Posts Tagged ‘David Price’

Keys to the Game: Rangers Vs. Rays, ALDS Game Three

October 3, 2011

Splitting the first two games of the series in Arlington, the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays will seek a decisive game three victory this afternoon at Tropicana Field. The Rangers will send Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40 ERA) to the hill. Lewis has been streaky this season but did pitch eight shutout innings in Tampa Bay this July. Lewis went 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in the 2010 postseason and is 3-0 in three career starts against the Rays. Tampa Bay will counter with struggling David Price (12-13, 3.49 ERA), who has not won a game in over a month. Also, Price has never defeated the Rangers, including two devastating losses to Texas in last years ALDS, and has an enormous 5.69 ERA in six career starts. Check out how many Runs Colby Lewis and David Price allowed in each start this season and how it effected their ERAs.

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Will Lewis continue his postseason and career success against the Rays or can Price snap out of his funk and pitch a dominant game?

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Keys to the Game: Rays Vs Red Sox, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

After splitting a day-night doubleheader yesterday, the Rays and the Red Sox will wrap a three game series this afternoon at Fenway.  The Red Sox will send John Lackey to the mound.  Lackey has recently turned his season around going 6-0 with a 3.92 ERA in his last seven starts and looks to cement his place as the third starter in the Boston Rotation.

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & SO (Green)

Tampa will counter will David Price (10-10, 3.76 ERA) who has fared well against the Red Sox in his career, going 5-3 with a 3.55 ERA in eight starts.  However, he has given up 11 Home Runs in those eight games!

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & SO (Green)

Red Sox Center Fielder and MVP candidate, Jacoby Ellsbury, homered in both games yesterday to drive in four of the five the Red Sox Runs.  Tampa Bay’s Center Fielder is no slouch either as B.J. Upton scored two and drove in another in yesterday’s nightcap.  Compare the production of the Center Fielders this season:

RBIs (Blue), HRs (Orange) & Stolen Bases (Green)

Who will win the rubber match in this decisive AL East series?

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When Your Offense is Dragging You Down

July 15, 2011

With a record of 49-41, the Tampa Bay Rays are still in the running for the competitive AL East title. Surprisingly, despite being third in their division, the Rays are ranked in the bottom half of their league in runs scored. So what’s keeping the team afloat? Luckily, the Rays have a strong starting rotation and bullpen. As a whole, the Rays pitching is ranked fourth in BAA and WHIP for the League with an ERA of 3.58. With key pitchers like James Shields, David Price, and Jeremy Hellickson, will the team’s defense be enough to outplay the hard hitters of the Red Sox and Yankees?

See how Tampa Bay Stacks up against a powerhouse like Boston

 

Rays pitching is keeping them in contention!

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