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Volquez, Cook set to duel in battle of 15-game winners

Aug 23, 2008 - 10:18 AM Cincinnati (57-72) at Colorado (59-71) 8:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- Edinson Volquez and Aaron Cook both used surprising first halves to make their first All-Star Game. The second half, however, hasn't been quite as nice.

Two of the National League's three 15-game winners take the mound on Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds meet the Colorado Rockies.

Volquez (15-5, 2.73) cruised into his first "Midsummer Classic" with a 12-3 record with a 2.29 ERA but has tailed off, going 1-2 with a 6.64 ERA over his first four post-break starts. The righthander has turned things around of late though, posting wins in each of his last two outings while yielding one combined run.

After permitting a single run over 6 2/3 innings in a victory at Pittsburgh, the righthander won for the third time in four turns, permitting three hits and four walks over seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 7-3 victory over St. Louis.

Like Volquez, Cook (15-8, 3.86) entered his first All-Star Game off a stellar start, going 11-6 with a 3.57 ERA. Since the break, the sinkerballer is 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA, dropping two of his last three starts.

However, he ended his two-game slide in Sunday's 7-2 triumph over Washington, allowing two runs and seven hits over five frames. The righthander, who hasn't pitched into the seventh inning in any of his last three outings, will be hoping to go six-plus frames again after doing so in 21 of his first 23 starts.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 6 10 1
    COLORADO 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 x 7 11 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - EDINSON VOLQUEZ, MIKE LINCOLN (7TH), NICK MASSET (7TH) AND
    PAUL BAKO
    COL - AARON COOK, LUIS VIZCAINO (6TH), TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ
    (8TH), BRIAN FUENTES (9TH) AND YO

    Aug 23 11:18 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAY BRUCE (14) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6, COLORADO 7
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: C PATTERSON (.195, 1-FOR-3)

    Reds 6, Rockies 7  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 23 10:55 PM
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    Reds 6, Rockies 7  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 23 10:55 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD HAWPE SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    COLORADO 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.294, 2-FOR-3)

    Reds 5, Rockies 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 23 10:45 PM
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    Reds 5, Rockies 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 23 10:45 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA, CLINT
    BARMES AND WILLY TAVERAS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M HOLLIDAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    COLORADO 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.288, 0-FOR-3)

    Reds 5, Rockies 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 23 10:43 PM
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    Reds 5, Rockies 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 23 10:43 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHRIS DICKERSON (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF LUIS VIZCAINO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5, COLORADO 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J KEPPINGER (.265, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Reds 5, Rockies 3  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 23 10:27 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, J VOTTO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    COLORADO 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J BRUCE (.258, 1-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Reds 4, Rockies 3  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 23 10:00 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 1 0 0 2 3 5 1
    COLORADO 0 2 1 3 5 1 (BOT 4)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CIN - EDINSON VOLQUEZ
    COL - AARON COOK

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: Y TORREALBA (.245, 0-FOR-1)
    A COOK (.255, 1-FOR-1)
    C BARMES (.294, 1-FOR-2)

    Reds 3, Rockies 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 23 9:37 PM
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    Reds 2, Rockies 3  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 23 9:35 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY IAN STEWART SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I STEWART ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J BAKER (.263, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Reds 1, Rockies 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 23 9:17 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 1 1 2 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CIN - EDINSON VOLQUEZ
    COL - AARON COOK

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C BARMES (.293, 6 HR, 29 RBI)
    W TAVERAS (.262, 1 HR, 24 RBI)
    M HOLLIDAY (.342, 24 HR, 75 RB

    Reds 1, Rockies 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 23 8:18 PM