Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 days ago

Arrieta (9-0) pitched five innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out four in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cardinals were the first team to score four runs against Arrieta since the Indians did so June 16, 2015. That snapped a streak of 30 consecutive starts of three earned runs or fewer for Arrieta, the longest such streak in MLB history. The right-hander was spotted a five-run second-inning lead, but to everyone's amazement, he nearly lost it. Arrieta was able to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning to hang on, becoming the first nine-game winner in the NL this year.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 week ago

Arrieta (8-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings to earn the win Friday at the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the Cubs scoring five runs in the second inning, Arrieta cruised easily to his eighth win as he was his usual dominant self. After allowing two earned runs in back-to-back games for the only time this season, the righty got back to his elite form to keep his ERA at 1.29. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Arrieta (7-0) mowed down 11 Pirates on the way to an 8-2 victory Saturday, while surrendering three hits, two earned runs and two walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old tallied double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season, which was about the only feat he had yet to accomplish in what has been a Cy Young-caliber campaign to date. It was his longest stint since his no-hitter versus the Reds on April 21, and he's sporting a stellar 1.29 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over 56 innings this season.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Arrieta (6-0) came away with a no-decision in Sunday's extra-inning win over the Nationals, lasting just five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Nats did a good job elevated his pitch count, and Arrieta needed 100 pitches (64 strikes) to get through the five frames. There are signs that his run of dominance might be coming to an end, as he has a shaky 24:14 K:BB over his last 26 innings (four starts), but Arrieta will get a chance to rebound Saturday at home in a duel against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Arrieta (6-0) threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out five in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Two starts removed from his second career no-hitter, Arrieta kept shutting down opposing hitters. His only real trouble spot came in the first, when he issued consecutive walks to John Jaso and Andrew McCutchen. A strikeout, a fielder's choice and a harmless grounder back to the mound later, the righty had his bearings. Arrieta became the second six-game winner in the major leagues, after Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta (5-0) limited the Brewers to three hits, four walks and one run while striking out six over five innings in Thursday's win.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's rare to see Arrieta leave a game so soon -- he was lifted for a pinch hitter after 92 pitches, ending his streak of consecutive quality starts at 24. It's a rather curious decision with the Cubs already leading 5-1 at the time, but perhaps manager Joe Maddon just wanted to preserve his ace. Either way, this is five wins in five starts for Arrieta, who now holds an even 1.00 ERA. It's the tiniest bit concerning that he's issued four walks in consecutive starts, but considering one of those was a no-hitter, that can be overlooked.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrietta will not make his scheduled start Wednesday due to the postponement of Wednesday's matchup with the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wednesday's evening forecast in Chicago was not promising, so it was decided to play the game at a later date. Arrieta will be pushed back just one day and take the hill Thursday against the same Brewers team he was originally scheduled to face.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta (4-0) no-hit the Reds on Thursday, striking out six and working around four walks while adding a 2-for-4 performance at the plate.

Competitive Edge Analysis

You know that school of thought that last season's insane numbers were impossible to repeat, that Arrieta just had to experience some regression this year? It sure doesn't look like that's happening. He's again been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, and even though the Reds are a relatively soft opponent, he cut through their lineup like a hot knife through butter. Another bad team, the Brewers, is lined up to be Arrieta's next victim Wednesday.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta (3-0) struck out eight and surrendered five hits and a walk over eight innings in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The reigning NL Cy Young award winner was masterful at Wrigley once again, where he hasn't allowed a run his last 48.2 innings of work. Manager Joe Maddon opted to lift Arrieta after 100 pitches, or the Cubs' ace could have seemingly cruised to a complete game. Arrieta struck the first three batters he faced on swinging strikes, and retired 10 straight between the fourth and seventh inning. He's now made a club-record 23 consecutive quality starts, and is sporting an impressive 1.23 ERA over his first three starts of 2016.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 months ago

Arrieta tossed a quality start Sunday versus Arizona, allowing just three runs with six strikeouts and no walks across seven innings en route to a 2-0 record.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Chicago ace was lights out in his season debut, and while he was victimized a couple of times in the face of a tough matchup, he delivered once again. Arrieta , who now has a 1.93 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP through 14 innings, appears set to remain an elite option after a breakout 2015 campaign.