Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta went into the all-star struggling with his control, and overall performance. In his seven innings against the New York Mets, he dominated. He allowed only five hits, one earned run, while walking just one hitter, and fanning eight. It was the performance the Cubs were looking for after the all-star break. Arrieta last pitched on July 8, when the Pittsburgh clubbed him for six earned runs in six innings.
Jake Arrieta pitched 248.2 innings between the regular season and playoffs in 2015. His career high previously was only 156.2 in 2014. His slider was sharp against the Mets, and look for the Cubs to continue to monitor his innings to keep him fresh down the stretch.