José Quintana
SP CHC
2 months ago

Quintana will start Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Thursday, Tyler Kepner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs were able to avoid the sweep with a 3-2 win Wednesday, forcing a Game 5 in Chicago that will feature Quintana opposite Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. In his first start of the NLCS -- which was cut short because he was used in relief two days prior -- the southpaw allowed two runs on two hits while striking out four batters and walking two. As long as he's effective, the Cubs will look for Quintana to pitch deeper into Thursday's must-win contest, seeing as he'll be working on regular rest and Wade Davis is unavailable due to a 44-pitch outing Wednesday.

José Quintana
SP CHC
2 months ago

Quintana will take the hill for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday, Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quintana will face off against Clayton Kershaw after pitching Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday. During that start versus the Nationals, Quintana allowed just one run (zero earned) off two hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5.2 innings. The Cubs have yet to announce a rotation beyond Quintana, but this would likely set him up for Game 5 at Wrigley Field on Thursday as well.

José Quintana
SP CHC
2 months ago

Quintana will be the starter for Game 3 of the NLDS against Washington, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quintana will take the mound once the series shifts to Wrigley Field, following starts by Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester, respectively. Since joining the Cubs in mid-July, Quintana has posted a 3.74 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 14 starts.

José Quintana
SP CHC
2 months ago

Quintana allowed four runs on six hits while striking out five batters through 4.2 innings during Friday's win over Cincinnati. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Quintana posted a 1.63 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 through his previous four September starts, so while he'll finish the regular season on a bit of a downer, the lefty heads into the postseason on a high overall. However, the real test is still ahead, as the Cubs will be depending on Quintana to be at his best against other high-end hurlers in the playoffs.

José Quintana
SP CHC
3 months ago

Quintana (11-11) kept the Brewers off the scoreboard Sunday in a masterful complete-game effort, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out 10 en route to the victory.

EDGE Analysis

This is exactly what the Cubs traded for when they acquired the southpaw from the White Sox back in July. Things haven't been perfect since Quintana joined the Cubs, but he's been stellar during the month of September. Following Sunday's gem, he holds a 1.63 ERA and a 31:4 K:BB in four September starts. With the division largely locked up, he seems to only be in line for one more start during the regular season, which should come Friday against the Reds.

José Quintana
SP CHC
3 months ago

Quintana didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Cardinals, surrendering three runs on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Quintana was in control for most of this outing, with all the damage against him coming on a sixth-inning three-run homer by Dexter Fowler. Fowler's long ball erased a 3-0 lead, but Chicago ultimately came out on top 4-3. The southpaw's rounding into form with the playoffs on the horizon, as Quintana was one out short of a fourth consecutive quality start. He'll look to start a new streak Friday in Milwaukee.

José Quintana
SP CHC
3 months ago

Quintana (10-11) held the Mets to a pair of runs on six hits over seven innings en route to a win Tuesday. He struck out seven, walked one, and hit a pair of batters.

EDGE Analysis

This marks Quintana's first seven-inning outing since July 16, which was also his first start as a member of the Cubs. It's also the third time in his last six starts that he's hit two batters, but happily for the lefty's fantasy owners, that stat doesn't count in most leagues. He's been noticeably better in 11 starts since joining the Cubs (3.84 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) than he was across town earlier this season (4.49 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), so Quintana should remain a regular in fantasy lineups over the season's final weeks. He lines up to make his next start against the Cardinals on Sunday.

José Quintana
SP CHC
3 months ago

Quintana allowed six hits and a walk while striking out six batters in six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Pirates. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

It was a strong start to the month for Quintana, who is coming off a disappointing August that saw him post a 5.73 ERA across six starts. He's now posted two straight quality starts - both against the Pirates -- allowing three runs and striking out 15 batters over 12 innings during that stretch. Wednesday's outing, which was Quintana's first shutout since July 16 (eight starts), lowered his ERA to 4.32 through 28 starts this season. With an off day Monday, Quintana will make his next start against the Mets on an extra day of rest.

José Quintana
SP CHC
3 months ago

Quintana (9-11) struck out nine Pirates over six innings Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits without a walk en route to a 17-3 win.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty was able to recover from an ugly first inning that included him hitting a batter with the bases loaded to deliver a quality start -- just his third in his last six outings. Quintana has been just as uneven with the Cubs as he was with the White Sox before being traded, as he's peculiarly been unable to recapture the form of his first five MLB seasons, all of which he finished with an ERA of 3.76 or better. With a 4.49 ERA in 2017, that streak looks like it's destined to end. However, he'll draw another favorable matchup against these light-hitting Pirates on Monday.

José Quintana
SP CHC
4 months ago

Quintana (4-3) allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out seven across five innings to take the loss Friday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Quintana was rocked for all six of his runs in the first two innings before settling down, but the game was already out of hand. After posting a 2.37 ERA over his first three starts with his new team, that number has increased almost two full runs in the five outings since. Overall, a couple of poor outings have been the exception, and he's otherwise been a reliable fantasy option. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Pirates.