After another nightmare start for the Chicago Cubs, fans are blasting him left and right on Twitter right now.
Jake Arrieta is not going to want to check his social media mentions on Wednesday night after the showdown between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers comes to a close. Folks, it’s an absolute bloodbath on Twitter.
Arrieta has been far from his usual self this season for the Cubs and that was once again showcased in his latest start. After the Cubs scored seven runs in the top of the first, Arrieta didn’t do anything to help keep the big lead in tact. He lasted just 1.2 innings before getting yanked.
Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta had a nightmare start against the Brewers
Basically in the blink of an eye, Arrieta allowed Milwaukee to get right back into the contest after he gave up four hits and six runs. David Ross had no choice but to yank him after Milwaukee closed things to 7-6 so early. Chicago fans are beyond irate about how Arrieta performed.
People are even calling for the front office to either trade him or release him before the team leaves Milwaukee. They don’t want the former Cy Young winner to get back on the plane headed back to Chicago.
With the Cubs in the middle of a tight NL Central race, Ross can’t continue to watch Arrieta throw like this. With his ERA near 6.00, it’s beyond frustrating to watch him struggle so much on a consistent basis. Cubs nation has certainly had it with Arrieta and people are ready to pull the plug. Jed Hoyer certainly has a tough decision to make in the near future. Plain and simple, Arrieta has to be better.