And no one got injured! May 13, 2019 2:03:06 GMT
Post by zhangzk on May 13, 2019 2:03:06 GMT
"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diam TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodDbacks 1 www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , White Sox 7: Who cares, Thursday it’s real!New,15commentsAnd no one got injured!EDTShareTweetShareShareDbacks 1, White Sox 7: Who cares, Thursday it’s real!Can’t find any pictures from today’s game, so have an old picture of Robbie Ray, who didn’t appear in this game at all!Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsAfter how last night’s game went, I think I can safely say that all anyone really wanted for today’s game was to get out of it without more of our starting lineup getting injured. Thankfully, we did get that, however, we really didn’t get much more as Merrill Kelly got roughed up a bit in his final start of the pre-season.Jake Lamb got the scoring for the home team with a home run in the bottom of the second. Marte and Ahmed both made easy outs to finish the inning Tony Conigliaro Jersey , but a lead is a lead. However, it wouldn’t last long, once the White Sox got to bat in the top of the third inning. Lead off singles to Beef and Tim Anderson got it going, and after they moved to third on a ground out to the mound. Then the parade past home started.Yoan Moncada singled home Castillo. He was replaced by a pinch runner, who was eliminated on a force out off the bat of Yolmer Sanchez. That force out did score Anderson, however. Sanchez was then pinch hit for by Nick Madrigal, who proceeded to score on a Jose Abreu double. Another pinch hitter, and another single later, the score was 4-1.After that, the game was basically over. the Sox added single tallies in the fourth, fifth www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , and eighth innings, but they were more for show than anything. At no point did the Diamondbacks really put up a fight, which I’m honestly okay with, since it means that we escaped any more serious injuries. Off day tomorrow and then OPENING DAY. Real baseball folks. It’s so close, I could smell the grass if my sinuses weren’t actively trying to smother me. Here’s to a great season of Diamondbacks baseball! Price may be an AL Cy Young Award winner and two-time AL ERA champion, but it was nearly impossible to coat his postseason track record in sugar before Thursday.Exactlyone of his 11 playoff starts featured more than six innings pitched and two or fewer runs allowed. And while there weren't many glaring differences between his regular-season peripherals and his postseason peripherals, there was this one: He'd allowed 1.7 homers per nine innings in the playoffs, compared to 0.9 otherwise.How to explain all this? Good question. Price obviously had it in him to be a great pitcher in October. For whatever reason, he just...wasn't.In any case, what matters now is how Price broke his postseason curse. Put simply: He threw the heck out of the ball and didn't give Astros hitters a single inch.Despite basically not getting any rest ahead of Game 5, Price had afastballthatsat at 94 mph and climbed as high as 96 mph. He rarely had that kind of average velocityor maximum velocity this season.The 33-year-old also brought one hell of a changeup to play with. He expertly kept it on the same plane as his hard stuff Steve Pearce Jersey , right up until the bottom dropped out of it as it entered the hitting zone.Via Rob Friedman, cue Jose Altuve's illustration of how Astros hitters had no answer for the pitch:Rob Friedman PitchingNinjaYet another David Price Filthy Changeup. hYKApabqysPrice collected 12 swings and misses on his changeup alone and 15 total. The latter shattered his previous career high (12) for whiffs in a playoff game.In addition to keeping Astros hitters off balance, Price attacked the strike zone with a vengeance. He threw first-pitch strikes to 14 of the 21 batters he faced and ended up with 65 strikes out of 93 total pitches. That's a rate of 70 percent.In short, the Red Sox got vintage Price in Game 5. This is arguably a first for his three seasons with the team, which have been frequently marked by subpar stuff and command.But better late than never, as they say, and both Price and the Red Sox have every reason to feel thrilled about it.Price just cut down all his postseason demons with one fell swoop. The Red Sox have won as many American League pennants since 2004 as they did from 1919 to 2003 (four). If Price has any more wherethat came from, they may not have much trouble overcoming either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers to claim their fourth World Series championship since 2004.Good stuff for a player and team that people used to think were cursed.Stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and Baseball Savant.