Jose Quintana won 3 in a row once last year (July 4, 10, 22).
Here's my proof:
That's called "science", my friend.
But didn't it seem like all last year he'd win one, lose one, win one, lose one?
It was actually kinda like that, not exactly though.
The takeaway was inconsistency, and the continuing rep of a 5th starter with flashes of really good.
His last two starts this year, however, were spectacular.
7 innings each, no runs, 10 H, 18 K, 1 BB.
He's #2 WHIP on the Cubs (#33 in NL) behind Cole Hamels (leads NL with 0.85).
Today is an opportunity to beat a really good Dodger team and begin to change his rep in a meaningful way, and nothing could make me happier.
We'll see who takes David Bote's place while he's on paternity leave - could be Ian Happ, but...
The Dodgers just got done beating the Brewers 2 out of 3 in Milwuakee, with both wins coming on dramatic Dodger homers off Josh Hader.
One thing to note is on Sunday, Kenley Jansen pitched for the 2nd time that series and gave up an 8th inning, 3 run dinger that tied the game and blew his save (although he did get the win by striking out all 3 in the bottom of the 9th).
But... love that Jansen gagged up the homer, and he's definitely got some chinks in that armor.
Tonight at 7:05 it'll be about 50 in Chicago.