American League Leaders: 2nd in QS (25); 4th in HR/9.0 IP (0.70); 5th in BB/9.0 IP (1.92); 6th in SO/BB (4.02); T7th in GS (32); 9th in ERA (3.36) and SO (177); 10th in IP (206.1). ... Set career-high marks in IP, quality starts, strikeout-to-walk ratio and walks per 9.0 IP. ... Reached 30-plus starts, 200.0-plus IP and 160-plus strikeouts for the third straight season, joining Madison Bumgarner, Cole Hamels, Felix Hernandez, Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzija, Max Scherzer and James Shields as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat every season since 2013. ... Became the first White Sox pitcher to record at least 30 starts, 200.0 IP and 160 strikeouts in three straight seasons since Javier Vazquez (2006-08) and the first lefty since Wilbur Wood (1971-74). ... Became the first Sox lefty to make 30 starts in three straight seasons since Mark Buehrle from 2001-11. ... Received a 3.62 run support average (83 RS), the secondlowest mark in the AL and sixth-lowest in the majors. ... Went 9-5 with a 2.50 ERA (41 ER/147.1 IP) in 22 night starts (0-5 with a 5.49 mark in day games) … his 2.50 night ERA was the lowest in the AL and fifth-lowest in the majors. ... Posted a 7-5 record with a 3.16 ERA (36 ER/102.2 IP) on the road (2-5 with a 3.56 mark at U.S. Cellular Field) … his 3.16 ERA on the road was the fifth-lowest in the AL. ... Limited lefties to a .233 (42-180) average, while right-handers batted .283 (176-622). ... Did not commit an error for the second straight season, the first White Sox starting pitcher to accomplish the feat since John Danks from 2010-11 (STATS LLC). ... Recorded a 3.05 ERA (13 ER/38.2 IP) in May, 3.27 (12/33.0) in June and 2.57 (12/42.0) in July … his 1.50 ERA (6 ER/36.0 IP) in September was a career monthly low. ... Allowed 26 first-inning runs, third-most in the majors. ... Received a no decision in his season debut on 4/8 at Kansas City, allowing five runs on nine hits over 5.0 IP … extended his career winless start stretch vs. the Royals to 13. Made five consecutive starts allowing two earned runs or less from 4/24-5/19, going 1-3 with a 2.18 ERA (8 ER/33.0 IP), 32 strikeouts and zero homers allowed (four QS) … received just eight runs of support (2.18 RSA) during the five starts. Earned his first win on 4/14 at Cleveland (0 ER/6.0 IP) … suffered the loss on 5/1 at Minnesota despite allowing just one run on six hits over 7.0 IP … received zero runs of support. ... Made nine straight quality starts from 5/30-7/12, going 2-4 with a 2.82 ERA (19 ER/60.2 IP) and 53 strikeouts. ... Became the first Sox pitcher to make nine consecutive quality starts since Mark Buehrle from 4/27-6/16/11 (also nine). ... Made nine consecutive quality starts on the road from 5/1- 7/29, the longest by a White Sox pitcher since Jake Peavy from 7/19/11-6/25/12 (11) … went 4-4 with a 2.21 ERA (15 ER/61.0 IP), 59 strikeouts and a 3.69 RSA (25 RS) during that span. ... Earned his second victory on 5/13 at Milwaukee (1 ER/7.0 IP) … struck out 10-plus batters for the fifth time in his career. ... Snapped a four-start winless stretch on 6/10 vs. Houston, allowing just one run on six hits over 7.0 IP. ... Struck out eight-plus batters with no walks over three straight starts from 7/1-12, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat and sixth in major-league history … the others: Chris Archer (5/27-6/7/15), Madison Bumgarner (7/31-8/11/15), Jacob deGrom (5/21-6/1/15), Clayton Kershaw (7/8-23/15) and Cliff Lee (9/16-27/13). ... Issued one walk over 41.2 IP from 6/26-7/24, becoming the first White Sox pitcher to issue one walk or less over a six-start span since Freddy Garcia from 5/3-31/06 (STATS LLC). ... Did not issue a walk in four straight road starts from 6/26- 7/24 … LaMarr Hoyt was the last Sox to accomplish the feat (team-record five straight from 7/1-8/7/83) … source: Elias. ... Earned the win on 7/1 at St. Louis (1 ER/6.0 IP), recording his 500th career strikeout (Randal Grichuk) in the first inning. ... Threw his first career complete game and shutout on 7/24 at Cleveland … allowed just seven hits (six hits) with zero walks and eight strikeouts (120 pitches) … retired 13 of the last 14 hitters he faced, including 10 straight in one stretch. ... Worked 7.0 scoreless IP and earned the win on 9/5 at Kansas City, snapping his 16-start winless stretch to begin his career vs. the Royals (six losses; 10 no decisions). The winless stretch was tied for the fourth-longest by a pitcher to start his career vs. a single opponent. ... Went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (6 ER/36.0 IP), .207 opponents average (28-135) and 29 strikeouts over his last five starts of the season … allowed one run or less in four of the five contests. ... Received his 52nd career no decision in his last start of the season, allowing three runs on five hits over a career-high tying 9.0 IP (also 7/24 at Cleveland) … recorded his 600th career strikeout (Alex Gordon) in the ninth inning.
