Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Price has admitted that his performance from the pitcher's mound in Game 6 against the Kansas City Royals was not good enough.
Price conceded three runs, five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings as the Royals edged the Blue Jays 4-3 to win the American League Championship Series and set up a World Series date with the New York Mets.
In addition to giving up a pair of solo home runs early on in the game, Price was responsible for allowing the Royals to score the go-ahead run in the seventh off reliever Aaron Sanchez.
"I didn't pitch good enough to win," Price told reporters. "I've thrown the ball well at times in the playoffs. I threw it OK. I know I didn't get a win, or whatever — we didn't get a win. But what happens in October doesn't define who I am."
With his season having come to an end, Price will have some time to mull about his future as he will be heading into the offseason as a free agent.
Many teams are expected to try and acquire his services, but Price has not thought about free agency as he wants to take some time off and be with his family.
"I don't know when free agency starts, it's not something I've thought about," Price said. "I haven't thought about it all year long and, if I had, I probably wouldn't have thrown the baseball the way that I have all year long. Right now, I'm just going to relax with my family and enjoy Nashville."