Found March 19, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
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For the most part of this years spring training the Boston Red Sox pitching has been outstanding. Four of the expected five pitchers in the teams rotation have an ERA lower than 2.25 and then there is John Lackey. Lester, the starting day pitcher and ace of the staff has had a magnificent spring and has a 0.90 ERA to show for it. Clay Buchholz has also performed better than expectations and has an even lower 0.68 ERA. Ryan Dempster who is expected to be a strong number three pitcher for the team has a 2.13. Felix Doubront, who struggled early on has taken great strides and has an ERA of 2.08. Then there is John Lackey, what can be said for Lackey is that he hasn't met any of the expectations that anyone had for him this spring. He has been the worst pitcher on staff with the exception of Alfredo Aceves (a story for another time). This spring Lackey has a 8.10 ERA and is awful. The team has optioned pitchers to AAA and even AA that would help the team more than Lackey has so far ...
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