Despite what one headline writer would have you believe, the Rangers are not in contention for the AL West. And after losing three straight and three of five to start the second half , they may not be in wild-card contention for long.
If the Rangers keep falling back the cries of Sell! Sell! Sell! will continue to get louder, and, according to Jon Heyman, the cries for selling Yu Darvish continue to ring out.
Game Kids Britton Colquitt Jersey Quintana left the game with 100 pitches, an improvement from what the Cubs have seen from their starting rotation in 2017. Quintana didn’t walk a batter, and he didn’t allow any runs in his first outing. Only once did a runner reach second base.
Quintana is the second pitcher since 1990 to strike out 10 or more batters in consecutive starts for two different teams, while in the same season. Quintana had 10 strikeouts for the White Sox in his last start before trading uniforms and joining the cross-town rival. His 12 strikeouts also ties the most for a Cub in his debut.
He was relieved in the eigth inning by Carl Edwards Jr. and the Cubs beat the Orioles 8-0, completing the series sweep.
Game Kids Mark Gastineau Jersey The Cubs desperately needed to revamp their rotation if they wanted to rekindle any hope of contending during the second half of the season. If this gem is any indication of what Quintana will continue to do with the Cubs, he could help the north side get back on the right track.