David Price dazzled again Friday, allowing only one earned run over eight innings as the Tigers notched a win over the White Sox.
Coming into this season, the Tigers had started 9-1 just twice since World War I: in 1968 and 1984, the years of Detroit’s last two World Series titles.
“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”
Tuesday afternoon, Price sent out of the cooler tweets you will see from a professional athlete.
In his Opening Day debut for Detroit, David Price proved himself 100 percent worthy of his new role as the number one man in the rotation.
David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers, a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.
The choice comes as a bit of a surprise considering Justin Verlander has started Opening Day each of the last seven seasons.
The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.
John Lackey pitched three perfect innings in his spring training debut, outpitching David Price in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.