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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 allowed four earned runs over five innings but got a win Wednesday in St. Louis.
Arrieta gave up a first-inning run for the first time in 12 months, but the Chicago offense backed him with a six-run outburst in the second. It was a rare off game for the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who watched his ERA rise from 1.29 to 1.72. He'll try to get back on track next week against the Dodgers. May 25 - 5:33 PM

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Jake Arrieta limited the Giants to one run and four hits over seven innings in Friday's victory.

Arrieta easily won the duel of the Jakes, with Peavy failing to make it through the second inning. He's allowed one run or fewer in six of nine starts, and he's now 8-0 with a 1.29 ERA. The Cubs have won his last 22 starts dating back to July 30.
May 21 - 1:43 AM

Jake Arrieta scattered two runs and three hits over eight dominant innings Saturday in a win over the Pirates.

All three hits and both runs came in the fourth inning. Arrieta hasn't lost a decision since July 25 of last year, a span of 21 regular season starts. The reigning Cy Young winner set a season-high with 11 strikeouts. As usual, the Cubs gave him great run support, scoring eight times with six coming off left-hander Jeff Locke. Arrieta was extremely efficient, needing just 108 pitches to get through eight innings. The Cubs are a well-oiled machine right now and Arrieta has been a big part of their success. He'll look to go to 8-0 Friday against San Francisco.
May 14 - 5:24 PM

Jake Arrieta reiterated Wednesday that he would not be offering the Cubs a hometown discount in extension talks.

Arrieta didn't say outright that he was worth more than the seven-year, $175 million contract that the Nationals awarded to Stephen Strasburg earlier this week, but he came close. "I'll let you judge that. Just look at the numbers," he said. When asked if he would be giving the Cubs a hometown discount, he said, "No" while shaking his head. This season, the reigning NL Cy Young winner holds a minuscule 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 43 innings. As is befitting of those fine numbers, the ace right-hander has jumped out to a 6-0 record.
May 11 - 11:53 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded just two hits across seven shutout innings in Tuesday's 7-1 victory over the Pirates.

Arrieta walked the first two batters of the game, which made you think he might have a rare off night. Instead, he allowed only two singles and no runs the rest of the way. Arrieta struck out five on the night and now sports a 37/12 K/BB ratio across 43 innings to go along with a 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 6-0 record. Absurd. Arrieta goes up against the Nationals this weekend.
May 3 - 10:00 PM

Jake Arrieta was no Johnny Vander Meer on Thursday, but he was victorious after holding the Brewers to one run over five innings.

Arrieta needed 92 pitches to get through five innings, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out six. He gave up an RBI double to Alex Presley in the fifth inning to end his home scoreless streak at 52 2/3 innings. That’s the second-longest such streak in MLB history. Arrieta is now 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 32/10 K/BB ratio in 36 innings. He’ll get the division rival Pirates next week.
Apr 28 - 8:53 PM

Wednesday's game between the Cubs and Brewers has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Jake Arrieta tossed a no-hitter in his last start and was looking to back that up in Wednesday's outing. With the cancellation, everybody in the Cubs rotation has been pushed back a day. Arrieta will now start against the Brewers in the series-finale Thursday afternoon. He will be opposed by Taylor Jungmann. No makeup date has yet been announced for the rainout.
Apr 27 - 7:23 PM

Jake Arrieta threw his second career no-hitter Thursday, blanking the Reds in a 16-0 thrashing.

As though not allowing the opposing team to get a hit wasn't enough, Arrieta contributed two hits of his own in the beatdown. The right-hander is always a threat to no-hit the opposition, and a pedestrian Reds lineup was a willing participant. He did walk four while striking out six. Arrieta has now held the opposition scoreless in three of his four starts, owning a 0.87 ERA. Another team primed to be no-hit, the Brewers, are up next for Arrieta on Wednesday.
Apr 21 - 10:09 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched eight scoreless innings in the Cubs' 6-2 win over the Rockies on Saturday.

Arrieta was in Cy Young form, scattering four singles and a double while striking out eight. He's now held the opposition scoreless in two of his three outings, allowing only three runs in 22 innings of work thus far. That's good for a 1.23 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 20/2 K/BB ratio. The Reds are the next unlucky club to draw Arrieta when the two teams meet on Thursday.
Apr 16 - 5:42 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Arrieta wasn't as sharp Sunday in Arizona as he was in his debut Monday in Anaheim, but he did manage to register six strikeouts against zero walks and he also contributed a two-run homer in the second inning off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller. The ace right-hander stands 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA through two starts this season.
Apr 10 - 7:41 PM

Jake Arrieta limited the Angels to two hits in seven innings as the Cubs won 9-0 on Monday.

Arrieta made it look pretty easy in striking out six and walking one tonight. He threw 89 pitches before exiting. Justin Grimm and Travis Wood went on to finish up the three-hit shutout.
Apr 5 - 1:39 AM

Jake Arrieta fired five innings of one-run ball in the Cubs' defeat of the A's on Tuesday.

A nice bounceback outing for the ace right-hander, who battled a thumb blister in his previous Cactus League start and was charged with five earned runs in less than an inning of work. Arrieta gave up only two hits in five innings on Tuesday, striking out five. He should be fine to take on the Angels on Opening Day next Monday in Anaheim.
Mar 29 - 7:36 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed on Sunday that Jake Arrieta (blister) will be fine for Opening Day.

Arrieta was pulled from his last Cactus League start on Thursday with a blister on his right thumb, but he got through a 46-pitch bullpen session on Sunday with no issues. The reigning National League Cy Young winner will take on the Angels on Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 2:12 PM

Jake Arrieta (blister) threw a 46-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

It went well, and afterward Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio referred to the blister on Arrieta's right thumb as a "complete non-issue." He'll face the Angels on Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 1:23 PM

Jake Arrieta (thumb) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

If all goes well, he'll make his final spring start on Tuesday against the Athletics, potentially setting him up to start on Opening Day. The Cubs have played things cautiously with his blister issue, but he should be ready to go for the start of the season.
Mar 26 - 12:56 PM

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