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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 whiffed six while holding the Cardinals to two runs over six innings but took a no-decision Friday.
Arrieta served up a solo homer in the second inning to Randal Grichuk and back-to-back doubles in the third, but the Cards didn't do anything else off of him. He exited with a 3-2 lead and in line for his 10th victory, but the Cubs' bullpen fell apart in the eighth during which St. Louis plated nine runs. Still, it was another nice showing for Arrieta, who boasts a 2.13 ERA in four July outings. He gets the White Sox at home next. Jul 21 - 6:07 PM

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Jake Arrieta allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings to earn a 10-3 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He gave up four hits and three walks while striking out three in the ballgame. His only mistake came on a solo homer by catcher Caleb Joseph. Arrieta improves to 9-7 with a 4.17 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 19 starts. He has an excellent 105/38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 108 innings.
Jul 15 - 10:46 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Despite only striking out three, Arrieta kept it together pretty well until the sixth inning, when Josh Bell led off with a ground-rule double. Two batters later, Gregory Polanco hit a two-run homer, and a single and an RBI double increased the Bucs' lead. Perhaps most disappointing is the fact that the 31-year-old shoved over seven innings his last time out, suggesting maybe he was on his way to finding a previous, dominant form, only to come back with this showing. He'll carry an 8-7 record, 4.35 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into next week's All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 10:21 PM

Jake Arrieta was magnificent in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Reds, firing off seven shutout frames while allowing just one hit.

Arrieta fanned six and walked two in the brilliant outing. The lone hit he allowed on the afternoon was a Joey Votto single. This start was a quantum leap over his previous showing, when he surrendered six runs (five earned) to the Nationals in just four-plus innings of work. The right-hander will bring a 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 99/33 K/BB ratio (95 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Pirates next time he takes to the mound as he tries for a repeat of Sunday's magnificence.
Jul 2 - 4:36 PM

Jake Arrieta was victimized in Tuesday's loss to the Naionals, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits over four-plus innings of work.

Arrieta struggled badly with his command, issuing six free passes in this one while striking out four. The Nationals also exploited his inability to stop the running game, swiping seven bases in the game. The 31-year-old hurler now sits at 7-6 on the season with a disappointing 4.67 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 93/31 K/BB ratio. He'll look to turn things around on Sunday when he takes on the Reds in Cincinnati.
Jun 27 - 10:57 PM

Jake Arrieta limited the Marlins to one run over seven innings in a win Thursday.

The right-hander wasn't overpowering, striking out just three, but he made up for it but scattering six hits without walking a batter. The only blemish was a Marcell Ozuna solo homer. The win improved Arrieta to 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 15 starts. It certainly hasn't come easy for the 31-year-old this year, and he'll try to string together a couple good starts when he faces the Nationals in Washington on Tuesday.
Jun 22 - 10:32 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed three runs - two earned - and four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a loss Saturday at Pittsburgh.

Arrieta looked to be snapping out of his season-long slump with three quality starts in four outings from May 21-June 6, but he is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA over his past two outings. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start Thursday in Miami.
Jun 18 - 4:11 AM

Jake Arrieta is dealing with a cut on his right thumb.

"It just comes from throwing — it’s not like he’s been cut by a knife or anything," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "It’s just one of those skin issues where your finger actually splits a little bit, so we backed off on his throwing in between starts last time. We’ll probably do the same thing this time." Arrieta is currently lined up to start Saturday in Pittsburgh, and at this point it appears he'll still make that start. However, going into an outing with an issue with your pitching thumb obviously isn't ideal for a guy who's already been underperforming.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 12 - 9:25 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Arrieta was staked to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and posted zeros until the top of the fifth, when the Rockies tied the game on a double, two walks, a hit-by-pitch, and two singles. Arrieta issued three total walks on the afternoon and surrendered five total hits. He struck out just three. The right-hander will bring a disappointing 4.68 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Pirates.
Jun 11 - 6:10 PM

Jake Arrieta gave up two runs in six-plus innings Tuesday in a win over the Marlins.

It would have been one run in six innings, but Joe Maddon sent him back out to give up a triple to start the seventh and then immediately pulled him. That batter was the first Arrieta had faced in the seventh since his second start on April 9. Arrieta improved to 6-4 with a 4.46 ERA.
Jun 6 - 11:33 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered one run on five hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Arrieta struck out seven and walked one on the afternoon. The lone run to score on his watch came when Ryan Schimpf socked a solo home run in the second inning. Arrieta has brought his ERA down from 5.44 to 4.60 over his last three starts. He will try to keep whittling at the earned run mark in a home showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
May 31 - 6:22 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over six innings in a loss Friday at L.A. Dodgers.

He has a very un-Arrieta-like 4.92 ERA. After starting out 3-0 with a 3.65 ERA over his first four starts he is now just 2-4 with a 5.88 ERA over his past six outings. He has been an even bigger nightmare on the road, going 1-4 with a 7.62 ERA in his past five assignments away from the Friendly Confines.
May 27 - 1:49 AM

Jake Arrieta surrendered one run (none earned) on five hits over six innings in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Arrieta had surrendered 13 runs on 16 hits over his last two starts, but he locked in against the Brew Crew, striking out six and walking one on the day. He finished up having thrown 111 pitches (71 for strikes). This nice little outing dropped his ERA from 5.44 to 4.80. He will try to use this as a springboard toward further respectability when he takes to the road for a showdown with the Dodgers next time he toes the rubber.
May 21 - 5:55 PM

Saturday's game between the Brewers and Cubs at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up on July 6, a mutual off-day for the two clubs. Saturday's scheduled starters, Jake Arrieta and Chase Anderson will work instead on Sunday.
May 20 - 1:01 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered four earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Arrieta gave up a two-run homer to Yadier Molina in the bottom of the second and another two-run shot to Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the third. He again struggled with his fastball velocity, sitting 90-91 mph for much of the afternoon. Arrieta has an unsightly 5.44 ERA on the season.
May 14 - 5:00 PM

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