Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:18:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will work as the team's third starter out of the All-Star break, working Sunday, July 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is still trying to play it safe and give his shoulder rest when they can.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:05:48 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta has posted a 3-0 record with a 1.78 ERA over his past five starts with a .140 opponent batting average, 0.71 WHIP and just one homer allowed with eight walks and 41 strikeouts over the past 35 1/3 innings.
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta has moved to ace status on the north side following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland, and he has looked the part. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats while pitching this well, so don't be shy to start him even if he plays for a losing club.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:38:59 -0700
Chicago Cubs SPs Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jake Arrieta will start the team's first three games after the All-Star break against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta allowed three runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings Friday, July 11, against the Atlanta Braves. He also walked three and struck out six batters in the no-decision. Arrieta is 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over the past seven starts.
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.