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First Pitch: Pittsburgh Has Become a Prime Destination For Bounce Back Pitchers

On Saturday night, Edinson Volquez pitched a gem, throwing seven shutout innings with three hits, three walks, and six strikeouts. That lowered his season ERA to 3.15 in 185.2 innings. Today, Vance Worley threw eight shutout innings, giving up four hits, no walks and striking out five. His ERA was lowered to 2.93 in 104.1 innings. The recent success, combined with the season-long...
Via Pirates Prospects
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Finish them

There is blissfully little to be said about this Pirates/Brewers game tonight. The Pirates have a 4 1/2 game lead on the Brewers with nine games on the schedule (eight for the Brewers). The Pirates cannot clinch the wild card tonight and they cannot clinch it tomorrow, but just one more win in this series makes the second wild card an inevitability for the Bucs. Anyway, last night...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: How quickly things change

After finally breaking their seven game losing streak last night with a 6-4 win last night, the Chicago Cubs came out today and looked poised to steal two games in Pittsburgh. The Cubs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as they were able to get to Edinson Volquez who was extremely wild to begin the game. Jacob Turner was also able to put goose eggs on the board through the first three...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Pirates turn quick triple play

The Pittsburgh Pirates had never turned a triple play at PNC Park heading into Sunday’s game against Chicago. But that all changed in the fourth inning of the National League matchup. With runners on first and second, P Edinson Volquez was in a jam and desperately needed an out or two to prevent what could’ve been a big inning. Thanks to a quick turn by Josh Harrison, Neil Walker...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez made an incredible no-look grab to snag ground ball (Video)

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Edinson Volquez Sensationally Snares A Ground Ball Without Looking To Save A Run

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. [MLB] Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner     Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Edinson Volquez project

Edinson Volquez 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...
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez is not the next Liriano

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...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez: Francisco Liriano 2.0?

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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Reds were reportedly interested in signing Edinson Volquez

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...
Via Redlegs Review
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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