PNC PARK — Here’s something that might comfort you: Edinson Volquez is probably a lot more relaxed than you are if you’re a Pirates fan. Volquez has had a loose, energetic, positive personality since the start of spring training, and the only time I saw him really upset is when he was pulled from a start in Philadelphia earlier in September when he still felt like he had something left in the tank.
Volquez was often laughing, joking and flashing a broad smile when he met with reporters Tuesday afternoon. I think it’s a good thing for the Pirates, though in his only postseason start he allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Phillies in the 2010 NLDS.
“(Francisco Liriano) said he’s a little nervous, and he’s not even pitching,” Volquez said. “(On Monday) I was sleeping the whole day and was chilling in my house.” Continue reading Who ya got Wednesday? It’s a tale of two advantages