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David Played and it Pleased the Lord

But David Price didn’t care for David Ortiz’s music, did he? Ortiz enjoyed his first ever two-home run game in the postseason. He became the oldest player to hit two homers in the postseason. Price hadn’t allowed more than one home run to a southpaw during the entire regular season.

Ortiz’s second circuit clout was so high and to the right that the designated hitter stood at home plate waiting to see if it foul. Price interpreted that act as showboating.

Price was so perturbed that he took his annoyance to Twitter. He posted his resume and called TBS broadcasters Keith Olbermann, Dick Hayhurst, and Tom Verducci “nerds.” Price had enough wit not to include Pedro Martinez or Gary Sheffield in the fray.

Rookie Wil Myers took his hardships at Fenway better than his teammate. When he gloved a routine fly ball off the bat of Shane Victorino in the fifth inning the crowd cheered him raucously. He blushed and smiled as he loped back to spot in the outfield. Like his manager Joe Maddon he tried to be optimistic despite the two defeats in the Hub, tweeting that he looked forward to hearing the chanting of his name again.

Koji Uehara was unstoppable in the ninth. He three six straight strikes to Matt Joyce and Jose Lobaton. The closer was on his way to an “immaculate inning” — nine pitches, nine strikes, three outs. Myers fell behind 0-2 on called strikes but then managed to make contact on the third pitch to foil what could have been Uehara’s most perfect inning. Myers ended up grounding out to Mike Napoli, but at this point most batters consider making contact off Uehara is a success.

The contact Uehara most enjoys? The high five.

ALDS Game 2: October 5, 2013
Tampa Bay Rays
4 L: David Price (0-1)
2B: Yunel Escobar (1), James Loney (1)
WinBoston Red Sox
7 W: John Lackey (2-0)
H: Craig Breslow (1), Junichi Tazawa (1)
S: Koji Uehara (1)
2B: David Ross (1), Jacoby Ellsbury (1), Dustin Pedroia (1)
3B: Stephen Drew (1)
HR: David Ortiz – 2 (2)

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