Found June 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
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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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