Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Arrieta was excellent against the White Sox on Sunday, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out nine in a complete game victory.

The 29-year-old was only scored upon via sacrifice bunt in the sixth inning and even added a home run of his own at the plate for good measure. Arrieta now has a 10-5 record to go along with a 2.66 ERA and is next scheduled to start Sunday against the Braves.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Arrieta struck out four and walked two while holding the Cards to two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings in a winning effort Tuesday afternoon.

The Cubs used Arrieta to start Game 1 of the doubleheader with St. Louis, leaving 26th man Dallas Beeler to pitch in the nightcap. Arrieta is lined up to make his final start of the first half Sunday against the White Sox at Wrigley Field.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Arrieta has been confirmed as the starter for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The Cubs and Cardinals will play two Tuesday with Dallas Beeler taking the hill for the nightcap. Arrieta is coming off of a strong start Thursday in New York during which he allowed just five hits and one earned run over 8.0 innings.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Arrieta (8-5) held the Mets to one run on five hits Thursday afternoon, striking out seven with no walks over eight innings in a 6-1 victory.

The Mets have been a ripe target for opposing pitchers lately, but performances like this are nothing new for Arrieta, who's clearly established himself as a front-line starter, with last season no fluke. He's been particularly sparkling over his last three outings -- just two runs on 12 hits with a 21:2 K:BB in 24 innings, all on the road. He'll get a home rematch with the Cardinals (whom he held to one run in seven innings June 26) next week.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta fanned seven and walked two while holding the Cardinals to one run on three hits over seven innings Friday night.

Arrieta did not factor in the decision, however, as the Cubs' bullpen failed to protect the one-run lead that he departed with. For the season, Arrieta has shown that his 2014 breakout is his new baseline, as he's carried a 20.6 K-BB% (26.6% K%, 5.9% BB%) after settling in with a 20.5% mark last season. He'll face the Mets on the road Thursday in his next scheduled start.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta was lights-out against the Twins on Sunday, allowing just four hits and striking out seven in a complete game shutout. He did not walk a batter and earned his seventh win of the season in a Cubs blowout.

After struggling with control and walking six batters in his previous start, it was a great sign that the 29-year-old was able to bounce back with this stellar performance. Arrieta lowered his ERA to 3.07 on the season to go along with a 9.5 K/9, and will attempt to keep it rolling Friday against the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta fell to 6-5 as he allowed four runs on three hits and six walks over five innings in a loss Tuesday to Cleveland.

Arrieta had walked only 15 batters all year entering the start and and hadn't walked more than three in a start. He was still nasty enough to strike out six batters and he has struck out at least five in every start this season. That helped him limit the damage Tuesday, but his ERA still climbed to 3.40.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta will have his start pushed back to Tuesday against the Indians following Monday's postponement, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

The Cubs and Indians will make up Monday's game on Aug. 24, so with no doubleheader in the works, manager Joe Maddon will simply move all his starters back a day. Arrieta is still scheduled to oppose Trevor Bauer, the original pitching matchup for Monday before the weather altered those plans.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 month ago

Arrieta will not start Monday against the Indians after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Neither team has provided an official update on when the game will be made up. Arrieta figures to get the ball for Tuesday's matchup at Wrigley Field rather than having his turn in the rotation skipped.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 months ago

Arrieta (6-4) struck out eight and allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings Thursday in a road win over Detroit.

He was working on a shutout until Yoenis Cespedes ruined it with a three-run homer in the sixth, but this is still another quality outing for Arrieta. He hasn't been quite as dominant as he was last season, but Arrieta's still been one of the better pitchers in the National League and one of the most reliable fantasy options around. He'll draw the Indians on Monday.