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Watch the Yankees get nine straight hits off David Price

Aug 28, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

David Price Tigers AP

Last night the Yankees knocked Tigers left-hander David Price out of the game in the third inning for the worst start of the former Cy Young winner’s excellent career.

They did so by starting the inning with nine consecutive hits and here’s a crazy stat via Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal: Price is the first pitcher to allow nine straight hits since Bob Forsh of the Astros in 1989. strung together video of all nine hits, which is weirdly mesmerizing to watch:

Prior to last night Price had allowed nine or more hits in a game 20 times in 175 career starts. And he’s now 1-2 with a 4.41 ERA in five starts since the Tigers acquired him from the Rays.

  1. pisano - Aug 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    That’s all well and good, but the problem with the Yankees is they may not get nine total hits in the next three games. They are about as inconsistent as a team can be. The only thing that’s keeping them from a battle with Boston for the cellar is their pitching.

    • pete2112 - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Very true, but they’ve been better as of late. No, they’re not the 98 Yanks, but some guys are picking it up and a lot of the trade deadline moves have really helped them get back into even talking about them as a possibility for that 2nd. wildcard spot. I don’t see it happening as I think the Tigers are going to get their stuff together eventually and pull away, but it’s fun to see this team at least show some heart.

  2. icanspeel - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Price probably sees it playing in a loop in his dreams.

    • historiophiliac - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      That was not his collarbone, nope.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:46 PM

        This’ll never get old :)

      • historiophiliac - Aug 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

        Maybe we should change it to: HBPiC– nope, not his collarbone.

  3. stackers1 - Aug 28, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Did anyone see Cervelli get hit in the cookies with that foul tip last night. Seeing him face down like that, I thought he was a gonner for the game anyway. I could feel it myself when I saw the re-play. But he got up, jumped up & down a few times & got back behind the plate. He’s one tough old-boy.

  4. obpedmypants - Aug 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    And two of the nine were solid.

  5. jcmejialapelota - Aug 28, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Reblogged this on Dedicado al Baseball.

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