Even as he watched a vintage performance from Justin Verlander writer Wednesday night, manager Buck Showalter had one eye on Thursday and the long-awaited New York Mets Debut of another veteran
Jose Quintana is expected to make his first start mets on Thursday afternoon, when the goal of completing the tour of New York chicago white sox In the conclusion of a three-game interleague series
Quintana, a left-hander who has been sidelined after bone graft surgery on his left rib in March, is set to oppose right-hander Michael Kopech (3-8, 4.47 ERA).
mets Won their third consecutive game on Wednesday night. Verlander earned the win allowing one run in eight innings, and Brett Batty homered and collected two RBIs as New York defeated white sox 5-1
Verlander struck out seven and walked one in his first start after issuing six walks against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The 40-year-old right-hander threw 76 of his 100 pitches for a strike on Wednesday, when he threw 11 pitches or fewer five times in an inning.
Showalter said, “I don’t care whether you’re 40, 30 or 20 — when you’re able to keep your pitch count low and get the ground out quick, that’s a sign of a good inning.”
Showalter was pleased with Adam Ottavino throwing just nine pitches in a perfect ninth, allowing the rest of the bullpen to rest before Quintana’s start.
Showalter said, “Just being able to come in and pitch that inning without involving anyone else was the big thing for us tonight.” “Kept us on our feet to support ‘Q”s first outing.”
The 34-year-old Quintana made his last official rehabilitation start on July 8, when he threw 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs for Triple-A Syracuse. Quintana threw 84 pitches in a simulated game on July 13.
Quintana, who spent more than the first five seasons of his career with white soxIs 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in two games (one start) against his former team.
white soxThe ninth loss in 13 games this month dealt another blow to their flimsy hopes of getting back into the American League Central race. Chicago fell out of first place in the top 10 games of the season due to their loss and the Minnesota Twins’ 6–3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
white sox New York arrived after winning the final two games of a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, baseball’s best team, and nearly overturned a seven-run deficit in an 11-10 loss on Tuesday.
Although mets Wednesday scored four times in the fourth against Toucy Toussaint, when Chicago was limited to three hits by Verlander and Ottavino. Luis Robert Jr.’s one-out homer in the seventh stopped the white sox being empty for the eighth time this season
“It’s a huge blow – it doesn’t matter who you just beat,” white sox said manager Pedro Grifol. “(Tuesday’s) game, we had a chance to win. And today, we had one bad inning and we couldn’t do anything offensively.
Kopech suffered the loss on Friday when he gave up four runs in only two-thirds of an inning white sox Lost 9–0 to the Braves. they never opposed it mets
–Field Level Media