BEST TWEET EVER: Jake Arrieta Explains Why He Touches His Jersey So Much
October 8 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
After a complete game shutout where he racked up 11 strikeouts while allowing just four hits, Jake Arrieta is the toast of Chicago. He's allowed four earned runs in the last two months. In his last nine starts, opponents have a mind-bogglingly low .137 batting average against him. His dominance of the the Pittsburgh Pirates in Wednesday night's NL wild-card game was literally one-of-a-kind. No one has ever had that many strikeouts over nine innings in a postseason game without allowing a walk or a run.
As if that was impressive enough, he's managed all this success with an extremely disobedient nipple.