Volquez sustains spring shutout streak
Reds righty tosses five scoreless innings to bring total to 14
SARASOTA, Fla. -- There's nothing wrong with being sharp in Spring Training. But can there be such a thing as being too locked in?
"I'm scared now," Volquez joked. "I don't want to leave all my zeroes down here."
In his 14 innings of work, Volquez has allowed 13 hits, walked five and struck out 11. He mowed down the Jays on Monday without lighting up the radar gun like he sometimes can, instead relying on a slightly different assortment of pitches.
"I threw all my fastballs two-seamers today," Volquez said. "I threw more fastblls the first three innings. After that, I threw my breaking ball.
"My curve was pretty good today. I was throwing my curve and changeup. The last out I got, it was a changeup."
Volquez struck out Aaron Hill with a runner on third in the fifth to end his outing.
Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.