30-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was brilliant tonight in Cincinnati as he threw the second no-hitter of his Major League Career! He threw 71 of his 119 pitches (59.7%) for strikes tonight, as he did walk 4 batters while whiffing 6. He also helped himself with the bat as he was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored! Arrieta improved to 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA and a 0.68 WHIP. Arrieta had little problem concentrating on the task at hand as the Cubs were running up to the plate against Reds’ pitchers. The Chicago Cubs won the game 16-0 to improve to 12-4 on the season.
Here is a look at some of the guys that had big games to back up Arrieta on the mound tonight. Kris Bryant was in full beast mode for the Cubs at the plate tonight as he went 4 for 6 with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 6 RBIs! Ben Zobrist also had a monster game at the plate as he was 3 for 5 with 1 run scored, 1 walk, 1 double, 1 homer and 3 RBIs! Veteran catcher Dan Ross isn’t known for his bat, but he was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 homer and 1 RBI. Anthony Rizzo was only 1 for 6 on the night, but he scored 2 runs, cranked a homer and he knocked in 3 runs. Dexter Fowler (2 for 5, 3 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 double and 1 RBI) and Jason Heyward (2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 walks) set the table at the top of the order for the Cubs’ offense tonight!
It was truly a night to remember for the Cubs and their fans!