It’s a good thing these Spring Training games don’t count.
Jose Quintana is slotted to be the third starter for the Chicago White Sox, penciled in behind Chris Sale and John Danks. He stepped to the mound Tuesday against the Athletics and had an absolutely terrible time pitching.
It started out innocently enough, as Coco Crisp hit a “Cactus League Chop” over the head of the third baseman, down the line for a double. A small miscommunication on a bunt resulted in runners on first and third, and then everything started falling apart for Quintana. He threw just over 30 pitches at a time in Spring Training when he should have thrown roughly 60-70 and gone about 5-6 innings.
Instead, this is what Quintana’s final line looked like:
0.0+ innings pitched, 7H, 2BB, 0K, 1HR, 9ER. Quintana’s ERA skyrocketed to 30.00.
If it were a regular season game, Hawk Harrelson probably would have had a heart-attack.