Chicago Cubs: Celebrating the historic achievements of Jake Arrieta
By Jake Misener
Arrieta takes over the City of Angels
In late August 2015, the Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit – twice.
Jake Arrieta was the author of the second performance. With three-straight strikeouts, including one final punchout of Chase Utley, the right-hander attained Cubs’ immortality.
This no-hitter was remarkable, the epitome of his historical second-half. The benefactor of an error by Starlin Castro early-on, he cruised and got strong as he went. Unlike for Cubs fans, the night sped by for Arrieta.
"“It went by so quick, really,” Arrieta said. “Feels like that could have been five innings the way that played out. The stuff was good, commanded the ball well. Kind of speechless right now.”"
The Chicago Cubs’ ace, of course, credited his defense for the performance.But it was a combination of velocity and knee-buckling movement that spelled doom for the Dodgers’ offense.
I still remember watching this game. What started as another lights-out Arrieta outing quickly turned into history. We’d all grown accustomed to opposing teams falling flat on their face against him, this was something altogether different.