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.
“I know who might be, but I’m not sure who it is,” Ausmus said Monday.
Jack White Performs For The Tigers In Their Locker Room; Price Uses Exploding Golf Ball Trick On Alburquerque [VIDEO]
Price posted a video on his Instagram account of him and Verlander playing a prank on Tigers relief pitch Al Alburquerque.
Verlander, Price and Melville are all dressed in old-school golf knickers with matching argyle sweaters.
David Price Brings His Dog Astro To Spring Training; Hoping He Doesn’t Poop In Miggy’s Locker [PHOTO]
The saying a dog is a man’s best friend is true with Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price.
Valentine’s Day may have already passed but Tigers All-Star Justin Verlander is busy kissing up to his girlfriend Kate Upton.