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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
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Jake Arrieta logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, allowing two runs on two hits over seven-plus innings.
The right-hander struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He carried a bid for a shutout into the eighth inning, but was lifted after allowing a pair of walks to start the inning. Both runs would come around to score, charging him with the loss. Even with his recent struggles, Arrieta still owns a terrific 2.75 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 139/49 K/BB ratio over 134 1/3 innings. He draws a terrific matchup his next time out, taking on the Athletics in Oakland on Friday. Jul 30 - 5:00 PM

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Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

It looked like it'd be a second straight fine outing for Arrieta, but then Todd Frazier connected on a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth, ruining his night. The Cubs went on to lose the game, the fourth straight time they've lost one of Arrieta's starts. In fact, they're just 3-7 in his outings since their streak of 23 straight wins with him on the mound ended in May.
Jul 26 - 12:17 AM

Jake Arrieta held the Mets to one run over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.

It's not surprising that a game started by Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard is decided by the bullpens. For his part, Arrieta gave up five hits and a walk while striking out eight. It was certainly closer to the Arrieta we're used to seeing than the guy who gave up 15 runs in 16 1/3 innings heading into the All-Star break. The 30-year-old will look to build on the strong start when he faces the crosstown-rival White Sox on Monday.
Jul 19 - 10:50 PM

Jake Arrieta said Monday that he's leaning toward not pitching in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Arrieta, who last pitched on Friday, said that a full week of rest might be the best thing for him. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner finished the first half with a 2.68 ERA in 18 starts, but he has allowed 15 runs in 16 1/3 innings over his last three outings.
Jul 11 - 5:45 PM

Jake Arrieta's stretch of poor outings continued as he coughed up six runs in six innings during a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

He struck out six and walked one but gave up nine base hits, including two home runs. He still has a great 12-4 record and 2.68 ERA, but his owners must be getting a bit worried as their ace has strung together three bad outings in a row. All three have come against teams with poor offenses. He will look to right the ship after the All Star break.
Jul 8 - 11:26 PM

Jake Arrieta allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

After not losing a decision for a calendar year, Arrieta has now lost three of his last six starts after Saturday's outing. More troubling is the fact that he's allowed 19 baserunners and nine runs while striking out eight over his past two starts. It's all relative, of course, as the right-hander is still 12-3 with a 2.33 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 115/42 K/BB ratio, but perhaps the All-Star break is coming at a good time. Arrieta will take on the Braves on Thursday before heading into the break.
Jul 3 - 12:47 AM

Jake Arrieta picked up a win in spite of a rare off night Monday, allowing five runs over five frames in an 11-8 victory over the Reds.

Arrieta again had some control issues, walking five while permitting four hits. He did his best work at the plate, singling and launching a solo homer. He's had another fantastic season, but Arrieta's control issues in 2016 have been worrisome, as he's already had six starts where he's walked four or more batters. He did that just once last year. Arrieta will try to bounce back this weekend versus the Mets.
Jun 27 - 10:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup