When players of any sport travel on the road, they hear tons of chants from fans designed to get them off their game. They can be harsh, vile, and downright degrading.
And what Red Sox LHP David Price heard from Yankees fans on Sunday night during his dreadful start was the worst of them all.
Price had arguably his worst start of his career as the Yankees shelled him for eight runs on nine hits including five homers over 3.1 innings. And while Yankees fans enjoyed their team hitting one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game like batting practice, they added insult to injury by chanting, "Who's your daddy," at Price before his early exit.
The Yankee faithful even gave Price a standing ovation as he walked with his head down into the visitor's dugout.
That chant, as humiliating as it may be, does have some backing when looking at Price's numbers against the Yankees. Since joining the Sox back in 2016, the lefty's ERA against the Yanks has now rose to 8.43 over nine starts. And even worse is his 10.44 ERA in five starts at Yankee Stadium in that span as well.
So why can't Price figure out the Yankees? He has had some success in the past, owning a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts at Yankee Stadium prior to joining the Sox. No matter the case, Price knows he needs to figure something out.
"It's time for me to go back to that drawing board and kind of reinvent myself against those guys," Price told The Post's Greg Joyce.
The Yankees bashed two of their five homers off Price in the first inning, with Aaron Judge launching a solo bomb and Gleyber Torres topping that with a three-run shot to right center field. Aaron Hicks also had Price's number as he hit two of his three homers off the lefty on his historic night.
Add in Kyle Higashioka's first career hit as a long ball to left, and Price's night was one to forget. That's exactly what he did when he walked off the mound.
"After about 10 outs, when I came out of the game after my fifth homer, I had moved on past this," Price said. "I'm looking forward to Kansas City and getting back out there and helping us win."
Until he figures out a way to halt another onslaught, the Yankees will also be looking forward to Price's return to the Bronx.