The Price of failure. 64 comments


 

David Price is the opposite of Mr. October.

After last night’s loss to the Yankees, in which he lasted just one and two-thirds innings, giving up three hits, two walks and three earned runs, Price is now 0-9 in ten post-season starts. His ERA is 6.03.

Price is the least successful pitcher of all time with at least nine post-season starts.

Against the Yankees this season, his ERA is 10.90. Against the Yankees since he joined the Red Sox, including playoffs, he is 2-8 with a 7.95 ERA.

Nothing will get Boston fans ire up more than that.

He is the poster child for bad contracts. The Red Sox threw a seven-year, $217-million deal at him before the 2016 season. His regular seasons, it’s worth noting, have been mostly good.

Price is the guy you want on the mound for a July game in Kansas City. But he’s the guy you want as far away from any mound in October.

So now, the Yankees have tied the series at one game apiece as they head to New York, where they can easily win the next two.

One thing’s for sure. If there is a Game 5, the Red Sox should send David Price on a cruise. Keep him as far from Fenway Park as possible. Maybe for his own good.

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  • JacobMcCandles

    I knew Price had struggled mightily but had thought he won a couple in post season….one of the reasons I stated Cleveland was a bigger hurdle for Houston….neither Boston or NYY has the rotation Cleveland has.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Gerrit Cole became the second pitcher in post season to strike out double digit players with no walks…..Joining Tom Seaver

  • JacobMcCandles

    Kev I went back and checked and Price is 2-9 in post season…including a win over the Rangers

    • dearmidol

      As a starter.

      His two post-season victories came out of the bullpen.

      • dearmidol

        Price started Game 1 of the 2015 Division Series against the Rangers and give up five runs in seven innings for the loss. They brought him into Game 4 in the fifth inning with a 7-0 lead. Since R.A. Dickey didn’t go the required five full innings, Price was credited with the win.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Not the only SP that has struggled in post season….Kershaw has..although had some success ly. Maddux was bad…Ryan had troubles finishing games off….totally diff part of the game.

          • calntom

            When Ryan hit ~145 pitches, he seemed to lose something…….

      • JacobMcCandles

        Ahhh ok

  • elkaba

    Price is the poster boy for why you don’t pay that kind of money for pitchers. He’s too terrible to play in Oct. and too expensive to sit.

    • JacobMcCandles

      I think Darvish is on that poster

    • calntom

      “That kind of money” has not worked out well for just about any FA contract.

  • CrazyEd

    The Price is definitely not right. For some reason, never has been in post season.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Its kind of ironic but the NFL is going through what the MLB is…the more rules they start to inject, the more the game suffers…

    • CrazyEd

      Not just NFL and Baseball, Nascar is suffering from the same disease. I quit following Nascar when they started meddling with the rules.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Agreed….

  • CrazyEd

    Search for a new manager: Starting out with a list of 40. In process of narrowing it down to 10. Would love to be a fly on the wall as each individual is discussed by the selection board. Bet it gets a little “loud” at times.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Would love to get the bench coach from Houston….he is already being looked at by others

    • dearmidol

      Mike Scioscia is now available.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Hire Wash back….: )

        • CrazyEd

          I would, especially with his teaching ability and the Rangers team makeup of young players. I loved his enthusiasm but I’m afraid he burned his bridge. Also, might be getting a little long in the tooth. Has to be in his 70’s if not early 80’s.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Yeah I know and agree…..what was kind of funny to me was the Rangers had been the laughingstock of MLB…..Wash managed two WS teams,,,,,and then some fans got sillingly critical and blamed him for the losses. Good Mgrs get the team to have a opportunity…players have to perform after that

          • CrazyEd

            Yeah, back when they still had all the comment sections on the MLB team boards, I used to go from team to team, reading the mail, so to speak. The one common thread on all of them was our GM, and/or Manager sucks. Which one depended on which fan hit what hot button on that particular day. I guess it’s a baseball fact that all GM’

          • JacobMcCandles

            I thought JD did a good job in creating this team with Ryan’s help, just failed in sustaining it

          • CrazyEd

            I can’t remember where I read it, I read a lot of stuff in a lot of places, but in an interview, JD owned up and admitted the made the wrong moves by trading the farm for rental players pursuing post season success when the Rangers only had an outside shot at going deep in the play offs.

          • JacobMcCandles

            Nailed it

      • CrazyEd

        Yeah, but I don’t think he’d fit in too well with a young team. To me, he seems to be a little to authoritative. More “old school” in his leadership style.

    • elkaba

      Rangers have already eliminated Wash and Buck Showalter from consideration.

