Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/3/13
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John Lackey was outstanding last night and I was fortunate enough to be there at Fenway to witness it. By now, whatever expectations (or fears) I had of Lackey going back to the wildly inconsistent pitcher we signed from the Angels were gone, especially after his 12-strikeout performance last week against the Rockies. What I didn't expect was what he did last night. Last night was his longest outing in 2 years. It was pretty incredible to watch in person. He only struck out 6 last night, but he was ruthlessly efficient and he kept his pitch count under control. His only blemish was a home run to Jesus Guzman. Other than that, he only gave up one walk the whole game, while the offense (aka Brandon Snyder) gave him all the run support he needed in the 4th inning. Snyder nearly hit the Boston Strong sign in center field, then was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. That drove in 3 runs and gave Lackey plenty of run support. The Sox tacked on a 4th run in the 6th inning...
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