Dodgers send rubber, dirt from mound to Jake Arrieta to honor no-hitter

ByJesse Rogers ESPN logo
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CHICAGO -- Not only was Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta showered with gifts from his own team the day after throwing a no-hitter, his opponent in the game also honored him.

"Really nice gesture," Arrieta said of the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They sent a bucket of dirt from the mound, and they dug up the pitching rubber, which weighed 60 pounds. That's something I'll cherish as much or more than anything I've been given throughout the process."

Arrieta tweeted a photo of the rubber on a scale.

Arrieta no-hit the Dodgers in a 2-0 win Sunday night in Los Angeles, allowing just two baserunners -- one on a walk and one on an error. The Dodgers also sent authenticated game-used baseballs from the no-hitter, which Arrieta says he'll give out to family and friends.

"Grateful they sent that stuff to us," Arrieta said.

Arrieta is 17-6 with a 2.11 ERA this season after throwing his 14th consecutive quality start.

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