Jake Arrieta Nude ESPN Body Issue Pictures – 8 Images. Jacob Joseph Arrieta (born March 6, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2015, Jake won the National League Cy Young Award, was the MLB wins leader, pitched a no-hitter, and set a major league record at 0.75 earned run average (ERA) for the lowest second-half ERA. Jake Arrieta’s 2015 season has been widely compared to Bob Gibson’s 1968 season in which Gibson won the National League MVP and Cy Young Awards after posting a live-ball era record 1.12 ERA. On April 21, 2016 Jake threw his second no-hitter, against the Cincinnati Reds.
On February 5, 2016, Jake and the Cubs agreed on a record arbitration deal worth $10.7 million 2016 salary, the largest one-year contract for a second-time arbitration eligible pitcher, topping David Price’s $10.1 million salary in 2013. The club chose him as the 2016 season Opening Day starting pitcher against the Angels on April 4, 2016.
On April 21, 2016, Jake pitched his second career no-hitter and the 15th no-hitter in Cubs history against the Cincinnati Reds in a 16–0 blowout win. He walked four and struck out six. Jake Arrieta, who at the time of the no-hitter had not recorded a loss in his last 17 regular-season starts, became only the second MLB pitcher ever to go unbeaten (in regular-season play) between no-hitters, with the only other being Johnny Vander Meer, who threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938.
The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated Jake Arrieta and the Cubs 3–2 on June 5, even with 12 strikeouts in his first five innings, stopping a 20-game regular season winning streak and giving him his first loss in 11 months.