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The Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher John Lackey will try to take a 2-0 in their best of five series with the Tampa Bay Rays today. The Red Sox will attempt to defeat Rays pitcher David Price, who's had a lot of success at Fenway Park. Fenway has been almost like a home away from home for Price as he is 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 10 starts there. This isn't the first season Price will face the Red Sox in the postseason. As a relief pitcher in 2008, his first season in the majors, Price shut down the Red Sox down in the American League Championship Series. He made three appearances, including a Game 7 save to send the Rays to their first World Series. Price admittedly gets even more amped up when facing the Red Sox and Yankees, and his play against them over the years has shown that. Lackey, despite being a victim of lack of run support this season has played well at Fenway Park. He is 6-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 games at home in 2013. History is not on the Rays side if they go ...
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Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was smacked around by the Red Sox during Game 2 in Boston, giving up seven runs over seven innings pitched in the Rays 7-4 loss to the Sox on Saturday. A frustrated Price took to Twitter after the game to not only remind fans of his various accomplishments in college and MLB, but also to bash the TBS analysts who criticized him following the game...
David Price had an interesting Saturday night that extended beyond his struggles at Fenway Park.
Price was lit up for seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ Game 2 loss to the Red Sox that has Tampa Bay trailing the American League Division Series 2-0. Given the circumstances, it was one of the worst outings of Price’s career. Despite such a poor outing, Price wants you to...
I guess Rays ace David Price and his girlfriend both need a little lesson in social media. Engaging in arguments with fans on Twitter when you're a celebrity is a terrible idea, even if you're just that celebrity's girlfriend. Yesterday, we wrote an article about Price going on a sore loser Twitter rant following Saturday's game. His girlfriend Tiffany Nicole, has...
The feeling around the clubhouse is that the
low-payroll Tampa Bay Rays will somehow find a way to retain left-handed starting pitcher
David Price, who’s poised to get big money on the free-agent market or through a lucrative long-term extension. There are others, specifically nine unnamed baseball executives which Joel Sherman of The New York Post interviewed, that don'...
Rays ace David Price was clearly not himself yesterday. The Red Sox lit up the reigning Cy Young winner for seven runs—including two Big Papi home run specials—in Saturday's Game 2 victory, which was surprising in itself as I think we all expected it to be a little tougher than that.
Then post game, we was visually frustrated, calling reporters and David Ortiz "...
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price lashed out at MLB analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci for being critical of him on TBS’ postgame show Saturday night. Price allowed seven runs over seven innings in the Rays’ 7-4 ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. According to Turner PR, Hayhurst said […]
David Price got roughed up last night. He gave up 7 runs in 8 innings, including 2 solo shots David Ortiz (who he is supposed to shut down), and instead of giving the Red Sox any credit or any of the blame he went to Twitter and reminded everyone of his awards he’s won in the past.
Trust me I don't want sympathy…I got beat tonight…so be it..I'll bounce back…3x ALLSTAR…2...
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series...
David Price did not take his ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in stride on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Rays ace allowed seven runs over seven innings and was taken deep twice by David Ortiz. Big Papi’s second home run was a towering shot in the eighth inning that wrapped around the […]
First Pitch: Saturday 5:37 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 2 Matchup:
David Price, LHP 2013: 10-8, 3.3.33 ERA
John Lackey, RHP 2013: 10-13, 3.52 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 10-6, 2.93 ERA, 1.078 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-7, 4.39 ERA, 1.403 WHIP
Over the past few years of playoff baseball, fans have come to understand that their are a couple of rules when it comes to playoff baseball.
1. The hottest team will tend to win in the short series’
2. The best starting pitcher will make the difference in the series.
3. Three man rotations are the keys to winning a series.
4. Offensive production does not tend to carry over into...
Major League Baseball schedules 162 games, but sometimes it just takes 163. Behind David Price’s complete game the Tampa Bay Rays topped Texas 5-2 to round out the field for October.
**Team I picked to win each matchup is bold and in all caps**
National League Playoffs:
Wildcard Play-in: CINCINNATI REDS at Pittsburgh Pirates (10/1–TBS)
They’ve already played 18 times this...
I’ll admit, I was no fun to be around last night during game two of the ALDS.
For one thing, I was washing down Hostess Twinkies with Michelob Ultra, meaning that sugar and alcohol spent the better part of the night battling over which could make me a bigger asshole.
For another, I had an unshakable sense that something was going to go wrong for the Sox. That the Rays were folding...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)David Ortiz took David Price deep twice, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Dustin Pedroia knocked in three runs to pace the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Tampa and a commanding 2-0 ALDS series lead. Boston went to the plate in an uncharacteristically aggressive mode against Price and built an early 5-1 lead on the Rays' ace. But John Lackey...
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“There was definitely some days he’d come in and it just wasn’t ready yet,” Lackey said yesterday. “He was frustrated. I told him, ‘You’ve got to back off it a little bit.’ He had to take care...