BOSTON – With the win of No. 92 on Wednesday, the Red Sox in 2017 and 2018 is no longer in the regular season, an incredible brand that is yet to be achieved. A 14-14 record will give Sox and rookie manager Alex Cora the franchise record for profits, 1
The Sox swept the Marlins in two games at Fenway Park, providing adequate rest from the rays in a three-swept play set over the weekend. The 11-run seventh inning was a season high for a frame and the highest the Sox had achieved in a single inning since May 2009, when they hung a 12-point to the Indians.
The carousel inning was not the lasting image of the game – or really the most important moment. It was David Price who fought off a ride on the third inning line that left Austin Dean's bat at 102 mph. The ball was aimed at Price's head, but his quick reflexes brought his hands in front of his face, sending the ball from his left wrist.
He missed no blow. The ball bounced off Price on the first baseman Steve Pearce, who used him and switched to Price. The left still had the presence of mind to cover the bag even after the panic. That was the last of the inning, and right after he had caught it, Price looked at his wrist and headed for the clubhouse. He was finished at this point, replaced by Hector Velazquez.
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Good news came in the form of negative X-ray images.
"I only take it day after day to see where it is tomorrow," Price said. "If it feels good enough to put a ball in it, we'll do it, if not, we'll take it day after day."
Whether Price will make its next scheduled launch in Atlanta on Monday sounds in heaven. But Alex Cora hinted that he would prefer to drive Price back. That would be the wisest decision, considering how important he is for the team's postseason running. The easy choice, really.
"We talked about it," Cora said she might be able to push Price back. "We did not talk to David about it, we sit down and go from there, his next start is in Atlanta, so the swinging part of it is never good, he understands where we are and what." we need from him.
"One thing is for sure, we're talking about Chris [Sale] his workload, David was one and a half months tall in seven [innings] and eight and seven … I'm not saying that calm is the perfect situation here, but we'll be over it Talk to him. "
The price will rise, but as cautiously as the Sox have been on sale lately, they should be with Price as Well, he may feel great on Thursday and on the weekend, but one or two extra days – especially with the benefit of extended rosters – makes too much sense, considering how well Price has plummeted in the second half
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