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Apr 18, 2014
Rotoworld
John Lackey was hit hard for six runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Orioles.
Full Count | WEEI 1 hour ago

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchups: John Lackey vs. Michael Pineda

The Red Sox will host the Yankees for the middle game of a three-game series Wednesday evening as John Lackey gets the nod against Michael Pineda. When he takes to the mound on Wednesday, Lackey will look to break a recent streak in which he has given up six earned runs and picked up the [...]

Lackey looking to erase the recent tape

BOSTON -- When John Lackey takes the mound against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, he may have some nasty flashbacks. Lackey gave up a career-high four home runs and six runs overall in his last start against the Yankees in New York on April 12. He followed that up by giving up six runs on 10 hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings against Baltimore. While the talk in the wake of Clay Buchholz’s rough outing Monday centered on arm strength and the process of building it, that’s not an issue for Lackey, according to manager John Farrell.

Farrell: Sleepover the result of research

BOSTON -- There was much discussion Monday surrounding the Red Sox and their ability, or lack thereof, to obtain a decent night of sleep prior to their 11:05 a.m. start against the Baltimore Orioles. Pitchers Clay Buchholz and John Lackey and first baseman Mike Napoli all elected to spend the night at Fenway Park and utilize the team’s sleep room, rather than fight traffic home late Sunday and then return to the park hours later. On Tuesday, manager John Farrell delved deeper into the matter in an appearance on MLB Network Radio.

Red Sox unable to overcome Patriots Day dud by Clay Buchholz

In hindsight, maybe sleeping over at Fenway Park wasn't such a great idea for Clay Buchholz.Rather than going home early Sunday night, with an 11:05 a.m. first pitch looming today, Buchholz stayed for the Red Sox' come-from-behind walkoff win, then spent the night at Fenway, joining teammates John Lackey and Mike Napoli in taking advantage of a room adjacent to the clubhouse that was designed last season for players to relax or even get some sleep.
Over the Monster Apr 19, 2014

Red Sox 4, Orioles 8: Back to the drawing board

The Red Sox seemed to be on the upswing. Then John Lackey was crushed. On Thursday night, the Red Sox earned a hard-fought win against the Chicago White Sox, overcoming a fantastic performance from Chris Sale with a ninth inning rally. It was a well-played game of baseball. Things were moving in the right direction. On Friday night, they went right back to getting crushed, falling 8-4 to the Orioles. This game was arguably over the second John Lackey took the mound. Concerning news given how his previous start in New York went. The first pitch of the game went for a (replay contested)...
The Republican Apr 19, 2014

John Lackey gives up 10 hits in five innings as Boston Red Sox fall to Baltimore Orioles, 8-4

Lackey has allowed 10 hits in back-to-back games for the first time since 2009. His ERA is now at 5.25.

Lackey endures another frustrating night

BOSTON -- Although Yankee Stadium had plenty to do with it, the ugly line put forth by John Lackey last weekend in New York was rather stunning, with the Boston Red Sox right-hander giving up four home runs for the first time in his career. On Friday night at Fenway Park, the final line was very similar -- six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings of an 8-4 loss to Baltimore -- but the way it came together was very different. While the Yankees slugged Lackey into submission, the Orioles pecked away in a manner that had to be frustrating for the Sox.
Boston Herald Apr 19, 2014
Erratic Red Sox burned by replay once more

Erratic Red Sox burned by replay once more

It was already quite cold at 39 degrees when John Lackey threw the first pitch of last night’s game.The game grew instantly chillier for Lackey and the Red Sox when the umpires failed to overturn what looked like an incorrect fair-ball/double call on the outcome of that first pitch and the Orioles were off and running to an 8-4 victory.
Rotoworld Apr 18, 2014

Lackey knocked around in loss to Orioles - John Lackey (S) Boston Red Sox

John Lackey was hit hard for six runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

Rapid Reaction: Orioles 8, Red Sox 4

BOSTON -- John Lackey was one of the few sure things for the Boston Red Sox during their early struggles, but there is now a shred of uncertainty following another rocky performance for the right-hander in an 8-4 loss to Baltimore on Friday night. Lackey, who served up four home runs in his prior start in New York, was reached for six runs on 10 hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings in this one. He has given up six runs in consecutive games for the first time since May 5 and 11, 2011, and has surrendered at least 10 hits in consecutive starts for the first time since June 10 and 15, 2009.
Boston Globe Apr 18, 2014

Another Rough Outing for John Lackey as Orioles Crush Red Sox, 8-4

The Red Sox kept chipping away, but poor pitching, soft defense, and a lack of timely hitting contributed to a loss to the Orioles -- who belted out 15 hits on the night -- in the first of a four game series at Fenway Park.

Orioles, umps turn cold shoulder on Red Sox in 8-4 loss

It was already too cold at 39 degrees when John Lackey threw the first pitch of tonight’s game.The game grew instantly chillier for Lackey and the Red Sox when the umpires failed to overturn what looked like a bad fair-ball call on the outcome of that first pitch and the Orioles were off and running to an 8-4 victory.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 18, 2014

Friday’s Red Sox-Orioles matchups: John Lackey vs. Chris Tillman

The Red Sox kick off a seven-game homestand Friday when they send John Lackey to the mound against the Orioles and Chris Tillman. Lackey will come into his fourth start of the season after picking up his first loss in his last outing, a weekend tilt against the Yankees. The veteran righty failed to make [...]
Fenway Nation Apr 12, 2014

Five HRs Stymie Red Sox In 7-4 Loss To Empire

(Photo: Jim McIsaac/)John Lackey has famously stated that—since he pounds the strike zone—he can get hurt with the long ball. Case in point: today's 7-4 loss to the Empire. The Pinstriped Posers left the yard four times against Lackey (with another off Burke Badenhop)—yielding six runs in the process. Lackey's ERA went from the high "ones" to the high "threes". A. J. Pierzynski went yard for a two-run shot and Mike Carp knocked in the other two runs—but the Red Sox still seem snake-bitten by the LOB (left-on-base) Monster (7 more today).
Over the Monster Apr 12, 2014
Red Sox 4, Yankees 7: John Lackey serves batting practice, Sox fall

Red Sox 4, Yankees 7: John Lackey serves batting practice, Sox fall

The Yankees took John Lackey deep four times, leaving the Red Sox on the wrong end of a 7-4 score. .500 has eluded the Red Sox once more after John Lackey allowed four homers to the New York Yankees en route to a 7-4 defeat. On a day where fly balls in play seemed the greatest danger with Mike Carp and Daniel Nava playing the corners, John Lackey removed them from the equation entirely. Unfortunately, he did not choose to do so by way of the strikeout. It only took four batters for the assault to begin. Following a bunt single from Jacoby Ellsbury,  a flat fastball down main street gave...

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