Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs Jake Arrieta

Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs Jake Arrieta
Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs Jake Arrieta

Cheryl Raye Stout goes 1-on-1 with Cubs Jake Arrieta

It all comes down to Wednesday night in Pittsburgh: the play-off wildcard game between the Cubs and the Pirates. If the Cubs win, it’s on to their rival the St. Louis Cardinals. Leading up to Wednesday’s game, we’re bringing you excerpts of extended interviews sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout did with some of the team’s biggest stars. Cheryl takes us one-on-one with pitcher Jake Arrieta. His teammate Jon Lester was the big name big money acquisition last winter, but Arrieta has had a breakout year worthy of the Cy Young award for the best pitcher in the National League. Here are some numbers: 20 wins and more than 200 strikeouts — he’s only the 3rd Cub to do that since 1900. (AP/File)