This was an amazing streak, even if we were all just sort of used to it.
Nobody scored a run off Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field in fifty two and two thirds innings, a Wrigley record and the 2nd best all time behind some other guy ("White Sox Ray Herbert had a longer streak at 54 scoreless innings at Comiskey Park, spanning 1962-63." from the article linked below).
In addition, we get to put him in a sentence with Bob Gibson: Jake Arrieta had 24 consecutive quality starts, while Gibson still holds the record at 26.
I know its true since I read it ohhh, everywhere (but here's as good a place as any).
So... Bob Fuhreeeking Gibson.
The guy who had a 1.12 ERA in 1968, and MLB thought it was so unfair they lowered the height of the pitching mound from 15" to 10".
And our guy Jake.
So, what else...
Dave Ross hit a homer thru the cold wind ALL THE WAY OUT TO WAVELAND yesterday.
Ben Zobrist went 2 for 5 and knocked in 2.
The Cubs beat the Brewers 7-2 to sweep their shortened series 2-0 and our favorite team is now 16-5, which is the best record in baseball.
(Pretty soon we're gonna be hearing about a subway series as the White Sox have the 2nd best record at 16-7).
Kris Bryant "rolled" his ankle and will have it MRI'd today.
Supposedly a "mild sprain", which gave me a "mild hurl".
And today the Braves and their worst in baseball record of 5-17 come to Wrigley.
Then it's Pittsburgh and Washington.
A huge Cub Fan (Bob) living in Colorado sent me a note saying that if everything stays on schedule, Jake Arrieta will be pitching against Max Scherzer on Sat May 7th.
But... not looking ahead, right?
Today it's Lester vs. Aaron Blair. Here's his whole history...