There have been times in the career of David Price where his ability to succeed in a big game has been called into question. The definition of a "big game" can differ from person to person, but the accusations aren't without some merit.

In game one of the 2010 ALDS, his first career playoff start, he allowed five runs and nine hits. In game five of that series, at home once again, he didn't pitch terribly, but lasted just six innings while allowing three runs as the Rays lost 5-1. On the last day of the 2011 regular season with the Rays desperately needing a victory to stay alive in the playoff race, Price had his worst start of the season, lasting just four innings and giving up six runs. Of course, it was his excellence over the previous six months that helped put the Rays in that position in the first place.