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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edinson Volquez registered a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, to earn his 10th win as the Royals beat the Indians on Monday.
The three earned runs are the most Volquez had allowed since July 1. Carlos Santana took him yard for a solo home run in the second inning and Francisco Lindor belted a three-run home run off of Joe Blanton in the seventh, with two of those runs charged to Volquez. The right-hander, overall, allowed six hits and walked five while striking out four. It certainly wasn't his best effort in what has otherwise been a fine season. He owns a 3.21 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 95/47 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. Volquez toes the rubber in Toronto against the Blue Jays next. Jul 27 - 10:25 PM

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Edinson Volquez held the Pirates to a lone run over 7 2/3 innings, earning the win on Wednesday.

The Pirates took a temporary 1-0 lead in the third inning on a Neil Walker sacrifice fly. Volquez scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out eight. He's turned in a very productive season, boasting a 3.15 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 91/42 K/BB ratio over 120 innings. Volquez will take on the Indians in Cleveland in his next start.
Jul 22 - 10:51 PM

Edinson Volquez was handed the loss after giving up two runs over 6 1/3 innings Friday against the White Sox.

Volquez gave up an RBI single to Tyler Flowers in the second inning before throwing a wild pitch to score a run in the sixth. The Royals couldn't get anything going against John Danks and the White Sox bullpen, so it was enough to put him in line for the loss. He fanned three and walked two and remains winless over his last four starts. He'll bring a 3.28 ERA into a start against the Pirates next week.
Jul 18 - 12:21 AM

Edinson Volquez exhausted his pitch count by the sixth inning in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, yielding four runs (one earned) on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Volquez has posted some bizarre starts in the first half of the season, as he can sometimes hit patches of wildness, but Sunday's start was up there with the stranger of them. The Royals popped him out to a 6-0 lead after the first inning and Volquez kept the scoreboard clean through the first five innings. Then, the sixth inning opened. Four of the first five batters reached base to start the frame. Two of those scored, at which point Volquez was lifted. The Royal pen then allowed a whopping six more runs to put their starter on the hook for the loss before the team's offense roared back for an ultimate 11-10 win. Despite erratic starts like this, Volquez still holds a strong 3.31 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 80/39 K/BB ratio through 106 innings. It can be a roller coaster ride at times, but the good's mostly outweighed the insane in the first half here.
Jul 12 - 5:42 PM

Edinson Volquez limited the Rays to one run over five innings but took a no-decision as the Royals beat the Rays 7-1 in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Volquez was inefficient, allowing five hits and three walks with five strikeouts while throwing 101 pitches. But the only run the Rays were able to push across came in the third inning on John Jaso's solo home run. Volquez hasn't been great since the end of May, as he's been unable to complete the sixth inning in six of his last eight starts. He still has a productive 3.40 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 78/36 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings, however. Volquez will round out the first half at home against the Blue Jays.
Jul 7 - 11:39 PM

Monday's game between the Rays and Royals was postponed due to rain.

They'll play a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Edinson Volquez, who had been scheduled for Monday, will be pushed back a day to start during the double-dip. Alex Colome will be skipped by the Rays.
Jul 6 - 7:22 PM

Edinson Volquez yielded five runs in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Volquez struck out eight and walked just one while aiming for his fifth straight win tonight, but he was undone by a couple of homers. It's the first time all year that he's allowed five earned runs.
Jul 2 - 12:36 AM

Edinson Volquez held the A's to one run over seven innings in winning Friday.

The Royals aren't hitting like they did early in the year... except when Volquez is on the mound. They've averaged 5.8 runs in his last 10 starts and won nine of those games. Volquez actually pitched better while amassing a 2-3 record and a 2.10 ERA in his first five starts. He's 6-1 with a 3.64 ERA since.
Jun 27 - 1:50 AM

Edinson Volquez picked up his seventh win of the season in Saturday's contest with the Red Sox, despite allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

For the first time this season, Volquez failed to strike out a batter. Things started out poorly enough for the veteran right-hander, who coughed up a lead-off homer to Mookie Betts. Three more runs would score by the time Volquez exited the contest with one out in the sixth inning. With a 3.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, Volquez is probably just off the All-Star radar, but he's put up a nice season nonetheless. A road start against the A's is up next on his schedule.
Jun 20 - 11:18 PM

Edinson Volquez improved to 6-4 after holding the Brewers to two runs over five innings on Monday.

The only damage came on a two-run double from Jonathan Lucroy in his final inning of work. All told, Volquez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out a pair. The veteran right-hander is never going to have elite control, but it's better than it once was and he has allowed just four home runs in 78 1/3 innings so far this season. He'll bring a 3.10 ERA into a home start against the Red Sox this weekend.
Jun 16 - 12:32 AM

Edinson Volquez spun seven strong innings, allowing one run, against the Twins as the Royals won 7-2 on Wednesday.

The only run came on Trevor Plouffe's RBI single in the third inning. Volquez scattered six hits and three walks while striking out six. The veteran right-hander has pitched quite well over 12 starts this season, boasting a 3.07 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 60/27 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going next week in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Jun 10 - 11:15 PM

Edinson Volquez took the loss Friday after allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers.

Volquez held the Rangers to just one run over the first five innings, but he allowed a solo homer to Mitch Moreland and a two-run single to Robinson Chirinos in the sixth before being pulled from the game. He fanned six and walked three in the loss and now sits at 4-4 with a 3.26 ERA on the year. He'll attempt to bounce back next week against the Twins on the road.
Jun 5 - 11:37 PM

Edinson Volquez racked up nine strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.

The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk on the afternoon, and left in line for a victory, though his bullpen was unable to hold onto his lead. He has been a tremendous addition to the Royals rotation, posting a 2.95 ERA and 48/21 K/BB ratio over his 61 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he does battle against the Indians.
May 29 - 9:36 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings before rain ended his day against the Cardinals, in a game that was called 3-2 in the Royals' favor in the middle of the sixth.

Volquez maneuvered through six innings, but the tarp came on in the middle of the sixth to end his night, indeed to end the game. The only runs on his line came via a Yadier Molina RBI ground out in the second inning and a shallow single to center by Matt Carpenter in the sixth. Volquez allowed just four hits in the outing, striking out one and walking three. He's given up three runs or fewer earned runs in eight of his nine starts (in the lone outlier, he surrendered four) and holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep up this consistent roll when he faces the Cubs in a road start next time out.
May 23 - 10:18 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched a stellar game against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just three hits over seven innings in the 6-0 win.

Volquez struck out five without allowing a run as the Royals took the rubber game of the weekend series between division leaders. On a micro level, Volquez snapped a four-game win-less streak with the victory, evening his record at 3-3. His numbers are solid all the way around, as he holds a 2.74 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 38/17 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings. The walks are a bit high for our liking, but we'll live with the occasional free pass if he's able to limit the hits. Volquez will face the Cardinals at home in his next start, in what should be a stellar series.
May 17 - 5:20 PM

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