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Cubs think they found what is wrong with Arrieta lately

by - Senior Editor -

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta is one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors but he has been hittable in June, especially his last two starts giving up five runs against the Reds (6/27) and two runs against the Cardinals (6/22).

In his five starts in June, he has a non-Arrieta like 3.54 ERA and walked 15 batters in only 28 innings. However, Arrieta is still having an impressive season with a 12-2 record, 2.10 ERA with 111 strikeouts, and a 1.02 WHIP.

“Jake and I talked about it yesterday, I brought up some data actually and showed him exactly what’s going on,” Bosio said in an interview Wednesday morning with Brian Hanley and Zach Zaidman on 670. “I’d rather not (get specific), but it’s been addressed. It’s something we’re going to be working on on the side here in about an hour-and-a-half. It’s something that’s definitely fixable. He’s aware of it, and I’m aware of it and now we go attack it, get a game plan and set the stage for his start coming up in New York.

For his career, he is 68-40 with a 3.52 ERA with 828 strikeouts, and a 1.16 WHIP.

Arrieta will next pitch on Saturday against the New York Mets in a rematch of last season's NLCS.

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