Chicago Cubs righty Jake Arrieta decides to completely legitimize his season by throwing a dominating no-hitter against the Dodgers.

By Robby Sabo

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has been dominating hitters for a long time running. It didn’t take his first career no-hitter on Sunday night for MLB to realize this.

Arrieta’s no-no against the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be his 14th consecutive quality start. And while the legitimacy of what a quality start means can be argued, Arriet’s recent performance cannot.

He dazzled and bamboozled every hitter in Los Angeles. His fastball was tight, his breaking ball plummeted, and precision was spot on.

Arreita’s final line of nine innings, no runs, no hits, 12 strikeouts, and just one lone walk on 112 total pitches solidified himself as the ace for an up and coming team who’s looking to wreak havoc this coming October.

Stay tuned folks. With phenoms like Kris Bryant and Addison Russell in the lineup, the veteran presence of Jon Lester from the left side, and the ace stuff of Arrieta, these young Cubbies could be making 2015 their time.

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