Wednesday night’s third inning against the Yankees won’t be going in the time capsule for David Price. The Yanks pounded out 9 consecutive hits against the Tigers pitcher, scoring 8 runs and chasing Price from the game.
With their 9 consecutive hits the Yankees fell one shy of the AL record and two shy of the all-time MLB record. 9 consecutive hits against one of the best pitchers in the league? Sure. I saw that one coming.
The Yankee bats showed nothing but contempt for Price in the third inning, banging hit after hit against the hapless lefty. The Yankee bats were Vincent’s gun and David Price was Marvin’s face.
After the game, Price had this to say about the performance (via NJ.com):
“I’ve had bad games before, not that bad,” Price said. “That’s probably the worst game I’ve had in my life.”
Yankee manager Joe Girardi had the perfect explanation for the near-historic offensive outburst:
“We hit some well-placed balls,” Girardi said. “We just kept the line moving.”
It was just like going to the lunch counter. You just keep the line moving. Then everyone gets their mac and cheese. Or in this case, their hits.