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The Rays might start David Price on Saturday

Oct 1, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

Rays manager Joe Maddon said there’s a chance David Price will start Saturday against the Royals.

I would presume that such a start would be more akin to a regular between-starts throwing session for Price, what with him almost certainly being the Game 1 starter in the ALDS on Wednesday.  Give him, what, 45-50 pitches?  I mean, Maddon really wouldn’t expect him to come back on three days rest for the first start of a playoff game, would he?

  1. geoknows - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    I think that the chance that Price starts is in direct correlation to whether they need to win the game in order to clinch the division. If it’s in the bag for either the Rays or the Yanks after Saturday’s action, Price sits.

  2. BC - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    Either that or they’re going to try and get him through 5 innings and get another win to help his Cy Young chances.
    I’d sit the guy regardless. You want him starting Game 1 of the ALDS fully rested.

  3. easports82 - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Fully rested, yes. But you don’t want him sitting for a week in between starts either or you risk rust/over throwing.

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