Jake Arrieta SP CHC 2 Months

Arrieta was a tough-luck loser Monday, allowing two runs in 7.1 innings.

Arrieta was in desperate need of a good start after being shelled for nine runs and 13 hits in five innings. Now that this disaster firmly behind him, Arrieta can worry about his next start this weekend against the Mets.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 Months

Arrieta (6-3) was lit up for nine runs on 13 hits over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Arrieta took a 4-3 lead into the sixth inning, but failed to record an out after seven consecutive hits, including a Carlos Gonzalez two-run shot. It broke a streak of 10 quality starts for the right-hander, who saw his ERA jump from 2.11 to 2.80. Arrieta will take the hill Monday at home versus the Brewers.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 Months

Jake Arrieta held the Cardinals to two runs in six innings Saturday but the Cubs lost.

Arrieta gave up a two-run double to Matt Adams in the top of the first inning but settled in nicely from there. He yielded only five hits and a walk while striking out six. The right-hander has a stellar 2.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 99/26 K/BB ratio in 91 innings this year.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 3 Months

Jake Arrieta took his second loss of the season after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings to the D'Backs on Sunday.

Arrieta blanked the D'Backs through five innings, but began to run out of steam in the sixth inning, allowing two runs, then one more in the seventh before departing with two outs. Overall, the right-hander gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out eight. Arrieta's stats remain stellar, as he has a 2.12 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 93/25 K/BB ratio over 85 innings spanning 14 starts this season. He'll try to get back on the winning track on Saturday at home against the Cardinals.

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Jake Arrieta delivered another strong outing against the Braves on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings, but was denied his sixth victory of the season after Hector Rondon blew his lead in the ninth inning.

Arrieta punched out six on the afternoon while issuing three walks. He has been outstanding for the Cubs in the first half of the season, registering a 5-1 record, 1.95 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 85/22 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings. He has been a tremendous find for fantasy owners who scoured for rotation help early in the year.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 Months

Jake Arrieta kept the Nationals to one run over six innings in a no-decision Sunday.

After giving up a leadoff double to start the game and surrendering a first-inning run, Arrieta shut down the Nationals for the next five innings. After flirting with a no-hitter in his last start, Arrieta gave up four hits and three walks over his six innings. The right-hander struck out five. Arrieta will carry a stellar 1.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 79/19 K/BB ratio into Friday's start at the Braves.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 Months

Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the bottom of the eighth inning Monday before giving up a lone single in 7 2/3 innings in a defeat of the Red Sox.

The Cubs were almost certainly relieved when Stephen Drew lined Arrieta's 120th pitch into right field for a two-out single in the eighth. The right-hander hadn't thrown more than 105 pitches since returning from the inflamed shoulder that cost him the first month, and the Cubs certainly didn't want him throwing 130-140 pitches tonight. In fact, they had a reliever ready to go when he gave up the hit and pulled him immediately rather than let him try to finish the eighth. Arrieta was outstanding, hitting the corners and racking up 10 strikeouts with his curve and slider. He's still a question mark in the health department, but he is a legitimate mixed-league asset right now.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 Months

Jake Arrieta struck out nine while allowing just two runs over seven innings in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Arrieta didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning, when the Reds collected all three of their knocks and both of their runs against him. The win was Arrieta's third straight and his fourth consecutive start going six innings with two or fewer runs allowed. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 64/15 K/BB ratio over 57 innings -- numbers that add up to him being a must-own in all fantasy formats -- and he'll square off against the Nationals on Sunday.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 Months

Jake Arrieta was brilliant again Wednesday, striking out a career-high 11 batters while tossing seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 victory over the Marlins.

Arrieta served up a solo homer to slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning but was untouched after that. The right-hander allowed five hits on the day -- all singles aside from Stanton's bomb -- while walking just one. Arrieta has struck out 20 batters over his last two starts and now boasts a 1.98 ERA for the season. He needs to be in fantasy lineups next week in home starts versus the Reds and Nationals.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 4 Months

Jake Arrieta was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Phillies, hurling seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and a walk.

Arrieta punched out nine in the impressive outing. It was the second straight dominant effort from the right-hander, who fanned seven over six shutout innings against the Marlins last week. He'll look to continue his impressive run when he brings a 2.09 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 44/14 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami.