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Jake Arrieta | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 24 - 10:54 PM

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Jake Arrieta flirted with a no-hitter, losing it with one out in the eighth, but still finished off a one-hit, 13-strikeout shutout of the Reds on Tuesday.

It's the first complete game hurled by a Cubs starter this season. Brandon Phillips squelched the no-hit bid, lacing a double just out of the reach of a diving Matt Szczur in left-center. Obviously, it's the most dominating Arrieta has looked to date in what has been a breakout season. He's 9-5 with a 2.65 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 157/40 K/BB ratio. Arrieta will toe the rubber next against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 10:53 PM

Jake Arrieta limited the Blue Jays to two runs over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision as the Cubs' bullpen was trampled late in a loss on Tuesday.

Arrieta gave up only one run through six innings. He was forced out of the game after allowing a one-out single in the seventh to Kevin Pillar, and Pillar would later score when Neil Ramirez gave up a bases-clearing double to Jose Bautista. Overall, Arrieta surrendered seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Despite a couple of shaky August outings, Arrieta has overall pitched quite well for the Cubs, sporting a 2.82 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a 144/39 K/BB ratio in 23 starts this season. He'll face the Reds at home on Monday in his next trip to the mound.
Sep 9 - 11:46 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Brewers to one run over six innings in a win on Tuesday.

Arrieta allowed five hits and two walks on the evening, striking out four. The biggest of those four came with runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth inning, getting Gerardo Parra swinging to end the threat. It was a nice bounce-back after one of his worst starts of the season against the Reds his last time out. Arrieta moved to 8-5 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 139/38 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings on the year. He'll take his talents north of the border Monday when the Cubs visit the Blue Jays for an interleague tilt.
Sep 2 - 11:41 PM

Jake Arrieta was tagged for six runs in four innings by the Reds on Thursday.

Arrieta walked four, including Billy Hamilton twice, which isn't much of a recipe for success. He did strike out eight, but between the walks, the six hits and the six stolen bases he allowed, it was just a messy day all around. He'll get the Brewers next time out. Hopefully, he's not wearing down just yet.
Aug 28 - 4:23 PM

Jake Arrieta held his former team to one run across seven innings in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Orioles.

He retired the first 13 batters of the game and wound up striking out five while permitting just four hits and one walk. The lone blemish on Arrieta's record was a solo shot in the seventh inning from Nelson Cruz that just barely left the yard. He's allowed just three runs over his last three starts to lower his ERA to 2.53. Arrieta will try to keep it going next week in Cincinnati.
Aug 22 - 5:45 PM

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Monday that the club has no plans to shut down Jake Arrieta.

The out-of-contention Cubs have some young starters who need work like Dan Straily, Felix Doubront, and Jacob Turner, but those opportunities won't come at the expense of Arrieta, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Arrieta threw seven shutout frames Sunday against the Mets and boasts a 2.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 122/31 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 total innings this year. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Aug 18 - 1:52 PM

Jake Arrieta fired seven shutout innings Sunday as the Cubs beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field.

Arrieta was left with a no-decision because Cubs reliever Pedro Strop allowed a game-tying run in the bottom of the eighth. Starlin Castro then stole the lead back with a solo home run in the top of the ninth. Arrieta was fantastic, yielding only two hits and two walks over his seven frames. He struck out nine. The dominant right-hander will face his former team -- the Orioles -- on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Aug 17 - 4:22 PM

Jake Arrieta said Tuesday that he's open to a contract extension with the Cubs.

‘‘I don’t think I’m a guy that’s going to ask for an astronomical amount of money,’’ Arrieta said. ‘‘But I think if there’s a fair deal to be reached, I’m in 100 percent. I like pretty much everything about Chicago and the team that’s in place now, with the guys that are coming up. It’s hard not to want to stay here.’’ Arrieta is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is due for a healthy raise given that he's in the midst of a breakout season. There's been no indication to this point that the two sides have discussed an extension, but a front office as shrewd as the Cubs' will no doubt consider it if they think it will save them some money in the long run.
Aug 13 - 9:52 AM

Jake Arrieta was hammered for nine earned runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Arrieta couldn't get his breaking stuff to bite very well in the thin air of Colorado's Coors Field, yielding three runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the sixth. The rough outing pushed his ERA from 2.11 all the way to 2.80. He should be able to bounce back in his next start at home against the Brewers.
Aug 6 - 11:37 PM

Jake Arrieta shut down the Rockies on Thursday, allowing just one run and three hits over seven innings to improve to 6-2.

Arrieta's 10th straight quality start. He's allowed a total of two homers in 98 innings this season. In 2011, he came up 21 bombs in 119 1/3 innings for the Orioles.
Jul 31 - 7:02 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Cardinals to two runs in six innings Saturday but the Cubs lost.

Arrieta gave up a two-run double to Matt Adams in the top of the first inning but settled in nicely from there. He yielded only five hits and a walk while striking out six. The right-hander has a stellar 2.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 99/26 K/BB ratio in 91 innings this year.
Jul 26 - 7:29 PM

Jake Arrieta took his second loss of the season after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings to the D'Backs on Sunday.

Arrieta blanked the D'Backs through five innings, but began to run out of steam in the sixth inning, allowing two runs, then one more in the seventh before departing with two outs. Overall, the right-hander gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out eight. Arrieta's stats remain stellar, as he has a 2.12 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 93/25 K/BB ratio over 85 innings spanning 14 starts this season. He'll try to get back on the winning track on Saturday at home against the Cardinals.
Jul 20 - 7:19 PM

Jake Arrieta delivered another strong outing against the Braves on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits over 7 2/3 innings, but was denied his sixth victory of the season after Hector Rondon blew his lead in the ninth inning.

Arrieta punched out six on the afternoon while issuing three walks. He has been outstanding for the Cubs in the first half of the season, registering a 5-1 record, 1.95 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 85/22 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings. He has been a tremendous find for fantasy owners who scoured for rotation help early in the year.
Jul 11 - 7:25 PM

Jake Arrieta kept the Nationals to one run over six innings in a no-decision Sunday.

After giving up a leadoff double to start the game and surrendering a first-inning run, Arrieta shut down the Nationals for the next five innings. After flirting with a no-hitter in his last start, Arrieta gave up four hits and three walks over his six innings. The right-hander struck out five. Arrieta will carry a stellar 1.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 79/19 K/BB ratio into Friday's start at the Braves.
Jul 6 - 5:40 PM