Apr. 29 11:37 PM PT12:37 AM MT1:37 AM CT2:37 AM ET2:37 ET6:37 GMT14:37 11:37 PM MST1:37 AM EST2:07 AM VEN10:37 UAE1:37 AM CT-Arrieta's bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after his fifth pitch Thursday, and he had his scoreless streak at Wrigley Field snapped at 52 2/3 innings. The Chicago Cubs ace still improved to 5-0 and won his 16th consecutive decision with a 7-2 victory over Milwaukee. Analysis: Jonathan Villar led off the game with an opposite-field, broken-bat single over third base. Arrieta finished with one run, three hits and four walks allowed in five innings, the first run he's given up at home since July 25. His run of consecutive quality starts also ended at 24, two shy of Bob Gibson's record from 1967-68. Arrieta's streak of consecutive winning decisions is the longest since Jose Contreras of the White Sox won 17 in a row from August 2005-July 2006.
Apr. 26 5:18 PM PT6:18 PM MT7:18 PM CT8:18 PM ET20:18 ET0:18 GMT8:18 5:18 PM MST7:18 PM EST7:48 PM VEN4:18 UAE (+1)7:18 PM CT-Arrieta says it is "flattering" that "some of the best players in the game" are spreading rumors that Arrieta is using performance-enhancing drugs. Analysis: The National League Cy Young Award winner and Chicago Cubs ace didn't name names Tuesday but said his teammates have heard rumors from other players that the right-hander has used PEDs to fuel his emergence with the Cubs. The 30-year-old Arrieta credited his career turnaround to a comprehensive workout program and eating well. Manager Joe Maddon added "command and confidence" to the mix.
Apr. 21 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET22:21 ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST9:51 PM VEN6:21 UAE (+1)9:21 PM CT-Arrieta pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night. Analysis: The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. Arrieta (4-0) struck out six, walked four and allowed only six balls hit out of the infield. He threw 119 pitches, retiring Eugenio Suarez on a routine flyball to right field to end it. Arrieta also no-hit the Dodgers 2-0 last Aug. 30, part of one of the best pitching stretches in club history.
Apr. 17 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)6:08 PM CT-Arrieta continues to be lights out for the Cubs. He allowed five hits with eight strikeouts over eight innings of Saturday's 6-2 win over the Rockies. Analysis: He has not allowed a run in his last 48 2/3 innings - dating to last July - at home.
Apr. 11 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Arrieta pitched seven solid innings and hit a mammoth homer in a 7-3 win over Arizona on Sunday. Analysis: His 442-foot blast is the longest by a pitcher since 2009.
Apr. 5 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Arrieta picked up where he left off last season, shutting out the Angels over seven innings in Monday's opener. Analysis: He surrendered two hits while walking one and striking out six.
Mar. 25 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET23:50 ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST11:20 PM VEN7:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Arrieta said he isn't worried about the blood blister on his right thumb. Analysis: The NL Cy Young Award winner was limited to a third of an inning Thursday. "It's business as usual today," Arietta said Friday. "It won't be a problem at all."
Mar. 1 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-As expected, NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta will start the Chicago Cubs' season opener. Analysis: Arrieta led the majors in wins while going 22-6 and posting a 1.77 ERA last year. His ERA after the All-Star break was 0.75.
Feb. 5 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET23:38 ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST12:08 AM VEN8:38 UAE10:38 PM CT-Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the highest one-year deal for a pitcher with four years of major league service. Analysis: Arrieta, who turns 30 in March, had a breakout season last year, helping the Cubs to an NL wild card. The NL Cy Young Award winner finished with a 22-6 record and a 1.77 ERA, easily cruising past most of his previous career highs. Arrieta made $3.63 million last year. He had asked for $13 million and the team had offered $7.5 million, the largest gap among players who filed for arbitration.