David Price is a Strikeout Machine
David Price enjoyed a career high in strikeouts Sunday during his Tampa Bay Rays 12-0 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Not only were his 14 K's over seven innings a career-best for the left-hander, it marked a franchise record for the Rays. Tampa Bay pitchers as a whole set a team mark by fanning 18 batters overall, with reliever Brandon Gomes adding two over 1.3 innings and Cesar Ramos fanning two more to end it.
Price, who allowed only three singles and two walks on Sunday, had this to say about his dominant performance:
"I’ve never had that much movement before so it was pretty cool. The wind kept blowing and it was making my eyes watery all game. I knew it was blowing pretty good and I just kept throwing it."
Price improved to 9-1 with a 1.99 ERA in 11 career starts against Toronto, and lowered his ERA to 3.40 with 184 strikeouts on the season.
After leaving the game, Price scribbled a birthday message on his hand for his mama and flashed it for TV cameras. ADORABLE.
[Big League Stew]