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Cubs’ Jose Quintana delivers quality outing despite real-life scare a day earlier

first_img Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 NLCS Baseball “Emotionally,” Maddon said, “he was pretty much done at that point. … Based on what he’s been coming off the last couple days, I thought it was the right time to get him out.” Back injury forces Dodgers to leave Corey Seager off roster for NLCS Charlie Culberson rises to the occasion in Dodgers’ Game 1 victory Whicker: Nervous start, big finish for Dodgers in NLCS opener “It was an emphatic moment,” Maddon said. “Everybody understood what was going on. As a human being, you’re concerned for other human beings.”Quintana and his wife got off the plane. Once the rest of the Cubs finally got to Los Angeles, Maddon was still unable to announce a starter for Game 1 when he spoke to the media on Friday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.“It was important to get a phone call from Q,” Maddon said. “We had to get in touch with him to find out, specifically, yeah I can do this.”Quintana, who arrived later Friday night in Los Angeles, assured Maddon with his words, then proved it with his arm. Not only did he hold the Dodgers down for five innings, but he delivered a hit.He said that, despite the drama, he got enough rest on Friday night and was strong enough to pitch Saturday.And nothing was going to keep him from dueling Kershaw.“The postseason is really amazing, especially when I face Kershaw,” said Quintana, who is making his maiden voyage into October after spending his career with the Chicago White Sox before a trade to the Cubs. “He’s the best left-hander in the game. I focused well. I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes.”For four innings, he didn’t. He faced the minimum 12 hitters, allowing one hit. In the fifth, though, back-to-back one-out walks to Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes got him in a jam. Yasiel Puig then doubled home one, and Charlie Culberson’s sacrifice fly tied the game.Quintana got out of the inning without further damage with his 89th pitch. Although he said he tried to talk Maddon into keeping him in the game, his night was over.“All pitchers try to keep going,” Quintana said, “but he’s the guy here to make the decisions. I have confidence in him and respect the decisions. it’s about the team, not me.” LOS ANGELES — Jose Quintana gave the Chicago Cubs all that he could, at least in the eyes of his manager, following what had been a personally tumultuous 24 hours.After Quintana had pitched four scoreless innings to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Saturday, he began to crumble in the fifth.Two walks, a double, a sacrifice fly. The game was tied, and Quintana was done. Although the Dodgers would score three runs off the Cubs’ bullpen to win the game, 5-2, Manager Joe Maddon had no second thoughts about his decision to pull Quintana.Related Articlescenter_img NLCS Game 2: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV info and starting pitchers Miller: Yasiel Puig delivers for Dodgers in an emotional Game 1 triumph Certainly, it was noteworthy that Quintana even started the game, let alone that he matched Clayton Kershaw with two runs in five innings.A day earlier, while the rest of the Cubs were resting in Los Angeles, Quintana was in Albuquerque, N.M., with his wife, who had taken ill on the team’s cross-country flight, requiring an emergency landing.Quintana’s wife, Michel, was reportedly diagnosed with an irregular heart beat. After treatment and observation in Albuquerque, Michel traveled with her husband to Los Angeles later on Friday. He said that she’s fine now.Still, the incident cast a pall over what Maddon said had been a “raucous” flight in the wake of an emotional Game 5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.Once the traveling party became aware of Michel Quintana’s condition, though, the tenor of the flight changed. Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor help Dodgers take NLCS opener Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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