As painful as it has been to watch the last couple of games against the Dodgers, and make no mistake – it has been VERY painful – the Rockies have a chance to at least avoid the sweep tonight with their best pitcher on the mound: Edison Volquez.
You heard that right, Volquez is the Rockies best pitcher: or at least the best pitcher they could hope to face from pretty much any opponent. It’s like the WAR for the Rockies is greatest with Eddie V on the mound in “opposition”, pretty much guaranteeing a V for victory.
To say the Rockies “own” Volquez is an understatement. The record of 0-4 with a 13.08 ERA (21.1 ip, 31 er) in five starts this season point to Volquez pretty much being the 10th man on the Rockies roster anytime he takes the mound. Over his career he is 3-7 with a 7.71 ERA vs the Rox.
Sadly, CaroGo has the best average against him this season (.714), but if Carlos see’s any time on the field, it will most likely be in front of the plate, not next to it.
Others that have great ERA’s vs the V:
JOHNNY SPARKPLUG: .600
WILLIAM FOWLER: .600
COREY DICKERSON: .600
YORVIT TORREALBA: .500
TODD HELTON: .500
WILIN ROSARIO: .455
MICHAEL CUDDYER: .400
Even our good friend Jorge De La Rosa is hitting .500 against Volquez, so we are lucky he is in the lineup and looking for his 16th win.
[quick-chat room=”roxDod9413″ height=”600″]