Jake Arrieta has the second-best 19-game ERA since 1914

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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.

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