Tonight, baseball fans will be treated to what should be an absolute gem. After the Red Sox pulled off a 5-3 win in extra innings at AT&T Park last night, David Price and Madison Bumgarner will engage in a "battle of aces." David Price has been disappointing up until this point in the season, but he has been better since Dustin Pedroia noticed a mechanical flaw in his windup. In Price's last five starts, he has amassed a 3-1 record and a 2.62 ERA. Against a lineup that is missing Buster Posey and Hunter Pence, David Price has the ability to put together a start that could change the tide of the entire 2016 season for not only himself, but the entire team. No pressure. Price has not pitched in AT&T Park before, but against the Giants he is 0-1 with a 3.06 ERA in two appearances.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have Madison Bumgarner, who has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this season. Bumgarner has won six consecutive starts and the Giants are 9-3 in games in which he has pitched. While Bumgarner and Price both have 7-2 records, Bumgarner's ERA is almost a full three points lower than Price at 1.91. In 17 career interleague starts, Bumgarner is wildly average, going 7-7 with a 3.76 ERA.