Chicago Cubs, Game 21: Quintana Cruises as Cubs climb above 500!

Ryan Tadych
Apr 24 · 2 min read
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana. Photo Credit: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

The Pitching

Jose Quintana continued his dominance tossing another seven inning performance. Improving to 3–1. Quintana allowed just two runs over the seven innings while walking two and striking out seven. In his fifth career start against the Dodgers, Quintana picks up the win for the first time despite a sub 2 ERA.

The Offense

The Cubs had Kenta Maeda on the ropes early and took advantage of it. After Madea loaded the bases on walks to Bryant and Baez, Contreras ripped a bases clearing double down the left field line. Descalso followed up with an RBI double and the Cubs had a 4–0 lead and forced Maeda to throw 37 first inning pitches. Cubs added two more on a two-run homer by Anthony Rizzo. Baez added an insurance run late to make it a 7–2 game.

Coming Up

The series continues tomorrow night at 7:05 on WGN. Cole Hammels (3–0, 2.77 ERA) looks to continue his Wrigley Field dominance as he will be opposed by Walker Buehler (2–0, 5.40 ERA). David Bote is expected to return after missing today’s game due to the birth of his third child, as the Cubs look to go two games above .500 for the first time in 2019.

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