Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana will always be team’s most-criticized arm

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After another sub-par outing, the fiery rhetoric surrounding Chicago Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana flared back up – and it’s unlikely to ever change.

Since Jose Quintana joined the Chicago Cubs, facing the Milwaukee Brewers has netted overwhelmingly positive results. That being said, Tuesday’s outing was anything but positive as Quintana failed to control the Brew Crew, who drew within a mere two games of first.

The southpaw served up a trio of home runs in the loss, one off the bat of Lorenzo Cain and a pair courtesy of Ryan Braun. When the book closed on Quintana, he lasted just five innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits and one walk.

"“I feel bad about this game,” Quintana said. “This was a big game coming in. I’m upset I wasn’t able to execute today.”"

Bad? Yeah, that’s a good way to feel after Chicago utterly failed to carry any semblance of the momentum they carried into the series opener. Rookie David Bote gave the team their ‘moment’ they could rally around. Instead, the Cubs offense failed to score a run in support of Quintana. The loss marked the club’s third-straight shutout loss at the hands of the Brewers.

But back to Quintana.