Arrieta (12-8) allowed one earned run on three hits across six innings in Sunday's 7-2 road win over the Diamondbacks. He walked three and struck out six. Arrieta has now gone 4-1 over his last six starts, improving his ERA to 3.73 during that span. His 135 strikeouts are second on the Cubs behind Jon Lester, while his 12 wins lead the team. Arrieta is in line to toe the rubber again Friday, this time at home in an interleague matchup with the Blue Jays.
Arrieta (11-8) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits while striking out five batters through 6.1 innings during Monday's win over San Francisco. The numbers aren't nearly as flashy, but Arrieta hasn't allowed more than four earned runs in any of his past 16 starts and now sports a 3.83 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 for the campaign. He's a strong two-month stretch away from posting another high-end fantasy season, and the righty has plenty of motivation with free agency ahead this offseason. Arrieta projects to make his next start against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Arrieta (10-8) allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks during Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. He struck out eight. Despite turning in another solid outing, Arrieta was saddled with the loss as the Cubs were blanked by Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks' bullpen. The 31-year-old is hitting his stride for the fantasy homestretch, and he now owns a shiny 2.08 ERA and 31:11 K:BB in six starts (39 innings) since the beginning of July. He'll look to keep things rolling in a favorable matchup against the Giants on Monday.
Arrieta (10-7) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out five batters through 6.2 innings during Wednesday's win over the White Sox. Arrieta entered with a rock-solid 3.30 ERA through his previous 10 starts, and he allowed two runs or fewer in seven of those outings. Now sporting a 4.03 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 for the campaign, the righty appears to have righted the ship ahead of the fantasy stretch drive. He projects to face the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in his next start.
Arrieta (9-7) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six across six innings, but received no decision Friday against the Cardinals. Arrieta showed some of his best control of the season and left the game with a 3-2 lead, but the bullpen imploded in the eighth inning, keeping him from a having a shot at earning his 10th victory of the campaign. Although he's been an inconsistent pitcher this season, he's lowered his ERA by more than half a run since June 17, and he certainly has the potential to reward fantasy owners with a strong second half. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the White Sox.