Jose Quintana easily had his worst start of 2017. The White Sox lefty allowed eight runs on eight hits in just 4.1 innings of work.
Jose Quintana had his worst start of the season and the Chicago White Sox were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Quintana allowed eight runs on eight hits in just over four innings of work. He is now 2-6 with a 4.82 ERA this season.
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At some point the White Sox have to wonder if Quintana is losing his trade value. It’s still early enough in the season where if he has a strong turnaround, he’ll keep his value. You may be able to chalk this outing up as just a bad day, but he hasn’t really been on all season. He had pitched well in his previous two starts, but he really struggled against Arizona.
He did manage to strike out seven batters, which was probably the only positive that came from this start. So he did have that going for him. However, he simply needs to pitch better. Especially if this team expects to turnaround their season. The White Sox have struggled to give him run support but the offense gave him an early 2-0 lead.
His name has come up so much in trade talks that maybe it’s starting to get in his head. Quintana is known for being very soft spoken an many feel he doesn’t get distracted. But we can’t know for certain what’s going on. One things for sure, if the White Sox expect to get anywhere this season, they need a turnaround from their top pitcher.