This past winter, the Red Sox traded for Chris Sale, effectively demoting Price to the third starter's spot even before an elbow injury ruined his spring training. He helped the Marlins win for the ninth time in 12 games and raised his career record to 4-0 against the Pirates, a team he pitched for in 2013.
The left-hander, who unleashed a profane tirade toward reporters following Wednesday's game in The Bronx about how he is being treated, went out Thursday and got knocked around in the Yankees' 9-1 win over the Red Sox.
Porcello (3-8) lost his third straight start, giving up six runs - five earned - and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. They followed with a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals for their first World Series title since 1918.
The Bombers (34-23) have now beaten the Sox four out of five games this season and lead them by three games as the third place Orioles come to town.
With the stage set, Price struggled.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and has cashed in seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams in NY.
Boston, who won the first game of the series, has been outscored 17-1 over the last two games.
"I found to learn single words and objects or numbers, but when you start talking concepts, let's face it, communication with players is priority No. 1".
"I'm not cautious. I'm the same me".
"It took me seven years, and I was there since 2002, to really feel comfortable around it, navigating who I could talk to and who I couldn't talk to".
It is a newer version that will have time to grow, mature and get exposed to the hatred that has been dormant on both sides for the last few years. I think the first two outs were on three pitches and the next seven out were in about 72 pitches.
Elsewhere in the interview, Price reiterated that he loves his teammates, coaches and organization, all of whom he described as supportive. Entering play Friday, Boston sits at 32-27, good for second place in the AL East.
"Then Price got into it again with Drellich and then was heard by Buckley yelling: "[Expletive] them! If you can find a total somewhere near 9, you might want to bet the UNDER using Wednesday's result as an indicator.
After that, Price was approached by Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald. "[Expletive] them all. All of them".
"My takeaway is that, from both the story and from the conversation I had with him, is he's unhappy with how he's been treated in Boston". "It was not tough at all to focus today", he told reporters. But Price made the decision that he was going to push his chips to the middle of the table, perhaps because of how spry he felt after his first two starts. The old adage "Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel" (often misattributed to Mark Twain) applies to pixels as much as paper. The venom and vitriol sent the media's way by the pitcher?
Alas, Price's actions have increased the pressure he's under to reverse the aforementioned trends.
David Price may have bigger problems than the Boston media.