Jose Quintana Gets Run Support
Although Sale didn’t receive any run support from the White Sox offense on Wednesday, Quintana was able to take advantage of a five run second inning by the offense against the Tigers on Thursday. After giving up a solo home run to Ian Kinsler in the first inning, Quintana settled down and held the Tigers scoreless until the seventh inning.
Quintana had another quality start for the White Sox which should come as no surprise to most fans at this point. With the win, Quintana is one win shy of getting his 10th victory for the first time in his career. Quintana pitched 7.1 innings against the Tigers with three strikeouts and gave up just three earned runs. The victory on Thursday was Quintana’s first decision since July 19 when he earned the victory over the Seattle Mariners.
With the victory on Thursday, Quintana’s record is now 9-8 with a 2.93 ERA. If Quintana is able to have more quality starts moving forward this season, he could find himself in the discussion for the AL Cy Young award. Things could get interesting if both Sale and Quintana become the front-runners for the Cy Young award later this season.