Watching Jake Arrieta throw his second career no-hitter last night was simply incredible. The things he can do are amazing and, right when you think there’s no way, he just keeps getting better. Many people said that he would be good this year but, as historically great as he was in the second half of last year, there was no way he’d be able to repeat that.
Well, I guess they were right. He’s not repeating it, he’s even better. This is once-in-a-lifetime historical stuff we’re witnessing. In Jake’s last 16 regular season starts he has a .53 ERA and 2 no-hitters. His last regular season loss was when Cole Hammels no-hit the Cubs on July 25, 2015. He now has 24 consecutive quality starts. The Jake Arrieta stats just keep going, so rather than talk, let’s just watch. Here’s a few snippets of video I thought you’d like.
Here is the final out called by the four different networks (TV/Radio) that were calling the game last night (my favorite, of course, is Pat Hughes):
Here’s Jake talking about his no-hitter after the game:
Here’s David Ross talking about the experience of catching hit first no-hitter, such a cool experience for him:
And finally, here’s video of the entire ninth inning (it’s ten minutes long):