Jake Arrieta trash talks Pirates heckler on Twitter

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Minutes after the Pirates clinched home-field advantage in Wednesday’s wild-card game against the Cubs, Chicago pitcher Jake Arrieta all-but-guaranteed a win in responding to a heckler on Twitter.

“Be ready for a sea of black” the heckler wrote, adding the hashtag “#GoingToEatYouAlive.”

Arrieta quickly responded:

Arrieta, a front-runner for the NL Cy Young award, will start the game for Chicago.

Arrieta has a 0.41 ERA since August and has posted a quality start in every outing since June.

He hasn’t allowed a run in his past 22 innings pitched and the Cubs are 17-1 in Arrieta’s past 18 starts, so if anyone can guarantee a win, it’s him.

The Cubs were 6-4 against the Pirates in games played in Pittsburgh this season. Arrieta was 3-1 with a 0.75 ERA in five starts against the Pirates.

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