#Cubs and Arrieta face Reds
Jake Arrieta opens the Cubs series against the Reds in the ballpark where he threw his second career no-hitter back on April 21. He is the first Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter in consecutive seasons. The Cubs won 16-0 that day, and it was the second-most lopsided no-hitter in Major League history.
Here’s Monday’s lineup vs. the Reds:
Arrieta has a 1.74 ERA, the lowest mark in all of baseball. He will try to become the first 12-game winner in the National League and the second to reach the mark in the Majors (the White Sox’s Chris Sale is 13-2).
The Cubs are 21-9 vs. NL Central teams this year, including a 6-1 record vs. the Reds.
In case you missed it, here are the pitching matchups for this series in Cincy:
Monday: RHP Jake Arrieta (11-2, 1.74) vs. RHP Dan Straily (4-4, 3.83)
Tuesday: LHP Jon Lester (9-3, 2.10) vs. LHP John Lamb (1-4, 4.78)
Wednesday: RHP Kyle Hendricks (5-6, 2.76) vs. LHP Cody Reed (0-1, 6.75)