Joe is back with his post-game thoughts….

Joe has nothing against David Price. But one of the most talented pitchers in baseball sometimes is a big tease. Just when Joe thinks the guy has turned the corner to be a dominant starter, Joe is quickly slapped in the face just like some hottie at Hooters does on a regular basis.

Price is simply not a big-game pitcher. Not yet. When the Rays really, really, really need him to be a lockdown stopper, he comes up short.

Sure, against the Oaklands of the world Price looks like the second coming of Steve Carlton. Tonight when the Rays sorely needed a win in Gotham to lock up a series win … blech.

A pair of homers did Price and the Rays in tonight. And 11 hits in seven innings? That’s not the stuff of an ace.

Until Price can regularly lock up opponents’ bats, and bats of strong teams like the Yankees, he will be no better than the Rays’ No. 3 pitcher behind Big Game Shields and Hellboy.



  1. Cory says:

    This post is absolutely atrocious, considering the Rays are now 5-1 against CC Sabathia when David Price is pitching. That 1 loss against the Yankees and Sabathia was tonight. Please stop posting stuff without backing up your thoughts, and especially in third person.

    • zenny says:

      I agree. Price wasn't perfect, but he wasn't bad, especially in that bandbox against that lineup.

      But he's definitely much more talented and more dependable than Hellickson, who's still learning. It's not even close.

  2. Dave L says:

    Scene: Middle of First Inning

    Foley: Pulls out pen, jots on notepad, "Against Swish, Send SRod, Hold Kepp"

    I dont agree Price was the goat, he pitched equal to CC but thier lineup against lefties is simply more potent than ours.

  3. Sarah says:

    David Price didn't have a fabulous night.

    But any critique of last night's game that doesn't begin and end with the offense is off the mark.

  4. don says:

    Price said "it was his job to hold the Yankees to 1/2/3 runs" so the Rays could have a chance to win(with bad offense?)
    Price gave up 5 ER...did he do his job?


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