UPDATE: Oh, so I see how it is. Kershaw IS going to pitch to the score. It’s now 6-3 Dodgers. Which, on the Kershaw scale, is practically a meltdown.
3:00PM: I feel like making Clayton Kershaw’s life even easier than it already is is a dumb move, but what do I know? The Cubs know what they’re doing, I’m sure:
Kershaw is going for his 20th win. Let’s see if he pitches to the score to get it or if he simply mows down the Cubs like he mows everyone else down.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that starter David Price has been shut down for the remainder of the season during Wednesday’s appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni, and Fauria.
Price, 34, missed nearly a month between August 5-31 with a wrist injury (TFCC cyst). He returned on September 1, but lasted only two innings against the Angels and hasn’t pitched since.
Price ends a disappointing 2019 season with a 4.28 ERA and a 128/32 K/BB ratio in 107 1/3 innings across 22 starts. He’ll enter the fifth year of his seven-year, $217 million contract in 2020. $96 million remains on the deal.