Danny Salazar, who pitched on Saturday, abdicated his spot to Quintana due to a sore right elbow, as Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. Salazar is still expected to make his scheduled start on Tuesday, July 19 after the All-Star break.
Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA and a 105/28 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings. He has held the opposition to two or fewer runs in 11 of his 18 starts.
It’s nice to see Quintana make it to the All-Star Game, as he’s been an underrated starter since coming into the league in 2012. He has a career 3.43 ERA, but due to bad luck and scant run support, he owns an unimpressive 40-42 record and has finished a season with a record above .500 just once, in 2013 (9-7).