The National League Championship Series moves to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Tuesday and Jake Arrieta takes on lefty Rich Hill and the Dodgers with the best-of-seven series tied at one.
Arrieta faces the Dodgers for the second time this year. Arrieta blanked the Dodgers for seven innings on May 31 at Wrigley, allowing just two hits with four walks while striking out eight. The Cubs lost the game 5-0 after the Dodgers scored five runs on two pitchers that are no longer in the organization (Clayton Richard, Adam Warren).
Game 3 on Tuesday night is Arrieta’s first start at Dodger Stadium since Aug. 30, 2015.
Jake Arrieta pitched the first no-hitter of his career. Arrieta turned in the second most-dominating start in Cubs history on that Sunday night in Chavez Ravine. Arrieta struck out the side in the ninth and finished the night with 12 strikeouts and one walk over nine innings.
In his last two starts against the Dodgers, Arrieta has allowed two hits (singles to Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager) with five walks and 20 strikeouts in 16 scoreless innings.
Jake Arrieta will have an opportunity Tuesday night to put the Cubs on his shoulders again.