Jake Arrieta's mechanics have been spotty at best this season. While it may be no excuse that his thumb hurts at the moment, the Cubs need to seriously figure out how to fix their ace's throwing motion if they want to make Detroit Tigers Team White Jersey
another run in the postseason.The 31-year-oldonce again didn't make it out of the fifth inning Saturday night allowing four hits, two walks, two wild pitches, one HBP, and three runs in 4 2/3innings pitched of a 4-3 road lo s to Pittsburgh.Itwas the second start in a row Arrieta(6-5) hasn't made it out of the fifth inning and the fourth time this season he hasn't made it into the sixth. In fact, he has only made it to the seventh inning in one start this season.The 2015Cy Young Award winner ownsa 4.64 ERA this season as he struggles with his control and the Cubs are once again under .500 at 33-34. Arrietacurrently leads MLB with 12 wild pitches, Francisco Liriano Jersey
a category he also led last season.While the NL Central title is still in reach as the Brewers are just 2 1/2games out in front of the Cubs, what isn't in sight for the Cubs at this second is a world title. They will need Arrieta to channel his inner-All-Star formand right now they don't have him, or at least they don't have the man that dominated like he did the past three seasons.Studs of the nightThe Orioles' Jonathan Schoop has quietly turned into one of the most dangerous Kirk Gibson Jersey
second baseman in all of baseball. Adam Wainwright will attest to that. Schoop went 4 for 5 with two home runs and four RBIs Saturday in a 15-7 victory over the Cardinals. He is now hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs on the year.A's slugger Ryon Healy went 3 for 4 with two home runs off of Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka as Oaklandhanded New York their fifth straight lo s with a 5-2 victory. Healy is now hitting .288 on the season with 17 home runs and 42 RBIs.Dud of the nightWhile Schoop was great Saturday, Wainwright was flat out terrible as he has been in his last three games. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings Saturday giving up seven hits (three of which were homers) a walk and nine earned runs. In his last three starts Wainwright has given up 20 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings of work.HighlightWe're not sure what the record for fastest inside-the-park homer is but Orlando Arcia certainly made it around the bases quick enough to not have to slide. That's one way to tally a homer.A home run the hard way for Orlando Arcia. pic.twitter.com/AUiOnfPdru MLB (@MLB)
June 17, 2017 LowlightThere's nothing more embarra sing Justin Upton Jersey
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June 17, 2017 What's nextRed Sox (38-30) Detroit Tigers Womens Custom White Jersey
atAstros (46-23), 8:15 p.m. ET The Red Sox and the Astros will face off in the rubber match of their series Sunday night on ESPN. David Price will try to stifle anAstros offense that scored six runs in the first three innings of a 7-1 win Saturday night. In the meantime Joe Musgrove will have his hands full with a Red Sox lineup that is more than capable of putting up crooked numbers early.