So the stars were aligned for Price on Saturday night and ... thud.
Final line: 1.2 innings pitched (shortest of his pathetic postseason career, which is saying something), three hits allowed, two home runs, two walks and three runs with 10 batters faced.
Oh, and he was booed lustily coming off the bound.
"It's tough," Price said after the game. "You know, just after we won Game 1 to go out there and have that opportunity to go up 2-0. And to throw the baseball the way that I did, it was definitely tough. But my spirits aren't down, my confidence isn't down. I'm looking forward to getting back out there and getting another opportunity."
Whether that happens again in this series remains very much in doubt.