The Yankees must have wanted to upstage the hilarious blooper committed by Jeff Francoeur in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park between the Nationals and Phillies. In the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park, Yankees outfielders Chris Young and Brett Gardner converged on a fly ball hit by Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, but let it drop between them. Correa rounded the bases for a little league home run, officially scored as a double and a two-base error.
It’s as funny as it sounds:
Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”
Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.
Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.
Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.