Cubs By the Numbers: Random Stats from Jose Quintana’s Gem of a Start

It wasn’t their flashiest victory by a long stretch, but the Cubs only needed one run to win behind a fantastic performance by Jose Quintana and the bullpen. The win had me thinking of a few numbers, so I wanted to share those with you in a more brief and digestible format than you’re used to seeing from me.

11 – Number of times the Cubs have shut out their opponents this season
1 – Number of wins in their last 11 in which the Cubs never trailed in the game
6 – Shutout innings by Jose Quintana
2 – Participants the Cubs will have in the Home Run Derby
0 – More games without Kris Bryant (presumably)
.188 – Giants’ BABIP, the second consecutive game Q has posted that number
2 – Consecutive gems from disappointing Cubs starters
2 – Most total bases by any Cubs hitter
98 – Average fastball of 28-year-old Giants rookie Ray Black
12– Number of pitches Carl Edwards Jr. needed to strike out the side in the 7th
3 – Number of balls CJ threw
7 – Number of swinging strikes the Stringbean Slinger generated
15 – Number of pitches Justin Wilson needed in the 8th
0 – Walks by Cubs relievers

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