Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta has been really good in his past 19 starts. Historic levels of good.
According to Baseball Reference, since Arrieta’s June 16 start, the right-hander has posted a 0.98 ERA.
That’s the second-best ERA over a 19-game stretch since 1914, behind only Bob Gibson, who posted a 0.68 ERA over a 19-game stretch in 1968.
Gibson was, without a doubt, dominant, as he set a modern ERA record of 1.12 that season. But, when considering that the entire American League batted a combined .231 in 1968, Arrieta’s numbers seem just as impressive.
The Cubs pitcher is 15-1 in the 19 starts with 14 runs allowed in 141 innings of work.
All stats via Baseball Reference.