Edinson Volquez SP PIT 5 Days

Volquez (11-7), who won for the seventh time in eight decisions Saturday, allowed two runs on 11 hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out three batters.

Despite allowing a liberal number of hits, Volquez pitched effectively in key spots. He retired both Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. The righty threw 104 pitches (including 69 for strikes). His leash might've been shorter if the Bucs had not held a six-run lead during the last two innings he pitched, but the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent kept the Brewers in check.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 11 Days

Volquez turned in 6.1 innings versus the Nationals on Sunday, allowing four runs (one earned), six hits and two walks while striking out five.

Volquez continued his solid month with Sunday's performance. Over four starts in August, the Pirates' right-hander has posted an impressive 2.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 7.9 K/9 across 25 innings. Volquez will look to keep it going next weekend in Milwaukee.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 16 Days

Volquez tossed six innings in a win Tuesday, giving up two runs on five hits while fanning five and walking two against the visiting Tigers.

With the victory, Volquez (10-7) reached double-digit wins for the third time in his 10-year career, and the first time since 2012 when he went 11-11 with the Padres. The 31-year-old's ERA (3.67) and WHIP (1.27) this season are significantly better than his career numbers of 4.61 and 1.47, making him a surprisingly valuable member of the Bucs' rotation through 23 starts.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 21 Days

Volquez pitched a gem against Miami on Thursday, allowing just one hit over seven scoreless innings. He struck out seven en route to his ninth win of the season.

Volquez loves pitching against the Marlins, as he's gone 6-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 44 career innings against the Fish. Volquez has had some nice moments this season, but he's been inconsistent, especially lately, as he had pitched poorly in his previous three starts. Despite the great start Thursday, it's probably best to play the matchups with Volquez moving forward, depending on your league's dynamics. His next start will come at home against Detroit though, in case you need to use him.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 21 Days

Volquez, who will start Thursday for the Bucs, owns a 5-0 record with a 1.95 ERA in 37 innings against the Marlins.

He hasn't started against Florida in 2014, but the career numbers are impressive. While Volquez's home (4.04 ERA)/road (3.74 ERA) splits don't stand out, the Marlins have struggled to score runs over the last week or so.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 1 Month

Edinson Volquez lasted just 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on six hits.

More than the hits allowed, Volquez was done in by the four walks issued. It was Volquez' second straight subpar start after a four-game run of strong performances. It's been that kind of year for the right-hander, who is 8-7 with a 3.87 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 121 innings of work. He's got a chance to get back on the horse against a bad Diamondbacks club on Friday.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 1 Month

Edinson Volquez gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Volquez was coming off a four-start winning streak in which he gave up three runs in 30 innings, so he was certainly due for the clunker. The 10 hits he allowed tonight were a season high. He did go without allowing a homer for the seventh time in eight starts.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 2 Months

Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game gem against the Cardinals, allowing just one run en route to a win on Thursday.

It's only the second complete game of the veteran's career and his first since July 19, 2012. The right-hander has been nearly untouchable in his last four starts, having posted a 0.90 over 30 innings. On this night, Volquez allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out five. In what has been a renaissance season, Volquez will carry a 3.65 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 73/37 K/BB ratio into the All-Star break.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 2 Months

Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Pirates' 3-2 win over the Phillies.

The only mistake he made was turned into a solo home run by Cody Asche. Volquez was also sharp on June 23 against the Rays and June 29 against the Mets, now boasting a surprising 3.88 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 102 innings this season. We'll see how long it lasts.

Edinson Volquez SP PIT 2 Months

Edinson Volquez evened out his record at 6-6, firing six shutout innings as the Pirates defeated the Mets 5-2 on Sunday.

Volquez has been very hit-or-miss for the Pirates this season; Sunday was very much a "hit". The right-hander allowed eight hits and walked one while striking out seven, and was able to dance out of danger on multiple occasions. As a result, Volquez lowered his ERA to 4.07 and now has a 1.24 WHIP and a 63/31 K/BB ratio. He'll go up against the Phillies at home in his next outing.