9/26 Volstad sets goals
Chris Volstad has two starts remaining, including Thursday in the series finale against the Rockies. The right-hander has set specific goals for those games, although he wouldn’t reveal them.
“There are goals I’ve set for myself and things I want to accomplish,” he said.
His record may not show it, but Volstad (3-10, 6.22 ERA) says this has been a good year for him.
“This is the year when I’ve learned the most as far as how to use my stuff individually, how to attack hitters, how to study that type of thing, as opposed to just relying on other people to do it or guide me along,” Volstad said Wednesday. “It’s definitely a learning process and it’s taken a little bit of time but this is the year when I’ve grown the most.”
He has been busy studying video to learn the best way he can use his pitches to be most effective.
“It also gives you added confidence knowing you have something you’re going to do and you’re the one in control of what you’re doing and not the other way around,” he said. “It’s ‘All right, this is what I’m doing here,’ and you go out and do it.”
— Carrie Muskat