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    Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    From yesterday but I haven't seen a thread about it yet.

    "Reds starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, who is trying to return from August Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment Saturday. Volquez will start for Class A Lynchburg vs. Potomac and is expected to throw around 50 pitches."

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    Wonder how long his timeline will be wiht rehab. I have tix on the Bats dugout June 30 in Durham, would love to see him.
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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    No way should Volquez be here before the All-Star break....rehab him along slowly until then. Both Bray and Burton are close and should be able to give the Reds a little more time for Edison.

    I'm more interested right now with what they are going to do with Bailey and Lecure.

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    I started a thread on this a couple days ago but apparently it fell out of view. We bought two tickets right behind Lynchburg's dugout for this one. It is right at a three hour drive up from here but we had wanted to get up there this year anyway so this is as good excuse as any.

    I'd be shocked if Volquez went beyond three innnigs. Donnie Joseph pitched an inning last night and I wanted to see him pitch. Don't know if they'd run him out there again tonight or not if they're up a run.

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    I don't know much about tommy john surgery, but I am going to act like i am an expert right now. I don't want him throwing more than 50 pitches and not at 100%. Let him try to hit his spots, and get a nice work out in. Break a sweat. Work from there.
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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    I'm assuming he's worked on the side and in simulated games?

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    I'm assuming he's worked on the side and in simulated games?
    Yes, he has been doing bullpen sessions for about a month now maybe and has had at least 3 simulated games I can remember hearing about. I have to imagine he will have something like a 50-60 pitch count limit for the game, depending on how stressful the conditions are.
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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    i'm curious to what his velocity will be at

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    We got in from Lynchburg last night at 11 o'clock, tired. The second half of the drive up was in the rain and I was hoping they would get this one in. Just a bit before game time things cleared up.

    Off the mound, Volquez was in mid season form with the locks and the hat, straight brim and slightly off to the side. I was impressed with his interaction with his team mates in that he is probably only there for a few hours and gone again. I believe it was Cody Puckett that ran a ball down for the third out and Volquez waited for him at third base to thank him as Puckett was coming off the field.

    On the mound, it was obvious this was his first start. A couple of fastballs went to the backstop, one in warmups and one live. His best stuff was his off-speed pitches. One batter for the P-Nats, as they're called, swung at three off-speed pitches in one at bat and never touched the ball. He went three innnings and stayed under 50 pitches, pretty much what everyone expected.

    Having said all that, Hotchkiss was lights out behind Volquez. His performance was dominating. I would love to see him in Carolina soon.

    Nice park. We had been there maybe fifteen years ago when the Mudcats and Hillcats were both with the Pirates. Good turnout for the game as I would have expected, 4745 announced.


    On a somewhat personal note, it was nice to see the Hillcats remembering Jim Bibby with a patch on their sleeves with his name and number. Jim and myself were born in the same small town ten years apart. I remember him taking time out to talk with me back when we were up there years ago. As soon as I told him where I was from it was like he had known me all his life. He was an extremely kind individual by all accounts.

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    I read he gave up 2 hits then retired 9 straight. Nice rehab start.
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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    We got in from Lynchburg last night at 11 o'clock, tired. The second half of the drive up was in the rain and I was hoping they would get this one in. Just a bit before game time things cleared up.

    Off the mound, Volquez was in mid season form with the locks and the hat, straight brim and slightly off to the side. I was impressed with his interaction with his team mates in that he is probably only there for a few hours and gone again. I believe it was Cody Puckett that ran a ball down for the third out and Volquez waited for him at third base to thank him as Puckett was coming off the field.

    On the mound, it was obvious this was his first start. A couple of fastballs went to the backstop, one in warmups and one live. His best stuff was his off-speed pitches. One batter for the P-Nats, as they're called, swung at three off-speed pitches in one at bat and never touched the ball. He went three innnings and stayed under 50 pitches, pretty much what everyone expected.

    Having said all that, Hotchkiss was lights out behind Volquez. His performance was dominating. I would love to see him in Carolina soon.

    Nice park. We had been there maybe fifteen years ago when the Mudcats and Hillcats were both with the Pirates. Good turnout for the game as I would have expected, 4745 announced.


    On a somewhat personal note, it was nice to see the Hillcats remembering Jim Bibby with a patch on their sleeves with his name and number. Jim and myself were born in the same small town ten years apart. I remember him taking time out to talk with me back when we were up there years ago. As soon as I told him where I was from it was like he had known me all his life. He was an extremely kind individual by all accounts.
    Nice post, thanks for the update. Any news on his velocity?

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    The park did not have a speed gun reading up anywhere. We looked everywhere I would think one would be and nothing. If someone on the RZ board is a local to Lynchburg, please let me know if I missed it.

    It was pretty obvious he was conservative in his first start with velocity though. It would have been nice to know what his ranges were. I think the organization has to be satisfied with this start.

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    That was a great update Muddie. Sounds like his velocity and command were out of whack, but could still fool some batters. Coming back from TJ surgery, that about as good as a Reds fan could hope for.

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    Re: Volquez to make first minor league start Saturday

    Quote Originally Posted by kfm View Post
    Nice post, thanks for the update. Any news on his velocity?
    From Fayblog: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/

    Volquez’s fastball speed Saturday “consistently reached 92-95 miles per hour with his top speed clocked at 96 mph,” according to the ABC reporter on the scene.

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