Report: Cubs makes decision on Game 1 starter


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during Friday's press conference that the team was still undecided on their game one starter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS but it was between veteran righty John Lackey and lefty Jose Quintana.

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cubs have decided to go with Quintana against standout Clayton Kershaw on Saturday night.

Quintana only had 12 pitches in his relief appearance on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals and it was on his normal bullpen session.

During the 2017 postseason, he has pitched 6.1 total innings giving up three hits, one unearned run, two walks, and seven strikeouts. Since joining the Cubs, he has a 3.74 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 14 starts.

In 2017, Quintana has an 11-11 record with 4.15 ERA with 207 strikeouts and 1.22 WHIP. For this career, Quintana has a 57-57 record with 3.53 ERA with 988 strikeouts and 1.24 WHIP.


Tags: John Lackey
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
WATCH: Bryant leaves game after getting hit in head, Cubs coaches ejected
WATCH: Bryant leaves game after getting hit in head, Cubs coaches ejected
Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Contreras and Russell sit
Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Contreras and Russell sit
Rizzo posts support for White Sox pitcher with brain hemorrhage
Rizzo posts support for White Sox pitcher with brain hemorrhage
Dexter Fowler's bobblehead looks depressed
Dexter Fowler's bobblehead looks depressed
Darvish implodes as Rockies top Cubs
Darvish implodes as Rockies top Cubs
WATCH: Almora Jr. fired up after amazing web gem
WATCH: Almora Jr. fired up after amazing web gem
WATCH: Family cheers for David Bote's 1st MLB hit
WATCH: Family cheers for David Bote's 1st MLB hit
It's official: Zobrist headed to DL, call up infielder
It's official: Zobrist headed to DL, call up infielder
Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Bryant in RF
Cubs lineup vs. Rockies, Bryant in RF
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Updates
Daily Digest