In a recent series between the Cubs and Giants, both Arrieta and Bumgarner dominated their starts, but on different nights. Bumgarner has built a reputation of being a big-time pitcher when the lights are brightest, and facing Arrieta would certainly bring some bright lights along with it. With the Giants set to travel to Wrigley Field September 1-4, could the two titans have a future meeting awaiting?
Both Bumgarner and Arrieta are also solid at the plate as well. A head-to-head match-up may very well be decided when one of them is at the plate, and not just on the mound.