Cubs manager Dale Sveum expects to give Chris Volstad an extensive look at starting pitcher for the rest of the season. This is the same Volstad with an 0-7 record and 7.94 ERA as a Cub. Volstad is also 0-12 with a 5.68 ERA over his last 20 starts with the Cubs and Marlins
Despite note recording a win since July 2011 (against the Astros, at that), Volstad has an opportunity to turn things around, while facing Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw.
Here's what Sveum had to say on whether or not the losing streak is in Volstad's head at this point, via Chicago Tribune:
"It's not not in his head," Sveum replied. "Any human being would be out there (thinking) 'Golly, I have to do this,'" Sveum said. ''Unfortunately, you start thinking 'Man, I can't blow this right now. I have the lead and I want this win ...' So instead of just pitching, you're worrying about another entity in your head.
"I think it's only natural that it's there."
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