Jose Quintana's 2015 was almost a carbon copy of his 2014 -- and that's a good thing. OK, so he again wasn't a big winner for what turned out to be a pretty bad White Sox team, but he has the numbers to become one with a little bit better luck. One thing's for sure: He doesn't beat himself walks, continuing to emerge as one of the league's most strike-throwing lefties last year. He keeps the ball in the park and isn't a lost cause for strikeouts, making him at least adequate in all three of the facets that a pitcher most directly controls. He'll give up his share of hits, so it's not like he's an ace in waiting, but he's capable of something like John Lackey accomplished last year. That's enough to make Quintana a top-50 starting pitcher on Draft Day.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana surrendered eight hits, an earned run and a walk over seven innings on Tuesday against the Tigers. He struck out five but did not factor into the decision. Quintana continued his outstanding September, although he failed to factor into the decision for a second consecutive quality start. The young southpaw gave up only one earned run for the third consecutive start and once again displayed sharp control, yielding only one free pass for the second straight appearance. Quintana brought his ERA to a new season low of 3.38 and is sporting an impressive 1.67 BB/9 rate in four September starts, a marked improvement over the 1.96 figure in that category he entered the month with.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana was saddled with a no-decision Thursday despite an impressive performance against the Athletics in which he surrendered only four hits and one earned run in seven innings. He struck out six. Quintana has yielded two earned runs over his last 20 innings and is now sporting a season-low 3.45 ERA. The young southpaw did not give up a homer for the third consecutive start and has built considerably strong momentum for 2016. The southpaw has been a beacon of hope for the White Sox in an otherwise forgettable season, and has a chance to achieve career highs in wins and innings pitched over his two remaining starts.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana picked up his ninth win of the season with a quality outing against the Twins on Saturday. The left-hander threw six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits. He walked three and struck out five, en route to the 8-2 victory. Quintana (9-10, 3.3 ERA) allowed two runs in the top of the first inning, putting his team down early. But the White Sox came storming back with a seven-run fourth inning, which was more than enough for Quintana the rest of the way.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana was excellent in his outing against the Royals on Saturday night. The left-hander fired seven shutout innings, allowing seven hits and no walks while striking out five, en route to the 6-1 victory. After a couple of mediocre performances, Quintana (8-10, 3.60 ERA) was in fine form on Saturday. This was his second scoreless outing of the season, with the other being a complete-game shutout back on July 24.
White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana fanned eight of the Mariners he retired Sunday. That's impressive. Other than that - not so much. Quintana surrendered four runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 inning and would have lost if not for an error with two outs in the ninth that allowed his team to tie it. His struggles began immediately on a Kyle Seager two-run homer in the first and Austin Jackson two-run dinger in the second. He worked his way out of jams in the third and fourth before working his way out of the game in the fifth. His effort marked only the second time he has not managed a quality start in his last eight outings.