#Cubs and Arrieta face Pirates
Jake Arrieta will make his final regular season start on Wednesday in the third game of the Cubs four-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park. Arrieta is 10-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 15 career starts against the Pirates, including a complete game shutout in last year’s Wild Card game. He’s coming off a solid start against the Cardinals in which he threw seven shutout innings. His 2.85 ERA would be good enough to lead 26 other teams, but he’s third behind teammates Kyle Hendricks (1.99) and Jon Lester (2.28).
Arrieta is on track to become the first Cubs pitcher to post a sub-3.00 ERA in three straight seasons (minimum 150 IP) since Bill Hands did so, 1967-69.
Here’s Wednesday’s lineup: