Blue Jays ace Price not upset with how he’s been used in playoffs
There was some thought that David Price would start Game 1 of the ALCS for Toronto, but manager John Gibbons went with Marco Estrada on regular rest instead.
That’s led to another round of questions about how Price has been used.
The former Cy Young winner has a shaky playoff record, and wasn’t particularly good in his start against the Rangers. So rather than rest him to start a potential ALCS opener, Gibbons used him in a 50-pitch relief stint that made him unavailable for Friday night.
Price is scheduled to pitch Game 2 against Kansas City on Saturday.
Gibbons said it was simply a matter of circumstances, and while he acknowledged Price pitched longer than most people thought he would, "that was a little bit of strategy, too."
Asked about the way he’d been used, Price replied: "It doesn’t matter. Whatever the team wants me to do to help them win. I’m all about it."