03/18/12 6:45 PM ET
Harrison strong through five frames in loss
Starter allows a run, strikes out five; Borbon drives in run
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
"I try not to think about too many things and keep it simple," Volstad said. "I feel like this is what I should be able to do time and time again. Surprised? No. Happy with the way things are going? Definitely."
He also feels more confident.
"Maybe it's the mental approach of attacking on the mound, experience -- all those things combined," Volstad said. "You could wrap it up into another year of learning."
The Rangers' run off him came in the third inning on a double by second baseman Leury Garcia and a single by Julio Borbon. That ended a streak of eight scoreless innings for Volstad.Up next for Rangers: Yu Darvish will be on the mound and Mike Napoli will be behind the plate on Monday when the Rangers host the Brewers, live on MLB.TV, at 3:05 p.m. CT on Monday in Surprise, Ariz. Darvish, making his third start, will be looking to throw 60 pitches over four innings. This will be Napoli's first time behind the plate since March 8. He has been dealing with a strained left groin muscle.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.