Price to start on Monday vs. Red Sox
Not that there seemed to be much of a question, but LHP David Price made it official today that he is starting Monday's makeup game against the Red Sox on Boston.
Monday is Price's day to pitch and he just beat the Red Sox, so it make sense for the Rays to use him Monday and bump Roberto Hernandez back to Tuesday against Arizona at home, but manager Joe Maddon apparently wanted to create some suspense by initially saying the Rays had not decided.
But when asked by reporters this aftermoon, Price went in to check with Maddon then come back to the clubhouse and announced, "I'm pitching Monday.'' Then he explained his reason for checking with Maddon: "I'm a bad liar.''
Price acknowledged that facing a team in back to back starts on the road "is kind of unique, you don't do it a whole lot especially in the same ballpark.'
The Sox are starting LHP Felix Doubront.
SunSports will show the game, which starts at 6:10 p.m.