|Oct. 28 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Volquez said Wednesday that he didn't know whether he would be ready to play in the World Series once he returns to the U.S. following his father's funeral in the Dominican Republic.
Analysis: Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that he expects Volquez will be ready to pitch Game 5 at Citi Field. Volquez said he would return to the U.S. on Friday or Saturday. "But I don't know if I'll be ready for that appearance," he said.
|Oct. 26 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Volquez will start the World Series opener for Kansas City, followed by Johnny Cueto in Game 2.
Analysis: Volquez was 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA during the regular season and 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA during three starts in the playoffs.
|Oct. 17 7:06 AM PT8:06 AM MT9:06 AM CT10:06 AM ET10:06 ET14:06 GMT22:06 7:06 AM MST9:06 AM EST9:36 AM VEN18:06 UAE9:06 AM CT-Volquez combined with three relievers on a three-hitter during Friday's win in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Analysis: Volquez ramped up his fastball to 97 mph to slice through a potent Blue Jays offense, never allowing a runner past second base over six innings. His only trouble occurred when he walked the first two batters in the sixth, but he wiggled out of it without any damage.
|Oct. 6 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-The Royals will start hard-throwing youngster Yordano Ventura in Game 1 of the AL Divisional Series, regardless of whether Kansas City plays the Yankees or Astros on Thursday night. Royals manager Ned Yost announced his starter before Tuesday's workout at Kauffman Stadium. Johnny Cueto will pitch the second game and Volquez will start Game 3.
Analysis: Volquez is 0-2 with a 12.15 ERA in two postseason starts with the Reds and Pirates.
|Sep. 15 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET17:00 ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST4:30 PM VEN1:00 UAE (+1)4:00 PM CT-Volquez fell to 13-8 on Monday.
Analysis: Volquez allowed four runs in five innings for Kansas City. "I thought he was OK," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Volquez.
|Sep. 4 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-Volquez was drilled by the Tigers on Thursday.
Analysis: Volquez yielded six runs, eight hits and a walk in three innings - but still put on a smile. "It's just part of the game," he said. "Just a bad day." His fantasy owners weren't smiling, however.
|Aug. 29 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Volquez improved to 12-7 on Friday.
Analysis: Volquez allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings and lowered his ERA to 3.27.
|Aug. 24 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Volquez gave up a season-high six runs over 6 2-3 innings in Kansas City's 8-6 win at Boston on Sunday.
Analysis: Volquez had posted a 2.72 ERA over his previous nine starts.
|July 13 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST7:01 PM VEN3:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-Volquez was named the Royals' starter for Friday's road meeting with the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a doubleheader.
Analysis: Volquez has been solid in his first season with Kansas City, going 8-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 18 starts. He's won all four of his decisions over his last seven outings, with the Royals winning six.
|June 27 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET21:01 ET1:01 GMT9:01 6:01 PM MST8:01 PM EST8:31 PM VEN5:01 UAE (+1)8:01 PM CT-Volquez won for the sixth time in eight starts Friday, limiting Oakland to one run and three hits in seven innings of a 5-2 victory.
Analysis: Volquez owns a 2.96 ERA while winning his last four starts.
|June 21 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Volquez won his third straight start on Saturday.
Analysis: Volquez still wasn't good as he allowed four runs, eight hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. "I made mistakes when I was ahead in the count," Volquez said.
|June 11 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Volquez pitched the Royals to victory Wednesday by reaching the seven-inning mark for only the second time in his last nine starts. He scattered seven singles, walking two.
Analysis: The AL champs have won six of Volquez's last seven starts.
|June 6 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Volquez fell to 4-4 on Friday.
Analysis: Volquez gave up four runs and six hits, while striking out six and walking three in 5 1-3 innings.
|May 30 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Volquez didn't get a decision Friday.
Analysis: Volquez was making it look easy before Chicago's Jorge Soler chased him with a two-run homer with two out in the sixth. He was charged with three runs in 5 2-3 innings.
|May 18 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Volquez dealt seven scoreless innings Sunday against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Volquez had five strikeouts and allowed three hits in his third win of the year.
|Apr. 25 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week.
Analysis: Volquez was to start serving his suspension against Cleveland on Monday night, and will miss at least one start.
|Apr. 21 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Volquez gave up one run and five hits over seven innings in Monday's 7-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Volquez has gone 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA over his first three starts.
|Apr. 10 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Volquez allowed one run and four hits over eight innings to beat the White Sox 4-1 on Thursday.
Analysis: Volquez was dominant in his season debut, striking out five and walking one. He'll try to build on that gem at Minnesota next week.
|2005||Tex||0||4||0 - 0||6||3||0||12.2||25||22||20||3||10||0||11||2.76||14.21|
|2006||Tex||1||6||0 - 0||8||8||0||33.1||52||28||27||7||17||0||15||2.07||7.29|
|2007||Tex||2||1||0 - 0||6||6||0||34.0||34||18||17||4||15||0||29||1.44||4.50|
|2008||Cin||17||6||0 - 0||33||32||0||196.0||167||82||70||14||93||5||206||1.33||3.21|
|2009||Cin||4||2||0 - 0||9||9||0||49.2||34||25||24||6||32||0||47||1.33||4.35|
|2010||Cin||4||3||0 - 0||12||12||0||62.2||59||30||30||6||35||0||67||1.50||4.31|
|2011||Cin||5||7||0 - 0||20||20||0||108.2||106||72||69||19||65||3||104||1.57||5.71|
|2012||SD||11||11||0 - 0||32||32||1||182.2||160||88||84||14||105||6||174||1.45||4.14|
|2013||SD||9||10||0 - 0||27||27||0||142.1||168||100||95||14||69||2||116||1.67||6.01|
|2013||LAD||0||2||0 - 0||6||5||0||28.0||25||14||13||5||8||0||26||1.18||4.18|
|2013||Tot||9||12||0 - 0||33||32||0||170.1||193||114||108||19||77||2||142||1.59||5.71|
|2014||Pit||13||7||0 - 0||32||31||1||192.2||166||75||65||17||71||6||140||1.23||3.04|
|2015||KC||13||9||0 - 0||34||33||1||200.1||190||89||79||16||72||1||155||1.31||3.55|
|Career||79||68||0 - 0||225||218||3||1243.0||1186||643||593||125||592||23||1090||1.43||4.29|
|2010||Cin||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|2014||Pit||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|2015||KC||Total||1||2||0 - 0||5||5||0||28.2||18||13||12||3||18||2||23||3.77|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||5||3||3||0||4||1||8||4.76|
|LCS||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.0||5||5||5||1||8||0||7||4.09|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||12.0||8||5||4||2||6||1||8||3.00|
|Career||1||4||0 - 0||7||7||0||35.1||27||22||21||4||23||2||26||5.35|