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”.
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.
Icy: Matt Cain, Jerome Williams
Hot: Clayton Kershaw, Matt Moore