by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez endured a rough outing as he suffered his fourth loss of the season Thursday night against the Nationals.
Volquez, who made his ninth start of the season, pitched three scoreless innings before surrendering a two-run home run to Adam LaRoche in the fourth. He allowed three more in the fifth, including a two-run single to Ryan Zimmerman. The right-hander was charged with five runs on five hits in five innings of work. He struck out seven and walked four in a 6-2 defeat.
Volquez has walked four batters in each of his last two starts and has surrendered four homers combined through his last four starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at home against St. Louis. He went 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA in two starts last season against the Cardinals.
Edinson Volquez doesn't factor into decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez turned in a decent outing but failed to factor into the decision Friday night at Tampa Bay.
Volquez, who made his eighth start of the season, allowed a run-scoring single to Evan Longoria and surrendered another run on a wild pitch in the third for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on three hits in six innings of work in a 6-3 defeat. He walked four and struck out three in 100 pitches, 56 strikes.
Volquez has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. He has watched his ERA drop from 11.68 to 5.15 over that span. The 29-year-old is scheduled to start Thursday at home against the Nationals. He allowed one run and struck out seven in seven innings of work in his previous meeting against Washington last season. He is also 2-1 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts at Petco Park this season.
Edinson Volquez wins third straight
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez enjoyed another solid performance as he won his third consecutive decision during Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.
Volquez (3-3), who made his seventh start of the season, served up a solo home run to Didi Gregorius for his only damage of the afternoon. The right-hander was charged with one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in a 5-1 victory. He also struck three and walked three in 94 pitches, 55 strikes.
Volquez has lowered his ERA from 11.68 to 5.50 in his last four starts. He has allowed seven runs in 25 1/3 innings of work over that span. He is scheduled to start Saturday at Tampa Bay. Volquez is 1-2 with a 6.97 ERA in four starts away from Petco Park.
Edinson Volquez's shrinking strikeout rate
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) At least in the past, you could live with Edinson Volquez's mediocrity at the end of your rotation, thanks to solid strikeout numbers. But through his first six turns in the Padres' rotation, even that part of his game has regressed.
Entering the season, Volquez averaged 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings for his career. After Tuesday's start, that number is down to 5.23 through 31 innings. According to PITCHf/x data, his average velocity is down more than a mile per hour on his fastball and sinker, which could help explain why he is struggling to miss bats. His swinging strike percentage is down to 7.1, his lowest since a brief call-up in 2006. Batters are also making contact on 70.5 percent of swings out of the zone and 87.9 percent in the zone, which are worse than his career norms.
If Volquez is not missing bats, it is hard to see what he offers Fantasy owners. Even in a pitcher's park, Volquez should be avoided in most mixed-league Fantasy formats.
Edinson Volquez earns second win
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez earned his second-straight win Tuesday against the Cubs. Volquez allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the 13-7 win, including a two-run home run by Luis Valbuena.
Starlin Castro added a two-run shot in the fifth, and Volquez was pulled an inning later after the loading the bases.
The right-hander threw 95 pitches, 65 for strikes, and finished with three walks and three strikeouts. He is 2-3 with a 6.39 ERA.
Volquez faces the Diamondbacks at home Sunday.
Edinson Volquez blanks Brewers for first win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) After posting an 8.84 ERA over his first four starts, Padres starter Edinson Volquez had a solid outing on Wednesday night against the Brewers. He worked seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits while striking out three in the 2-1 win.
The right-hander retired 10 consecutive batters at one point and threw 61 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He also did not walk a batter while lowering his ERA to 6.39.
Volquez (1-3) is scheduled to pitch next on Tuesday against the Cubs. In six career starts against Chicago, he has gone 4-0 with a 2.21 ERA.
Edinson Volquez bounces back, settles for no-decision
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) After being held to 3 1/3 innings his last time out, Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez got back on track in a no-decision Friday night against the Giants.
Volquez surrendered a sacrifice fly in the first and a allowed a run-scoring doubled to Hunter Pence in the third. The right-hander was charged with two runs on eight hits in six innings. He also struck out three and walked three in 96 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Volquez has a 8.84 ERA and a 2.13 WHIP through his first four starts. It was the first time the 29-year-old allowed fewer than four runs in a start. He will face the Brewers at home Wednesday.
Winless Edinson Volquez gets shelled again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez made his second start in a row against the Rockies Saturday, and things were no better for him this time around.
Volquez, who entered play with a 10.00 ERA through two starts, struggled yet again. He was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- in 3 1/3 innings of work, including at least one in each of the four innings he appeared in. Volquez allowed six earns runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out four. Four of his six hits allowed went for extra bases.
