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Alex Cora: David Price will remain starter despite poor outing vs. Yankees

Ryan Hannable
October 07, 2018 - 1:25 am
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What's next for David Price?

After the left-hander allowed three runs, including two homers, in just 1 2/3 innings against the Yankees Saturday night, Alex Cora has a decision to make -- keep Price in the rotation, have him pitch out of the bullpen, which he's had some success with in prior postseasons, or just not pitch him at all.

Speaking after the game, it appears he will stay a starter.

"He's one of our starters," Cora said. "Just a bad outing today. It just so happened it wasn't his day. He didn't make pitches. We trust him. He's bounced back before. We'll talk to him to make a few adjustments. And we'll go from there."

"We're going to talk about it [Sunday] see where we're at," he added. "We extended Joe [Kelly] today and Heater [Heath Hembree], too. We'll talk to him and see where we're at and we'll go from there."

Where he lines up, remains to be seen.

Although no official announcement was made, it appears Rick Porcello will start Game 3 and Nathan Eovaldi told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford he's preparing like he's starting Game 4. The other issue for Price starting either of these games in New York is his issues at Yankee Stadium this year. In two games (8 2/3 innings), he has a ERA of 12.46 and has allowed eight home runs.

It seems like a lot is up in the air with Price and more will be known in the coming days.

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