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Muskat Ramblings 10 hours ago

#Cubs eager for series vs Red Sox at Fenway

Kris Bryant’s dad marked this weekend on his calendar as soon as he saw the Cubs’ schedule. So did Jon Lester’s wife and his parents and Anthony Rizzo’s family.On Friday, the Cubs will play the Red Sox in the first game of a three-game Interleague series, their first meeting at Fenway Park since 2014. Chicago swept that series, which included a stellar game by Jake Arrieta, who flirted with a no-hitter. The right-hander didn’t give up a hit until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth, and received a standing ovation as he walked off the field from the Fenway crowd.Arrieta...
MLB 17 hours ago

Cubs open Interleague set at Fenway Park

On Friday, the Cubs will open a three-game Interleague series with the Red Sox, their first meeting at Fenway Park since 2014. Chicago swept that series, which included a stellar game by Jake Arrieta, who flirted with a no-hitter. The right-hander didn't give up a hit until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth, and he received a standing ovation as he walked off the field from the Fenway crowd.
Cubs Insider Apr 26, 2017

Cubs Flip Hendricks, Anderson in Rotation for Rest, Potential Matchups

We’ve seen Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester flip-flopped twice already, so shuffling Kyle Hendricks and Brett Anderson shouldn’t come as any surprise. With no game Thursday, this will mean Hendricks goes Sunday in the finale of the Red Sox series on regular rest, while Anderson gets an extra couple days off after going 100 pitches in … The post Cubs Flip Hendricks, Anderson in Rotation for Rest, Potential Matchups appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Apr 26, 2017

Cubs adjust pitching rotation before Red Sox series

The Chicago Cubs adjusted their rotation so Kyle Hendricks can move ahead of left-hander Brett Anderson and pitch Sunday night against the Boston Red Sox. Anderson will pitch Monday night at Wrigley Field against Philadelphia. Jake Arrieta and John Lackey will start the first two games at Boston.
Cubs Insider Apr 26, 2017

Jake Arrieta’s Location Has Shifted Dramatically as He Adopts New Strategy to Attack Hitters

Jake Arrieta is throwing slower this year, but velocity isn’t the only facet of his pitch repertoire that’s changed. The former Cy Young winner is working an unfamiliar portion of the strike zone, much to the discontent of teams that now have to throw away their past scouting reports. Watching the ace paint the outside portion of the zone … The post Jake Arrieta’s Location Has Shifted Dramatically as He Adopts New Strategy to Attack Hitters appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 23, 2017
Trivia answer? Sure, but this Red’s part in Cub title not trivial

Trivia answer? Sure, but this Red’s part in Cub title not trivial

Reds pitcher Scott Feldman will forever be part of Cubs history as the reason the Cubs could acquire Jake Arrieta in a 2013 trade with the Orioles.
Chicago Tribune Apr 22, 2017

Jake Arrieta says Cubs still have the best rotation despite an uneven start

A 4.00 ERA through 17 games indicates room for improvement, but Jake Arrieta likes where the Cubs rotation sits. "I still think we're at the top," Arrieta said Saturday after an uneven performance. "I don't think you can say otherwise just because of the results. If you strictly go by the numbers,...
Chicago Tribune Apr 22, 2017

Jake Arrieta on his outing in Cubs' 12-8 win over Reds

Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after his outing in the 12-8 win over the Reds on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Apr 22, 2017

Willson Contreras on his first grand slam in Cubs' 12-8 win over Reds

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras reacts after his first major-league grand slam and discusses starting pitcher Jake Arrieta's performance during the 12-8 win over the Reds on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Apr 22, 2017

Joe Maddon on Cubs' 12-8 win over Reds: 'The ball was absolutely flying'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts after the 12-8 win over the Reds on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and discusses Jake Arrieta and Jason Heyward's performances in the victory. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
CBS Chicago Apr 22, 2017
Contreras’ Slam Powers Arrieta, Cubs To 12-8 Win Over Reds

Contreras’ Slam Powers Arrieta, Cubs To 12-8 Win Over Reds

Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam on Saturday, helping the Chicago Cubs power to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Washington Times Apr 22, 2017

Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Jake Arrieta (3-0) returned to the mound where he threw his second career no-hitter last April ...
Cubs Insider Apr 22, 2017

Watch: Jake Arrieta Hits Fourth Career Triple

Arrieta has now tripled in four consecutive seasons! Talk about helping your own cause… .@JArrieta34 now has 4 career triples – 2 more than any active pitcher. The last hurler with more than 4 in a career? Dontrelle Willis (6). pic.twitter.com/S1xrjmAM7I — MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 22, 2017 The post Watch: Jake Arrieta Hits Fourth Career Triple appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Cubbies Crib Apr 22, 2017

Chicago Cubs look to take series against Reds behind Jake Arrieta

The Chicago Cubs have won the last three games in come-from-behind fashion. Today, the team looks to grab an early lead behind Jake Arrieta. Everyone knows what Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta did nearly one year ago today at Great American Ballpark. He tossed his second career no-hitter en route to a 16-0 dismantling of the […] Chicago Cubs look to take series against Reds behind Jake Arrieta - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 22, 2017
Cubs, Reds Continue Series

Cubs, Reds Continue Series

Saturday's game threads are all in this StoryStream. Here are today’s particulars. Cubs lineup: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Reds lineup: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Jake Arrieta vs. Cody Reed Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Today's game is on ABC7 Chicago. It’s also being carried by MLB Network (outside the Chicago and Cincinnati markets). Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today. MLB.com Gameday Baseball-reference.com game preview SB Nation game preview Please visit our SB Nation Reds site Red...

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