Price definitely silenced the doubters who said he can’t pitch in the postseason. Despite his struggles in the past when it came to the playoffs, the lefty came through this time around for Boston.
He pitched relatively decent in the ALDS and ALCS, but his true brilliance came on the biggest stage, the World Series. He got the ball in Game 2, going six innings and giving up just two earned runs en route to a win. Alex Cora had enough confidence in him to give Price the ball again in Game 5, and he didn’t disappoint. The veteran carved up the Dodgers, throwing seven innings and giving up just three hits and one run to pick up the win in the World Series-clinching game.
Price compiled a 1.98 ERA in the Fall Classic and a 3.46 ERA throughout the entire postseason.
His stuff looked very sharp, from his fastball that was reaching the mid-90s to his fantastic changeup that was fooling LA hitters all series long. He was doing a great job of hitting his spots and getting ahead of hitters which led to great success for Price.
The one noticeable thing about Price this postseason was the added life on his heater. It just seemed to have more behind it than usual, and it really paid off for him. It was very nice to see him pitch well in the postseason after several years in the past of playoff struggles. Now the doubters will have nothing to say.