Red Sox left-hander David Price told Peter Gammons that while this season has been his "most trying", he says winning could change all that.
"This has been the most trying year of my career,” Price told the Hall of Fame baseball writer in a profile on TheAthletic.com
Price, 32, looks back at this season, including his comeback from injury and his run-in with Dennis Eckersley, and talks about what it takes to be a good teammate.
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Price knows “public perception is going to depend on winning. I have to pitch well and help the Red Sox win, anyway I can. If we win, I’ll be the happiest I’ve ever been in baseball.”
“The numbers are what they are,” Price says. “I want the fans to like me because I win. I get that. But I want to pitch well for the guys in the clubhouse. I learned at Vanderbilt that baseball is about the relationships that go into winning, which is the goal we all work together to achieve.”
If winning is going to happen for Price in this postseason, where he's 0-8 in his career as a starter, it will be a reliever for Boston. He's unscored upon out of the bullpen in his first three outings, covering six innings, since coming off the disabled list, including a 1 1/3-inning hitless stint Wednesday night in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.