DENVER (AP) -- Edinson Volquez lost to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night for the fifth time this season. But in his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Volquez saw progress in the 7-5 loss as he tried to implement some recommendations from new pitching coach Rick Honeycutt.
"It's tough a little bit working with something new, but what I saw today was very good," said Volquez (9-11), who gave up four runs in four innings but retired the final six batters he faced.
The Dodgers signed Volquez on Friday after San Diego released him, and he pitched one scoreless inning of relief that night against the Padres.
Honeycutt moved Volquez to the third base side of the rubber, which is where he was in 2008 when Volquez went 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA for Cincinnati and made the All-Star team in his best season in the majors.
Volquez missed most of the 2009 and 2010 seasons due to elbow surgery and said he was moved to the first base side of the rubber upon returning.
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