The Dodgers’ newest southpaw starter got into game action on Monday, and the results are in. David Price allowed two earned runs in 1.1 innings of work, but his fastball did show a lot of life. He also struck out three batters in the limited showing.
In a post-game interview, Price said that above all he was happy to back out there doing what he loves.
First time I’ve been in a game in almost 7 months, my legs were shaking out there. If you love what you do you’ll have nerves and I definitely had them out there today, it was fun getting back out there.
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Price had already said in an interview earlier that he was very happy to be in Los Angeles. From the sound of it, he’s certainly telling the truth. Every game in which he had a poor performance was followed immediately by a herd of reporters questioning him.
So all things considered, it was not a bad outing for David Price. The Dodgers and Dave Roberts envision Price as the number three guy in the rotation for the 2020 season.