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AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 4-1
Current Record: 54-35
(Every Sunday I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns. Lots of puns.)
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If you had told me this time last year that not only would John Lackey be the surest thing in the Red Sox rotation I would have slapped you across the face or wondered how bad the rotation must be (or even better, have you mastered time travel only to give comfort to ailing Sox fans? Someone deserves a Nobel Peace prize…).
To be fair, the second point is somewhat true. The Red Sox rotation has been a little woozy thus far, what with Clay Buchholz’ startling inability to get back on the mound, Jon Lester yo-yoing back and forth between ace-dom and imploding, and Ryan Dempster/Felix Doubront/Allen Webster being frustratingly inconsistent. But you can’t take away from John Lackey’s startling return to being such a ...
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Lackey (6-6, 2.80 ERA) went seven innings, allowing five hits and the two runs while striking out nine and walking one. It was the fifth straight outing he lasted at least seven innings while allowing two earned...
John Lackey went toe-to-toe with the Angels’ best, and he proved himself once again.
Lackey twirled seven impressive innings Sunday, yet two mistakes were all that the Angels needed to earn a victory, as Jered Weaver and Co. shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, in the series’ rubber match. It was a frustrating night for the Red Sox’ offense, but it was especially maddening because it...
In most years, a loss like the one the Boston Red Sox took Saturday night would be a crushing blow and the beginning of a long losing streak. But not this team. Not this year.
The Red Sox (54-35) stunningly fell to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (42-45) in extra innings, 9-7, after blowing a 7-3 lead they took into the bottom of the ninth. This...
The Red Sox are in need of a pick-me-up after a devastating 9-7 extra-inning loss against the Angels on Saturday night. Luckily for Boston, it will send one of its hottest starting pitchers to the mound in John Lackey, as it tries to bounce back out west.
Lackey (6-5) has been solid for over a month now, as he hasn’t lost a start since May 29 and has earned a win in three of his...
(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)So much for bouncing back from a disastrous loss. The Red Sox offense was as flat as Alex Rodriguez's career path, poking out just five hits in a 3-0 loss to the Halos. John Lackey was once again stunningly good—going seven innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. The righty struck out nine and walked only one. Unfortunately it didn't matter...
The stage was set perfectly for the Red Sox to show America that they are indeed the best team in baseball, the Sunday Night game on ESPN. Its the game that everyone that is a baseball fan watches, and the Sox came out flat, getting only 5 hits in 9 innings, scoring 0 runs. Lackey pitched well, a good showing from him back in his old stomping grounds...
John Lackey spent eight seasons in Anaheim, bursting onto the baseball scene for the Angels in 2002 when he started and won Game 7 of the World Series as a rookie. In those eight years in LA, he won 102 games, tied for fifth most in Angels franchise history. The man directly ahead of him on that list (104 wins entering the game) could very well say he learned everything he knows...
Jered Weaver and John Lackey hooked up in a pitching duel that pitted former teammates against one another. There was no animosity, with Weaver crediting Lackey for helping him develop and Lackey playing the part of proud big brother.
Weaver got the best of Lackey on Sunday night, combining with three relievers on a five-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Boston Red Sox...
I missed the first eight and a half innings of tonight’s game because I was in class: graduate school started yesterday and we’ve hit the ground running. Of course, I surreptitiously monitored the progress of the Red Sox as consistently as possible, and was thrilled every time I checked in by the excellent start from John Lackey.
You can’t script it any better than this: the...
Game 70: Sox still hurting from last night, lose 3-0.
Last night's debacle gave the Red Sox a hangover, and they struggled to keep up offensively all game. To give credit to Jered Weaver, he was sharp, allowing five hits in 6 2/3 innings, and the Red Sox just never looked comfortable against him. Boston's John Lackey matched him inning for inning...
You really can't fault John Lackey for last night's loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His former teammate, Jered Weaver, simply outdueled him in a 3-0 win over the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sunday night.
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After falling last night in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series tonight in the Trojan rubber game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. The game is also available online at WatchESPN. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen...
The Red Sox were not able to muster any runs as Jared Weaver and the Angels bullpen shut down baseball's most potent offense 3-0. It was only the fifth time the Red Sox have been shut out this season.
Mike Trout and Hank Conger hit solo home runs and Mark Trumbo knocked in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
The Red Sox wasted...
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5:56 p.m.: Shane Victorino will be out of the Red Sox’ lineup Sunday. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game after dealing with left hamstring tightness.
Daniel Nava will shift over to right field and bat second in Victorino’s absence. Mike Carp will be inserted into the lineup as the left fielder and bat sixth.
Ryan Lavarnway will start behind...