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Jose Quintana | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Quintana gave up six hits and three runs over five innings Thursday in the Cubs’ Cactus League loss to the Giants.
He logged three strikeouts to go with two walks. Quintana had a slip-up in the third inning when he allowed a three-run homer to former NL MVP Buster Posey, but was otherwise excellent in what should be his final tune-up before the regular season. The 29-year-old fared well in the Cactus League, contributing a solid 3.14 ERA over four starts. He’s locked in as the Cubs’ No. 4 starter. Mar 23 - 12:51 AM

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Jose Quintana allowed one run in his 2 1/3 innings against the Indians on Wednesday in the Cactus League.

Quintana gave up two runs, but only one was earned; a solo shot by Yonder Alonso in the second inning. He gave up three hits, and walked one with no strikeouts. This was not Quintana at his best, but it's March 7, so he doesn't have to be at his best. He'll be among the best southpaws in the National League, and he should be a solid fantasy option once again in 2018.
Mar 7 - 9:15 PM

Jose Quintana pitched into the second inning in his spring debut Friday against the Angels.

Quintana walked Mike Trout in a scoreless first inning before giving up a run on three straight singles to begin the second inning. There was no reason to push him any further in his first start of the spring. Quintana saw improvement (3.74 ERA in 14 starts with 10.5 K/9, 2.2 BB/9) after coming over to the Cubs last season and could be poised for a big 2018.
Mar 2 - 7:50 PM

Jose Quintana was charged with six runs in two-plus innings Thursday in losing to the Dodgers.

Quintana allowed singles runs in the first and second innings before allowing four straight to reach to begin the third. Hector Rondon -- a surprising choice with the season on the line -- took over and gave up a grand slam to the second batter he faced, essentially ending this one early. Quintana pitched well in his previous two postseason starts (three runs -- two earned -- in 11 1/3 innings), so he shouldn't go down as the goat here.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 11:37:00 PM

Jose Quintana allowed two runs in his five innings of work Saturday, settling for a no-decision in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

Quintana and Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw finished with similar lines, but they got there in two very different ways. Whereas Kershaw struggled from the outset but limited the damage, Quintana cruised through the first four innings, facing the minimum, before things went south in the fifth. A pair of walks did him in, preceding a Yasiel Puig RBI double and Charlie Culberson RBI sac fly. He only gave up two hits and walked two on the night, but he didn't stick around long enough to earn a win or loss. Quintana should get his chance at revenge later in the series.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed Saturday that Jose Quintana will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

He'll oppose Dodgers' star southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Quintana pitched very well in his postseason debut on Monday, allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Nationals.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the team is leaning toward either Jose Quintana or John Lackey to start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

The coaches will meet with the front office brass this evening to make the decision. Quintana pitched well on Monday against the Nationals, allowing only an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings while making the first post-season start of his career. Lackey did not see action in the NLDS series against the Nationals, although he was available out of the bullpen. Both pitchers struggled in the first half of the season before thriving down the stretch. Clayton Kershaw will be starting Game 1 for the Dodgers.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Jose Quintana allowed just one unearned run while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings, taking a no-decision Monday in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Nationals.

Unfazed by the spotlight in his first postseason start, Quintana surrendered just two hits and one walk to go along with his seven punchouts. Kyle Schwarber botched a play in left field with two outs in the sixth inning, resulting in a three-base double error that ended Quintana’s day. An unearned run was charged to Quintana after Pedro Strop allowed an RBI double to Ryan Zimmerman. However, the Cubs were able to dent the scoreboard a couple times off the Nats' bullpen, and that was enough.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Jose Quintana's final regular season outing of 2017 wasn't a great one, as he allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings in the Cubs' 5-4 win over the Reds.

It started off well, as Quintana faced one over the minimum through the first four frames. Things fell apart in the fifth, though, as he allowed five hits and three runs before being pulled. A fourth run was charged to his ledger after he exited. Quintana tossed a shutout in his last outing, which is fitting since he's mostly been good but has been a little inconsistent since the Cubs acquired him. The lefty seems likely to get Game 4 of the NLDS versus the Nationals (if there is one), although nothing is official.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Jose Quintana pitched his first shutout since 2015 in the Cubs' 5-0 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

Quintana was absolutely terrific in this one, holding a dangerous Brewers offense to three singles and one walk while tallying 10 strikeouts. The 28-year-old left-hander now boasts a 3.50 ERA in 79 2/3 innings since joining the Cubs and Sunday's double-digit strikeout game helped him notch the first 200-strikeout season of his career. He'll wrap up the regular season with a start at home against the last-place Reds.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Jose Quintana yielded three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

All three of those runs scored on a Dexter Fowler three-run shot in the top of the sixth inning. Quintana was otherwise sharp, striking out eight batters and issuing only one walk as Chicago went on to win 4-3 to complete a big three-game sweep of the visiting Cardinals. The left-hander will bring a 4.27 ERA into his next start on the road against the Brewers.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Jose Quintana whiffed seven while limiting the Mets to two runs over seven innings in Tuesday’s 8-3 victory.

He gave up six hits and issued one walk to go along with his seven punchouts. The 112 pitches Quintana threw were the most he’s thrown in his 11 outings for the Cubbies. The left-hander has been hit-or-miss for Chicago but has now put up three straight quality starts. He will take on the Cardinals on Sunday at Wrigley.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 12:11:00 AM

Jose Quintana turned in six scoreless innings but didn't factor into the decision as the Cubs scored late to beat the Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday.

He scattered six singles and one walk while notching six strikeouts in the top-quality start. He matched opposing starter Gerrit Cole inning-for-inning in one of the better pitchers' duels of the season. The left-hander hasn't been as good this year as in seasons past but seems to be trending in the right direction down the stretch. He has a 4.32 ERA with 177 strikeouts in 162 1/3 innings split between the White Sox and Cubs. He will toe the rubber versus the Mets at home on Tuesday.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Jose Quintana struck out nine batters while allowing three runs in six innings in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

He did not issue a walk and surrendered just four hits in the quality start. He gifted the Pirates a run by beaning Jordy Mercer with the bases loaded in the first inning. First baseman Josh Bell took him deep for a solo dinger in his final inning of work. The left-hander is now 9-11 with a 4.49 ERA in 27 starts with the White Sox and Cubs this year. He has an excellent 171:57 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 156 1/3 innings.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Jose Quintana surrendered six runs over four innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Quintana gave up a two-run homer to Rhys Hoskins in the first inning and a four-spot in the second inning. The veteran southpaw settled down from there, but the damage was already done. He fanned seven and walked four (one intentional) in the loss. He now owns a 4.50 ERA through his first eight starts with the Cubs. He’ll try to bounce back next week against the Pirates at home.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:34:00 PM

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