Sep 29 9:03a
Volquez has been confirmed as the Wild Card starter for the Pirates.
A surprising year from the Dominican gives him the chance to decide the Pirates' fate: head to Washington on Friday for a playoff series or watch another trip to the postseason end early. Leading Pittsburgh with 190.2 innings pitched while sporting a 3.07 ERA, Volquez has been the team's most valuable pitcher this season. However, his FIP and xFIP are a full run higher than his ERA, so his strong regular season results might not be reproducible in the playoffs.