Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Edinson Volquez excited to join Royals’ rotation


MARCH 2015 – Edinson Volquez, the newest addition to the Kansas City Royals’ rotation, has had the misfortune of starting two playoff games with the opposing pitcher at the top of his game.

Volquez’s first playoff start was in 2010 for the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of the NLDS. The Philadelphia Phillies countered with Roy Halladay, who threw a no-hitter in the 4-0 Reds’ defeat.

Volquez’s next playoff start was the National League wildcard game last Oct. 1 at Pittsburgh. The San Francisco Giants started left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who threw a shutout, striking out 10, walking one and allowing four hits.