Jake Arrieta will take the mound in Game 2 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
The 2015 Cy Young winner had a 1.74 ERA through June 22, but posted a 4.44 ERA over his final 16 starts with 41 walks in 99⅓ innings. After the Cubs were shut out by the Indians in a 6-0 loss in Game 1, all eyes will be on Arrieta. In order to even the series, Chicago will need a dominant performance from the 30-year-old right-hander.
Throughout the pressure of his baseball career, Arrieta's family has kept him grounded and has been a key component of his success. Wednesday night will be no different as his family, and support system will be in the stands cheering him on. Click through the photo gallery to see, and learn more about Arrieta's family. (Getty)
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