Francisco Liriano IcyHot Award: David Price

Before we get started on Price, let me announce I’m back after a long journey the opposite side of the globe.  I was able to keep up on some baseball even though I took some bad losses in my fantasy league.  Baseball isn’t extremely popular over in India, but they have figured out that swinging a piece of wood at a ball can be fun.  I saw lots of this being played in the local Indian “sandlot”.

I was actually near this field. This enthusiastic young man wasn’t playing at the time though.

It was a great trip, but I was ready to get and just in time for the mid-summer classic.  I’m hoping to come back better than ever, just like our award winner this week.  David Price spent close to 2 months on the DL with a triceps injury, but came back with a bang this week.  In his first 2 starts back he went 2-0 , pitched 16 innings and only gave up 1 run while striking out 16.  Any worry than Price wouldn’t be quite right was quickly put to rest.  The Rays’ playoffs hopes are definitely given a huge boost by Rpice’s presence anchoring the rotation and probably eases the pressure a bit on youngster Matt Moore.

FL 7.8


Honorable Mentions:

Icy: Matt Cain, Jerome Williams

Hot:  Clayton Kershaw, Matt Moore