American League Leaders: 2nd in HR/9.0 IP (0.45); T10th in starts (32); T11th in QS (21); T11th in SO/9.0 IP (8.00)...Established career bests in ERA (3.32), IP (200.1), strikeouts (178), quality starts, strikeouts per 9.0 IP, strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.42) and home runs per 9.0 IP...Reached 200.0-plus IP and 30-plus starts for the second consecutive season...Joined Mark Buehrle (11 seasons), John Danks (twice), Mike Sirotka (twice) and Wilson Alvarez (twice) as the only White Sox left-handers since 1991 to make 30-plus starts and work 200.0-plus IP in multiple seasons...Allowed three earned runs or less 25 times, tied for the seventh-most among AL starters...Tied for fourth in the AL with 12 no decisions … leads the majors with 39 ND since 2012...Posted a 3.02 ERA (36 ER/107.1 IP) on the road, compared to a 3.68 (38 ER/93.0 IP) at U.S. Cellular Field...Surrendered just 10 home runs and did not allow multiple homers in a game...Issued three walks or less 31 times and worked at least 6.0 IP 25 times … received a 4.13 run support average (92 RS), up from 3.78 (84 RS) in 2013...The Sox went 12-20 in his starts … averaged 104.6 pitches per outing (100-plus pitches 23 times)...Posted sub-3.00 ERA in July (2.20; 8 ER/32.2 IP) and September (2.60; 8 ER/27.2 IP)...Earned his first win on 4/8 at Colorado (2 ER/7.0 IP)...Endured a six-start winless stretch from 4/13-5/10...Made five quality starts during that span...Posted a no decision on 5/5 at the Cubs despite allowing just one run on one hit over 7.0 IP (retired first 14 batters faced)...Snapped the streak on 5/16 at Houston (W; 2 ER/5.0 IP)...Suffered the loss on 6/2 at Dodger Stadium after allowing five unearned runs (all in the sixth inning) over 6.0 IP … held Los Angeles scoreless on two hits over the first five frames...Issued four walks on 6/8 at Angel Stadium, snapping a 46- start streak with three or fewer...Went 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA (11 ER/58.2 IP) and 56 strikeouts over a nine-start span from 6/19-8/3 (seven quality starts), the winning streak matched his career long (second time)...Threw a career-high 20.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 6/24-7/10...Made consecutive scoreless starts on 6/29 at Toronto (7.0 IP) and 7/5 vs. Seattle (7.2) … retired the first 11 batters of the game and struck out 10 vs. the Mariners...Received four straight no decisions from 7/5-23...Recorded a 2.03 ERA (6 ER/26.2 IP) and received a 0.68 RSA (2 RS)...Posted a ND on 7/5 vs. Seattle despite working 7.2 scoreless IP...Was his seventh career outing of 7.0-plus scoreless IP without earning a win, passing Joel Horlen for the most such starts in club history...Lost on 8/13 at San Francisco (4 ER/6.2 IP) despite carrying a two-hit shutout into the seventh, umpires overturned an out call at home plate, leading to seven Giants runs...Matched his career best (third time) with a three-game winning streak from 8/31-9/19...Owned a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) and struck out 29 during the stretch...Struck out a career-high 13 in a win on 9/13-1 vs. Minnesota (1 ER/7.0 IP) … joined Chris Sale (five times), Juan Pizarro (five), Jack Harshman (once), Thornton Lee (once), Gary Peters (once), and Doc White (once) as the only left-handers in White Sox history to strike out 13-plus hitters in a game...Lost his final start on 9/25 vs. Kansas City (5 ER/7.1 IP) … reached the 200.0 IP mark in that game...Agreed to terms on a five-year, $26.5-million contract with club options for 2019 and 2020 on 3/24.
