Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) walks back to the dugout as it starts to rain after the top of the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Quintana Gets Tagged Early, Sox Lose Again

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana signed a five-year extension worth at least $21.5 million. Since that pre-Opening Day extension for Quintana, he’s 3-7 with a 3.98 earned run average on the year and has lost five of his last seven outings dating back to May 10th loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Friday night wasn’t Jose Quintana‘s night either against the Kansas City Royals. In a 7-2 White Sox loss, Quintana was pegged for five runs on five hits just in the first inning. Those five runs and five hits came before Quintana even recorded an out.

Although Quintana and the Sox were shell-shocked early on, the 25-year-old lefty from Colombia was able to get through six innings of work to preserve a heavy load for the White Sox bullpen.

In six innings, Quintana gave up six runs on eight hits, walked one and struck out six on 110 pitches.

Quintana struggled, but so did the Sox offensive attack. For the fourth game in the last five, the Good Guys failed to score more than two runs.

The only White Sox player to have a multi-hit game on Friday was Adam Eaton, who reached base in five plate appearances. Eaton went 2-for-2 with three walks.

To make matters worse for the Sox offensively, they were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base.

The Sox continue a three-game series with the Royals on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Hector Noesi, winner of his last two decisions, gets the ball for the South Siders. Kansas City will send left-hander Danny Duffy to the mound. Duffy has yet to face the Sox this season.

 

White Sox Notes:

  • Jose Abreu knocked in his 51st run with a first-inning sacrifice fly during Friday’s game. Abreu’s 51 RBI’s are the fifth-most in the American League.
  • Gordon Beckham was hit by pitch in the eighth inning near his left wrist. Beckham stayed in the game, but that was the same wrist that Beckham had surgery on last season. Beckham missed a good chuck of the 2013 season due to a fractured hamate bone in that left wrist.
  • Since a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians in their May 26-28 series that put them over the .500 mark, the Sox are 5-8. Consistency is (not) the name of the game.

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