It’s just a blister, but it’s enough to derail Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta on this night. Good thing it’s still just March.

By William Chase

It’s okay, breathe Chicago Cubs fans. It’s going to be alright.

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn’t make it past one inning in tonight’s Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants due to a pesky blister on his pitching hand.

The reigning-Cy Young winner was roughed up for five runs in the first inning, and only last one-third of the inning.

Blisters seem innocent enough, but we know all too well how cumbersome and annoying they can be. Especially for arguably the most important person on the field for a given team, and in this case, the monster that is Jake Arrieta.

For a team coming into 2016 with monster expectations, the last thing you want is a blister causing issues. But hey, it’s a blister.

It’s going to be fine. Remember, it’s a 162 game season. World Series championships aren’t won in March.

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William Chase is editor at Elite Sports NY, and has been featured on such prominent websites including Bleacher Report. William is also currently the Marketing & Media Relations Intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.