It's easier to cope with playing against Jake Arrieta these days in numbers.
And the Los Angeles Dodgers know all too well what the Cincinnati Reds are going through after Arrieta threw a no-hitter against them Thursday night.
Twitter had a number of strong reactions to the Arrieta no-hitter but the newly-formed Jake Arrieta No-Hitter Support Group takes the cake.
@Dodgers We'll bring the Budweiser.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 22, 2016
The Reds also did a solid job on Twitter of finding the positives.
It was the second no-hitter of Arrieta's career; last August Arrieta held the Dodgers hitless in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Baseball.
Plenty of teams may want to join in on the therapy. As CSN's own Chris Kamka pointed out, Arrieta has been otherwordly:
Jake Arrieta last 24 regular season starts:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) April 22, 2016
20-1, 0.86 ERA, 178.0 IP, 91 Hits, 173/33 K/BB, 0.697 WHIP.
These are REAL numbers. #Cubs
Jake Arrieta 2015-16 (37 starts)— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) April 22, 2016
26-6, 1.66 ERA, 260.0 IP, 165 Hits, 262/54 K/BB, 12 HR#Cubs
Arrieta STILL hasn't had a non-quality start in the regular season since Kyle Schwarber's Major League debut.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) April 22, 2016
Over Jake Arrieta's last 24 regular season starts:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) April 22, 2016
3 Home Runs hit
2 No-hitters thrown