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Cubs starter Jose Quintana, who struck out 14 in just six innings, throws a pitch in the second inning on Aug. 13 (Matt Slocum)
Cubs starter Jose Quintana, who struck out 14 in just six innings, throws a pitch in the second inning on Aug. 13 (Matt Slocum)|Associated Press
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Phillies, Rhys Hoskins, Roman Quinn, Jose Quintana, Golden Sombrero, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Which Chicago Cubs catcher threw out 89 players attempting to steal in 1986, the most by any major league catcher since 1921.

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Phillies scored as many runs against the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park Tuesday (four) as they did in all three games when they hosted Chicago in 2018 (2-1 win, losses by 7-1 and 8-1).

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>>> Cubs’ starter Jose Quintana struck out 14 Phillies, which ties for the most by any pitcher in a six-inning outing (or less) since at least 1908 (via baseball-reference.com). The previous nine:

> Reynaldo Lopez, White Sox, vs. Tigers, April 28, 2019

> Mike Fiers, Brewers, vs. Cubs, Aug. 14, 2014

> *Max Scherzer, Tigers, vs. Athletics, May 30, 2010

> Kelvim Escobar, Angels, vs. Reds, June 12, 2007

> A.J. Burnett, Marlins, vs. Brewers, July 6, 2005

> Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks, vs. Padres, June 3, 2001

> Kerry Wood, Cubs, vs. Giants, April 27, 2001

> *Nolan Ryan, Rangers, vs. Blue Jays, July 25, 1989

> Sam McDowell, Indians, vs. Tigers, Sept. 18, 1966

*Scherzer threw 5.2 innings, all others 6.0 . . . Ryan faced two batters in seventh inning.

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>>> Rhys Hoskins’ first career Golden Sombrero (four strikeouts in four plate appearances) Tuesday was the 25th by a Phillie in a victory in the Divisional Era (1969-2019) . . . Joe Lefebvre had three Winning Golden Sombreros as a Phil . . . Pitcher Wayne Twitchell had a pair in consecutive starts – both against the Pirates – on May 16 and 22, 1973. He had just three more strikeouts as a pitcher in those two games (11) than he did as a batter.

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>>> Roman Quinn’s triple Tuesday was just the eighth by a Phillie at Citizens Bank Park this season . . . The lowest three-base hit output by the club at CBP was 13, in the its first year (2004).

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Cubs’ Jody Davis threw out 89 players attempting to steal in 1986, the most by any major league catcher since 1921.