Volquez threw just 51 of 96 pitches for strikes, on his way to a third loss in three starts, 9-5. Volquez now has an 11.68 ERA, with seven walks and just nine strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings. He has an ugly 2.27 WHIP as well, thanks to 21 hits allowed.
Volquez will try to right the ship and post his first quality start of the season Friday against the Giants. Volquez posted a 1-1 record and 3.27 ERA in two starts against the Giants a year ago.
Edinson Volquez suffers second loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was hit hard again and suffered the loss during Sunday's series finale against the Rockies.
Volquez (0-2), who made his second start of the season, ran into trouble early on as he served up a two-run home run to Dexter Fowler and a run-scoring double to Reid Brignac in the opening frame. The right-hander was charged with four runs on nine hits in six innings of work in a 9-1 defeat. He also struck out one and issued one walk on 102 pitches.
Volquez has a whopping 10.00 ERA and a 2.11 WHIP with just five strikeouts in nine innings of work through two starts. He will try to get back on track Saturday at home against the Rockies.
Manager: Head tilt caused Edinson Volquez's struggles
Volquez allowed six runs on six hits with three walks over just three innings of work against the Mets last Monday. He also struck out four in the loss.
“You’ve got to keep your head still, in line,” manager Bud Black said. “Edinson’s ball naturally runs, which is an advantage for him; he has great movement to his fastball. But when that head comes off, that left shoulder flies open and his stride's a little bit open at times. So his direction gets him going a little bit left.”
Volquez's next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Rockies. The right-hander went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts against Colorado last season.
Edinson Volquez chased early
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Padres pitcher Edinson Volquez lasted just three innings against the Mets on opening day Monday.
Volquez gave up six hits and six runs, earning his first loss of the season. Control was an issue, as Volquez allowed three walks. He did manage to record four strikeouts.
Edinson Volquez limits damage in spring finale
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Padres pitcher Edinson Volquez was a little wild in his final start of the Cactus League on Wednesday against the Reds but kept runs off the board. He allowed just one run on two hits but walked six over five innings of work. The right-hander surrendered a solo homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the fifth for his lone damage. Volquez also struck out one.
Volquez, who will face the Mets on opening day, posted a 7.00 ERA in three spring starts.
In two starts against New York last season, Volquez went 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA.
Padres tab Edinson Volquez for opener
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has been tabbed to start opening day, April 1, at N.Y. Mets, according to MLB.com. Volquez is 1-0 with a 13.50 ERA through two spring starts.
Padres yet to announce opening day starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) MLB.com reports Padres manager Bud Black said Wednesday an announcement on the team's opening day starter could come by the weekend. MLB.com expects Edinson Volquez to be named the opening day starter.
Edinson Volquez keeps Dominicans close
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez took the mound for Team Dominican Republic against the Netherlands in the semifinal round of the World Baseball Classic Monday. While he didn't allow many hits on the outing, he was on the hook for the defeat for most of his evening.
Volquez allowed a sacrifice fly RBI in the first inning and was losing 1-0 after he left the mound for the final time. Fortunately, his teammates were able to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth to make Volquez the pitcher of record in the start.
The ace of the San Diego staff allowed just the one earned run on two hits and two walks over five frames. He walked the first two batters he faced and settled down after that. Volquez struck out five batters for Team Dominican Republic.
The 29-year-old went 11-11 last year for the Padres over 32 starts with a 4.14 ERA. He struck out 174 over 182 2/3 innings but did walk far too many hitters with 105 on the season.
Volquez hit hard in second outing
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was charged with six runs and eight hits on only two innings during San Diego's 11-8 win over Cleveland in a Cactus League matchup Saturday. All of Volquez's runs allowed came in the first inning as his perfect spring ERA vanished and was replaced with a lowly 13.50 mark. He also permitted his first homer of the spring on a three-run blast by Ryan Raburn, his fourth home run of the season. Volquez registered two strikeouts and a walk before departing after facing a whopping 15 batters.
Volquez Ks 4 in first start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) San Diego starter Edinson Volquez, who has a rotation spot locked up already, saw his first spring action on Monday against Milwaukee. Volquez got the start for the Padres and went two innings without allowing any runs. He gave up two hits and walked a batter with four strikeouts of the six men he retired. Volquez had good stuff, said Padres manager Bud Black to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The velocity was there. He worked in the top of the zone.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/18/2013) The Padres and starting pitcher Edinson Volquez agreed to a one-year contract Friday to avoid arbitration, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Volquez, who is entering his second full season with San Diego, is expected to be ready for the start of spring training after battling a calf injury at the end of last year. The right-hander posted an 11-11 record and 4.14 ERA while matching a career-high 32 starts last year.