OK, Joe has to apologize for the too-easy-to-type headline as Rays ace and Cy Young Award winner David Price was anything but an ace or a Cy Young candidate today. He got rocked for eight runs in five innings, all earned, on 10 hits while walking three and fanning as many.
That’s not what the Rays need from him, especially against the likes of the Tribe.
Shoot, even the “Crooked Cap” himself, Fernando Rodney, gave up a two-run homer.
Meanwhile, Justin Masteron, who the Rays have owned over his career, handcuffed the Rays allowing but two hits.
The turd Price dropped today included two, three-run homers. All of last year, Price hadn’t coughed up a three-run homer. Including his start on Opening Day, Price has given up 17 hits in 11 innings. Is something amiss here?
Yeah, the season is very young. Price’s next start later this week will be interesting to keep an eye on to see if he’s getting tagged for hits as often has he has in his first two starts.