12:25 PM EDT, Tue October 06, 2015

Around the bases: This week in MLB

After flirting with a second “Sunday Night Baseball” no-hitter this season, Jake Arrieta finished off a historic second half with six shutout innings against the Brewers on Friday.
MASN Sports Oct 3, 2015

Rivero and Robinson display potential in what could be expanded roles in 2016 - Byron Kerr

As Robinson, Rivero show flashes of talent, optimism for future roles increases

Analyzing baseball awards — Arrieta, Greinke or Kershaw?

Analyzing baseball awards — Arrieta, Greinke or Kershaw? Juan Marichal could relate to this year’s competition for the National League Cy Young Award. Three pitchers are enjoying out-of-this-world seasons and deserve the award — Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw — and two will get denied, which is wacky. The legendary Giant led the league twice in innings, shutouts, complete games, wins, and WHIP, led it once in ERA and thrice in strikeout-to-walk ratio. Giants lefty Mike McCormick won the award in ’67 when Koufax was retired and Marichal was injured. Arrieta (22-6,...
Twinkie Town Oct 3, 2015

Minnesota's elimination is not a beautiful death

This is not the end. It's only the beginning. On the day that your favorite baseball team is eliminated from post-season contention, a team that has been pretty terrible for four years, how are you supposed to feel? Today I'm not sad or angry or disappointed. I'm proud. I'm still thrilled, because 2015 was one hell of a fun ride. It's easy to feel as though the end of a season that doesn't culminate in a World Series championship is a failure. As though it's the death of a campaign. That's never really been a philosophy I've subscribed to, but this year in particular I feel differently. The...
Red Reporter Oct 2, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds lost.

13. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Joey Votto got on base for the 48th consecutive game tonight, tying Pete Rose for the franchise record. Tomorrow, he'll try for 49th for the record all to himself. The Joey Vothall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game, as I like to call it. Honorable mention to I don't know, because screw it. Key Plays The Reds lost their 13th straight game 6-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd to last game of the season in 12 innings. Yeah, IF you want the box score highlights to this one, you can find it as easily as I can. But why would you? Tony...
Northwest Herald Oct 2, 2015

Jake Arrieta, Cubs beat Brewers, stay 2 games behind Pirates in wild-card race

MILWAUKEE – Jake Arrieta struck out seven in six strong innings, and the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1, Friday night as they tried to keep up with Pittsburgh in the race to host the NL wild-card game.
In which we accept Jake Arrieta in the Wild Card Game as an inevitability

In which we accept Jake Arrieta in the Wild Card Game as an inevitability

I said this before last night’s game, but I’ll repeat it here briefly: the reason that the Pittsburgh Pirates will not win the NL Central this year doesn’t lie solely on last night’s loss, because if I asked you to pick through the season and name a dozen losses that stick out in your mind […]
Beaver County Times Sep 29, 2015
Madden: Great outing from Cole is Pirates only hope versus Arrieta

Madden: Great outing from Cole is Pirates only hope versus Arrieta

Right now, the Pirates have to be the best team in MLB. An eight-game win streak in the pressure cooker of September baseball confirms. But the Pirates can’t beat Chicago ace Jake Arrieta.
Raise the Jolly Roger! Sep 28, 2015

Let’s not do that again

Under normal circumstances, this would be the most excusable loss imaginable. Eight game win streak, on the road, elite opponent, etc. But these are not normal circumstances, and you saw exactly why: the Pirates have to do everything in their power this week to avoid seeing Jake Arrieta next Wednesday night. He’s really freaking good. […]
Northwest Herald Sep 28, 2015

Jake Arrieta flirts with perfection, pitches Cubs over Pirates

CHICAGO – The numbers are growing more ridiculous with each start, and the Cubs are running out of ways to describe the brilliance of Jake Arrieta.
Beaver County Times Sep 27, 2015
Arrieta pitches, hits Cubs to 4-0 victory over Pirates

Arrieta pitches, hits Cubs to 4-0 victory over Pirates

Jake Arrieta pitched seven dominant innings and also homered in his major league-best 21st win, and the Chicago Cubs stopped Pittsburgh's eight-game win streak with a 4-0 victory over the Pirates on Sunday night.
Northwest Herald Sep 23, 2015

Jake Arrieta wins 20th game; Cubs beat Brewers

CHICAGO – Jake Arrieta threw a three-hitter to become the first pitcher in the major leagues to reach 20 wins, Kris Bryant set the team rookie record for home runs, and the Cubs inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Northwest Herald Sep 17, 2015

Arrieta loses lead, but Cubs outlast Pirates in 12

PITTSBURGH – Jake Arrieta's streak of winning starts ended Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

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