Arrieta allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings Monday against the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision. Arrieta struggled to find his groove in the series opener, giving up a run in the second inning followed by three in the fifth. His offense would bail him out by striking for four runs of their own in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old hasn't been sharp in September, surrendering 11 runs while punching out 24 through 17.1 frames. Arrieta will search for a better outcome in his next outing Saturday in Atlanta.
Arrieta gave up three runs on three hits and two walks across five innings during Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals. He recorded seven strikeouts and did not factor in the decision. Juan Soto's first-inning RBI double and fourth-inning two-run homer accounted for all the damage against Arrieta. The 32-year-old has a 3.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 127:52 K:BB over 159.2 innings this season, and is next expected to take the mound Monday against the Marlins.
Arrieta will start the second game of the Phillies' doubleheader Tuesday with the Nationals, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Arrieta had been scheduled to toe the rubber Monday in the series opener, but he ended up being pushed back a day after that contest was postponed due to inclement weather. The change in the pitching schedule isn't expected to prevent Arrieta from picking up two starts this week, as he'll likely take the hill again Sunday versus the Marlins. Nick Pivetta, the Game 1 starter for Tuesday's twin bill, would also be a candidate to pitch in the series finale against Miami, but Arrieta's superior performance of late likely confers the elder statesmen the advantage for the two step.
Arrieta didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Nationals, giving up four runs on four hits and three walks over three innings while striking out three. The veteran threw 75 pitches (44 strikes) before hitting the showers, and some hard-hit balls by the Nats -- including a pair of two-run homers by Trea Turner and Juan Soto in the third inning -- hastened his exit. Arrieta will carry a 3.54 ERA into his next start Tuesday in Miami.
Arrieta (9-9) surrendered four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings as he was saddled with the loss Friday against the Blue Jays. Arrieta allowed a run in the second, followed by two in the third and one in the fifth before exiting with a three-run deficit. Despite an uncharacteristic outing, the 32-year-old owns a 3.37 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 106 punchouts through 144.1 frames this season. He'll look for a better outcome during his next start, which is lined up for Wednesday against Washington.