Quintana Shines in Cubs Debut

Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, Jose Quintana showed just why the Cubs traded their top two prospects to acquire him.  Quintana threw seven shut out innings allowing just three hits and striking out 12.  It was Q’s 10th double digit strike out performance in his career and third on the season.

Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 4.08.12 PM

The Cubs got the bats going early with four runs in the 2nd and Quintana never let the Orioles back in the game.  There certainly feels to be a better vibe around the Cubs in the second half, they’ve scored: 9, 10, and 8 runs in their first three games back.  It seems everyone is mashing the ball with homers from: Russell (2), Zobrist, Contreras, Schwarber, Rizzo (2), Almora Jr., and Heyward in the weekend series.

Just as important as the offensive explosion was a very solid start from Jake Arrieta on Saturday.  If the Cubs can get Arrieta going, along with the addition of Quintana and Kyle Hendricks returning from the DL, watch out National League.


-Micah Schaffer (@ultramicbeam)


One Reply to “Quintana Shines in Cubs Debut”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s