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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 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

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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

Jake Arrieta will start against the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Arrieta was scheduled to make his 2015 debut on Tuesday night, but that game had to be postponed because of rain and freezing temperature in the Chicago area. Cardinals No. 2 starter Lance Lynn has also been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday. Arrieta, 29, posted a brilliant 2.53 ERA and 167/41 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings last season for the Cubs.
Apr 7 - 5:21 PM

Tuesday's game between the Cardinals and Cubs has been postponed due to due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills in the Chicago area.

No word yet on a makeup date. Tuesday's scheduled starters, Jake Arrieta and Lance Lynn, will presumably be pushed back to Wednesday.
Apr 7 - 2:24 PM

Jake Arrieta threw four scoreless innings, striking out five, in a win over the Rockies Saturday.

Arrieta gave up just three hits and didn't walk a batter in the outing. He also did damage at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. Arrieta's spring ERA is 3.86 and he's struck out 15 batters in 14 innings. He's no longer the Cubs' ace with Jon Lester in town, but Arrieta is still one of the best starters in the National League as 2015 begins.
Mar 28 - 7:53 PM

Jake Arrieta was touched up for five runs in four innings versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Arrieta and opposing starter Brandon McCarthy both traded four-run second innings. Arrieta's included a three-run home run to Joc Pederson. Overall, he allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Both the Cubs and fantasy owners expect big things out of Arrieta in 2015 after he put up a 2.53 ERA with a 167/41 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 18 - 7:04 PM

Jake Arrieta delivered a strong performance in his second Cactus League start, allowing only an unearned run on four hits over four innings against the Athletics on Friday.

Arrieta punched out three on the afternoon without issuing a walk. The 29-year-old posted a 2.53 ERA and 167/41 K/BB ratio over 156 2/3 innings with the Cubs in 2014 and has been a very popular commodity in fantasy drafts this spring.
Mar 13 - 11:12 PM

Jake Arrieta was shaky in his Cactus League debut on Sunday in a loss to the Rangers.

Arrieta allowed a first-inning solo home run to Mitch Moreland and scattered three walks across his two frames while striking out two. The right-hander broke out with a 2.53 ERA and a 167/41 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings last year and is expected to slot behind ace Jon Lester in the Cubs' rotation.
Mar 8 - 7:56 PM

Cubs and RHP Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.63 million contract. had projected Arrieta to earn $4.1 million in his first year of arbitration. The right-hander had a big breakout season for the Cubbies in 2014, posting a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 167/41 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings. He'll serve as the team's No. 2 starter behind Jon Lester in 2015.
Jan 16 - 12:59 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered just one (unearned) run over seven innings Wednesday as the Cubs played the role of spoiler with a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals.

The only run the Cardinals managed to score was on a throwing error by catcher Welington Castillo in the top of the fifth inning. Arrieta held St. Louis to two total hits and one walk while fanning 10. He'll finish his sensational 2014 campaign with a 2.53 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 167/41 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:54:00 PM

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