Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 days 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.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 week 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.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Arrieta will make his first second-half start Tuesday against the Mets, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Arrieta gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

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 Arrieta
SP CHC
4 weeks 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arreita (12-2) earned the win despite allowing five runs in five innings against the Reds on Monday. He gave up four hits and walked five while striking out four.

EDGE Analysis

The five runs allowed were the most by Arrieta all season, as were his five walks. Arrieta has now surrendered nine walks in his last two games, over which he has lasted just 10 innings. Despite his recent hiccups, Arrieta should bounce back in short order. His next start will come Saturday against the Mets.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta (11-2) suffered his second loss of the month Wednesday against the Cardinals. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while walking four and striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta struggled to command his fastball against the division rival, and matched his season high with four walks. He walked four-plus batters just once last year, but Arrieta has now issued four free passes in five of his starts this season. The 2015 NL Cy Young winner draws a favorable matchup Monday when he takes on the Reds in his next start.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
1 month ago

Arrieta (11-1) mowed down 11 Pirates while pitching six shutout innings of two-hit ball in Friday's 6-0 victory. He also walked three.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander missed plenty of bats, inducing 16 swings-and- misses over 112 pitches. He only surrendered back-to-back singles to Jody Mercer and Chris Stewart in the third, and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth with consecutive whiffs of David Freese and Matt Joyce. Arrieta now has double-digit strikeouts in two of the last three starts, and boasts a stellar 0.95 WHIP and 101:31 K:BB. He'll look to continue his banner season next Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months ago

Arrieta (10-1) allowed two runs on four hits, struck out three and walked two in a victory over the Braves on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander started a new streak after suffering his first loss since July 25, 2015. Arrieta allowed two or fewer runs for the 10th time in 13 outings this season. He only struck out three, but we'll give him a pass since he struck out 12 in just five innings during his last appearance. Arrieta has a 1.86 ERA, .178 batting average against, 0.95 WHIP and 90 strikeouts over 87.0 innings.

Jake Arrieta
SP CHC
2 months ago

Arrieta (9-1) has his franchise-record streak ended at 20 wins against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He pitched five innings, allowing three runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out 12.

EDGE Analysis

Arrieta had been unbeatable during a historic run that placed him among the game's best. The 20 consecutive winning decisions tied him with Roger Clemens (1998-99) for third-most in the majors since 1913. His streak stretched over 24 regular-season starts since he took the loss in Cole Hamels' no-hitter for Philadelphia at Wrigley Field on July 25. The 2015 Cy Young award winner shouldn't have much trouble bouncing back from this one as he draws MLB's worst team, the Braves, in his next start Saturday.