No run support sticks David Price with rare complete-game, one-hit loss
David Price’s first trip back to Tampa Bay as a member of the Tigers was historic, all right.
Just not sure how memorable it’ll be for him, since his new teammates couldn’t muster any offense to support him.
Despite no walks, and not even going to a three-ball count on a hitter — “I want a guy on or out in 3 pitches or less,” he’s said — and retiring 23 straight after the first-inning triple, Price earned his first loss in a Tigers uniform.
According to research on BaseballReference.com, Price is the 17th pitcher in baseball’s modern era (and first since Charlie Hough in 1986) to toss a complete-game one-hitter, without allowing an earned run, and still lose.
He’s the first to ever do it without walking a batter, and just the second to have the one hit be a triple.