If I didn’t have a drink now and then already, David Price sure as heck would drive me to it.
Heck of a job by the Sox 30 million dollar a year ace Sunday night in the Bronx. He allowed 5 homers in under four innings of work. He made about a million bucks for that start so that's $200,000 or so per blast allowed. Thats enough to make your fingers tingle David you fraudulent waste of roster space.
Price had been very good for the last two months or so. Before the beatdown by the Yanks that is.
Prior 9 starts: 2.72 ERA. Price has allowed 3 runs or fewer in 9 consecutive starts, his longest such streak since joining the Red Sox. Boston is 8-1 in those starts. Nice! Grab a cold one.
He even has a couple of high quality victories in there with wins over Seattle and the World Champion Astros.
But Price’s history in “big games” sucks like Homer Simpson at a beer tap.
Price at Yankee Stadium as member of Red Sox: 25 IP, 47 H, 29 ER, 9 BB, 14 K, 10 HR - for 0-5 record and a 10.44 ERA.
And of course we must not forget the 2-8 record and ERA over 5.00 in the post season which feels like a bad hangover.
He was asked about the Sunday showdown Tuesday night after he dominated the Angels and said “I’m not going to be able to go.”
Another obvious attempt at hi jinx by the humorless Price, referring back to the Sox last trip to the Stadium when he couldn’t make his start. Guess he wasn't kidding this time. He should have stayed in the clubhouse and hugged his video game controller.
For me this was last call. David, you dont have to go home but you can't say here.
If he had been like Chris Sale and dominated the Yankees he was on his way to having the Champagne of Beers sprayed on his head.
But he got pounded? David Price- welcome to the Pit of Misery.