Quintana (3-1) allowed just two runs over seven innings to pick up the win Tuesday against the Dodgers. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Quintana kept Los Angeles off the board in the top of the first, then watched his offensive mates score four times in the bottom of the inning. The early breathing room seemed to allow the lefty to settle into a nice groove, and he rolled to his third straight win. Over those three starts, Quintana has allowed just two earned runs across 21 innings while striking out 25. The 30-year-old will look to stay hot in his next start, which is currently scheduled to come Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Quintana's next start will come Tuesday against the Dodgers instead of Sunday against the Diamondbacks as originally scheduled, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Tyler Chatwood will make a spot start Sunday, giving the Cubs an extra righty against the righty-heavy Diamondbacks and an extra lefty against the lefty-heavy Dodgers. The change of plans costs Quintana a two-start week and gives him a tougher opponent for his next start, though it likely means he'll gain a two-start week next period.
Quintana (2-1) tossed seven scoreless innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Marlins. He gave up six hits and struck out seven. For the second straight outing, Quintana tossed seven scoreless innings, and he's lowered his ERA from 10.29 to 3.43 in the process. The lefty also has a stellar 18:1 K:BB during the hot stretch, as it appears he's put his early-season struggles behind him. Quintana will look to keep rolling in his next start Sunday against the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.
Quintana (1-1) allowed no runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts and only one walk in a victory against the Pirates on Thursday. The lefty threw 99 pitches, so he may not have pitched the eighth anyway, but the lightning and thunder at Wrigley Field -- and not the Pirates -- officially knocked him out of the game after the seventh. This is exactly what the doctor ordered for Quintana, but even after seven shutout frames, his numbers sit at unhealthy levels. Quintana is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 14 innings this season. His next start should come against the Marlins.
Quintana (0-1) took the loss Friday, coughing up eight runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over three innings while striking out three as the Cubs fell 13-10 to the Brewers. Oof. After a solid relief outing to begin the season, Quintana's first start was a disaster, as he dug a hole the Cubs' offense couldn't climb out of. The southpaw's HR/9 rate has been creeping up steadily over the last few years, and with MLB's official baseballs appearing to be livelier once again in 2019, keeping them in the yard could be a challenge for Quintana. He's next set to take the mound Thursday at home against the Pirates.