Found July 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar made the dazzling play that people were talking about tweeting about and tuning in to highlights shows to see after Wednesday's 5-1 win. But David Price delivered the performance worthy of deep thought a 97-pitch compete-game five-hit masterpiece against the potent Red Sox that extended his post-disabled-list run and raised the startling possibility that he is pitching better now than last season when he won 20 games and the American League Cy Young Award. "It's hard to imagine a guy pitching better than he is right now" manager Joe Maddon said. "It's the strike-throwing component that has been unbelievable. … The velocity is up everything is up. It's just a sharper version of last year." Would Price agree? "Absolutely" he said. The difference he said is that last year he had "complete control" of just his fastball and cutter. This year he has mastered the curve and changeup as well. "I f...

David Price Underlines Potential Flaw in Red Sox’ Offensive Approach Through Aggressiveness on Mound

BOSTON — The Red Sox’ offensive approach has been obvious, consistent and very productive. It’s also not unbeatable. David Price twirled a complete game as the Rays rolled to a 5-1 victory at Fenway Park on Wednesday. It was the second complete game by a Tampa Bay starter in the series, as Matt Moore also went the distance on Monday, and it further demonstrated what can happen...

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis July 24: The Price is Right

The Price is Right After missing a month and a half, Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price has returned to the Cy Young-caliber pitcher we saw in 2012. In his five July starts since returning from the DL, Price has gone 4-1 with a 1.76 ERA over 41.0 innings pitched. Three of his five starts have been [...]

Video: Price, Rays Dominate Red Sox in 5-1 Win

For the second time in three nights, a Tampa Bay Rays pitcher threw a complete game against the Boston Red Sox. This time around it was David Price who allowed just a Mike Napoli solo home run in a 5-1 win for the visitors from Florida. Your browser does not support iframes. PC/MOBILE/TABLET Link (full game recap) For more slices of Red Sox goodness...

Price is Right for Rays

Rays Lefty Back to Cy Young Form Since Coming off Disabled List Starting pitcher David Price went the distance for Tampa Bay on Wednesday night allowing just a run on five hits as the Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 to creep to within a half game of first place Boston in the division. [...]

Yunel Escobar Starts Double Play With Behind-the-Back One-Hand Glove Flip (Video)

Turning a double play is always a feat in and of itself, but making it look pretty is a practiced art form. On Wednesday night, Yanul Escobar was quite the artist. In the bottom of the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game, the Red Sox’ Dustin Pedroia hit what looked like a seeing-eye single, but Escobar wouldn’t let that fly. The Rays shortstop ranged up the middle to make...

Yunel Escobar turns sick DP against Sox

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar pulled off one of the more impressive defensive plays of the year in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Red Sox. Check out the sexy behind-the-back flip with the glove. Nailed it. [Cork Gaines] The post Yunel Escobar turns sick DP against Sox appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Red Sox/Rays rained out

The Guru Contributing Writer Thursday night's Red Sox/Rays battle for first place in the American League East has been postponed. The game will be made up on Monday at 6:10 p.m. at Fenway Park. That would have been an off day for both teams. The delay may actually work in the Rays favor as it will be David Price's turn in the rotation. Price pitched a five-hit complete...

David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia Look to Capitalize Against Roberto Hernandez, David Price in AL East Battle

The Red Sox can put some distance between themselves and the white-hot Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East race this week during their four-game series. But the Rays won’t be easy to hold off, especially after Monday’s Tampa Bay win. The Rays haven’t lost a series since dropping two of three at Fenway on June 18-19 (when the Sox swept a doubleheader). They entered this...

Game 102: Rays at Red Sox - Sox looking for breathing room

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Tampa Bay’s left-handed pitcher David Price, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, will be opposed by another left-handed starter from the Boston Red Sox who is pitching like he wants to win the Cy Young. No, we’re not talking about Jon Lester, who pitched tremendously Tuesday night. Rather, Felix Doubront, the young Venezuelan who is 7-3 with...

Your Morning Dump...where the Sox catch a break with rainout

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Red Sox caught a break last night. They can cash in on it tonight. Last night’s rainout meant a lot more than the indignity of possibly sliding into second place in the AL East for the first...

Tampa Bay Rays turn filthy double play

Tampa Bay Rays’ Yunel Escobar started off this slick double play on Wednesday night with a filthy behind-the-back flip to Ben Zobrist.  Zobrist then barehanded the ball and rifled it to first to finish off the double play.  This was an absolutely fantastic play, and a web gem for sure. []

The tipping point as of second series

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There should have been four games played in the Rays series, but rain has pushed the last game out until just after the last Tipping Point series with the Orioles. Keeping with the tradition here of revisiting predictions we check on the progress with respect to the original Tipping Point and follow up to the situation after the Yankees series...

Red Sox-Rays Live: Felix Doubront, David Price Square Off in Battle of Red-Hot Southpaws

6:20 p.m.: Wednesday’s lineups are below. Red Sox (61-41) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Stephen Drew, SS Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Jose Iglesias, 3B Felix Doubront, LHP (7-3, 3.76 ERA) Rays (59-42) Desmond Jennings, CF Evan Longoria, 3B Ben Zobrist, 2B Wil Myers, RF Luke Scott, DH Sean Rodriguez, LF James...
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