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Monday, October 10, 2016

Game 3 aces Arrieta, Bumgarner offer no room for error | MLB.com

Some great match-ups today. It’s a great day to watch some playoff baseball!

Jim Furtado Posted: October 10, 2016 at 08:11 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta, madison bumgarner

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cubs hoping Jake Arrieta can get back on track | MLB.com

A more coherent take on Jake Arrieta’s problems.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 11:11 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta

A theory on Jake Arrieta’s downturn and why Cubs are optimistic about another comeback | CSN Chicago

So, the theory is that he’s not executing???

Since the beginning of June, Arrieta has a 4.81 ERA, the Cubs winning only three of those seven starts. Their ace has thrown 100-plus pitches five times during that stretch, and gone more than six innings just once.

“I just know that I’ve prepared, I’ve planned ahead (and) I have a good idea of what I want to accomplish,” Arrieta said. “Just try and focus on executing. I am confident with all of my stuff. It’s better than good enough to get pretty much anybody out at any time in any count.

“(It’s) realizing that and staying in that mindset. And as soon as I get into a spot where I feel myself nibbling on the corners – or trying to do more than is necessary – it’s about getting away from that as quick as possible.

“Because we all get in that mode sometimes where you get two quick outs and then all of a sudden you have a 3-0 count and you’re like, ‘How does that happen?’ It’s being mentally tough – and aware of situations like that – (and) better inside the strike zone.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 10:56 AM | 4 comment(s)
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