After allowing four runs in six innings to the White Sox on Sunday afternoon, David Price thought he was done for the day. He wasn’t supposed to be and had thrown “only” 99 pitches. The mound remained vacant as the rest of the Tigers went about their pre-inning warmups. After about a minute, manager Brad Ausmus signaled for reliever Alex Wilson as Price was nowhere to be found, as Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.
“There was a miscommunication as to whether he was going back out,” Ausmus said after the game. “I thought he was, and he thought he was done. That was the miscommunication.”
Price, on what happened:
“I did. I was up here (in the clubhouse) doing arm exercises. Ver (Justin Verlander) ran up the tunnel and said you are still in the game. I said, ‘No, I’m not. I have zero uniform on right now,’” Price admitted. “It was a miscommunication on everybody’s part. I’ll take the blame for it, that’s fine with me. It was a miscommunication. … It’s never happened before. But you can put it on me. I am fine with it.”
The Tigers found up winning anyway, tying the game up at four apiece with a four-run eighth inning, then enjoying a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning on James McCann’s solo home run.