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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 improved to 16-6, holding the Giants to one unearned run in six innings on Tuesday.
The lone run scored in the sixth inning on a ground out, which followed a throwing error by Arrieta which extended the inning. The right-hander scattered four hits and a walk while striking out eight. There's still enough time left for him to sneak into the NL Cy Young conversation, as he's brandishing a 2.22 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and a 178/43 K/BB ratio over 174 innings. Arrieta will go in search of his 17th win at Dodger Stadium next. Aug 26 - 1:53 AM

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Jake Arrieta shut down the Braves for six innings Thursday, striking out seven in his 15th win.

Arrieta went without allowing a run for the third time in four starts and the sixth time this season. The Cubs have won nine of his last 10 starts, with the only loss in that span being Cole Hamels' no-hitter against them.
Aug 20 - 11:56 PM

Jake Arrieta earned his 14th win of the season after beating the White Sox on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Arrieta struck out five and walked two, with solitary runs scoring against him in the first, sixth and seventh innings. This might not have been a lights-out performance, but if this is what Arrieta looks like when he's struggling, that's a good sign for the Cubs. He now holds a 2.39 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 163/41 K/BB ratio across 162 innings and will face the Braves at Wrigley in his next start.
Aug 15 - 11:46 PM

Jake Arrieta continued his run of dominance in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Giants, firing 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball.

Arrieta allowed just four hits while striking out six and walking two. In addition to his brilliance on the mound, he also hit a triple in the second inning. He's allowed more than two runs just once since June 16 and has now fired four shutouts in his last 10 starts. He'll take a 2.38 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 158/39 K/BB ratio over 155 1/3 innings into his next outing, a "road" showdown with the White Sox.
Aug 9 - 5:41 PM

Jake Arrieta didn't let the Pirates touch home plate in his seven innings of work, earning the win on Tuesday.

The right-hander was dominant, yielding only two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in the effort. After breaking out last season with a 2.53 ERA -- following years of mediocrity with the Orioles -- Arrieta has repeated this season, brandishing a 2.50 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 152/37 K/BB ratio over 147 2/3 innings. He'll make a home start against the Giants next.
Aug 4 - 10:31 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed three earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Ryan Howard got him for a three-run shot in the top of the third inning. Arrieta struck out eight but walked three and surrendered six total hits. He was thoroughly out-dueled by Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who threw the first no-hitter of his career. Arrieta faces the Brewers on the road next.
Jul 25 - 6:59 PM

Jake Arrieta delivered another dominating outing in Sunday's win over the Braves, allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings.

Arrieta punched out 10 Braves hitters on the afternoon and walked three. The right-hander has been outstanding over his last six starts, posting a 5-0 mark while allowing just five runs over 46 2/3 innings (0.96 ERA) while striking out 44 and walking just four opposing hitters. He'll look to continue his dominance on Saturday when he squares off against the offensively-challenged Phillies at home.
Jul 19 - 8:31 PM

Jake Arrieta wrapped up his first half of the season with a complete game masterpiece on Sunday, holding the White Sox to one run over nine innings while striking out nine in the 3-1 win.

Arrieta has been flat-out dominant of late and he continued that trend on Sunday. He struck out nine without a walk and the White Sox managed just two hits against the right-hander over the course of the game. In his last 33 innings, Arrieta has surrendered just three runs. He carries a 2.66 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 119/23 K/BB ratio over 115 innings. Oh, and he homered on Sunday, too. Just for fun.
Jul 12 - 4:47 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched a superb game in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Mets, tossing eight innings and allowing just one run.

Arrieta scattered five hits over his eight innings, striking out seven without walking a batter. Three of the hits went for doubles, but only Curtis Granderson's two-bagger in the third inning would plate a run. In his last 24 innings, Arrieta has allowed just two runs. He holds a 2.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 110/23 K/BB ratio in 106 innings and is pitching his best ball of the season as we near the All-Star Break. He'll have his work cut out for him in his next scheduled start, though, a Tuesday afternoon home tilt with the Cardinals.
Jul 2 - 4:01 PM

Jake Arrieta fired seven innings of one-run ball in a tough-luck no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

Arrieta was excellent, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. He retired 16 out of the final 17 batters he faced and left in position for the win, but Pedro Strop coughed up the lead in the eighth. Arrieta holds a 2.94 ERA and 103/23 K/BB ratio in 98 innings across 15 starts this season. He has a promising matchup on tap next week against the Mets on the road.
Jun 27 - 12:31 AM

Jake Arrieta threw his second career complete game in Sunday's 8-0 rout of the Twins.

Arrieta walked none and yielded only four hits over nine shutout frames in what was his best start of the 2015 season. He struck out seven, tossing 86 of his 122 pitches for strikes. The 29-year-old right-hander is now 7-5 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 96/21 K/BB ratio in 91 innings. He'll take on the rival Cardinals at Busch Stadium next time out.
Jun 21 - 5:22 PM

Jake Arrieta walked six and gave up a three-run home run Tuesday, allowing four runs over five innings in a loss to the Indians.

Arrieta gave up just one hit through his first four innings of work, but it was a home run off the bat of Carlos Santana with two runners on. He was uncharacteristically wild, walking more than four for the first time since May 13 of last season. Arrieta did strike out six while allowing on three hits on the night. The right-hander will carry a 6-5 record, 3.40 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into Sunday's interleague tilt with the Twins.
Jun 16 - 11:40 PM

Monday's game between the Indians and Cubs has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up on August 24. Scheduled starters Trevor Bauer and Jake Arrieta will be pushed back a day.
Jun 15 - 6:33 PM

Jake Arrieta gave up three runs in six innings and struck out eight in a win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Arrieta had a shutout going until Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth. He finished the game tonight with an 83/15 K/BB ratio in 77 innings for the season. Which, we have to say, is really quite good.
Jun 10 - 10:51 PM

Jake Arrieta surrendered one run in six innings and struck out eight in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Nationals on Thursday.

Arrieta bounced back from a couple of down outings in which he gave up a total of four homers to the Diamondbacks and Royals. There were no homers tonight, and Arrieta won for the first time since May 12. He's 5-4 with a 3.04 ERA.
Jun 5 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Jonathan Herrera
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7James Russell
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Neil Ramirez
11Rafael Soriano