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David Price doesn't even last 2 innings in disastrous Game 2 start vs. Yankees

John Tomase
October 06, 2018 - 9:09 pm
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David Price took the mound on Saturday night seeking redemption.

He instead found misery.

Those of you sick of listening to discussions about Price's inability to win in the playoffs should probably unplug for the next 48 hours. Not only did Price fail to exorcise that demon, he delivered what might be the worst start of his postseason career.

Tasked with going deep into Game 2 of the American League Division Series vs. the Yankees to spare the beleaguered Red Sox bullpen, Price produced the following line:

1 2/3 innings, three hits, three runs, two walks, two mammoth home runs.

He departed to boos after an RBI wall single by Andrew McCutchen that probably would've been a home run in every other park in America. It came after a monstrous home run by the monstrous Aaron Judge in the first inning, followed by a line blast off the bat of the slumping Gary Sanchez.

By this point, Price's fate seemed settled. Manager Alex Cora pulled the plug before the Yankees could unleash serious carnage, yanking Price in the second with Judge at the plate and runners on the corners.

Joe Kelly escaped the jam, but for Price the questions are only beginning.

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