David Price will be available out of the bullpen in Game 5

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The day after you are forced to trot a second baseman out as a mopup man you can be darn sure that any pitcher who isn’t in intensive care is going to be available in a potential elimination game. That certainly goes for the Blue Jays today who announced that David Price is available out of the bullpen for Game 5

The Blue Jays, of course, are down 3-1 and the only pitcher who likely isn’t available is Liam Hendriks, who threw 59 pitches over 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in Game 4 on Tuesday. Even yesterday’s starter R.A. Dickey could be used if necessary given his short outing and the fact that he’s a knuckler. Of course, if he is used, it probably means the Jays are in big trouble already.

If I’m John Gibbons I start Price warming up in the first inning just in case.