EDINSON VOLQUEZ NEWS

Lining up the Pirates’ rotation the rest of the way

Monday was the last off day of the regular season for the Pirates. With only thirteen games left, I think we’re at the point where we can reasonably look forward and see what the rotation could look like the rest of the way — since that will be a growing topic as the Wild Card game approaches. The Bucs still have to get there, of course, but let’s take a look at how things...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rare triple play sparks Pirates' comeback victory over Cubs

Shoddy defense cost the Pirates two runs Sunday and created the stunning possibility of a second straight loss against the woeful Chicago Cubs. So it was at once absurd and sublime that the game turned on a triple play. “You could feel the momentum change,” said third baseman Josh Harrison, who triggered the play by snagging a well-struck grounder. The Pirates were trailing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two weeks to go

It is amazing how different baseball can feel from Monday to Monday. Two Mondays ago, the Pirates were 71-65, two games out of first place and two games out of the second wild card (the Brewers are Cardinals were tied) and facing a week against the Cubs and Cardinals. The Pirates had a strange week from there, because they lost all three games to the Cardinals and more or less eliminated...
Via WHYGAVS?
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Triple play helps Pirates top Cubs, maintain wild-card edge

  A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1-1/2-game lead for the National League's second wild card. Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday as the Pirates rallied past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. "It was fun," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison’s Triple Play Sparks Pirates Rally

The Pittsburgh Pirates were already down 3-0 in the 4th inning — a deficit that looked well on it’s way to expanding. Edinson Volquez was starting to struggle, allowing a leadoff double to Chris Valaika and a walk to Mike Olt. And then, in one 5-4-3 fell swoop, the inning was over. Valaika, Olt, and Matt Szczurall all out. And it was started by, who else? Josh Harrison. Immediately...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harrison leads Pirates over Cubs 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday that helped the Pirates rally past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. Edinson Volquez (12-7) improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts for the Pirates, who began the day with a 1 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee for the NL's second wild card...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 149

I know people likely reacted to last night’s loss but come one, the Cubs are still a major league team and you can’t expect the Pirates to constantly sweep them. They’re going to lose games down the stretch like every other team so try to breath. If they lose today it’s time to be pissed. Losing a game is reasonable, dropping a series to the Cubs would be pretty gross....
Via This Is Getting Old
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison returns as Pirates look for fifth straight win

It seems hard to believe, but the Pirates haven’t managed to string together five wins at any point yet in the 2014 season. There’s no better time for them to hit that mark for the first time this season than tonight, as the four wins that the Pirates have picked up in their last four games have vaulted them into a 1 1/2 game lead for the second wild card and kept them at least...
Via WHYGAVS?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Game 144

Pirates getting awfully close to that big winning streak the overwhelming majority of playoff teams have historically achieved! Edinson Volquez tries for win number twelve.  Volquez has been the team’s best starter right?  That’s insane to believe after all the vitriol (some from yours truly) about the signing.  I figured he’d be on the Pirates for more than ten starts no...
Via This Is Getting Old
7 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Should the Pirates Continue Going With Reclamation Starting Pitchers?

This past off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made what seemed like a risky decision to go with Edinson Volquez and pass up on A.J. Burnett. Despite the fact that they revived the careers of Burnett and Francisco Liriano the previous two seasons, Pirates fans didn’t trust them to turn Volquez around, and instead wanted the “guaranteed production” that Burnett would bring to...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The Lack of Moves Isn’t the Big Problem It’s Made Out to Be

The Pittsburgh Pirates did nothing to upgrade their team this year. That’s the reason they’re not currently in line for the playoffs, and why they might not make the playoffs. Or at least that’s what I’ve been hearing. I heard it during the off-season, when it was said that they weren’t going to be contenders this year because they didn’t make any additions to the team...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Bourjos delivers walk-off single to win 1-0 as Cardinals finish off sweep of Pirates

A great pitcher’s duel was in store between Shelby Miller and Edinson Volquez in the series finale Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Miller threw seven shutout innings only to allow three hits and striking out five batters. Same line for Volquez as he went 6.1 shutout innings. Both starters would have something in common — dueling no decisions. The game was still scoreless...
Via Cardinals Farm
12 days ago  |  Discuss

This isn’t quite it but this is almost it

This feels insane to say out loud, but the Pirates are less than 70 hours removed from what was arguably one of their high points in the 2014 season. Partway through Sunday afternoons games, the Pirates lead the Reds 2-0 and the Cubs lead the Cardinals 5-0. With the Brewers struggling badly, it seemed like a real possibility at that point that the Pirates would end Sunday tied with...
Via WHYGAVS?
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 139

Hottest hitter batting seventh?   Jeff Locke given too much rope? Two straight losses to the now division leaders and the straight overall?  This team is in a bad spot.  The right move was no move though.  Maybe next time the Pirates are struggling they can put the newest issue of Baseball America on the mound and it’s prospect ranking will awe their opponent to submission...
Via This Is Getting Old
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bourjos believes Cardinals are 'really ready to take off'

The Pittsburgh Pirates' season ended in St. Louis a year ago. That won't happen Wednesday at Busch Stadium, but another defeat would severely hamper Pittsburgh's hopes of winning the NL Central. These division rivals meet for the final time in the regular season, with the Cardinals searching for a fifth straight win and three-game sweep that would push the third-place...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates win in dramatic pitchers duel, 2-1, over Reds

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. But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 2, Reds 1

With all due respect to Edinson Volquez, who threw another tremendous game and continues to be a great story….this was the Josh Harrison show. There have been several Josh Harrison shows this year, but this one might have topped them all. Here’s all J-Hay did: Diving stop and throw for an out early in the game Snag a liner to escape Volquez’s first jam of the night Diving...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates RHP Volquez loses no-hitter in 7th

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Reds

Friday, 7:05 (ROOT): Mike Leake vs. Edinson Volquez Saturday, 4:05 (ROOT, FS1): Alfredo Simon vs. Vance Worley Sunday, 1:35 (ROOT): Johnny Cueto vs. Francisco Liriano The Pirates are coming off a week of great baseball and have a losing ballclub coming in to town, but they still have a lot of work to do. Entering the weekend they are 4 back of the Brewers, 2 back of the Giants for...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Deep League Waiver Wire Pickups: Hitters & Pitchers For Week 21

  The playoffs are around the corner and players are starting to make the push. Three of these players will be counted on heavily in their teams’ pursuits. There is definitely a solid addition within this group that can help your roster achieve its own postseason plans.   Edinson Volquez – SP, Pittsburgh Pirates Owned in 20% […]
Via RotoBaller
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats 6, Pirates 5

What a crushing weekend for the Pirates. Three one-run losses, two walk off losses, two blown-leads by their best relievers, a season-long losing streak (longest since 2012), and a lot of ground lost in the various playoff races. This game was a wild one, and wasn’t exactly well-played by either side at several points. Edinson Volquez and Doug Fister both looked great, but both...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 124: Nationals 6 Pirates 5

Look, I don’t know what to say other than that this game was beyond exasperating. The Pirates scored two runs in the top of the sixth, but after they did that they still managed to score zero runs after loading the bases with nobody out. The umpires didn’t help, as Ike Davis took a pitch up around his neck with a full-count and was called out on strikes to end the inning, but...
Via WHYGAVS?
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates defeat Tigers, 4-2

Edinson Volquez was at his slickest Tuesday night when he made a blind, behind-the-back snag on a comebacker in the first inning that saved a run. Later, he became the Pirates' first 10-game winner this season with a 4-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park. "About time," Volquez said regarding that 10th win. "It feels pretty good. ... I just wanted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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