Former Red Sox pitcher writes Alex Kore praise for Connor Sebold originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Connor Sebold’s second major league performance caught the attention of former award winner Cy Young.
Former Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price tuned in for Sebold’s start on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old prospect didn’t have the result he had hoped for as he allowed seven runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings. However, the price left impressed with what he was looking at.
“Funny, I got a text message from David Price at 1am yesterday,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, according to WEEI. “He’s like, ‘This guy is good.’ I thought, “Oh thanks. Thank you for watching”.
Although Siebold’s final line was not handsome, there were a few positive things about his appearance. He hit seven strikeouts and 21 misses, a record for a Red Sox starter this season. Despite the team’s 7-2 defeat, Cora agrees with Price’s assessment.
“I think they recognize the swing and miss,” Cora added. “They saw a line-up change. Obviously, this is not a simple composition, but yesterday there were many positive moments. We want to make sure he understands this. Obviously, a queue is a queue. He is unhappy with this. wisely, much better than last September.”
Price’s praise helped Siebold take his mind off the numbers on the scoreboard.
“Hearing something like that from a guy who was there, did it, that’s a high compliment,” he said. “I won’t lie. It’s pretty cool.”
Siebold was sent back to Triple-A Worcester after the start of Monday. The right-hander is 5-1 with a 2. ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 11 starts with WooSox this year.