2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 16: Cubs 8, Orioles 0


The Cubs once again moved above the .500 mark with Jose Quintana’s gem completing the sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore. They were 46-45 and would not see .500 again in 2017. They still trailed the Brewers by 4½ games in the N.L. Central.

BALTIMORE — Everything we could have hoped for, dreamed of and expected from Jose Quintana came through big-time in Sunday’s 8-0 Cubs win over the Orioles, completing a three-game sweep.

Quintana struck out 12, a season high and one short of his career high, and allowed just three hits in seven outstanding innings. Just one Orioles runner — Adam Jones, who doubled leading off the fourth for Baltimore’s first hit — got past first base. Here’s one of those 12 K’s, of Jones leading off the first inning:

¡@jose_quintana24 consiguió su 1er ponche con los #Cachorros ante el 1er bateador que enfrentó! #Cachorros

— Cachorros de Chicago (@cachorros) July 16, 2017

Now there’s a solid example for the rest of the rotation to follow!

The Cubs broke through against Ubaldo Jimenez in the second inning when Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber and <a target="_self" …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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