Sep 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning in game one of a doubleheader at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
This evening the Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series at Tropicana Field to face the Tampa Bay Rays, where Jose Quintana looks to gain what would be his ninth win of the season.
Quintana is 8-10 on the year, with a 3.30 ERA, but did you realize he’s tied for 3rd place with 20 quality starts by a left-handed starter? That’s a good group to be in, especially since on more than a few occasions he’s not had help from either his offense or bullpen.
In his past three games, the left-hander Quintana has pitched 20 innings, gaining a 2-0 record with a 1.80 ERA along the way.
Before the All-Star break Quintana was 5-7 in 19 starts, leaving him with seven no-decisions. Since the All-Star break, he’s 3-3 in 11 starts, with five no-decisions.
If Quintana would have had just a little more help in those 12 no-decisions this season, he might be going for Win No. 15 or better against the Rays this evening.
This start should be interesting for Quintana as he has only pitched 7.2 innings against the Rays in his career, with nearly an 6.00 ERA in that start. I know this start/game doesn’t mean much in the standings, but maybe Quintana can get the win tonight, for the chance to reach double-digit wins for the season in his next start.
Thoughts of Quintana’s season?
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