Oct. 26 Edinson Volquez workout day interview

Oct. 26 Edinson Volquez workout day interview

Q. What's your excitement level for getting the ball in this first game of the World Series?
EDINSON VOLQUEZ: For me it's a great honor to pitch in this game, especially pitching at home. It's a great feeling.

Q. When you look at the Mets, what do you think about a hitter as hot as Daniel Murphy?
EDINSON VOLQUEZ: He's been really good. He's a great hitter. He's been a great hitter his entire career.

We have to make an adjustment with him. We cannot let him beat us. We'll see what the plan is for him. I haven't talked to the pitching coach yet, but I have to stick with the plan.

Q. This is such a big start. How do you prepare for this, is it any different, sell yourself on the notion of just another game?
EDINSON VOLQUEZ: It's another game. I don't have to do anything different than what I've been doing. I've got to stay focused in what you're doing, especially this game, because this is a World Series game. You don't have too many chance to make a lot of mistakes in those games. So I've got to stay under control and pitch your game.

Q. This Royals team hasn't seen a lot of the Mets over the years. You were in the National League for a while. What have you thought about the progression of their franchise to get here and what sort of challenge are they as a whole?
EDINSON VOLQUEZ: They're good. They've been waiting many years to have that team, and they're pretty good right now. They've got a lot of young talent over there. They're unbelievable. They've got good arms, Harvey and Syndergaard, they throw hard.

It's a great organization. It's a great team, too.

Q. How do you describe where 98, 97 has been coming from as of late?
EDINSON VOLQUEZ: I don't know, from the Gatorade (laughter).

A lot of energy help me a little bit more. I think pitching the playoffs is more exciting. And everything I pitch, everything I've got, that's what I've got. I was throwing 97, 98 the other day. I don't do that very often, but I think I've still got it a little bit.