Edinson Volquez pitched masterfully yesterday in recording his 17th win of the season. Who was the last Red to win at least that many games?

Good opportunity for reflection on that great Red and his wonderful career….

UPDATE:

From Fay:

“I’ve never gotten so many rave reviews,” first baseman Joey Votto said. “Everyone who came to first was saying that was best stuff they’ve seen from him. It was electric. You don’t see that too often: A guy who throws that hard and has breaking stuff to make guys look bad.”

Volquez was consistently at 96. He hit 97, 98 a few times. Striking out Lance Berkman with three straight 96 mph fastballs with a runner at second in the first inning was one of most impressive feats I’ve seen by a Reds’ pitcher.

“I didn’t try to throw hard,” he said. “I just let to go.”

He also skipped his bullpen session, throwing off flat ground instead.

Voluqez’s 206 strikeouts tie him with Gary Nolan for the most by a pitcher in his first season with the Reds.

Awesome. I love having this kid on the team.

11 Responses

  1. per14

    pete “my pitching after 1995 was” schourek.

    schourek = sure ick. get it?!?! hahadadkfajcjjalf….

  2. mike

    the answer is Pete Schourek 13 years ago.
    We aren’t talking 20 game winners we are talking 17 and it’s still been 13 years!!!

    Most wins by a Reds pitchers since the BRM
    23 Danny Jackson (1988)
    20 Tom Browning (1985)
    18 Pete Schourek (1995)
    18 Tom Browning (1988)
    18 Mario Soto (1984)
    17 VOLQUEZ (2008)
    17 Mario Soto (1983)

    Here is another good one. Best winning % for Reds starters since the BRM with at least 25 starts

    **W-L%** W L ERA+ Player
    0.824 14 3 138 Wayne Simpson
    0.821 23 5 143 Bob Purkey
    0.783 18 5 105 Tom Browning
    0.767 23 7 121 Jim Maloney
    0.750 12 4 96 Fred Norman
    0.750 15 5 161 Gary Nolan
    0.742 23 8 132 Danny Jackson
    0.739 17 6 140 Edinson Volquez
    0.727 16 6 125 Aaron Harang
    0.727 16 6 120 Tom Seaver

    here is a quick take on the best seasons by a Red starter in the last 50 (!!!!) years. 50 years!!!

    RSAA YEAR RSAA GS W L ERA
    1 Jose Rijo 1993 44 36 14 9 2.48
    2 Bronson Arroyo 2006 41 35 14 11 3.29
    3 Bob Purkey 1962 37 37 23 5 2.81
    T4 Jim Maloney 1966 35 32 16 8 2.80
    T4 Jose Rijo 1991 35 30 15 6 2.51
    T6 Mario Soto 1983 33 34 17 13 2.70
    T6 Jim Maloney 1965 33 33 20 9 2.54
    8 Jim O’Toole 1961 30 35 19 9 3.09
    T9 Elmer Dessens 2002 28 30 7 8 3.03
    T9 Aaron Harang 2006 28 35 16 11 3.76
    T11 Gary Nolan 1967 27 32 14 8 2.58
    T11 Pete Harnisch 1998 27 32 14 7 3.14
    T11 Edinson Volquez 2008 27 32 17 6 3.21
    T14 Mario Soto 1982 26 34 14 13 2.79
    T14 Danny Jackson 1988 26 35 23 8 2.73

  3. Sultan of Swaff

    Man, I would’ve gone ballistic if they would’ve lost that game after the botched home run call. The Reds are playing their best ball of the season, and for that, I’m happy. The result is what matters. Volquez and the entire staff is finishing strong, which bodes well. Good job guys.

  4. Phill

    I’m happy for Edinson.

    Thing that is irritating about the homerun calls is why don’t they attach two cameras on the foul poles to see a side shot at the wall.

  5. AJREDS5

    DID THE LOOKOUTS SIGN WITH THE DODGERS? ANY NEWS WHERE THE REDS MIGHT PUT THE DOUBLE-A TEAM!

  6. Mark T

    Cincinnati in the post-Dunn era: 22-14. They should have tried that years ago.

  7. Mark T

    Corey Patterson should never play. David Weathers should never pitch. I’m OK.

    Adam Dunn was overrated and a drag on the team. I’m a troll.

    It’s all kind of subjective, isn’t it.

  8. Chad

    You are the very definition of a troll in this thread. This thread was about Edinson Volquez, Pete Schourek, and pitching. You trolled with a comment that had nothing to do with the thread, just to get a rise from people.

    Again, that’s the very definition of a troll.

  9. Shane

    Right-hander Edinson Volquez has left knee tendinitis and won’t make his scheduled start in Sunday’s season finale in St. Louis, a precautionary move. He has thrown his last pitch for the Reds in 2008.

    Left-hander Adam Pettyjohn will make the start for Volquez, who has pitched through the sore knee the last few weeks.

    “If he could pitch, I’d like to see him go after his 18th win, but it is OK by me because has had a very good year,” manager Dusty Baker said.
    Volquez finishes 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 196 innings pitched. He recorded the most wins by a Reds pitcher since the 18 won by Pete Schourek in 1995.

    He recorded 206 strikeouts this season, tying him with Gary Nolan for most strikeouts by a pitcher in his first year with Cincinnati. Nolan struck out 206 in 1967