Cubs Lose With Arrieta On Mound
The Chicago Cubs finally lost a game for the first time in 25 starts dating back to last season in a game that Jake Arrieta started. Arrieta and the Cubs tied the record by Kris Medlan and the Atlanta Braves (23 consecutive starts).
After being relieved by Clayton Richard to start the 8th inning, the Dodgers scored all five of their runs once Arrieta came out of the game to hand the Cubs a 5-0 loss.
"You play this game long enough and you're going to lose a game here and there," Arrieta said. "It was a good streak and we'll get started on something else."
Arrieta struck out eight, walked four, and gave up two hits in seven innings-pitched.
Dodgers starter, Scott Kazmir, was lights out and went pitch-for-pitch with the Cubs ace.
"Jake is obviously one of the best pitchers in baseball and for Kaz to rise to the occasion and be the veteran that he is and top-of-the-rotation guy and he gave us a huge outing," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He matched Jake pitch for pitch and we just followed his lead."
In their last two losses when Arrieta started, the Cubs have combined for only one hit while the minimum amount of batters have come to the plate.