By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange
August 13, 2014
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (10-7, 3.67) throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of the baseball game on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates took plenty of heat from the media and fans when their biggest offseason acquisition following their first postseason appearance in 21 years was right-hander Edinson Volquez.