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BOSTON — The monster in the Red Sox’ rotation is growing a third head.
Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester have been excellent this season — even despite Lester’s recent stretch of ineffectiveness. But while that 1-2 punch continues to garner much of the attention, John Lackey continues to be a stabilizing force at the back end of the rotation.
Lackey’s 3-5 record doesn’t do his season any justice. Even in defeat, Lackey has consistently given the Red Sox a chance to win, and that’s really all that anyone can ask, especially from a pitcher who was once written off by tons of experts and much of the team’s fan base. On Wednesday, Lackey didn’t factor into the decision, but he once again solidified his status as an integral part of Boston’s pitching staff.
“I definitely take some positives out of it,” said Lackey, who received a no-decision in the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss. “Things happen. I’m going to keep working hard, keep trying to give our team its best chance I can to win and I think I’ve
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Tonight's game was closer to what is expected of a series between the Rangers and the Red Sox as opposed to the Sox blowout win last night.
Even though the Red Sox lost, John Lackey continues to add confidence to the strength of the roation. From the very beginning, Lackey had immediate control of his fastball. He also continues to display increased velocity from his previous...
John Lackey may not have gotten the win Wednesday night, but the right-hander impressed his teammates and coaches with yet another quality start.
In six innings of work, Lackey allowed just one run — a home run by former teammate Adrian Beltre — on five hits and zero walks. Starts like this have been the norm for the veteran for nearly a month, as he’s allowed just four total...
10:30 a.m. ET: The Rangers had the Red Sox’ number going into this week’s series at Fenway Park, but Boston may have gotten it all back in one night.
After getting thumped by the Rangers over three games in Texas in May, in which Boston was outscored 16-4, the Red Sox turned it on at home, beating the visitors 17-5 on Tuesday night. They get their second chance to show their...
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John Lackey is probably feeling pretty frustrated right now. Last night was just the latest of his quality starts in which he received little run support. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had plenty of praise for Lackey after the game. Salty told reporters that all it really came down to was one pitch, according to NESN. That one pitch was a solo shot to for Red Sox...
Game 60: They used it all up last night! 3-2 Rangers
You had a feeling that after a large offensive outburst like last night, tonight would be much more somber. Well, the Red Sox gave John Lackey no support and ended up going 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position to lose the game 3-2. In fact, Boston only managed 5 hits all game, and in one inning last night, they recorded 6...
The Boston Red Sox (36-23) and Texas Rangers (35-22) face off for game two of the three game set tonight at Fenway Park. The Sox are 18-12 at home and have won four of five at Fenway. Last night the Sox won a laugher scoring 17 runs, hitting four home runs including Jackie Bradley Jr’s first of his career. Four Red Sox players, Stephen Drew, Daniel...
Jon Lester did not get the win Thursday night, but who factored into the decision was of little importance to the Red Sox clubhouse after David Ortiz‘s three-run homer won it for Boston in the bottom of the ninth.
Lester was not spectacular in the 6-3 win over the Rangers, but he was solid, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings. Hear his breakdown of...
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The Rule 4 Draft starts at 7 p.m. with the first two rounds. The Sox
select seventh overall, their highest pick since 1993. This is the
reward for all that suffering last season.
Because that reward...
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Tuesday: Justin Grimm, RHP (5-3, 3.93 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster, RHP (2-6, 4.45 ERA)
Wednesday: Alexi Ogando, RHP (4-2, 3.08 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (3-5, 2.96 ERA)
Thursday: Derek Holland, LHP (5-2, 2.81 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (6-2, 3.53 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park...
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It must have tasted pretty sour last night for Koji Uehara.
The former Texas Ranger reliever came into the game with one out in the seventh inning and watched the very first pitch bounce off the left center wall for a double. That hit scored two runs breaking open the 1 - 1 tie that starter John Lackey left behind.
John Lackey was fighting...
The Boston Red Sox (36-24) and Texas Rangers (36-22) wrap up their three game series tonight at Fenway Park. Last night the bullpen had a rare let down as the Sox lost 3-2. The loss ended Boston’s three game winning streak. They’ve lost three of four to the Rangers this season.
It’s a battle of the lefties tonight as Jon Lester takes on Derek...
Game 61: A tight one, but Sox win with the walkoff.
Love that Dirty Water. Boston, down 3-0 early, scratches their way back into the game, keeps it tight, then wins it in the bottom of the ninth on a three run homerun to take two out of three from the Rangers. Jon Lester pitched six innings, and the bullpen...
5:29 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury missed five straight games with a groin injury. But fortunately for the Red Sox, he has avoided a DL stint. Ellsbury will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Jackie Bradley Jr. will assume a bench role now that Ellsbury is back. He’ll likely remain in that capacity until Shane Victorino returns, at which point Triple-A seems like a likely destination for...
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Before the season started, I think most people thought the Red Sox and Yankees would be battling not to finish last, but instead they are battling for the top spot. And currently, it's the Red Sox who have the upper hand. A quick look at the MLB Standings tells you that the Sox are 2.5 games up, while the Yanks are tied with the Orioles for second...