It’s no secret that David Price has had his share of postseason struggles. But in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox lefty was on his A-Game.
Price was simply spectacular. He went six shutout innings, allowing only three hits with no walks on nine strikeouts.
It was easily the best postseason start of Price’s career. And looking at the numbers, we can explain why.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 19, 2018
David price fb velo up and more usage of the changeup tonight. Bigger speed differential is creating a lot of uncomfortable at bats thus far. @MLBNetwork
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) October 19, 2018
David Price, Game 2
David Price, Game 5 (through 4)
So many more changeups. Good.
Also: His 95.8 to Correa in the 4th was his second-fastest pitch of 2018, reg/post. pic.twitter.com/EXRT2f4UBe
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 19, 2018
That drew a strong reaction from the world of Twitter.
Brock Holt cycle. JBJ with 9 RBIs in the ALCS. David Price throwing 6 shutout innings in the postseason. pic.twitter.com/pvap4FtPwl
— 🍊 1-800-273-8255 🍊 (@KBJelly) October 19, 2018
David Price is pitching on three days' rest and less than 24 hours after getting hot in the bullpen, yet his stuff and command are on point. This is legit impressive.
— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) October 19, 2018
David Price lookin like 2008 David Price y'all
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 19, 2018
David Price playing zero games tonight.
— Joe (@JoeRiveraSN) October 19, 2018
David Price's new day before start routine: 1. 1,000 pitches in bullpen; 2. Meet with media while holding child for 7 minutes.
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) October 19, 2018
This outing will certainly make the Red Sox and their fans quite happy.