David Ross wasn’t behind the plate for cheap Jake Arrieta jersey’s no hitter. But he was there for the encore Saturday, which was almost as good.
Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks in the Cubs jerseys’ 2 0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys at Wrigley Field. The right hander added more gloss to his improving Cy Young case by lowering his ERA to 2.03 and improving his won lost record to a major league best 18 6. His ERA over his last 14 starts is 0.99. The numbers go on and on.
“He’s right there at the top as far cheap baseball jerseys as stuff goes,” said Ross, who had watched cheap Miguel Montero jersey catch Arrieta’s no hit, 12 strikeout gem against the Dodgers jerseys from the visitors dugout last Sunday. “And he’s only going to get better.
“He’s a number one, he’s got some of the best stuff in the game. I know that for a fact I’ve had to hit against him before. It’s not a lot of fun.”
And here’s the thing for the Cubs jerseys (77 57), who increased their lead for the second wild card by eight games pending the outcome of the Washington Nationals jerseys’ game against the Atlanta Braves jerseys Saturday night. How big will it be to have arguably baseball’s hottest pitcher in Arrieta at the ready should he get the call for that Oct. 7 play in wild card game, most likely against the Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys?
“It’s hard for me to fathom there’s anybody better than cheap Jake Arrieta jersey,” Ross said. “I know numbers are numbers and there are guys in LA doing a really good job but I’ll take that guy on the mound any day of the week.”
With a 15 3 record and 1.59 ERA, the Dodgers jerseys’ Zack Grienke looks like the current NL Cy Young leader. Three time Cy winner cheap Clayton Kershaw jersey is at 12 6, 2.18.
But Arrieta has the hot hand. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 29 innings, and has these hits allowed totals over his last seven starts since Aug. 4: Two, four, five, four, four, zero, four.
That’s quite a run.
“It’s right up there with the best I’ve seen,” said Maddon, noting he has managed cheap David Price jersey. “He’s been absolutely awesome. It’s a matter of how you want to apply your votes. And there’s still some time to go.”
Arrieta, who threw 116 pitches, wasted no time putting the Johnny (back to back no hitters) VanderMeer talk to rest by giving up singles to cheap Paul Goldschmidt jersey and cheap David Peralta jersey in the first. He said he had no trouble preparing this week in the aftermath of the no hit hullabaloo.
And two days after I was kind of sick of talking about it, he said. was already watching video of Arizona, trying to figure out what I could do better against them this time and really try and move on.”
Arrieta recorded 16 consecutive outs beginning with cheap Brandon Drury jersey double play grounder hit back to the mound in the third inning. cheap Jarrod Saltalamacchia jersey ground rule double with two outs in the seventh broke the string.
A day after slamming Arizona with 14 runs, the Cubs jerseys pecked at lefty cheap Robbie Ray jersey for only two on Saturday. cheap Dexter Fowler jersey hit his career high 16th homer in the fifth inning after cheap Anthony Rizzo jersey singled and scored the first run on Ross high bouncing ground out over the mound with the bases loaded in the fourth.
That was about the time Arrieta was putting scouting reports, which suggested the D backs were skilled at staying on Arrieta’s slider and cutter, to good use. He started leaning on his changeup the second time through the D backs order.
“It really worked well in those middle innings,” Arrieta said.
Everything works for Arrieta these days.
“He has command of both sides of the plate with the fastball, the cutter, the changeup and the breaking ball,” Ross said. “It makes my job really, really easy.”