Yankees make Price pay to square ALDS at a win apiece

Yankees make Price pay to square ALDS at a win apiece

Price's postseason troubles are quickly becoming legendary. He left to a stinging chorus of boos as he trudged, head down, to the dugout.

That scenario played out in Game 2 as the Bronx Bombers pounded three homers and the Red Sox couldn't keep pace in Saturday's 6-2 win that evened the ALDS series at a game apiece. That's reserved for the managers and the stars of the game.

For all his left-handed, regular-season talent and success, the veteran Red Sox hurler is a playoff disaster as he showed yet again on Saturday night at Fenway Park. He had to own up to it. "I knew he was going to have some timing issues here and there, but at the same time, I knew he worked hard before he came back to make sure he was ready to go", he said. But my spirits aren't down, my confidence isn't down.

Everything in the postseason is a small sample of performance. Tonight he changed the course of this series as it heads to NY tied and with home field advantage.

It was a batting practice pitch, which is fitting since that's how Price pitches as an October starter. To be able to play in these kinds of games is a privilege, and you also understand that this time of year it's a tremendous opportunity to chase the ultimate prize. You get the ball and have to perform.

There are barely words, never mind excuses, to explain how Price turtles in the playoffs when he's granted permission to throw a first pitch in October. At some point, you are what your record says you are. That's the easy hot take. Signed to a seven-year, $217 million contract before the 2016 season - which made him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball - he has alternated between brilliant and very bad, with most of the latter instances coming in his biggest starts. He clobbered a cutter from Boston left-hander David Price and parked it 445 feet away in the seats atop the Green Monster.

There was a reason to hope but no earthly reason to believe that anything would change.

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But he was in discomfort while on first during the fourth inning of Game 1 and was removed. In the top of the fifth inning, reliever Ryan Brasier became enraged as Sanchez repeatedly took his time outside of the batter's box.

Tanaka wrapped up his outing with one run and four strikeouts scattered over five innings, and with the bullpen holding down the fort, the Yankees blew the game wide open in the seventh. Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn't have any faith either in giving him the quick hook. After all, since 2016, Price is 2-7 with a 7.71 ERA versus the Yanks.

Price said he didn't execute.

Has it really been 14 seasons since the Red Sox and Yankees last met in the postseason? "A good pitch to hit in the zone, high. He'll give you everything he has".

"Monday", Price said matter-of-factly when asked when he could conceivably pitch again. He's the No. 2 starter in the rotation behind Chris Sale.

"Once he came back and played that first game against Boston [on September 18], when he said I'm 100% healthy, I said let's go", Thames said.

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