Smith warming up.
If Volquez was getting the edge like Hanson, his wildness wouldn't be quite so bad.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
That was nasty.
Hinske strikes out swinging. 6 Ks for Volquez.
Gonzalez flies out to center. 1-0 Braves mid 5th.
Volquez is at 96 pitches.
96 pitches and a little progress there at the end of the inning. I think I'd leave him in if the first two go out for us this inning.
Odds on Volquez batting this inning?
Interesting story about Volquez and the curveball. Didn't know that he'd abandoned the slider entirely.
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