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Phillies starter Jake Arrieta tossed six shutout innings in a win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six. The win brings him to 1-1 on the season.
Arrieta's numbers have gradually regressed over the last several seasons, and he finished 2019 with a 4.64 ERA. He is off to a strong start in 2020, though, with a 2.45 ERA and 10 strikeouts through his first 11 innings.
Jake Arrieta allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings against the Yankees on Monday. He struck out four and took the loss, moving to 0-1 on the season.
Arrieta isn't relevant in anything other than deep NL-only leagues, but he certainly wasn't awful against a tough Yankees lineup. He kept the ball on the ground for the most part and avoided free passes, which is all you can possibly ask from him at this stage in his career. He'll take on the Braves in his next start.
Phillies starter Jake Arrieta walked four batters and did not allow a hit or any runs over four innings in Friday's win over the Detroit Tigers.
Arrieta's overall numbers and underlying metrics have been trending in the wrong direction for several years now, and there is no reason to think that 2020 will be any different. Now 34 years old, the veteran right-hander also dealt with bone spurs in his pitching elbow last season. It is possible that the since-corrected bone spurs contributed to at least last season's poor numbers, but there is little reason for optimism heading into this year.
The Phillies placed starter Jake Arrieta on the injured list on Wednesday, and he will undergo tests on Thursday to determine whether or not he will have season-ending surgery on his ailing elbow, according to reports.
Arrieta has been pitching through bone spurs in his elbow for this last several starts, and the issue has apparently gotten progressively worse. While the tests will provide more information and the official word, Arrieta is expecting to have surgery and be shut down for the rest of the season.
Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over three innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday.
Arrieta has been pitching through bone spurs in his elbow for some time now and increasingly looks to be uncomfortable on the mound. He only threw 66 pitches on Sunday, and he seemed frustrated with the elbow after the game, questioning whether or not he would be able to continue pitching through the injury. Look for an update on his status this week, but it is probably time to look elsewhere for pitching depth in all formats.