#Cubs Arrieta makes 1st home start
Here are some notes re: Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta to prep you for Saturday’s game.
*This will be Arrieta’s first start at Wrigley Field in 2016. He has thrown 40 2/3 consecutive scoreless regular season innings at home, the longest regular season scoreless innings streak in a home ballpark since Cal Eldred (41 2/3 IP in 1992).
*With a scoreless outing on Saturday, Arrieta would become the first pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) with six consecutive scoreless regular season home starts.
*In his last outing, Arrieta gave up three earned runs over seven innings in the Cubs’ 7-3 win over the D-backs.
*The Cubs have won each of Arrieta’s last 15 regular season starts, with the right-hander going 13-0 with a 0.75 ERA in those outings.
*In two starts against the Rockies, Arrieta is 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA, and both of those came in 2014. In his last start against Colorado on Aug. 6, 2014, he went just five innings, giving up a career-worst tying nine earned runs and took the loss.