Red Sox

David Price fires back at fan on Twitter

David Price fires back at fan on Twitter

David Price is once again taking (and responding to) the heat on Twitter. 

The latest occurrence came when a fan tweeted about dressing up as a playoff start for Halloween to scare the pitcher. 

That’s actually a pretty solid burn, since the postseason has not been kind to Price. In 15 playoffs appearances (nine starts), Price has a 5.54 ERA and a 2-8 record. 

That record is a bit deceiving, however, as both of his playoff wins have come in relief. In nine career postseason games started, Price is 0-8.

Price took something of a measured approach to the tweet, as he both pointed out the criticism he recieves and reiterated previous comments about wanting to make Red Sox fans come around on him. 

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.