Quintana (13-11) allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out eight over five innings, taking the loss Friday against the White Sox. Quintana was spotted an early 1-0 lead, but that would quickly evaporate after surrendering three runs in the second, one in the fourth and another in the sixth. He was yanked from the ballgame with 88 pitches (56 strikes). Friday's outing was uncharacteristic of how Quintana has pitched this season, owning 3.95 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with a 150:68 K:BB through 164.1 innings prior to his disappointing performance. He'll have a chance to redeem himself in his next start Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Quintana (13-10) took the loss against the Reds on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking three over five innings in the Cubs' 2-1 defeat. It was a solid outing from the left-hander, but he was still dealt his 10th defeat of the season in a low-scoring contest against Cincinnati. He's been on a nice run of late, as this was his sixth straight outing when he's given up two or fewer earned runs. He now has a 3.95 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and 142 strikeouts over 159.1 innings this season.
Quintana (13-9) tossed 6.2 scoreless innings to record the win Tuesday against the Brewers. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out seven. Quintana continued his good run of late, as he's now allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts. During that span, the lefty is 3-0 with a 1.84 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 29.1 innings, as he's looking like the pitcher the Cubs thought they were getting when they swung a trade with the White Sox last year that included top prospect Eloy Jimenez. Quintana will look to keep rolling in his next outing, which is scheduled for Sunday against the Reds.
Quintana allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings Friday against the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision. Quintana was sharp throughout this one, firing 58 of his 88 pitches for strikes while allowing just one extra-base hit before exiting. It was just his second quality start in six outings in August, though the southpaw still owns a serviceable 4.05 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over that stretch. He'll carry a 4.33 ERA into his next start, which will come on the road against the Brewers.
Quintana (11-9) picked up the win in Saturday's 10-6 victory over the Reds, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks over five innings while striking out two. The southpaw threw only 49 strikes in 89 pitches before getting the hook after walking the first batter he faced in the sixth inning, but the Cubs' bats made sure that was enough to get Quintana the win. He'll take a 4.33 ERA into his next start Thursday in Atlanta.