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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 was hit hard in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates, yielding seven earned runs on 10 hits over five innings.
Arrieta has turned in a strong 2016 campaign on the whole, but his final start of the regular season left much to be desired. The Pirates burned the ace right-hander for a run in the first inning, then posted three-run frames in the fourth and fifth to drive him from the game. Arrieta finishes out the season holding a 3.10 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 190/76 K/BB ratio over 197 1/3 innings. The postseason now awaits as the Cubs attempt to bring a cathartic end to their title drought. Sep 28 - 10:17 PM

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Jake Arrieta dominated the Cardinals on Friday, striking out 10 across seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory.

Arrieta walked just one batter while yielding only five singles on the day, as the Cards had just one player get to second base on him. The right-hander had been less than stellar of late, so obviously this was an encouraging performance as the Cubs look to fine-tune things heading into the postseason. Arrieta will bring a 2.85 ERA into Pittsburgh next week.
Sep 23 - 5:44 PM

Jake Arrieta scattered four runs (three earned), four hits and four walks over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Brewers.

He recorded five strikeouts. Arrieta got off to a decent start, putting zeros on the board over the first three frames. Things took a turn in the sixth when Milwaukee broke out for three runs with two coming on a home run by Ryan Braun. While Arrieta’s season-long numbers are still strong (17-7 with a 2.96 ERA), his second-half contributions have been somewhat underwhelming. He’ll take the hill again next Saturday against the Cardinals.
Sep 17 - 7:26 PM

Jake Arrieta earned his 17th victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Astros.

Arrieta walked two and struck out three on the night. He wasn't nearly as sharp as he normally is, but he didn't need to be as the Cubs staked him to an early 9-0 lead. The right-hander will head into Saturday's start against the Brewers with a terrific 2.91 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 171/69 K/BB ratio through 179 1/3 innings on the season.
Sep 11 - 11:17 PM

Jake Arrieta pitched well in a losing effort against the Giants on Saturday afternoon, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over his six innings of work.

Arrieta punched out seven while walking two on the day. After allowing an unearned run in the first inning, the Giants scratched out single runs in the fourth and sixth frames, which proved to be enough support for Madison Bumgarner. Arrieta now sits at 16-5 on the season with a 2.84 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 168/67 K/BB ratio across 174 innings. He'll take on the Astros in Houston his next time out on Friday.
Sep 3 - 5:45 PM

Jake Arrieta stumbled Monday, giving up six runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Pirates.

Arrieta has thrown eight scoreless innings twice this month, but at no point has he really resembled the guy who won Cy Young honors last year or the one who opened this season with a 0.84 ERA through six starts. He's still better than fine, but he's not quite dominant. He gave up two homers tonight, bringing his total to nine allowed in his last 10 starts. He gave up a total of four homers in his first 16 starts of this year and 10 in 33 starts last year.
Aug 30 - 1:30 AM

Jake Arrieta was phenomenal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

Don't let the 5-3 final fool you. Arrieta was absolutely lights out and the three runs on the Padres' side of the ledger all scored in the ninth inning, after the ace right-hander had exited stage left. He struck out six and walked two on the evening, finishing out having thrown 99 pitches (59 strikes). It wasn't his most efficient outing in terms of his control, but eight innings of shutout ball is eight innings of shutout ball. Arrieta will bring a sharp 2.62 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time out.
Aug 24 - 1:22 AM

Despite allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings, Jake Arrieta notched his 15th win Thursday against the Brewers.

Arrieta was incredibly sloppy in this one, walking seven batters and allowing a couple of homers. It seems like a setback for him after he pitched well in his previous three starts. Still, it's just one day, and it's hard to imagine him walking seven batters again next time out against the Padres.
Aug 18 - 5:57 PM

Jake Arrieta turned in a vintage effort Sunday against the Athletics, allowing just three hits over eight scoreless innings for his 13th victory.

He finished the afternoon with four strikeouts and only one walk. The A's patchwork lineup doesn't pose a major threat to opposing pitchers but it's still good to see Arrieta getting back on track after a really rough stretch. Saturday's victory snapped a five-game winless streak for the reigning NL Cy Young winner. It was also his longest start since May 14. We'll see if Arrieta can keep it going Friday against the division-rival Cardinals.
Aug 6 - 8:09 PM

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

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

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