Price's rehab start doesn't go as planned

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Price (elbow) completed a two-inning rehab start Friday for Triple-A Pawtucket and allowed three runs on five hits and a walk, the Boston Globe reports.

"You can go out there and throw six innings and 90 pitches and never really get in trouble and not have to lock in on every single pitch the way I had to", Price said.

With David Price (elbow) nearly ready to return to the rotation, Velazquez will be making one more start for the Sox, at most, before he returns to his shiny 1.55 ERA at Triple-A Pawtucket. May. "Out of the gate I felt a little bit emotional with it being my first big league game, so my adrenaline was up there and getting under control was a little hard". Unfortunately the velocity of Prices pitches are unknown due to technical difficulties with the radar gun in Buffalo.

"I felt great in both innings".

"I'm not anxious about the observers and their opinions", he said. He instead threw 75 pitches in a simulated game.

In February, David Price didn't foresee making his season debut in a mid-May Triple-A game.

But then Price allowed an infield single to Ian Parmley, a line drive single to left field by Jonathan Diaz and a two-run single by Elmore.

Raffy Lopez smoked a solo home run on the second pitch of the inning to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead. He fouled off 12 pitches before lining a 3-2 pitch into right-center for a double. Amassing nine innings of work in all in 2017, the seasoned southpaw has also struck out nine opposing batters while walking five others.

Price had a better week from a personal perspective in celebrating the birth of his son, Xavier, on Tuesday. He then left the stadium to catch a flight back to Boston while the game was still being played.

There's plenty of focus being placed on Price, who is entering the second year of a $217 million contract. The Red Sox are off to an inconsistent start despite spending the offseason improving what was an already strong pitching staff.

3B Pablo Sandoval (knee) went 0 for 3 in the same game in his first rehab assignment. "First day after missing a month, I'm happy to be back".

The Red Sox tied the game 5-5 when Matt Dominguez hit an RBI single, bringing home Allen Craig in the ninth. "I think maybe one or two more days ... depending on what they want to do".



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