// John Lackey

Price Silences Red Sox as Rays Take Rubber Match

One shudders to think how good the Tampa Bay Rays might be if they ever built an offense as good as their starting pitching. The Red Sox got a taste of that scenario Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. David Price pitched eight innings of three-hit baseball, and the Rays homered twice off John Lackey to beat […]

Home Runs Support Lackey, Red Sox Win in Seattle

It certainly wasn’t a pretty outing by any means, but John Lackey worked hard and won his sixth consecutive decision on Friday night in Seattle. Allowing runs in three of the first four innings, Lackey rebounded and the Red Sox bats supported him with three home runs hit off of Seattle rookie starter Blake Beaven, […]

Red Sox Slam Sabathia in 10-4 Win

If you’ve only watched New York ace CC Sabathia pitch against Boston this season, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. For the fourth time in as many starts against the Red Sox, the hefty lefty was disastrous, surrendering 7 runs in a 10-4 defeat. What started as an early duel turned sour for […]

Offensive Onslaught Continues in 12-5 Sox Win Over Royals

After the Kansas City Royals opened Wednesday night’s game with three runs in the top of the first inning, the Red Sox responded. And as has been the case for much of the year, they did so emphatically. While John Lackey worked through 5.2 innings to get the win, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia hit […]

Lackey Continues to Rebound in 7-4 Win Against Seattle

They’re hardly an intimidating opposing lineup, especially with perennial all-star Ichiro Suzuki having a sub-par season, and yet John Lackey has to feel good about his game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. He pitched seven innings allowing just one run and no walks, while out-pitching one of the best pitchers in baseball in […]

Boston Bats Explode in Tampa, Stand A.L. East Ground

Boston picked up the 9-5 win over Tampa Bay, but things didn’t start that way right away. On the game’s first play, Marco Scutaro allowed Johnny Damon to reach on a throwing error. On the play, Scutaro tweaked the index finger on his right hand. Later in the inning, Scutaro could easily have been charged […]

Assessing John Lackey at the All-Star Break

Before earning the win with 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in his last start Saturday versus the Baltimore Orioles, John Lackey was almost down and out. He had the highest ERA among pitchers with more than 60 innings this year with 7.47. He even had the highest ERA of a Red Sox pitcher since […]

Red Sox Shut Down Orioles to Remain Atop the AL East

Many of us were likely nervous when John Lackey took the mound, given his horrible performances lately. Fortunately, those nerves were unfounded. Lackey went 6.2 scoreless innings of very good baseball, and was backed up by an even better bullpen. Boston got just one big inning themselves against the O’s pitching, but that was all […]

Lackey Lit Up (AGAIN) in Loss to Blue Jays

Two things remained a constant on Monday. Americans across Boston and the country celebrated the Fourth of July. John Lackey had yet another horrendous outing on the mound. On Monday, he reached a new low: his fewest innings pitched in a start as a member of the Red Sox. Lackey lasted just 2.1 innings and […]

Phillies’ Raul Ibanez Beats Lackey, Red Sox

Red Sox starter John Lackey figured out eight of the Phillies’ starting nine Wednesday night in Philadelphia; he just couldn’t solve the ninth. Left fielder Raul Ibanez went 3-3 against Lackey, driving in both runs in a 2-1 Phillies victory over the Red Sox. It was Boston’s sixth loss in their last eight games. Ibanez […]

Buchholz’s Eventual Return Likely Means Miller Back to Pawtucket

Sound the trumpets. Beat the drums. Bang the gongs. Do something with some other instrument. Clay Buchholz will soon be back with the Red Sox. The man with the 6-3 record and 3.48 ERA will finally stabilize a pitching rotation that has been ravaged by stomach illnesses and spot starts. The 1-2-3 punch necessary for […]

Lackey Lacks Control in Rain-Shortened Loss

The rain bothered San Diego Padre and Boston Red Sox players alike Wednesday afternoon in Fenway, but no one was affected more than John Lackey. Lackey’s lack of control allowed the Padres to score four times in the fourth inning, and the game was called in the middle of the eighth and the Padres beat […]

Lackey Strong As Red Sox Beat Brewers; Crawford, Youkilis Injured

The John Lackey we saw before his DL stint, otherwise known as the worst starting pitcher in the major leagues, would not have recovered from his rough start to his outing on Friday night. This new, healthier version, though, got even stronger as the game went on. Lackey went 8.0 innings and allowed four runs […]

Red Sox Bang Out 18 Hits, 16 Runs in Blowout of Blue Jays

It’s been a long time since the Red Sox were eight games under .500 just 12 games into the season at 2-10. Here we are on June 12, and the Red Sox now have the best record in baseball at 38-26. The Sox are riding on the heels of an eight-game win streak, with the […]

Crawford, Gonzalez Power Lackey, Red Sox to Sweep A’s

Back on the mound Sunday for the Red Sox was John Lackey, who was previously on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, otherwise known as “time to clear your head.” Lackey’s wife has been battling cancer, and that, along with his horrendous on-field performance (8.01 ERA heading into Sunday), have combined to make […]