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Morning Mound Visit: Cubs release Jake Arrieta

Arrieta’s reunion tour cut short; Tim Anderson’s Hollywood-ending; A Dbacks whodunit

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Josh Timmers | Bleed Cubbie Blue: Jake Arrieta was placed on unconditional release waivers Thursday, ending his reunion tour with the Chicago Cubs. In Arrieta’s last start, he allowed eight runs in four innings, and that wasn’t even his worst start of the season. Unless Arrieta somehow pitches another major league inning this year, he’ll end 2021 with a 6.88 ERA in 86 13 innings over 20 starts.

Zachary Hayes | South Side Sox: The Chicago White Sox prevailed over the New York Yankees in the Field of Dreams game. Tim Anderson capped off the night with a walk-off, two-run homer.

Patrick Dubuque | Baseball Prospectus $: The Diamondbacks were supposed to be perfectly mediocre. Instead, they look like the worst team in baseball. How did it all go so wrong for a team that was supposed to be fine, harmless, and maybe a little boring?

Quick Hits

The Tim Anderson home run was very good.

Pete Alonso helped the Mets complete a doubleheader sweep with a walk-off of his own.

The A’s beat Cleveland 17-0 which is their largest shutout in franchise history.