. The ace right-hander, who walked a career-high seven batter, served up a three-run homer to Kirk Nieuwenhuis and a solo drive to Hernan Perez. Despite going 4-3 over his last nine starts, Arrieta has posted a 4.53 ERA and a 45:24 K:BB while allowing eight homers over 55.2 innings. The reigning NL Cy Young winner had given up just three home runs over his first 15 starts (98 innings) of the season. Some might say that last season's workload of 229 innings -- far and away the most of his career -- might be catching up to the 30-year-old down the stretch of the 2016 campaign.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 2 weeks ago
Arrieta (14-5) gave up an earned run on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Friday's 13-2 victory over the Cardinals. He struck out six.
The Cubs ace was staked to a 7-0 lead after two and was highly efficient in protecting it. Arrieta fired 70 of his 105 pitches for strikes, with his only mistake being the solo homer he allowed to Stephen Piscotty in the fifth. The 30-year-old has given up just three earned runs over the 20.2 innings covering his last three starts and will look to extend his stellar stretch when he faces the Brewers next Thursday.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 3 weeks ago
Arrieta (13-5) was in eary-season form during Saturday's 4-0 victory over the A's, pitching eight innings of scoreless, three-hit ball while issuing just one walk and striking out four.
The Cubs ace turned in one of his best performances of the last two months, needing just 108 pitches to get through his eight frames. It constituted the veteran righty's first scoreless effort since June 17 versus the Cardinals, when he'd blanked the Cardinals over six innings. The victory put an end to a three-decision losing streak for Arrieta and he'll look to make it two in a row when he takes on the Cardinals next Friday.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 4 weeks ago
Arrieta (12-5) gave up two earned runs on two hits and three walks over seven-plus innings in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners. He struck out four.
The veteran righty turned in his second quality start over the last three trips to the mound, but as was the case the first time, he received only one run of support. Arrieta has only one victory since starting the year 11-1, dropping four of his last seven decisions. The 30-year-old will try to get back on the winning side of the ledger when he takes on the A's in Oakland next Saturday.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 1 month ago
Arrieta allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the White Sox.
Arrieta has allowed four or more runs on four of his five starts and has watched his ERA jump from 1.74 to 2.76 in the process. The Cy Young Award winner is looking downright human of late, primarily because he is finally allowing home runs. After allowing just three in his first 15 starts, he has allowed five in his last five outings, including his one big mistake Monday, a three-run homer by Todd Frazier. Expect Arrieta to right the ship, but the odds are now well against him recording a second straight sub-2.00 ERA.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 1 month ago1 Comment
Arrieta (12-4) allowed just one run over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out eight.
Arrieta was the better part of a pitcher's duel with Noah Syndergaard, but the Cubs couldn't capitalize on their ace's performance. He through 63 of his 85 pitches for strikes while issuing no more than one free pass for the seventh time this season. Owners can exhale now that Arrieta returned to form after an ugly three-game stretch in which he posted a hideous 8.27 ERA. The NL's reigning Cy Young winner will take the hill next in Milwaukee on Monday.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 1 month ago
Arrieta will make his first second-half start Tuesday against the Mets, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.
Arrieta struggled over his final three starts of the first half, so manager Joe Maddon will give him as much rest as possible out of the All-Star break, and use his other four starters before handing Arrieta the ball Tuesday. The Mets tagged Arrieta for four earned runs over 5.1 innings last time the two faced off July 2.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 2 months ago
Arrieta gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.
While you can't complain about a 12-4 record, 121 strikeouts, and a 2.68 ERA, Arrieta limped into the All-Star break, failing to throw a quality start in any of his last four outings. Over that span, he was 1-3 and gave up 17 runs (16 earned) in 21.1 innings. His 20:12 K:BB during those starts highlights how the free passes have been an issue for him this season, though he did manage a strong 6:1 K:BB on Friday. Though he'll probably pitch Tuesday night in the All-Star Game, it looks like he could use a break.
Jake ArrietaSP CHC 2 months ago
Arrieta (12-3) turned in his second straight subpar start, allowing four runs on eight hits, struck out four and walked two in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.
He gave up a two-run homer, the second bomb opponents have hit against Arrieta in the last two starts, and then a two-run single in the fourth. No doubt, Arrieta has spoiled us over the last year and a half, but he's 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA over his last six starts. He's only made it through the sixth twice during that stretch, as control and pitch count have been a real problem. He's walked 21 batters in his last 40.1 innings after he yielded 21 free passes in his first 68 innings. Arrieta has also allowed nine runs and 12 hits with seven walks in his last 10.1 innings. He will try to get right Friday against the Pirates, who he has just tormented since last September.