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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 two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Arrieta walked four and gave up four hits as the Cubs were swept by their arch rivals from St. Louis. Arrieta now stands 11-2 on the season, though his ERA (1.74) didn't budge at all on Wednesday. He gets the last-place Reds on the road next. Jun 22 - 5:37 PM

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Jake Arrieta was dominant again Friday, recording 11 strikeouts across six shutout frames in a 6-0 victory over the Pirates.

The right-hander put himself in a pickle in the sixth inning when he walked the bases loaded with one out, but he pitched his way out of it by striking out David Freese and Matt Joyce. Arrieta allowed just two singles on the day. The reigning NL Cy Young winner hasn't had the elite control that he displayed last season (3.0 BB/9 in 2016 versus 1.9 BB/9 in 2015), but he's giving up even fewer hits (just 57 over 93 innings) and striking out just as many (101). Arrieta will bring a 1.74 ERA into a start against the Cardinals next week.
Jun 17 - 5:55 PM

Jake Arrieta held the Braves to two runs over seven innings Saturday in the Cubs' 8-2 win.

Arrieta gave up only four hits and two walks while striking out three, cruising easily through the Braves' punchless batting order. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is now 10-1 on the season with a 1.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 87 innings covering 13 starts. Up next is a start at home against the Pirates.
Jun 11 - 7:07 PM

Jake Arrieta took his first loss of the season Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Arrieta struck out 12 and only issued one walk, but the Diamondbacks tagged him for a season-high nine hits and won the game 3-2. Arrieta still has a cool 9-1 record, 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 87/26 K/BB ratio in 80 total innings (12 starts) this year. Look for him to bounce back in a big way when he faces the Braves next Saturday in Atlanta.
Jun 5 - 5:26 PM

Jake Arrieta tossed seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday, striking out eight, but settled for a no-decision.

Neither offense managed much of anything before the Dodgers got two runs in the eighth, leaving Arrieta's brilliance for naught. He allowed just two hits and walked four in the outing, lowering his ERA to 1.56. The silver lining is that he also didn't take the loss, meaning he remains a perfect 9-0 through 11 starts. Arrieta will see if the month of June will be as kind to him when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
May 31 - 11:32 PM

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

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

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