Led the White Sox in starts (33) and winning percentage (.563) in his first full season in the major leagues … finished the season with 200.0 IP … became the youngest pitcher (age 24) to lead the Sox in starts since Mark Buehrle in 2002 (34 starts at age 23) … joined Chris Sale (214.1 IP) as the only left-handed teammates in franchise history under the age of 25 to record 200.0 or more IP in the same season … his 3.51 ERA ranked fifth among American League left-handers … set a White Sox and AL record with 17 no decisions (Bert Blyleven owns the major-league record with 20 in 1979) … Sale (6.9) and Quintana (5.4) combined to record a 12.3 WAR, the second-highest total by a duo in the major leagues behind Detroit's Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez (13.0) … did not factor in the decision in more than three consecutive starts … earned six of his wins at U.S. Cellular Field … lowered his ERA from 3.71 (47 ER/114.0 IP) in the first half to 3.24 (31 ER/86.0 IP) after the break … posted a sub-3.00 ERA in July (2.79; 12 ER/38.2 IP) and September (2.80; 11 ER/35.1 IP) … limited right-handers to a .242 average (134-554), the fourth-lowest mark among AL left-handers … held opponents to a .236 average (37-157) with RISP and .178 mark (13-73) with RISP/two outs … Chicago went 15-18 in his starts … averaged 101.1 pitches per start … made 17 quality starts … left with the lead 12 times and the game tied on five occasions … recorded a career-best streak of 18.2 consecutive scoreless IP from 4/12-24 … posted a no decision on 4/12 at Cleveland despite allowing just one hit with no walks over 7.0 scoreless IP … worked at least 7.0 scoreless IP and received a no decision for the fourth time in his career (also 6/17/12 at Los Angeles-NL, 6/24/12 vs. Milwaukee and 7/5/12 vs. Texas) … threw 6.2 scoreless IP in a victory on 4/17 at Toronto … streak ended on 4/24 vs. Cleveland (W, 2 ER/5.2 IP) … received three no decisions in a four-start span from 4/30-5/16 … threw 6.1 scoreless IP in a victory on 5/21 vs. Boston … held the Red Sox hitless until David Ortiz singled with one out in the seventh inning … received a no decision in seven consecutive starts from 6/1-7/4 … joined Dylan Axelrod (five no decisions in June) as the first teammates in baseball history to each make five-plus starts in a single month and not factor in the decision in any of the games (Elias) … received a no decision despite allowing just two hits over 7.0 scoreless IP on 7/4 vs. Baltimore … it was the fifth ND of his career after working 7.0-plus scoreless IP … became the first pitcher since Roger Clemens (2005-06) to work at least 7.0 scoreless IP five times over a two-season span and receive five no decisions (STATS LLC) … also became the first pitcher in history to have five such starts over his first 39 career starts … threw 7.0 scoreless IP and struck out a career-high 11 batters on 7/4 vs. Baltimore but did not factor in the decision … snapped his seven-start winless stretch on 7/9 at Detroit, allowing three runs over a career-high tying 8.0 IP (fifth time) … earned the victory on 8/5 vs. the Yankees (1 ER/6.2 IP) … set a franchise record with his 15th no decision on 8/22 at Kansas City (3 ER/7.0 IP) … established an AL record with his 17th no decision on 9/11 vs. Detroit (7.0 scoreless IP) … the outing was also the sixth of his career working at least 7.0 scoreless IP and not receiving a win, which tied Joel Horlen for the most such starts in franchise history (STATS LLC) … snapped his five-start winless stretch with consecutive victories on 9/17 vs. Minnesota (1 ER/6.0 IP) and 9/23 vs. Toronto (2 ER/7.1 IP) … lost his final start on 9/29 vs. Kansas City (4 ER/7.0 IP).