What. A. Day.
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.
And he's through 7. 3 hits, 12 K's. What a day for Quintana. At 100 pitches.COULD be it. 6-0 Top 8. The 12 K's ties the most in Cubs debut— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 16, 2017
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.
single game high strikeout total for a Cubs pitcher is 10, Quintana has 7 through 4 innings.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2017
Yeah, I think he'll fit right in.