Quintana (11-7) earned the win against Pittsburgh on Sunday, tossing seven scoreless innings and giving up five hits and no walks while striking out seven. Quintana was at his best against the Pirates, throwing 63 of 92 pitches for strikes while allowing only five baserunners in seven innings. The southpaw has now won seven of his last nine starts and has not suffered a loss since June 22. He has been downright dominant in August, going 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 33:1 K:BB over 26 innings. Quintana will head back to Chicago to face the Nationals on Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Quintana allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk across six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Phillies. He struck out 14. Quintana posted one of his most dominant outings of the season, but unfortunately for the lefty, the Cubs only mustered two runs in a 4-2 loss and he could not earn his 11th win. The 14 strikeouts are a new season high and it's just the second time all year Quintana has even reached double figures in the category. He's put together three straight nice starts, allowing just four earned runs and striking out 26 across 19 innings in the stretch. Quintana will look to keep rolling his next time out Sunday against the Pirates on the road.
Quintana (10-7) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings while striking out seven in a 10-1 rout of the A's. The southpaw was in control from the get-go, retiring the first nine batters he faced before a Marcus Semien double to lead off the fourth inning eventually led to Oakland's only run of the game. Quintana threw 60 of 94 pitches for strikes in his 12th quality start of the season, and he'll take a 4.23 ERA and 110:35 K:BB through 129.2 innings into his next outing Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Quintana (9-7) allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts across six innings while capturing a victory over the Brewers on Friday. The 30-year-old served up a homer to Ryan Braun, but that was the only run he yielded until the seventh. Quintana hasn't pitched that well lately, posting a 5.14 ERA in his last five starts, but he's 4-0 during that stretch. He owns a 4.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 122.2 innings this season and will face the Athletics at home Wednesday in his next outing.
Quintana lasted just 4.2 innings and did not factor into the decision in Sunday's 11-4 win over the Brewers. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out three. After four innings, it looked like Quintana was easily on his way to win No. 9, as he was staked to a 7-0 lead and had given up just one hit to that point. However, things unraveled in the fifth, as he allowed three hits and two walks before getting the hook with two outs in a game the Cubs needed badly after losing the first two in Milwaukee. Quintana will carry a 4.47 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled for Friday against the Brewers again.