With the Chicago White Sox having an off day on Monday, they now must be ready to face the visiting Cleveland Indians for the next three games at US Cellular Field.
The White Sox will send Jose Quintana out to the mound Tuesday as he is 6-10 overall with a 3.25 ERA.
In what is now a six-game losing streak for the White Sox, maybe Quintana can be the pitcher that helps to finally put a stop to all the losing. He’s already made one start in this current skid by the White Sox where he suffered a loss on Aug. 19 against the Baltimore Orioles.
Even in his past 10 starts Quintna’s ERA is low at 2.57 in 63 innings pitched. But in that span of games, his worst two outings were his past two starts allowing four runs in each of those games, which were against the San Francisco Giants and the Orioles.
Against the Giants on Aug. 13 Quintana went 6.2 innings where he allowed the four earned runs.
In fact, for the month of August, Quintana is 0-3 with 10 earned runs allowed in 18.1 innings pitched. The last time Quintana has pitched into the seventh inning was on July 23 vs. the Kansas City Royals.
In Quintana’s last three starts his ERA is 4.91 with 14 strikeouts.
I believe this will be an interesting game for the left-hander pitcher as the “Good Guys” really need a win, and a good performance from Quintana would go a long way in helping achieve that feat Tuesday night.
In the 47.1 innings he’s pitched vs. Cleveland in his career, Quintana is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA (37 strikeouts), so maybe this is the game where the White Sox and Quintana stop losing.
Tonight should be interesting and maybe the matchup Quintana and the White Sox need to gain a win. Quintana will be opposing Cleveland’s T.J. House (2-3, 3.80 ERA).
In other White Sox news:
• Here is a game preview from Whitesox.com for Tuesday night.
• The Chicago Sun-Times says the White Sox need help on defense.