ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. David Price addresses a common question about his unfamiliar start, the results different but his expectations the same. The left-hander and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner has faced a number of these queries in the past month Whats wrong? What has changed from last year? and he finds himself doing so again.
It is a recent Monday in the home clubhouse at Tropicana Field. Following a loss to the New York Yankees on April 23, the Tampa Bay Rays became the second team to lose the first five starts by a reigning Cy Young Award winner, after the Minnesota Twins lost in left-hander Frank Violas first seven appearances in 1989.
On Wednesday, after Price left a game at Tropicana Field against the Boston Red Sox after 2 13 innings because of left triceps tightness, his record stands at 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA. The Rays are 2-7 in his starts this season, and questions continue to be asked about his struggle.
Im still expecting the same results that I got...