This was the Jake show.
The Cubs took their second straight over the White Sox and improved to 10-2 since the All-Star break. They improved overall to 53-47, a season high six games over .500, and took over first place, half a game ahead of the Brewers. They would not leave first place in the N.L. Central the rest of the season (one day tied).
Jake Arrieta‘s timing, I think, is just perfect.
The Cubs are on a roll, winning 10 of their 12 games since the All-Star break.
And Wednesday night, Jake looked about as close to the 2015 Jake! as we’ve seen him. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowed just two hits and a pair of walks and the Cubs’ offense, also stymied by James Shields early, broke loose with a four-run fifth on the way to an 8-3 victory over the White Sox.