Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 days ago

Arrieta (18-7) mowed down 10 Cardinals over seven innings of five-hit scoreless ball in Friday's 5-0 victory. He also issued a walk.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran completely mystified a Cardinals team that has been tough on righties all season, hurling 68 of 99 pitches for strikes and inducing 22 swinging strikes overall. Arrieta was able to notch double-digit strikeouts for the first time since June 17 while also posting his eighth scoreless effort of the season. The outing was an encouraging departure from the 16 runs (14 earned) that the right-hander had given up over his previous four starts. He'll look to head into the postseason with even more momentum when he takes on the Pirates next Wednesday in his final regular-season start.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 week ago

Arrieta (17-7) gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks over six innings in Saturday's 11-3 loss to the Brewers. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The ace right-hander didn't pitch anywhere near as poorly as the final score would indicate, as seven of the Brewers' 11 runs came in the final two frames. Arrieta primarily had trouble solving Ryan Braun, who got to him for an RBI single in the fourth and a 404-foot two-run shot in the sixth, but was otherwise solid over his 102 pitches. The veteran does have losses in two of his last three starts and will try to rebound against the Reds next Friday.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta (16-6) gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over six innings in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Giants. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs' ace bounced back nicely from his last start, when he gave up six earned runs over 6.1 innings to the Pirates. Arrieta recorded his highest strikeout total since July 19 versus the Mets and was outdueled by Madison Bumgarner, who largely neutralized the Cubs offense. He did contribute to his own cause with an RBI infield single in the fifth, but Chicago could only manage one other run, snapping Arrieta's four-start winning streak. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Astros next Friday.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
4 weeks ago

Arrieta allowed six runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 6.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

For the second time in his past three starts, Arrieta has allowed at least five earned runs and two home runs. He still owns a rock solid 2.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, but he has started to show cracks in the armor. This start is going to push him back in the National League Cy Young race, opening the door for pitchers like Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Max Scherzer or Jon Lester to step up.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.