David Price just can’t win.

When he was picking up W’s, he lost because his ERA was through the roof.

Now that his ERA is down and he’s giving the team so-called quality starts, he can’t pick up the W.

And boo-hoo that the Red Sox high-powered offense could only muster two runs off the Orioles Tuesday night. Going back to Curt Schilling’s mantra about aces: “If your team only scores two runs, you can only give up one.” The Red Sox are 1-11 in games in which the offense scores three or fewer runs and 5-9 in one-run games.

That’s two starts in a row that Price has failed to grasp the concept and pitched just well enough to lose.

Adding to the enigma that is the $217 million starter, Price doesn’t intimidate on the mound like Pedro did.  He’s been homer happy all season. And after the losses, David seems to take it all in stride, never ornery or angry with himself after a tough loss like Roger did.

Robin Williams Good Will Hunting

It’s been a underwhelming first season in Boston for Price, and the Red Sox are doing all they can to get Price back on track. Dirty Water Sports has learned that Price has been seeing renowned Harvard therapist Sean Maguire, who you may remember from the film “Good Will Hunting.” We’ve obtained a partial transcript of this morning’s session:

David: So, uh, what is it, like, David has an attachment disorder? Is it all that stuff?
[Sean nods]
David: Fear of abandonment? Because they moved me from Tampa to Detroit to Toronto?
Sean: I didn’t know you had.
David: Yeah, I did.
Sean: You wanna talk about it?
David: No.
Sean: Hey, David? I don’t know a lot. You see this? All this shit?
[Holds up the box scores, and drops it on his desk]
Sean: It’s your fault.
Will: [David shrugs] Yeah, I know that.
[David averts his eyes to the floor]
Sean: Look at me son.
[David locks eyes with Sean]
Sean: It’s your fault.
David: [David nods] I know.
Sean: Yes. It’s your fault.
David: I know.
Sean: No, no, you don’t. It’s your fault.
[Sean moves closer to David]
Sean: Hmm?
David: I know.
[David stands up, trying to keep distance]
Sean: It’s your fault.
David: Alright.
Sean: It’s your fault.
[David closes his eyes, he’s fighting for control]
Sean: It’s your fault.
David: Don’t fuck with me.
[David shoves Sean back]
David: Don’t fuck with me, Sean, not you!
Sean: It’s your fault. It’s your fault.
[David breaks into sobs. They hug]
Sean: Fuck them, ok?

David Ortiz is doing his best to become the nation’s next Muhammad Ali:

The biggest surprise in the latest AL All-Star balloting update? Injured PawSox left fielder Blake Swihart is No. 5 in the catcher vote.

Don’t worry about the disaster that has been Hanley Ramirez at the plate: Just two extra-base hits (doubles) in the last 23 games to go along with a .181 average over that span. HanRam tells WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford that his hot streak is coming. “It’s going to be dangerous,” Ramirez said. “It’s going to be homers, triples, and more homers. It’s going to get ugly.”

Who had Roenis Elias penciled in as the Red Sox fifth starter by June? The 27-year-old Pawtucket southpaw. Elias has been solid in his last two starts for the PawSox, giving up just one run and striking out 15 in 16 innings pitched.

And James Shieldsshelled again — was NEVER the answer.

Meanwhile, back in Fort Myers, touchdown!

OK, who’s old enough to remember?

Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi join Red Sox after Oakland A's fire sale.
Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi join Red Sox after Oakland A’s fire sale.

The fun and games continue tonight at Fenway.