Chicago Cubs News: Arrieta’s outing postponed; Makeup date to be decided

Apr 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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After another successful road trip, the Chicago Cubs returned home to Wrigley Field with the Milwaukee Brewers scheduled to visit. Ace right-hander Jake Arrieta was aiming to duplicate his previous outing but the game was postponed.

Just a few days ago, the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs honored Jake Arrieta for pitching his second career no-hitter. He was given a collage of photos from the game, jersey, and a brand new watch. In fact, everybody on the team received a watch.

It was also revealed that the Cincinnati Reds were going to send Arrieta the pitcher’s rubber and plate from the game. Jake was reportedly keeping the rubber and veteran catcher David Ross, who was behind the dish that night, would receive home plate. Arrieta’s no-hitter just so happened to be Ross’s first career no-no.

While Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs were in Los Angeles last season, Ross was at the hospital with his family. Ross mentioned how he kept checking his phone for updates on the game and admitted his heart started pounding the closer Arrieta got to making history.

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Now, Joe Maddon‘s heavy hitter will have to wait until today to make his start, so hopefully, an extra day of rest will benefit Arrieta and this lineup who backed him up with 16 runs in his previous outing.

Third baseman Kris Bryant had himself a two home run day — hammering a two-run homer in the first and a grand slam later on in the game which broke things wide open. Anthony Rizzo was the second Cubs hitter to have himself a two-homer game during that four-game series in Cincinnati.

So later on this afternoon, it will be Jake Arrieta squaring off against Taylor Jungmann with Jon Lester taking the mound on Friday.

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