Chicago Cubs: Starting rotation for the playoffs can be deadly

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A nice surprise

Game 3. In front of the ivy of Wrigley Field. There is a really nice feel to watching such an event. Almost heaven.

Speaking of a nice feeling, Jose Quintana certainly was a great surprise for the Cubs. His acquisition certainly boosted the entire team. And he did not disappoint.

Since the trade the brought him to the Cubs, Quintana proved his All-Star talent.

Take a look at his stats: seven wins, three losses, a 3.50 ERA in 79 2/3 innings with the Cubs. Lower walk rate, and a high strike outt rate. The month of September has been Quintana’s best. Four starts, two wins including a complete game shutout. And, his ERA for the month is 1.63. Looks like he saved his best for the end of the season.

And, he is deadly against right-handed batters.

The Nationals? They are mostly right-handed. Game 3 will be at Wrigley Field. This could be his time to shine.