A strong argument could be made that the two most pleasant surprises for the Pirates this season have been Josh Harrison and Edinson Volquez.
Harrison began the season as a bench player who was expected to be not much more than an ultra-utility guy and Volquez was signed in the offseason off the scrap heap after several underwhelming seasons with the Reds, Padres and Dodgers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez lost his bid for a no-hitter when Devin Mesoraco reached on a leadoff single in the seventh inning for the Cincinnati Reds.
There is no score.
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago
Your browser does not support iframes. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. That’s the best way to describe the play made by Edinson Volquez’s during the first inning of Tuesday’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers. With runners on first and third, Victor Martinez hit a shot back up the middle […]
This is just silly. Edinson Volquez of the Pittsburgh Pirates saved a run in the first inning of the Pirates’ matchup against the Tigers by snagging a ground ball without even looking.
Your browser does not support iframes.
Volquez would go on to pitch six innings while only surrendering two earned runs.
Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner
Edinson Volquez pitched another gem Thursday night, yielding one hit in seven shutout innings to lead the Pirates to a 7-0 win against the Miami Marlins at PNC Park.
Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4, drove in four runs and made a play from right field that would have made his long-ago predecessors proud.
The Pirates were riding another excellent start by Volquez when they busted out...
When your offense is struggling what do you do? Well, you just find one of the worst pitchers in baseball, of course. Old friend (I guess) Edinson Volquez certainly fits the bill, and he provided just what the Dodgers needed: terrible, terrible pitching that’s conducive to offense. Volquez allowed 13 baserunners (10 hits) in 5.2 innings, allowing five earned runs, and was more...
Edinson Volquez has been very disappointing so far this spring training, and the Pittsburgh Pirates season begins next Monday with the right-hander still struggling to find his grove.
The Pirates signed the 30-year-old pitcher to a one-year, $5 million deal over the offseason as a reclamation project with hopes that Volquez could turn his career around much like A...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a bit like the Statue of Liberty when it comes to broken pitchers: "Give me your tired, your poor..." They took a seemingly broken A.J. Burnett and received two productive years from him. They took a seemingly broken Francisco Liriano and he had a fantastic year for them last year and even won a playoff game. Now, the expectation is...
Edinson Volquez is the 2014 project for the Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates recently signed one time ace and all-star with the Cincinnati Reds, Edinson Volquez to a 1 year, $5 million deal. The Pirates have a ton of rotation depth to begin with and Volquez only adds to the depth on a cheap, risk free deal. The Pirates have had a recent history of being able to revive...
Volquez said he chose #Dodgers over #Reds, #BlueJays, #Orioles, #Phillies and "a couple more." Said he's willing to start or relieve.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 30, 2013
There was a time in Cincinnati when many thought Edinson Volquez was going to be a star for years to come. This optimism was justified in 2008 when the right-hander posted a 17-6 record...