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Jul 21, 2014
Rotoworld
John Lackey allowed just one run and two hits over seven innings Monday in a win over the Blue Jays.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 23, 2014

John Lackey on Jon Lester: ‘He’ll be just fine in five years’

TORONTO — John Lackey has a message for those fretting about Jon Lester living up to a contract stretching at least five years: don’t worry about it. “Jon’s a different deal, man. He works his butt off,” Lackey said. “He’ll be just fine in five years.” The debate surrounding the merits and pitfalls of signing [...]
Rotoworld Jul 21, 2014

John Lackey shuts down Blue Jays - John Lackey (S) Boston Red Sox

John Lackey allowed just one run and two hits over seven innings Monday in a win over the Blue Jays.
Over the Monster Jul 21, 2014

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: John Lackey takes the mound needing to rebound

It's been a rough month for John Lackey. Can he bounce back after a lengthy break? John Lackey will take the mound for the first time since the All-Star break, needing to brush off some odd games that have plagued him over the past month. Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX TORONTO BLUE JAYS Brock Holt - RF Jose Reyes - SS Dustin Pedroia - 2B Munenori Kawasaki - 2B David Ortiz - DH Melky Cabrera - LF Mike Napoli - 1B Jose Bautista - DH Daniel Nava - LF Colby Rasmus - CF Stephen Drew - SS Dan Johnson - 1B Xander Bogaerts - 3B Erik Kratz - C Jackie Bradley - CF Juan...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 21, 2014

Monday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups: John Lackey vs. Drew Hutchison

The Red Sox begin a four-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday night when they send John Lackey to the mound against Drew Hutchison. After three straight subpar performances, Lackey (10-6, 3.79 ERA) finished strong in his final start before the All-Star break despite the added challenge of throwing to rookie catcher [...]
Boston Herald Jul 13, 2014
Sox beat: John Lackey frets on Sox’ approach toward Jon Lester

Sox beat: John Lackey frets on Sox’ approach toward Jon Lester

HOUSTON — Once upon a time, John Lackey was a 30-year-old free agent to be, like 30-year-old Jon Lester is now.Lackey and his team, the Angels, discussed a contract in spring training, couldn’t get a deal done, tabled talks until after the season, and then the Red Sox blew the Angels out of the water with a five-year, $82.5 million offer.The exact same scenario, minus the known outcome, is playing out this year with Lester and the Red Sox.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 11, 2014

Friday’s Red Sox-Astros matchups: John Lackey vs. Scott Feldman

The Red Sox will kick off their final series before the All-Star break when they travel to Houston to take on the Astros for a three-game set. John Lackey will take the mound for Boston in the series opener, facing off against righty Scott Feldman. At first glance, it would seem like Lackey (9-6, 3.84 [...]
Fenway Nation Jul 9, 2014
John Lackey May Be On Trading Block As Well

John Lackey May Be On Trading Block As Well

()Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) reports that there has been "lots of interest" in a trade for Red Sox starter John Lackey. While Boston would prefer to deal Jake Peavy, Lackey (and his minuscule $500,000 contract for 2015) could actually bring back more value to The Carmine Hose. Lackey has also pitched much better than Peavy during their respective Red Sox tenures. Stay tuned!
Full Count | WEEI Jul 7, 2014

David Ortiz takes issue with being brought into John Lackey/Nelson Cruz feud

One thing was abundantly clear prior to the Red Sox‘ series-opener against the White Sox Monday night: David Ortiz was not happy he was recently brought into the conversation regarding John Lackey‘s issues with Nelson Cruz. Following his start Saturday night, Lackey had referenced his issues with Cruz, making a comment brought on by the [...]
Baltimore Sun Jul 6, 2014

Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks at slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox on Sunday.

Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

BOSTON -- A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks about Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox before Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 6, 2014

Nelson Cruz on John Lackey: ‘People can say whatever they want’

Sticks and stones may break his bones but John Lackey‘s words won’t incite Nelson Cruz. Lackey was in classic passive aggressive form after Saturday night’s 7-4 loss to Cruz and the Orioles. Cruz went 5-for-5, including a laser beam homer to left off Lackey. ‘€œI’€™m not even going to comment on him,’€ Lackey said. ‘€œI’€™ve [...]
Boston Herald Jul 6, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: John Lackey torpedoes Nelson Cruz

Red Sox Notebook: John Lackey torpedoes Nelson Cruz

He did not get specific about what he really meant by it, but it sure seemed pretty easy to connect the dots about how John Lackey really feels about Nelson Cruz.In comments after the Red Sox’ 7-4 loss in the nightcap of yesterday’s doubleheader split with the Orioles, Lackey was asked about Cruz, who doubled, singled and homered off him, his second of the season off the righty.
Boston Herald Jul 6, 2014
Red Sox have split headache

Red Sox have split headache

The Red Sox’ two best starters had two different tales to tell by the end of a long day yesterday.John Lackey wound up on the short end of the doubleheader stick in the 7-4 nightcap loss to the Baltimore Orioles, after giving up five runs on 10 hits. His effort spoiled the shot the Sox had at a sweep after Jon Lester’s gem set up a 3-2 walkoff victory in the day game.When he gets hit, Lackey frequently has said he is a victim of throwing too many strikes, but that was not the case last night.

Lackey unfazed by disappointing loss

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher John Lackey apparently holds grudges. The veteran right-hander was shaking his head after Boston's 7-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the nightcap of Saturday's day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park. He felt he had thrown the ball the best he has all season, but Lackey still allowed five runs on 10 hits. But it wasn't the fact his record dropped to 9-6 with a 3.84 ERA that had his attention. No, it was the 5-for-5 performance by the Orioles' Nelson Cruz that had Lackey all fired up.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 6, 2014

John Lackey on Nelson Cruz: ‘There are things I’d like to say, but I’m not going to.’

Saturday night left a bitter and disgusting taste in the mouth of John Lackey. It wasn’t so much the 10 hits, five runs and 120 pitches over just 5 2/3 innings. It wasn’t even taking the 7-4 loss to the Orioles on his record, dropping him to 9-6 on the season. It was the man [...]

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