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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jake Arrieta pitched a superb game in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Mets, tossing eight innings and allowing just one run.
Arrieta scattered five hits over his eight innings, striking out seven without walking a batter. Three of the hits went for doubles, but only Curtis Granderson's two-bagger in the third inning would plate a run. In his last 24 innings, Arrieta has allowed just two runs. He holds a 2.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 110/23 K/BB ratio in 106 innings and is pitching his best ball of the season as we near the All-Star Break. He'll have his work cut out for him in his next scheduled start, though, a Tuesday afternoon home tilt with the Cardinals. Jul 2 - 4:01 PM

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Jake Arrieta fired seven innings of one-run ball in a tough-luck no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

Arrieta was excellent, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. He retired 16 out of the final 17 batters he faced and left in position for the win, but Pedro Strop coughed up the lead in the eighth. Arrieta holds a 2.94 ERA and 103/23 K/BB ratio in 98 innings across 15 starts this season. He has a promising matchup on tap next week against the Mets on the road.
Jun 27 - 12:31 AM

Jake Arrieta threw his second career complete game in Sunday's 8-0 rout of the Twins.

Arrieta walked none and yielded only four hits over nine shutout frames in what was his best start of the 2015 season. He struck out seven, tossing 86 of his 122 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old right-hander is now 7-5 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 96/21 K/BB ratio in 91 innings. He'll take on the rival Cardinals at Busch Stadium next time out.
Jun 21 - 5:22 PM

Jake Arrieta walked six and gave up a three-run home run Tuesday, allowing four runs over five innings in a loss to the Indians.

Arrieta gave up just one hit through his first four innings of work, but it was a home run off the bat of Carlos Santana with two runners on. He was uncharacteristically wild, walking more than four for the first time since May 13 of last season. Arrieta did strike out six while allowing on three hits on the night. The right-hander will carry a 6-5 record, 3.40 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into Sunday's interleague tilt with the Twins.
Jun 16 - 11:40 PM

Monday's game between the Indians and Cubs has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up on August 24. Scheduled starters Trevor Bauer and Jake Arrieta will be pushed back a day.
Jun 15 - 6:33 PM

Jake Arrieta gave up three runs in six innings and struck out eight in a win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Arrieta had a shutout going until Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth. He finished the game tonight with an 83/15 K/BB ratio in 77 innings for the season. Which, we have to say, is really quite good.
Jun 10 - 10:51 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered one run in six innings and struck out eight in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Arrieta bounced back from a couple of down outings in which he gave up a total of four homers to the Diamondbacks and Royals. There were no homers tonight, and Arrieta won for the first time since May 12. He's 5-4 with a 3.04 ERA.
Jun 5 - 12:20 AM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday.

Arrieta racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each blasting solo home runs. He'll carry a 3.18 ERA and 67/14 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Marlins in Miami.
May 29 - 9:31 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched a great game against the Pirates on Sunday, striking out seven and allowing just one run in seven innings.

In addition to Arrieta's seven strikeouts, he walked one and allowed five hits. The only run the Pirates managed against the pitcher came on a run-scoring single by Francisco Cervelli in the fifth inning. Arrieta's been coming on strong of late, striking out 10 in his last start and following it up with Sunday's sterling performance. For the season, he holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 55/12 K/BB ratio over eight starts (52 innings). He'll take to the road against the Diamondbacks for a Memorial Day weekend outing.
May 17 - 5:41 PM

Jake Arrieta whiffed 10 batters over eight strong innings Tuesday, limiting the Mets to one run on three hits in a 6-1 win.

Highly touted Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard was making his MLB debut on the other side, but it was Arrieta who stole the show Tuesday. The right-hander gave up just three hits and walked two while striking out a season-high 10 hitters. Arrieta moved to 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 48/11 K/BB ratio in seven starts. He'll try to keep the momentum going Sunday against the Pirates.
May 13 - 12:04 AM

Jake Arrieta surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Arrieta was able to get out of the jam after allowing back-to-back singles in the bottom of the first inning, but it was a preview of things to come. St. Louis plated two runs in the bottom of the second on a Jason Heyward RBI single and Peter Bourjos RBI triple, and then two more runs in the fourth on a John Lackey two-run double. Jason Heyward scored the Cards' fifth run in the bottom of the sixth on a wild pitch. Arrieta has now looked shaky in back-to-back outings, but he's a pretty good bet to bounce back next week against the Mets.
May 7 - 4:42 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Reds to two runs over six innings Sunday in the Cubs' 5-2 win.

Arrieta had a perfect game until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Todd Frazier slugged a two-out solo homer to left field. Arrieta allowed only one more run the rest of the way -- on a Billy Hamilton fielder's choice in the bottom of the fifth inning -- moving to 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 total frames. He gets the Brewers at home next time out.
Apr 26 - 4:16 PM

Jake Arrieta was the victor on Monday, tossing one-run ball over seven innings to help the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Pirates.

Arrieta allowed an RBI single to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning but was unflappable the rest of the way. Overall, he gave up four hits, walked none, and struck out seven to improve to 2-1. He carries an impressive 1.74 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP, and a 19/4 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings. Arrieta matches up with the division rival Reds on the road next.
Apr 20 - 11:05 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Reds.

Arrieta was largely good aside from a fourth inning in which the Reds pecked him to death, using five singles to plate all three of their runs. Arrieta gave up just two hits and a walk outside of that bad stretch, and the right-hander struck out five. He'll look to get back in the win column Monday at the Pirates.
Apr 14 - 11:07 PM

Jake Arrieta hurled seven scoreless innings Wednesday in the Cubs' 2-0 blanking of the Cardinals.

Arrieta walked three batters, but he gave up only three hits and struck out seven on a wet, foggy afternoon at Wrigley Field. The 29-year-old right-hander posted an exceptional 2.53 ERA and 167/41 K/BB ratio across 156 2/3 innings last season for the Cubs and he's off to a terrific start here in 2015. Arrieta gets the Reds next in another outing at home.
Apr 8 - 5:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood