Found September 03, 2013 on
Eric D. Schabell
This guy is a workhorse this year for the Boston Red Sox.
He is a saving grace with the ability to give solid starts time after time, often when the bullpen needed a bit of a rest.
This is none other than John Lackey, arguably the most solid and consistent factor on the pitching staff.
His record of 8-12 does not due justice to the performances he has put up there. Just take a closer look at this starts and you have to feel for the guy.
Lackey over last 10 starts
in 7 starts he has given up 3 or fewer runs.
has 51 strikeouts over 281 hitters faced.
has only walked 15 hitters.
averaged 6.8 innings per start.
lost total of 6 starts, 4 with 0 run support, 2 more with 3 or fewer runs in support.
all 6 losses were by 3 runs or less.
He has been healthy, consistent, dependable, and noncontroversial. Everything the Red Sox needed this year while righting the ship and sailing towards the postseason again.
He just can't seem to buy a win.
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The Boston Red Sox were without a pair of regulars for last
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with a sore back, as the catcher is expected to miss a few games due...
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The Red Sox had their chances early & often but they were just unable to capitalize on the opportunities and the Sox get shutout by the Tigers, 3-0.
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Red mentioned all of the AL East foes the Red Sox will be facing this month, but he forgot they also have to face a playoff contender in the Tigers. Today’s shutout was just another in a long line of ineffective performances against a quality pitcher. And Fister is the Tigers’ third or fourth starter.
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