We knew it even before this game — the Red Sox will have their hands full.
This is one very good Tampa Bay team.
And oh yeah, the Rays also obtained perhaps the most desirable righty reliever on the market from the White Sox in Jesse Crain, who is still on the disabled list. But if he comes back strong in August, the Rays bullpen could be just as effective as their starting rotation.
What was reinforced to us from this playoff-atmosphere type 2-1 Red Sox loss Monday night at Fenway Park is that David Price is a stud. That’s how dominating Price was for the second time in five days against Boston. He allowed two hits over 7⅓ innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.