What. A. Day. ​

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The Chicago Cubs made waves in the MLB earlier this week when they traded away some of their top prospects in order to acquire ace pitcher Jose Quintana from the White Sox. Today, their new tool made his debut. 


And what a debut it was. In seven innings, Quintana allowed just three hits, zero walks, and amassed an incredible 12 strikeouts. 

Yeah, he was dealing. 


While Quintana was pulled after just seven, it's all the time he needed to tie an awesome team record. With 12 K's, Quintana tied the franchise record for most strikeouts in a debut by a Cubs pitcher. ​​

​​The 12 strikeouts in a debut was originally held by former Cub Matt Garza, but is now split between the two. 


The records didn't stop there either. Quintana's 12 strikeouts far surpassed the Cubs 2017 record for most strikeouts in a game, which was formerly 10. 

​​Yeah, I think he'll fit right in.