Play It Forward Oct. 17-23: Jake Arrieta … Dodgers fans remember that guy?

mlbf_432973683_th_45Jake Arrieta, the Cubs’ scheduled starter as the series moves from Chicago to L.A. for Tuesday’s Game 5 of the NLCS, merely went 18-8 with a 3.13 ERA this season as a followup act to his 2015 Cy Young winning campaign. His most famous moment of that ’15 season was probably at Dodger Stadium, throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers on a nationally-televised Sunday night game before finishing 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA.
But talk about a luxury that the Cubs have this year — Arrieta was only needed for one appearance in their four-game NLDS against the Giants, and despite giving up just two runs in six innings, he got a no-decision in a 6-5 13-inning loss where he also had a three-run homer off Madison Bumgarner.
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