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Jake Arrieta gives up three runs in four innings in Phillies debut


Jake Arrieta made his Phillies debut on Sunday afternoon, starting against the Marlins. As expected, he didn’t pitch deep into the game as he’s still getting stretched out due to a delayed start to spring training. Arrieta didn’t sign until March 12, agreeing to a three-year, $75 million deal with the Phillies.

Arrieta threw 74 pitches in total, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in four innings. All three of the runs Arrieta surrendered to the Marlins scored in the first inning. Miguel Rojas hit a solo home run to left field and Braxton Lee brought home two runs with a single.

Arrieta didn’t factor into the decision as the game was tied 3-3 after three innings and remained tied until the Marlins scored three times in the eighth against the Phillies’ bullpen, eventually winning 6-3.

Arrieta is lined up to face the Rays on the road on Saturday for his next start.

Yu Darvish lands on 10-day disabled list again with triceps tendinitis

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Bad news for the Cubs’ Yu Darvish: The right-hander is headed back to the disabled list with right triceps tendinitis, the team announced Saturday. It’s the second such assignment for Darvish this season, but the first time he’s been sidelined with arm issues. Neither the severity of his injury nor a concrete timeframe for his recovery has been revealed yet, but the move is retroactive to May 23 and will allow him to come off the DL by June 2, assuming all goes well.

Prior to the injury, Darvish went 1-3 in eight starts with a 4.95 ERA, 4.7 BB/9 and 11.0 SO/9 through 40 innings. Needless to say, these aren’t the kind of results the Cubs were hoping to see after inking the righty to a six-year, $126 million contract back in February, though the circumstances affecting his performances appear to have largely been out of his control. He missed a start in early May after coming down with the flu and has struggled to pitch beyond the fifth inning in five of his eight starts to date.

The Cubs recalled left-hander Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Rosario has yet to amass more than five career innings in the majors, but has impressed at Triple-A so far this year: he maintained an 0.97 ERA, 2.8 BB/9 and 6.1 SO/9 through 19 1/3 innings in 2018. As for Darvish’s next scheduled turn in the rotation, Tyler Chatwood is lined up to take the mound when the Cubs face off against the Giants in the series finale on Sunday. A starter for Monday night’s game has yet to be determined.