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Fewer runs allowed Josh Harrison Jersey , but still not the kind of day the Sox were looking for."For Tuesday’s spring training game against the Tigers the Red Sox sent out a lineup that could be used a lot in the regular season and had David Price on the mound. In the midst of an ugly five-game losing streak, the defending champs had a chance to get back on track. The pitching wasn’t terrible, struggling some with command but still holding Detroit to only four runs. Unfortunately, the offense was flat again and they scored only three runs, all of which came in the final frame. So, the losing streak jumps to six.David Price looks solid in returnWe didn’t get a chance to actually watch David Price’s return to the mound as there was no television broadcast for the day. We do have his line score, though, as well as tweets from beat writers in attendance. Things got off to a great start for the southpaw, as he allowed a base hit to the Tigers leadoff man but Andrew Benintendi got the runner trying to stretch it to a double. Price came back and struck out the next two batters. The second was similarly impressive, with the Tigers getting a runner on a walk but they didn’t get beyond first base after a pop out, a strikeout and a ground out. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep it going in the third. Price got two outs to start off that inning, but then issued his second walk of the day before letting Jordy Mercer go deep for a two- run shot. That broke the 0-0 tie, and after getting the third out Price’s day was over. Overall, it was a solid performance and the four strikeouts in three innings is certainly something to be happy about. With two walks and the home run there’s some command imperfections, but that’s to be expected for a pitcher’s first outing. Reports had him hitting the corners with some of his fastballs early on and his velocity sitting in the 91-93 range. That’s basically where you want him at this point on the calendar. The bullpen works around some walksAfter Price left the game, the Red Sox turned to a handful of relievers to toss one inning each to close out the game. Matt Barnes was first up, looking to make up for a rough first outing of 2019 in which he got hit hard. That wasn’t an issue here, but it still wasn’t a perfect performance. Barnes didn’t allow a run Gregory Polanco Jersey , but he had to work around a bases loaded jam after a pair of walks and a base hit. Bobby Poyner came out for the fifth and after a leadoff walk the southpaw got three straight outs for a scoreless inning of his own. Next up was Darwinzon Hern谩ndez, who has probably been the best pitcher on the roster this spring. The impressive lefty had his worst outing so far in 2019, following two quick outs to start his inning with a walk, a double and a hit-by-pitch. Control has been Hern谩ndez’ issue for his entire career, and he lost it a bit in this one. Marcus Walden then came in and got into some issues of his own, though he was hurt by a C.J. Chatham error at shortstop to lead off the inning. Walden then walked a couple and with a sacrifice fly he allowed one unearned run. Erasmo Ramirez and Jenrry Mejia handled the last two innings with relative ease, with the latter allowing the only baserunner between the two on a single.Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY SportsThe bullpen is obviously going to be under a microscope this spring as it is easily the biggest question on the roster looking ahead to the regular season. Their performances of late haven’t put any minds at ease, and while we all know spring performances can be misleading most of us are just looking for something to make us feel a little better. For whatever it may be worth, I’m not worried about anyone who pitched today. Barnes can lose control at times and that can spell trouble, but he’s still getting into a rhythm. Hern谩ndez is going to have outings like this all the time, and one with control issues isn’t going to change my feelings on him. The rest of the arms are depth options at best and were fine with that role in mind.Other NotesOffensively, the Red Sox had a lineup full of guys who figure to be regulars once the real games start, but that group of hitters is struggling mightily. Boston did have eight hits in this one, but seven were singles and Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Dustin Pedroia and Christian V谩zquez were the only starters with a base hit. Nobody looks particularly impressive at the plate over the last week or so.They did start putting some good at bats together in the final inning and they almost came back to tie the game. Chatham, Sam Travis and Mike Miller all got on base to start off the inning, and then with two on Blake Swihart hit a big RBI double. Eventually Bryce Brentz had a chance with a runner in scoring position and two outs, but the outfielder struck out to end the game.BOX Guest commentary from an equine friend."The Kansas City Royals are putting more emphasis than ever on speed and I am totally down with that. Let me introduce myself Jung-ho Kang Jersey , my name is Comet and I am a very fast horse. To be specific, I am a thoroughbred, the fastest breed of horse on the planet. If anyone knows about speed, it is me. And let me tell you something, the Royals are putting together a roster than could compete at Pimlico. Terrance Gore, Billy Hamilton, Adalberto Mondesi, Whit Merrifield, and don’t overlook guys like Chris Owings, Brian Goodwin, and Brett Phillips. The Royals are sure to lead the league in steals, infield hits, and plays where you just marvel at the speed being exhibited. And this will directly lead to runs. A bunt single, following by a stolen base, followed by a groundball to the right side to advance the runner, capped off by a sacrifice fly is an easy sequence of events that can lead to a run. WHINNEY!!!!!Sure, speed has never mattered less in baseball, with home runs flying out of the ballpark. Teams are now able to wipe out a hard-fought productive out-scoring run with one swing of the bat. And sure you can’t score runs without getting on base, something the Royals collection of hitters still struggles to do. But aren’t stolen bases exciting?That brings me to the reason I wrote this guest post (and let me tell you Francisco Cervelli Jersey , typing with hooves is a CHALLENGE!) I am ready and willing to play for the Kansas City Royals if called upon. You see, I am a very fast horse. And a very fast horse is faster than even the fastest human. Your fastest human can run about 28 mph. I can do that in a simple gallop! In a sprint, I can run up to 55 mph! You think any big league catcher is going to throw me out on the basepaths?Okay, so I already hear the haters (horses have much better hearing than humans). “How can a horse be expected to use his speed if he can’t get on base?” “How the heck does a horse even hold a bat?” and “What happens if he poops on the field?”First of all, that last question is just disrespectful. And a horse would hardly be the first baseball player to poop while on the field.Second of all, YES a horse can hold a baseball bat. And be pretty darn good at it. Did you know I have bloodlines? I have family that have played ball before.I mean, if my great-great-great-great-grandfather can hit HALL OF FAMER SANDY KOUFAX, I think I could handle the likes of Matt Boyd and Kyle Gibson. And I wouldn’t even have to hit that much to fit in with this group of Royals speedsters. Between Hamilton, Gore, Mondesi, and Phillips, you have four guys that haven’t even topped a .300 on-base percentage for their career. You think a horse would do much worse?NEIGH!!!!!!Sorry, a bit of horse humor there. Anyway, Dayton Moore, I know you’re looking for speed. I’m literally faster than anyone in baseball. And I know you have a cost-conscious team. I’m willing to play for peanuts. I mean, literally peanuts - I love eating them as a snack. Hey, if you’re gonna go with speed, then quit horsin’ around and sign me. Have your people call my handlers. WHINNEY!!!!