Cubs Quick Hits: Jose Quintana Did Something Different Last Start

Jose Quintana tried something different in his last start against the Pirates. Rather than exclusively throwing fastballs and curveballs, the Colombian lefty sprinkled in lots of changeups. In fact, Quintana threw more changeups to Pirate batters than during any previous outing this season.

It’s possible Quintana threw more changeups because the scouting report for the Pirates called for such. But the spike in usage is so high compared to every previous start since the All-Star break that it is at least worth watching going forward.

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