Jake Arrieta has done it again.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner threw the first no-hitter of the 2016 MLB season and his second career no-hitter. This time Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds en route to a massive 16-0 victory for the Chicago Cubs. Six of the Cubs runs were driven in by Kris Bryant who homered twice in the game.
Arrieta threw his first no-hitter last August against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Interestingly, both no-hitters have come away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. In fact, Arrieta was on the wrong end of a no-hitter at Wrigley when Cole Hamels tossed one in his final appearance with the Philadelphia Phillies last July. In fact, it's Arrieta's only loss since the 2015 All-Star Break
Arrieta is one of five active pitchers to have two no-hitters to his credit. The others are Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals who threw both of his no-hitters in 2015, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and free agent pitcher Tim Lincecum.