Volquez struggles, offense shines in Padres win

September 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (37) throws during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday when Edison Volquez took the mound he didn’t allow a single run and only allowed two hits in his only two innings of work. Today, he was tagged for 6 runs off of 8 hits in the same amount of work. All 6 of the Indians’ runs came in the first inning, with 3 coming off Ryan Raburn’s 4th home run of the Spring.

Indians’ pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was cruising through the game until the third inning rolled around and the Padres scorched him for 5 runs, chasing him from the mound. The Padres went on to score two more runs in the inning en route to an 11-8 victory.

Mark Kotsay and Cody Ransom each had 3 hits for the Padres. Ransom, along with Logan Forsythe, Jaff Decker and Alexi Amarista, had 2 RBI’s to add to the final score. Forsythe had 2 triples on the day.

Though Volquez had a rough outing, he’s still a lock for the number two spot in the rotation. Volquez will be departing from the team to pitch for the Dominican team in the Baseball World Classic.

Opening day starter Clayton Richard will take the hill on Sunday and see his first action of the Spring. The game will be the first televised on Fox Sports San Diego and will start at 12:05 pm PT (3:05 pm ET). 

Topics: Alexi Amarista, Cody Ransom, Edison Volquez, Logan Forsythe, Mark Kotsay, San Diego Padres

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