Legends On Deck

Cub’s Jake Arrieta Throws 14th No-Hitter In Franchise History



On Sunday Cubs starter, Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter against the Dodgers, making him the 14th pitcher in franchise history to complete the task. The 2-0 victory was his 17th on the season and his fifth straight win in his last five starts.

Arrieta, who is having the best season of his career, is a big candidate for the Cy Young award and it comes at the perfect time as the Cubs are pushing hard towards a playoff berth, while in the second Wild Card spot by 5.5 games.

In Sunday’s matchup, Arrieta opened the first frame retiring the side in order, then retired the next four batters through 2.1 innings before Enrique Hernandez reached on a fielding error. But the 6’4″ righty settled down and retired the next two batters and ended the inning by striking out Jimmy Rollins.

By the time the 6th inning rolled around, Arrieta retired eight straight batters and was looking at a possible Perfect Game, but with two outs in the sixth, Rollins walked to end that idea. Arrieta regained his composure and induced a fly ball out off the bat of Chase Utley to end the inning.

Arrieta then retired the next nine batters after Utley’s out and capped off the game in fashion as he struck out the side in the ninth to earn the victory. Arrieta’s line: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 12 K

As for the Cubs two runs, Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in the first, his 21st on the season, to account for the only scoring in the game.

David Conde
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