If anyone on the Red Sox saw what Alex Bregman posted on his Instagram story, it's David Price. Boston's improbable finisher pitched the game of his life on Thursday night to put the final nail in the Houston Astros' season and send the Red Sox to the World Series. He also looked quite satisfied to see his teammate get the perfect revenge against Astros third baseman Alex Bregman.
To recap, Bregman took a shot at righty Nathan Eovaldi before Game 3, when he posted video of himself and the Astros lighting Eovaldi up for three home runs earlier in the season. The third baseman's unnecessary taunt ended up backfiring in the worst way, starting with Eovaldi winning Game 3 at Minute Maid Park. The Astros ultimately lost three straight on their home field, with Price and Eovaldi ultimately closing the door. And Bregman going away quietly.
Bregman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the decisive Game 5, and his second K came at the hands of Eovaldi in the eighth inning. That's when Price hit the third baseman with a savage "Yeah, post that" from the Red Sox' dugout.
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— Justin Duarte (@JDuarte15) October 19, 2018
Price, by the way, threw six shutout innings and allowed only three hits to go with nine strikeouts. He finally earned his first postseason win as a starter, and with the proverbial monkey off his back he may have gained some swagger.
Bregman earned MVP votes for his outstanding regular season, and played terrific defense for the Astros at third base in the ALCS. He might be an MVP candidate for the next decade. But after Andrew Benintendi robbed him of a potential game-winning hit in Game 4, Bregman continued to go backward in the Astros' defeat in the do-or-die Game 5.
Now his season is over. And his Instagram post will live forever in social media infamy.
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