Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:49:03 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox Monday, June 30, and he has won four straight starts while lowering his ERA to 1.81. "He's found his routine," pitching coach Chris Bosio responded. "He trusts his stuff. He's matured as a pitcher. And opportunity." Bosio said the biggest thing has been that Arrieta has been healthy every fifth day after he started the season late due to a shoulder problem.
On Monday, Arrieta threw 39 cutters against the Red Sox, and they were 0-for-11 against them, including four strikeouts. In his last four starts, Arrieta has tossed 137 cutters, and opponents were just 6-for-38 with a walk and 15 strikeouts against the pitch. Arrieta said his success comes from keeping his pitches down in the zone.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like the breakout for Arrieta is finally here, and the move to the National League last year may have been the catalyst. Now that he's healthy and keeping the ball down with good control, the K's are piling up and he's becoming the dominant pitcher that we once yearned for. He should be owned everywhere at the moment.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:42:41 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta had a no-hitter for 7 1/3 innings in his win over the Boston Red Sox Monday, June 30. He struck out 10 while allowing a walk and a hit in 7 2/3 shutout innings.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:46:58 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (3-1) recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings in a win over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, June 18. In the process, he lowered his ERA to 1.98, and he now has 55 strikeouts in 50 innings on the season. "I'm not doing anything different," he said. "I'm just commanding everything down in the strike zone and trying to force early contact. Strikeouts are just a byproduct of throwing several plus pitches for strikes."
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:38:24 -0700
The Chicago Cubs are willing to listen to trade offers for SPs Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Edwin Jackson and Jake Arrieta. The team does not plan on trading all four pitchers but want to find out their market values.
Sat, 03 May 2014 21:13:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) allowed four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 3, against the St. Louis Cardinals in his regular season debut.
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta certainly looked good against a decent lineup, and he is worth adding in all NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats, especially if he can replicate results like this.
Sat, 03 May 2014 10:42:13 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have activated SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list so that he can start against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, May 3. In a corresponding move, P Zach Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:14:20 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will now make his season debut against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, May 3.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:40:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is likely to pitch this weekend, rather than make his season debut Wednesday, April 30. The reason for the change is not due to injury, but rather a rainout Monday, April 28, altering the rotation plan.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:47:33 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is set to make his season debut Wednesday, April 30, according to manager Rick Renteria.
Fantasy Tip: With Arrieta returning, Carlos Villanueva is expected to return to a relief role. Those looking for pitching help should consider Arrieta only in the deepest of mixed leagues and NL-only setups, for now.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:49:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) pitched two innings during a rehab start for Double-A Tennessee Saturday, April 26. The team wants to see how Arrieta feels after the start to see if he is ready to rejoin the team or if he needs more rehab outings.