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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 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

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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

Jake Arrieta was blown up for nine runs -- five earned -- over 3 2/3 innings as the Cubs lost the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Arrieta was initially scheduled to start on Monday night, but that game was postponed due to a nasty mix of rain and hail in Denver. He yielded nine hits and three walks in the makeup game Tuesday, watching his WHIP balloon to 1.47. The right-hander also has an ugly 5.35 ERA. He'll try to get back on track in his next start at home versus the Reds.
May 9 - 5:19 PM

Monday's game between the Cubs and Rockies has been postponed due to inclement weather.

There's been a nasty mix of rain and hail in Denver, so the game was banged after a bit of a delay. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Scheduled starters Jake Arrieta and Antonio Senzatela will be pushed back a day.
May 8 - 9:59 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three runs in six innings and struck out seven Wednesday in a win over the Phillies.

The Cubs scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on to win 5-4. Arrieta's velocity, while still not back to normal, has crept up some since the first week. That's the biggest reason for optimism that he'll return to ace form. He's 4-1 with a 4.63 ERA right now.
May 3 - 11:37 PM

Jake Arrieta lasted just 4 1/3 innings and gave up five runs in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

All five runs scored in a marathon 42-pitch first inning, which included a solo homer off the bat of Andrew Benintendi. While Arrieta settled down from there, it ended up being his shortest outing since way back on August 28, 2014. He has now given up at least four runs in the first inning in back-to-back starts. Arrieta is sitting on a 4.66 ERA through five starts, which isn’t exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for on draft day. His 34/8 K/BB ratio points toward better times ahead, though he has really hurt himself by giving up six homers in 29 innings. He gets the Phillies next at home.
Apr 28 - 11:12 PM

Jake Arrieta improved to 3-0 on the season with Saturday's victory over the Reds despite allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over his six innings of work.

Arrieta racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. He also helped his own cause with an RBI triple in the fifth inning. Nearly all of the damage against him came in the first inning where Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer and Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot. The veteran right-hander now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 29/5 K/BB ratio through 24 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his winning ways on Friday against the Red Sox in Boston.
Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

Jake Arrieta took a no-decision after allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

It could have been worse considering he gave up two home runs, but luckily the bases were empty at the time. He allowed five hits and a walk while punching out five and was relieved after throwing 98 pitches. Arrieta's season is off to a solid start despite today's mediocre effort. He owns a 2-0 record with a 2.89 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings through three starts. He will face the hot Reds on the road in his next start.
Apr 15 - 6:30 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in the Cubs' defeat of the Brewers.

All three of those runs scored on a homer by Ryan Braun in the bottom of the third inning. Arrieta was otherwise sharp, yielding just three total hits and two walks while striking out 10. There have been some issues with his velocity in the early going, but the 31-year-old right-hander stands 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 13 innings (two starts) this season. A home matchup with the Pirates is next.
Apr 9 - 6:16 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Cardinals to one unearned run over six innings in Tuesday's 2-1 victory.

Arrieta struck out six while permitting just four singles and a couple walks. The only run the Cards notched against him scored when Javier Baez couldn't field a dribbler and then threw a ball off of Stephen Piscotty's helmet as he crossed home. Arrieta's control took a turn in the wrong direction last season, but he should have a big walk year if he can stay healthy. The right-hander faces the Dodgers at Wrigley next.
Apr 4 - 11:50 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded three earned runs over four innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Giants.

Denard Span led off the game with a solo homer and then Jarrett Parker followed a Brandon Crawford double with an RBI single. San Francisco struck again in the second inning when Span singled, stole second base, and scored on an Arrieta wild pitch. It's been a mediocre spring so far for the 31-year-old right-hander, but he still carries top-tier fantasy upside into the 2017 campaign.
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings of work as the Cubs and Diamondbacks dueled to a 5-5 tie on Thursday.

He struck out four and issued one free pass. He also helped himself at the plate by launching a solo home run off Zack Greinke in the third inning. Last year Arrieta wasn't quite as dominant as he was the previous two years, but he still managed a near-elite season with an 18-8 record and 3.10 ERA in 31 starts. He finished with 190 strikeouts and 76 walks in 197 1/3 innings.
Mar 23 - 8:35 PM

Jake Arrieta yielded one earned run in three innings Sunday afternoon against the Athletics.

That run scored on a third-inning sacrifice fly by Jed Lowrie, after Arrieta issued back-to-back walks and threw a wild pitch. Arrieta had issues with command in 2016, but the 31-year-old right-hander remains somewhere close to a top-tier fantasy starter leading into his walk year. He struck out five batters in his three-inning start on Sunday.
Mar 12 - 5:47 PM

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