Thursday night was special for the Dodgers for a lot of reasons. Not only did they earn another big win over the Giants, but they also got to celebrate a cool moment for David Price. The veteran pitcher got the start in the team’s scheduled bullpen game.
Price struck out 5 Giants batters in just 2.2 innings of work. He had everything working for him and put the Dodgers in a great spot to win the game. Price also reached a huge career milestone in the process.
Price struck out Giants catcher Curt Casali in the top of the 3rd for the 2000th strikeout of his career. He spoke with Dodgers media about reaching that mark after the game, and what it meant to get it against a good friend of his.
that was very special, for a couple of reasons. It was against one of my very good friends, Curt Casali, who swings the bat well against me, and he’s a Vandy guy. Second, it’s my wife’s birthday today, so it’s special to be able to pitch on her birthday and reach a milestone.
Price only has 19 strikeouts in his career with the Dodgers, given this is technically his first year playing with the team. He racked up most of them in Tampa Bay and in Boston where he spent a combined 11-ish seasons of his career.
Despite that most of them did not come with the Dodgers, it’s a pretty cool mark to reach. Congrats to David on getting there, that’s huge. Price ranks 83rd all-time for strikeouts among pitchers. He is currently number 7 among all active pitchers.