Volquez in new territory
Edinson Volquez hasn't allow more than one earned run in any of his first seven starts. No Reds pitcher had accomplished that feat since earned runs became an official statistic in 1912, according to courtesy Elias Sports Bureau.
Volquez was able to throw seven shutout innings on a day he struggled with his control -- six walks. He threw 118 pitches. But he threw a 95 mph fastball to last batter he faced.
“The thing about him is he has the stuff to strike himself out of trouble,” Dusty Baker said. “A lot of guys don’t have that ability. We’d still like to see him minimize his pitches some, so he can go deep into games.
“We’ll take what he’s doing now.”