Found October 04, 2013 on
In The Neutral Zone:
Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
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 season and 6 times in the past 11 days. So why not once more with win or go home on the line?
There’s such a familiarity between the Pirates and Reds, that a one game series between them is virtually a coin-flip for me (getting my excuses out there now!)
There’s two reasons why I’m picking the Reds to win this game. One, I give a slight edge to their offense. Whether it be Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Shin-Soo Choo, or Brandon Phillips. I bet one of these guys hits a home run in the game, while another has a nice three-hit night.
Second, I think the post-season inexperience of the Pirates plays a role. Yes, as an O’s fan...
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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...
The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted two home runs in Saturday's 7-4 win that pushed the Rays to the brink of elimination in the ALDS. After the second home run, Ortiz stood at home and watched as the ball went high and deep over the Pesky Pole. While Red Sox Lifer's appreciated Big Papi's pair of bombs, Tampa Bay starter David...
BOSTON — There’s a small consolation price for David Price if the Rays fail to advance beyond the ALDS.
Price enjoys watching the Red Sox.
“The Red Sox are probably one of my favorite teams to watch play, to be honest, just because of the fire that they have,” Price said Friday. “And you can have a ton of fire but it’s a little bit more, and you can tell. You can tell...
The Rays had just one day off between their victory over the Indians in the American League wild-card game on Wednesday and the ALDS opener Friday afternoon, but David Price wasn’t in any big hurry.
Joe Maddon‘s club headed straight to Boston after its 4-0 win in Cleveland (which itself came two days after a victory down in Texas in the wild-card tiebreaker), and Price, who is...
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...
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price was very active in the dugout during their AL Wildcard game in Cleveland. He was even helping keep track of the lineup card for his manager, Joe Maddon.
One of the more comical moments during the game was when Price was blowing a bubble that ended up popping and covering his nose and surrounding area.
Price may the fatal mistake of getting too greedy...
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 […]
David Ortiz had himself quite a ballgame in Game 2 of the ALDS hitting two solo home runs off of Rays starter David Price. The first was a no-doubter to right-center that increased the Red Sox lead to 2-0 in the first inning. The second home run came in the bottom of the eighth that extended the Sox lead to 7-4 a drive down the right field line that wrapped around Pesky’s Pole...
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...
Yesterday was the equivalent of baseball porn as we had playoff baseball for more than thirteen hours. The first two games were blowouts as the Red Sox blew out the Rays (you cannot just blame Wil Myers) and the Pirates, in impressive fashion, derailed a bit the Cardinals hunt for redbird October (there is not surprisingly a website by that name).
The later two games were much...
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
John Lackey (right) and the Red Sox got the better of David Price in a
7-4 victory over Tampa Bay in Game Two of the American League
Divisional Series at Fenway Park on Saturday (USATSI image)
Boston took a stranglehold in its American League Division Series with Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, holding off the Rays...