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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Arrieta was phenomenal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of two-hit, shutout ball.
Don't let the 5-3 final fool you. Arrieta was absolutely lights out and the three runs on the Padres' side of the ledger all scored in the ninth inning, after the ace right-hander had exited stage left. He struck out six and walked two on the evening, finishing out having thrown 99 pitches (59 strikes). It wasn't his most efficient outing in terms of his control, but eight innings of shutout ball is eight innings of shutout ball. Arrieta will bring a sharp 2.62 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time out. Aug 24 - 1:22 AM

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Despite allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings, Jake Arrieta notched his 15th win Thursday against the Brewers.

Arrieta was incredibly sloppy in this one, walking seven batters and allowing a couple of homers. It seems like a setback for him after he pitched well in his previous three starts. Still, it's just one day, and it's hard to imagine him walking seven batters again next time out against the Padres.
Aug 18 - 5:57 PM

Jake Arrieta turned in a vintage effort Sunday against the Athletics, allowing just three hits over eight scoreless innings for his 13th victory.

He finished the afternoon with four strikeouts and only one walk. The A's patchwork lineup doesn't pose a major threat to opposing pitchers but it's still good to see Arrieta getting back on track after a really rough stretch. Saturday's victory snapped a five-game winless streak for the reigning NL Cy Young winner. It was also his longest start since May 14. We'll see if Arrieta can keep it going Friday against the division-rival Cardinals.
Aug 6 - 8:09 PM

Jake Arrieta logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, allowing two runs on two hits over seven-plus innings.

The right-hander struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He carried a bid for a shutout into the eighth inning, but was lifted after allowing a pair of walks to start the inning. Both runs would come around to score, charging him with the loss. Even with his recent struggles, Arrieta still owns a terrific 2.75 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 139/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings. He draws a terrific matchup his next time out, taking on the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.
Jul 30 - 5:00 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

It looked like it'd be a second straight fine outing for Arrieta, but then Todd Frazier connected on a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth, ruining his night. The Cubs went on to lose the game, the fourth straight time they've lost one of Arrieta's starts. In fact, they're just 3-7 in his outings since their streak of 23 straight wins with him on the mound ended in May.
Jul 26 - 12:17 AM

Jake Arrieta held the Mets to one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.

It's not surprising that a game started by Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard is decided by the bullpens. For his part, Arrieta gave up five hits and a walk while striking out eight. It was certainly closer to the Arrieta we're used to seeing than the guy who gave up 15 runs in 16 1/3 innings heading into the All-Star break. The 30-year-old will look to build on the strong start when he faces the crosstown-rival White Sox on Monday.
Jul 19 - 10:50 PM

Jake Arrieta said Monday that he's leaning toward not pitching in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Arrieta, who last pitched on Friday, said that a full week of rest might be the best thing for him. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner finished the first half with a 2.68 ERA in 18 starts, but he has allowed 15 runs in 16 1/3 innings over his last three outings.
Jul 11 - 5:45 PM

Jake Arrieta's stretch of poor outings continued as he coughed up six runs in six innings during a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

He struck out six and walked one but gave up nine base hits, including two home runs. He still has a great 12-4 record and 2.68 ERA, but his owners must be getting a bit worried as their ace has strung together three bad outings in a row. All three have come against teams with poor offenses. He will look to right the ship after the All Star break.
Jul 8 - 11:26 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

After not losing a decision for a calendar year, Arrieta has now lost three of his last six starts after Saturday's outing. More troubling is the fact that he's allowed 19 baserunners and nine runs while striking out eight over his past two starts. It's all relative, of course, as the right-hander is still 12-3 with a 2.33 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 115/42 K/BB ratio, but perhaps the All-Star break is coming at a good time. Arrieta will take on the Braves on Thursday before heading into the break.
Jul 3 - 12:47 AM

Jake Arrieta picked up a win in spite of a rare off night Monday, allowing five runs over five frames in an 11-8 victory over the Reds.

Arrieta again had some control issues, walking five while permitting four hits. He did his best work at the plate, singling and launching a solo homer. He's had another fantastic season, but Arrieta's control issues in 2016 have been worrisome, as he's already had six starts where he's walked four or more batters. He did that just once last year. Arrieta will try to bounce back this weekend versus the Mets.
Jun 27 - 10:55 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Arrieta walked four and gave up four hits as the Cubs were swept by their arch rivals from St. Louis. Arrieta now stands 11-2 on the season, though his ERA (1.74) didn't budge at all on Wednesday. He gets the last-place Reds on the road next.
Jun 22 - 5:37 PM

Jake Arrieta was dominant again Friday, recording 11 strikeouts across six shutout frames in a 6-0 victory over the Pirates.

The right-hander put himself in a pickle in the sixth inning when he walked the bases loaded with one out, but he pitched his way out of it by striking out David Freese and Matt Joyce. Arrieta allowed just two singles on the day. The reigning NL Cy Young winner hasn't had the elite control that he displayed last season (3.0 BB/9 in 2016 versus 1.9 BB/9 in 2015), but he's giving up even fewer hits (just 57 over 93 innings) and striking out just as many (101). Arrieta will bring a 1.74 ERA into a start against the Cardinals next week.
Jun 17 - 5:55 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Braves to two runs over seven innings Saturday in the Cubs' 8-2 win.

Arrieta gave up only four hits and two walks while striking out three, cruising easily through the Braves' punchless batting order. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is now 10-1 on the season with a 1.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 87 innings covering 13 starts. Up next is a start at home against the Pirates.
Jun 11 - 7:07 PM

Jake Arrieta took his first loss of the season Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Arrieta struck out 12 and only issued one walk, but the Diamondbacks tagged him for a season-high nine hits and won the game 3-2. Arrieta still has a cool 9-1 record, 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 87/26 K/BB ratio in 80 total innings (12 starts) this year. Look for him to bounce back in a big way when he faces the Braves next Saturday in Atlanta.
Jun 5 - 5:26 PM

Jake Arrieta tossed seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday, striking out eight, but settled for a no-decision.

Neither offense managed much of anything before the Dodgers got two runs in the eighth, leaving Arrieta's brilliance for naught. He allowed just two hits and walked four in the outing, lowering his ERA to 1.56. The silver lining is that he also didn't take the loss, meaning he remains a perfect 9-0 through 11 starts. Arrieta will see if the month of June will be as kind to him when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
May 31 - 11:32 PM

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