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Up until now, seeing “John Lackey” and “one hit” in the same sentence would be surprising. Unless that sentence was something along the lines of “John Lackey gave up one hit on the first pitch and then 10 more after that.” All joking aside though, it seems as though Lackey has made a turnaround after taking a season off due to Tommy John surgery.
Lackey did give up only one hit in the Sox’s 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins Sunday. He was perfect through the first four innings. The one run the Twins scored was on a throwing error by Pedro Ciriaco, leaving Lackey with no earned runs. And the sole reason for pitching only six innings was the three-hour rain delay. Had that not happened, maybe we would have seen him complete the game. Not bad for someone who over the past three years had been ruled a huge disappointment.
“If it goes longer than a half-hour, they usually won’t let you go back,” Lackey said of the delay after th...