MLB Predictions: Will Cubs beat Orioles in Jose Quintana's debut? 7/16/17

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

Quintana had received that much run support while in the game only three times in 18 starts for the Sox this season. Ubaldo Jimenez will start the finale and is 4-4 with a 6.67 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. "They are on top of their game, and they have a lot of good pieces, good starting pitching". The stats aren't quite ace like and Gray has a long history of injuries which is exactly why he won't come close to the haul the Cubbies gave up for Quintana. "Unfortunately, they got started here".

Billy Beane will be busy over the next few weeks as several teams have been calling him about his 27-year-old ace Sonny Gray.

Nonetheless, Orioles trade rumors are flooded with trading left-handed pitcher Britton with the chance to acquire some high-profile prospects. Jon Lester will be looking to improve on one of the worst outings of his career last time out. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Quintana became just the second pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10 or more batters in consecutive starts with two different teams within the same season, joining Randy Johnson in that category. He hasn't made it out of the fourth inning in six of his 14 starts this season. He took that home run away.

"I really believe if we play with that kind of internal fire, that kind of energy we'll win a lot of games in the second half", Maddon said.

Zobrist and Heyward hit two-run homers in the second and third, respectively, to boost the margin to 8-0. Five Los Angeles pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts with no walks.

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team is going to lean heavily on its offense to make a strong push for the playoffs. Schwarber's was the only one that was a solo shot.

A ROYALS 4, RANGERS 3: Shin-Soo Choo lost Lorenzo Cain's routine fly in the sun on a tiebreaking RBI single that helped host Kansas City snap a five-game losing streak.

PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3 Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth against Brett Cecil (1-3), who also gave up Jordy Mercer's RBI double.

The Chicago Cubs acquired starting pitcher Jose Quintana on July 13, but you probably already knew that. Jeremy Hellickson (6-5) struck out six and allowed four hits and two runs over five innings for the visiting Phillies. Gausman tied a career-high by allowing eight runs and seven hits over three innings.

YANKEES 3-0, RED SOX 0-3 Mookie Betts hit a two-run home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. went over the bullpen wall to steal one from Aaron Judge, helping David Price shut down New York and giving host Boston a split of the day-night doubleheader.

"He made them put the ball in play and he's punching guys out". The rookie leads the Orioles with a.312 batting average. Warwick Saupold (2-1) got the victory with a scoreless 11th.

Morosi points out that this could be a move for both the present and future, as the Cubs may lose Jake Arrieta in free agency at season's end.

PADRES 7, GIANTS 1: At San Diego, Hector Sanchez and Corey Spangenberg each hit a three-run home run off Jeff Samardzija (4-11), who allowed seven runs and nine hits in six innings. The pitching is fifth in the National League in ERA (4.10) but needs improvement from their starters, who have been inconsistent.

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