Start with last night, 7 runs is more than enough for Price on even a bad night.
Now tonight, Rays knocking around Weaver, who in my mind was probably tied for the lead with Price just got a good dent in his ERA which was the only thing helping him.
A lot of people still throwing around Verlander just because he has 20 more innings and 20 more strikeouts in one more start. Sorry, but if someone is pitching all those innings, they should at least get the Win. And compared to our Offense, the Tigers look like Brad Pitt with Jesus abs. Also, Price has a better ERA than Verlander. And Verlander pitches in a very pitcher friendly park. And he is allowed to face the Royals, Indians, and Twins more often!
It seems like all the analysts are throwing out the name Verlander just based on what he did last year. Hopefully Price does not get another CY Young robbed from him like in 2010. He probably has 7 more starts and will start in game 163. Hopefully our offense can give Price 7 more wins to solidify that lead
You still have to give the edge to Weaver over Price.
Now, if Price can improve his WHIP and batting average against? I'd like Price hands down, but as of right now, Weaver has Price beat in both WHIP and batting average against.
It's really neck and neck though, especially after our lineup took Weaver to the woodshead, putting up 9 runs against Weaver for the first time during his career.
Sorry, but I respectfully disagree.....There is no comparison between Verlander and Price......
This year Verlander is an average pitcher with a hitting machine behind him to get runs.....He is certainly NOT the pitcher he was in 2011....Just as Price, even with better stuff, wasn't as good in 2011 as he was in 2010 and is now in 2012......Right now Verlander ranks #4 on my Cy Young list and David is #1, where he belongs........
As far as "best pitcher" on the Rays staff, absolutely he is the best right now, but Matt Moore could be his equal in another year and it would make the 2013 staff extremely solid top to bottom....Price, Moore, Hellickson, Cobb, Archer.....That would be a tough staff for anyone to beat!!
Well ... at this time ... I think Price is by far and away the best pitcher in the Rays' rotation. (?)
Early in the season, fantasy league rankings had Shields ranked #9 in the AL and Price #10 ... but I think, all-in-all, that Price has ALWAYS been better than Shields ... and has greater long-term potential ... whether he's on a hot streak or not. (?)