Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
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Astros, Red Sox announce starters for first 2 ALCS games

Astros, Red Sox announce starters for first 2 ALCS games

"Talking to them in November and December, we talked about things we were going to do to stay together and attack 162 games and obviously the players".

"I don't know if there's a scale".

The first-year manager said Price, the loser in the Red Sox only defeat in the ALDS, is still in line to start Game 2. "We'll talk to him and make a few adjustments and we'll go from there". "They understand. They know we have a job to do and there's a way we wanna do it, and so far it's been great". I really don't believe in stuff like that.

"Yeah, there are different ways to do it and I know how to approach those times and those situations", Cora said. Price has won two games in relief.


Stephanie Apstein: I would start David Price in Game 2. The only other year Boston met a pair of teams in the postseason with triple-digit regular-season wins was in 2004, when the Red Sox beat the Yankees (101) to become the first major league team to rebound from a 3-0 postseason deficit, then swept St. Louis (105) for their first title since 1918. "Like, Rick [Porcello] against Toronto, it wasn't good". He had a 6 ERA over a terrible 10-game period after the All-Star break.

Severino struggled during the outing, an eventual 16-1 loss for the Yankees. As such, it might come as a surprise to fans that Cora has had to scream and yell at his team this season. "You don't match up well or they just plan for you, and they perform against that pitcher". "We're better because of what happened previous year". I think that's what puts everything in perspective.

Between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, including the playoffs, Price has a 2.70 ERA and.198 average allowed against the Astros. He also noted that Price pitched well out of the bullpen a year ago, making two appearances with 6 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Houston.

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