Arrieta’s no-no against the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be his 14th consecutive quality start.
David Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the sixth.
Jake Arrieta helped the Chicago Cubs avoid getting swept against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a big way.
Mike Fiers of the Houston Astros turned the trick at home for a 3-0 win over the Dodgers on August. 21. “Robust play. Hernandez hit it nicely”.
The Dodgers will open up a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. This would end up being the only runs scored in the game, but it was enough for the Cubs to get the win.
Carl Crawford nearly broke up the no-hit bid with two outs within the seventh, however Castro caught Crawford’s line drive up the center with a operating seize.
“It went by so quick, really”, Arrieta said.
“At this point, it doesn’t change the game in any way”, Mattingly said. “It was hit well, but right at him”. And after the game, during his post-game interview, Arrieta himself admitted that he thought it would be ruled a hit.
Arrieta sealed the deal striking out the side in the ninth, finishing it off with a swinging strikeout from Chase Utley.
Utley struck out for the final out of the Dodgers’ Josh Beckett’s no-hitter against the Phillies in May 2014. When the Cubs acquired Jon Lester in the off-season I had a feeling that this would stimulate Arrieta’s competitive juices and that he would only get better. When he entered, he was wearing pajamas, which all the Cubs were for their flight home.
Frog pride is flowing strong tonight after former TCU Horned Frog and current Chicago Cub Jake Arrieta completed his first career no-hitter on Sunday night. “Feels like that could have been five innings the way that played out”, Arrieta said during a post game interview.
Arrieta was mobbed by teammates, much as Fiers was nine days earlier. The left-hander also ranks second in the majors with a ratio of 4.15 ground balls for every fly ball.
“It wasn’t like it was the eighth inning and I was thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, ‘ ” White said.
Gonzalez brushed aside concerns about the team’s record-setting futility, pointing to how the Dodgers won two of three games against the Cubs. He was matter of fact about Arrieta’s feat. “That’s why he’s 17-6 with a 2 (2.11) ERA”.
He made his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 and has played in Chicago since 2013. Depending on the velocity, it can look like a different pitch just based on how it moves. “He throws harder now”.
It was No. 21 for Bryant. In those three contests he has allowed a total of two earned runs over 18.2 innings. It was a close one, but the Cubs will take it if they can get it – but it’s a little troubling to hear that they were throwing their pitcher under the bus.
With unseasonably hot temperatures in Los Angeles during their visit, Maddon said he was concerned about the bus to the airport and the plane being properly air-conditioned so the Cubs won’t overheat in their jammies.
“I would say yes”, he said.