// John Lackey

Red Sox Win First Series of the Regular Season

The Red Sox exciting week started at the White House, not during the first game of the season the day before where they faced the Baltimore Orioles, in the first of a three game series. The Sox lost the opener 2-1 despite valiant efforts by Grady Sizemore, who hit his first major league homerun since […]

Even with Surplus Starting Pitching, Red Sox Should Stand Pat

A quick glance at the Red Sox roster and you will see six quality starters on the Red Sox roster with five spots to fill. With an extra starter it would make sense to trade a veteran arm (Jake Peavy, John Lackey or Ryan Dempster) to free up some cap space in order to focus […]

Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 6-1, Earn Third World Series Crown in 10 Seasons

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to claim the franchise’s eighth World Series crown. But out of all eight of those World Series titles, this one was different. This one stands out. As the Red Sox players hoisted the trophy at Fenway, they finished their ascent from the dregs of Major League […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: King of the Baseball World – Again!

1. Title Town - 8 championships in eleven years 2. Offense * Red Sox won the championship and hit .226 for the postseason * Red Sox struck out 165 times in 15 games or 11 times a game * Red Sox won last night with a four and five hitter (Napoli and Gomes) who hit a […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

At 8-12, John Lackey Still Has the Ability to be the Red Sox Ace

John Lackey is sitting at 8-12 after a 3-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon. He went 7.1 innings of work while giving up three runs on seven hits, one walk and striking out five. It was his fourth straight quality start and has quality outings in six of his last seven outings. […]

Which Starting Pitcher Should Be the Red Sox Ace Come October?

The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East by one-and-a-half measly games over the Tampa Bay Rays. If I learned anything from 2011, it’s never to assume the Red Sox will make the playoffs. (Thankfully my glasses are protecting me from my natural instinct of clawing my eyes out at the mere mention of […]

When Clay Buchholz Returns, Ryan Dempster Should Move to Red Sox Bullpen

Clay Buchholz is scheduled for a rehab outing with the Lowell Spinners on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald. With that being said, the Boston Red Sox would either need to place one of its current five starters on the DL or find a spot for them in the bullpen. The best option is probably […]

Video: Ryan Dempster Hits A-Rod with Pitch – And Wakes a Sleeping Bear?

Even though Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games by the MLB, he is still playing because he has exercised his right to appeal that suspension as a “first-time offender.” Due to the complications in the case, it is likely that A-Rod will play the rest of the regular season. This may seem outrageous to […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

John Lackey Snubbed, Should Be on AL All-Star Team

After his sixth straight start with at least seven innings and two runs or less, John Lackey has shown how well he can be when healthy in 2013. He did miss some time with a bicep injury, but has been a go-to starter in this rotation when the Boston Red Sox have needed him. So, […]

Lackey Solid Against O’s, Red Sox Win 5-4

John Lackey showed resilience on the mound as he guided the Boston Red Sox to an important 5-4 victory over the division rival Baltimore Orioles. Lackey entered Saturday’s contest coming off of a rough start in Tampa Bay last week, and it appeared his misfortune was fated to continue. The Oriole offense took the right-hander […]

Ryan Dempster’s Solid Start Wasted in 2-0 Loss to Orioles

The Boston Red Sox did not have many chances to score in this game and were stymied by Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles’ bullpen in the 2-0 loss on Friday evening. The Red Sox have now lost four of five game to the Orioles in 2013. Ryan Dempster had his fourth straight quality start […]