Volquez Pitched Game 1 Without Knowing of Father’s Death
Look. We're all sad that the Mets lost Game 1 of the World Series. They lost in heartbreaking fashion, losing a lead in the 9th inning, and then falling in 14 innings.
But what's more heartbreaking is the news that came out after the game:
I knew about it from Twitter before the game even started, so you probably did too: Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez had lost his father earlier in the day.
But after the game it was reported that Volquez had no idea about his father as he was pitching.
Royals GM Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost knew before the game, but reportedly withheld the information until later at the request of Volquez's family.
“We said, 'What do you want us to do,’’’ Yost said. “The family said, 'We do not want to tell him. We want him to pitch this game.’
“We’re like, “Ok. If that’s what you want. We’ll do exactly what you want.’
“He didn’t find out until after the game.’’
No matter what happens in this series, I think Edinson Volquez had a few new fans. He certainly does here.
Volquez pitched six innings, allowing three runs.