David Price Scratched From Start vs. Yankees

The lefty suffered a setback in a Wednesday bullpen session

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The Boston Red Sox are in must-win mode and square off against the New York Yankees tonight. Unfortunately, they’ll have to take the field without starting pitcher David Price, who suffered a setback with his left wrist during a bullpen session on Wednesday. He was scheduled to start Friday night's contest.

Price originally went on the Injured List on August 5th due to a cyst in that wrist, but returned to start against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. In that contest, he was on a limited pitch count and lasted just 2.0 innings, hurling 45 pitches. 

As a result, the Red Sox will turn to their bullpen against the high-powered Yankees lineup.

Boston opened at -115, but due to the news, expect that line to swing as we move towards first pitch. While it’ll be a bullpen day for the Red Sox, it might be a blessing in disguise. Over the last 30 days, Boston’s relievers have posted the 2nd-best ERA (3.39) in baseball.

Price, meanwhile, had gotten shelled by New York multiple times over the past few seasons.

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