The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series. And a big part of the reason why? Starting pitcher David Price, just as we all knew would happen. Of course, perhaps we should’ve known. After all, he just got his first career “team win” in a postseason start earlier in the series. Before that, teams were 0-10 in Price’s postseason starts. But on Thursday night, with the Astros facing a 3-1 series deficit, he was at his best. For six innings, the Astros could barely touch him.
Now the Red Sox are World Series bound, awaiting the winner of LA/Milwaukee. But just how good was his final line? Well…
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“That it’s one of the most special days I’ve ever had on the baseball field,” Price told reporters when asked what he’s going to tell his toddler — Xavier — about this night.
And that it is. It’s not every year you get a chance to play for a World Series title. Now after years as one of the top arms in the game, he finally gets his chance to grab one. Thursday night, we saw vintage Price. But the job isn’t done yet.
“It’s very special for all of us,” he adds. “For us to get to [this] point, to do what we did in the regular season, to do what we did against New York in the ALDS and to obviously beat the reigning champs, that was very special for all of us.”
Plus, the postseason wins drought? That’s over. His “inability” to pitch well in the postseason? He doesn’t have to hear it anymore. And h knows it.
“That’s awesome,” he says. “I don’t have to prepare myself for [that question] in spring training on Feb. 20, or when September rolls around and I’ve still got five regular-season starts, I don’t have to answer that question anymore.”
He sure as hell doesn’t. Now Price and the Red Sox just have to worry about one thing — winning that ring.