#Cubs Arrieta goes for win vs Dodgers
Jake Arrieta gets the start Sunday night against the Dodgers in the series finale. Here’s the lineup:
Arrieta enters his final August start 5-0 with a 0.54 ERA (2 ER/33 1/3 IP) and looks to match Boston’s Joe Kelly as the only two pitchers in baseball with six wins in August.
Arrieta is the fifth Cubs pitcher in the last 30 years to win five games in August, the first since Mark Prior in 2003.
Arrieta’s 0.54 ERA this month is the lowest by a qualifying Cubs pitcher since Guy Bush turned in a 0.17 ERA (1 ER/51 2/3 IP) in August 1926.
Starting June 21, Arrieta has gone 10-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 13 starts, the only 10-game winner in this span and matching Clayton Kershaw for the lowest ERA in the Majors in this stretch. His only loss came when the Cubs were no-hit by Cole Hamels on July 25.