David Price
SP BOS
5 days ago

Price (12-8) was dominant on Monday, shutting out the Rays for eight innings. He allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Price has now won three straight decisions, bringing his ERA down to an even 4.00-the lowest point it's reached since his first start of the season. The lefty has been mired in his worst season since his first full season in the Majors, but may finally be turning the corner. Even if the ratios aren't where they usually are, Price is behind only Chris Archer and Justin Verlander in strikeouts among AL pitchers. His next start will come Saturday against the Royals.

David Price
SP BOS
1 week ago

Price allowed one run on four hits without a walk while striking out four in six innings to pick up the win in Wednesday night's rain-shortened game against Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Price has had several starts since the All-Star break where it seemed he was on the verge of breaking out of a season-long malaise, but something always undercut him -- poor command, too many hits, inability to put hitters away, shaky bullpen -- but it came together for him in six innings Wednesday. Following a second-inning homer, Price allowed just two singles the rest of the way. He didn't blow them away, but the Orioles managed mostly weak contact and never generated much of a threat -- only one at-bat with a man in scoring position. His 3.77 ERA since the break is nothing to brag about, but it certainly looks better than the 4.34 he had in the first half. Price will look to keep up his good work next Monday at Tampa Bay.

David Price
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Price allowed three runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out eight over eight innings in Boston's 9-4 win over Arizona on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Price, who earned his first win since July 10, gave up a couple of homers and told Annie Maroon of MassLive.com that he still needs "to throw the ball better." There's certainly room for improvement -- Price hasn't been consistent from start to start, is giving up a ton of hits, and has allowed more homers this season than he did in all of 2015. "I've got a four and a half (ERA) right now, and that's not what I envisioned whenever I came here," Price said when asked about pitching eight full innings on Friday. "I've had my fair share of really bad games, of two innings or three innings or not making it through five or pitching into the sixth, so it helps to get those sevens and those eights, but I've still got to throw the ball better." Price's next scheduled start is Wednesday at division-leading Baltimore.

David Price
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Price allowed six runs (three earned) on six hits and five walks over five innings in Boston's 8-5 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox lost all three games Price pitched on the team's 11-game road trip and he was once again left lamenting some element of his performance after a start. "That's the worst I've commanded the baseball in a game in a long time," Price told Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. "Made some really good pitches and then didn't make some good ones. And they waited me out and had some good takes. It's part of it." The left-hander has been inconsistent this season and is 9-8 with a 4.34 ERA.

David Price
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Price allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out five over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Price has to feel a bit salty about this one, as he had a shutout through eight innings and watch his bullpen allow two inherited runners score from the dugout. The bullpen blew a save in his last outing too, in which he threw eight shutout innings against the Angels but was stuck with a no-decision. Price has just 4.30 ERA this season, but the 15 consecutive scoreless innings he tossed over his last two starts are evidence he still has ace-level stuff.

David Price
SP BOS
1 month ago

Price shut the Angels out over eight innings Thursday, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out six, but he received no decision.

EDGE Analysis

Brad Ziegler came on and blew the save with some help from a Hanley Ramirez error in the ninth inning, blowing Price's win. That's a tough break for the lefty, who's in the midst of his worst campaign since breaking out in 2010. The strikeouts have been there, but Price owns career-worst line-drive and hard-hit rates, suggesting his elevated .338 BABIP isn't entirely bad luck. Still, he's a good bet to push his ERA down under the 4.00 mark before all's said and done.

David Price
SP BOS
1 month ago

Price didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Although he didn't give up any homers, Price pitched to a considerable amount of contact. He also fell behind early in the count frequently, notching first-pitch strikes on only 13 of 27 hitters and inducing a mere seven swinging strikes. Price was responsible for over half of the Twins' 19 hits on the night, and has now given up 11 hits in back-to-back starts. He'll look to right the ship when he takes on the Angels next Thursday.

David Price
SP BOS
1 month ago

Price fell to 9-7 with Sunday's loss to the Yankees, as he allowed three runs on 11 hits and a walk across 5.2 innings. He struck out just one.

EDGE Analysis

Timely pitching allowed Price to mitigate the damage relative to the number of men he put on base, but the offense wasn't able to do much against Masahiro Tanaka and he suffered his third loss in the last four starts. Control was not the issue Sunday, as 73 percent of his pitches went for strikes, but Price was unable to miss many bats and missed over the plate with regularity. He has simply failed to pitch consistently this season, as his 4.36 ERA suggests, and his next chance to get it right will come Saturday against the Twins.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price allowed four hits and one walk while striking out 10 over eight scoreless in Boston's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Price's best performance of the season comes just five days after Boston's No. 1 starter cast aspersions on himself following a loss to Texas: "There's nothing positive to point out right now." There was plenty of optimism after his start Sunday, including a third consecutive game with double-digit strikeouts. Despite a first half ERA of 4.34 through 20 starts, his FIP (3.42) and xFIP (3.16) point to a pitcher that's run into some bad luck. Price leads the American League in strikeouts and is second in strikeout-to-walk ratio, but has given up an uncharacteristically high number of homers with an uncharacteristically low strand rate. Price owners should be optimistic heading into the second half.

David Price
SP BOS
2 months ago

Price (8-6) pitched eight innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out 10 in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander couldn't overcome a two-run first inning and dropped his fifth decision in his last six. With that said, Tuesday was actually one of his better outings in recent weeks and he notched double-digit K's in consecutive games for the first time all year. Also, Price's performance against the Rangers was markedly improved from two starts ago when he was yanked against them after just 2.1 innings. He'll get the ball once more before the break when he takes the mound Sunday against the Rays, a team he's lost to twice already this season.