Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price Goes Two Innings In Rehab Start For The Pawtucket Red Sox
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price started in his first official rehab appearance on Friday night in Buffalo for the AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox. The outing did not go as planned though with Price struggling throughout the entire affair.
Price ended up going 2 innings allowing 3 runs on five hits with 4 strikeouts and one walk. In total he threw 65 pitches with 41 of them being strikes. Unfortunately the velocity of Prices pitches are unknown due to technical difficulties with the radar gun in Buffalo.
This outing is troubling given the fact that Price was scheduled to throw 90 pitches for Pawtucket on Friday and didn’t come anywhere close to that number. But according to media members who were present the general feeling is Price looked ready to return to Boston.
After the game Price met with members of the media and gave some insight into how he felt, and how he thinks the short-term future will play out.
“I felt great in both innings. Every pitch I threw. … My entire body felt good. Not just my arm. “I don’t expect anything to flare up next 4-5 days. Feeling the way I feel right now, you don’t feel this way if you’re hurt. “
The exact reason for an early departure is unknown, but if Price felt the two innings was enough there is no sense in making him pitch more at the minor league level. We will not know when he will pitch another rehab start or jump right back up to the majors until after the Boston Red Sox finish their West Coast game against the Oakland Athletics.
Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval also rehabbed for Pawtucket and went 0-3 as a designated hitter in his first game rehabbing coming off injury. Sandoval was only scheduled for the three at bats, and he popped out to second base, lined out to left field, and grounded out to third base.
Another rehabie for Boston is Brock Holt who has been set back multiple times with vertigo but was able to play on Friday against Buffalo and went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk as of the eighth inning.