Jake Arrieta No-Hits Reds
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta was lights out last night. The hard-throwing righty threw his second career no-hitter in the Cubs 16-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds and the first in the MLB this season.
Arrieta achieved the feat on 119 pitches that included 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. The reigning Cy Young winner now has two no-hitter's in his last 11 starts.
"It feels different the second time," said Arrieta. "I was a little more relaxed as the game progressed."
He's 15-0 in 16 starts since August 1 of last season, allowing a total of seven earned runs.
"In the sixth, I knew it was going to be a possibility for me," Arrieta said.
"That animal was in control the whole time. He locked it in when he needed to," catcher David Ross said. "He's got the capability of doing that every night out."
Jake Arrieta is the 2nd pitcher all-time to throw multiple no-hitters without suffering a loss in between (Vander Meer).