Commemorating the 2017 Draft, which will run through Wednesday, we will be including where each player was taken in their respective drafts.
A short series of two meetings between the Phillies and Red Sox at Fenway Park will end with a duel between experience and youth, with both pitchers opening for the third time in their respective seasons.
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The Red Sox will feature David Price (first in the 2007 draft from Varderbilt University) to make his third start since returning from the disabled list, and will seek to recover from his last time, allowing him six runs for the Yankees For defeat.
Price will be facing right-handed rookie Ben Lively (fourth round of the 2013 draft from the University of Central Florida), who will be making his third start of his career.
“It’s a big challenge for anyone, especially for the offense they have,” said Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin, who was taken in the fourth round of the 1969 Draft from Chicago’s Brother Rice High School on the Red Sox offense Which will have to face their pitchers. “If you make quality shots, you’re going to get outs, if you do not make mistakes you have a good chance of succeeding in any team. It’s all about whether the pitcher has control of the ball, changes speed and does what you ask.”
Price has two starts in his career against Philadelphia, and accumulates 1-1 with 4.76 EFEC in 14 innings. Lively, who has 1-1, 2.57 EFEC will face Boston for the first time in his career.