Frog pride is flowing strong tonight after former TCU Horned Frog and current Chicago Cub Jake Arrieta completed his first career no-hitter on Sunday night. The effort included a career-high 12 strikeouts, and some nifty glove work by second baseman Starlin Castro.
That catch came in the seventh inning, and was the biggest threat to break up the no no all night.
The win improved his August record to 6-0 in six appearances, with an ERA of 0.43 and 43 strikeouts. More significantly, it was Arrieta's league-leading 17th win of the season.
As for the Cubs, it was their first no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano no-hit the Astros in 2008, and the 14th in their history. It was also the second time the Dodgers had been no-hit in ten days. They were completely shut down by Mike Fiers back on August 21st.
Arrieta becomes the second TCU player to throw a no-hitter in the majors. It comes a short 75 years after Tex Carlton, then with the Brooklyn Dodgers threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on April 30, 1940.