David Price's postgame interviews are beginning to sound like a broken record.
The left-hander's first season in Boston has been an extreme disappointment as the Red Sox highest-paid player turned in another poor performance Saturday - this time against the second-worst team in baseball.
"It's been terrible," Price said of his season following an 11-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins. "No fun. It's awful."
Price allowed five runs off 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Twins and has allowed eight runs and 22 hits over his last two starts. Saturday's loss was the third time this season the Red Sox have lost when scoring at least seven runs for Price.
"We have the capability to score a lot of runs in bunches," Price said. "That's what they've done for me all year long, and I just haven't been able to capitalize on it."
Despite sitting second in the American League with 145 strikeouts, Price carries a career-worst 4.51 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP - the second-worst mark of his career - over 21 starts with Boston.
While he has offered glimpses of returning to his former Cy Young-winning self, Price has seen extreme swings with his consistency. Despite how bad things have gone this season, the 30-year-old acknowledged that he isn't losing confidence in his abilities.
"I'm still confident in myself," Price said. "I'd go out there and pitch tomorrow if they'd let me. My confidence is not altered. I don't listen to the outside noise. I know my teammates and the coaching staff have a lot of confidence in me. I haven't really given them reason to have a lot of confidence in me this year.
"I just have to pitch better."