Rays vs. Yankees, game 2 recap: David Price wins pitching duel

Rich Schultz

Trade value: high

He's still a Ray, although if he continues to pitch like this, the suitors will queue up.

David Price, primarily relying on his fastball/changeup combo (maybe there's nothing wrong with his changeup after all), limited the Yankees to one run over seven innings. He out-dueled Hiroki Kuroda, allowing only four hits, three of them singles, along with three walks while striking out nine batters. And oh, that one run? It scored on this abomination, after Price had picked Jacoby Ellsbury off first base.

The Rays runs came on a couple of singles in the top of the fourth inning by Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria, followed one out later by a soft ground ball up the middle off the bat of Logan Forsythe. Later on in the sixth inning, James Loney grabbed hold of a decent curve ball at the bottom of the zone and pulled it to the right-center bullpen, possibly the easiest place to hit a home run in the American League (toy ballpark).

The Rays have now won the series, and Jake Odorizzi will go for the sweep against Vidal Nuno tomorrow at 1:05.

Bullpen notes:

  • Jake McGee was his usual, dominant, all-star self.
  • Grant Balfour, coming on for the save in the ninth, gave a much less convincing performance, walking the leadoff man, Carlos Beltran. He was fortunate that Brian Roberts' liner to center did not find the gap, and to test fortune just that little bit more, he walked Kelly Johnson.

America notes:

  • Good job. Perfectly respectable. Proud.
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