      • JacobMcCandles

        Neither of us thought it would happen…..wish full thinking

  • CrazyEd

    For all practical purposes the 2019 Baseball season starts on Tuesday. Opening day of the AFL. Surprise Sequaros have the Ranger’s prospects and Vlad Jr. Gotta follow!!!

    • JacobMcCandles

      Vlad Jr is going to be a stud,,,IMO

  • CrazyEd

    “One thing’s for sure. If there is a Game 5, the Red Sox should send David
    Price on a cruise. Keep him as far from Fenway Park as possible. Maybe
    for his own good.”

    I just saw that! I like it!

    I’ve got a cruise for him:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9OEHVw9gXg&t=61s

  • CrazyEd

    Are the Rockies seriously trying to win the series? It wouldn’t appear so.

    • JacobMcCandles

      You are a griller…ever done beer can chicken?

      • CrazyEd

        Yup. and a method I like even better is “Swinging Chicken.” You don’t have to pay much attention to it. Just let it go.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLYbu-LxTG8

        • JacobMcCandles

          Cool…I was surprised at how tender it was

        • GoRangers23

          Interesting. I’ve never seen that before.

  • JacobMcCandles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqTfBysL0wE

    Best Western ever made….Sorry Duke

    • CrazyEd

      Several of us, when we were home ported in Yokosuka, used to go downtown to the Kokusai theater and watch the Clint Eastwood movies. We’d take a backpack full of beer, cheese and rat traps. Sit in the front row, set out our trap line, trap rats, drink beer and on occasion watch the movie. The Japanese got a big kick out of it. Japan has changed, no more rats.

      • JacobMcCandles

        My Grandad did oil work in Canada and they were in love with Star Trek (Original series) ten yrs after it was on…

    • Nathan Whitten

      Also the (unoriginal) title of a great Dire Straits’ song on their 2nd record–Communique. It wasn’t until their 3rd record, Making Movies, that Mark Knopfler’s songwriting genius truly emerged. He had already shown his guitar prowess with Sultans of Swing on their eponymously titled first album. Of course there were many other great songs, but that’s the one that introduced the world to one of the greatest guitarists ever. He’s still doing it. Another new record due out in November. I sure hope he comes to Dallas as he did on the Tracker tour. The show at the Majestic Theater was indeed majestic. I’ve seen Dire Straits 3 times and MK 6 times. He has never been anything less than great.

  • CrazyEd

    Ouch! Balk! Run scores.

  • CrazyEd

    It juyst keeps getting worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JacobMcCandles

    Disappointing finish for the ROX

  • dearmidol

    My pick for winning it all is Milwaukee.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Remember that and they are doing it without their best pitcher

    • JacobMcCandles

      And both of us liked them last yr

  • dearmidol

    Pardon my indelicacy, but was that commercial really for what I thought it was for?

    • JacobMcCandles

      I love the new commercial for Dr Pepper….when the parents find a soccer magazine in the kids bed

  • dearmidol

    I wish the Rangers had good young hitters like the Braves.

    • CrazyEd

      They don’t. All we can hope for is that they follow in the footsteps of the Astros. Remember the year when the Astros were the strike out kings? The next year they turned it around and became much more disciplined at the plate. Only took their young team one year to turn it around. I think it might be a bit much to think the Rangers can turn it around that quickly, but one can always hope. I don’t think Gallo is ever going to hit for much average, I’d be happy with 240/250, but not sure I’ll even see that. DD is never going to hit for average, but there are guys coming that will replace him. The Rangers are, for the most part, a bunch of kids that are still learning the game. The game they should have learned in the minors but for necessity never got to do that.

      • dearmidol

        Yes, I remember that. I need to look further, but didn’t they change out a lot of hitters from the most strikeout year to the least?

        • CrazyEd

          The only part I really remember is all the strikeouts. I think 1b was replaced, but not sure of that. And, I think there was a managerial change at the time, but not sure of that either.

    • JacobMcCandles

      Newcomb is also a stud

  • JacobMcCandles

    Braves pulled Newcomb after 3???????

    • dearmidol

      Stupid.

  • CrazyEd

    Walks are death, especially in post season.

  • JacobMcCandles

    5-0 when they pulled Newcomb….now 5-4….geez

  • dearmidol

    As a baseball fan, I hope the Braves lose for pulling their starter so early. Dumbasses.

  • elkaba

    Not much of a post season so far with the Dodgers and the Brewers rolling on easy street. No competition.

    • dearmidol

      Dodgers will win tonight.

      • elkaba

        Just another indication of how out of whack these leagues are. Two series with two teams running all over their opponents. This shouldn’t be happening.

        • JacobMcCandles

          Why???

  • JacobMcCandles

    Braves win

  • JacobMcCandles

    Well I guess we can dispell all the chicken littles and their harping over juiced balls