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‘Goosebumps!’ Royals players fired up about Volquez’s no-hitter on Ventura’s birthday

Royals talk about Edinson Volquez's no-hitter and closeness with Yordano Ventura

Kansas City Royals players talked Sunday about Miami pitcher Edinson Volquez's no-hitter on Saturday and his close relationship with Yordano Ventura.
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Kansas City Royals players talked Sunday about Miami pitcher Edinson Volquez's no-hitter on Saturday and his close relationship with Yordano Ventura.

This is magical.

On what would have been the 26th birthday of the late Yordano Ventura on Saturday, one of his former teammates threw a no-hitter. Edinson Volquez, who is now with the Marlins, tossed the gem against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and you’d better believe his former teammates in Kansas City were excited about it.

In an Instagram post, Eric Hosmer wrote: “Volqueyyyyyyy boy! Of all days wow! Goosebumps! @edinsonavolquez36 what a way to tribute your lil bro #ace

 

Volqueyyyyyyy boy! Of all days wow! Goosebumps! @edinsonavolquez36 what a way to tribute your lil bro #ace

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Mike Moustakas wrote on his Twitter account: “Unbelievable eddy. What a birthday present for your lil bro. ‪#ace.”

This is what Kelvin Herrera shared after the game:

The Royals tweeted this message: “Congratulations to former #Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his no-hitter today. Thank you for your #Ace30 dedication.”

Raul Mondesi is now with Class AAA Omaha, but he was watching Volquez make history and shared this on Instagram:

 

#CnDiosAmen Felicidades @edinsonavolquez36 Orgulloso de ti mi hermano NoHitter en el cumpleaño de nuestro hermano VENTURA 30 #RipYV30

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Christian Colon, who is now with the Marlins, had the whole thing unfold in front of him. He wrote this after the game: “What Eddy did today was incredible! Witnessing that was special, brought tears to my eyes... #RIPACE

While never a Royals, the Marlins’ Christian Yelich understood what the no-hitter meant:

After the game, Volquez dedicated his game to Ventura and the late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Here is the final out of his no-hitter.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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