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Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
John Lackey was hammered in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees, surrendering a career-high four home runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 12, 2014

Closing Time: John Lackey, Red Sox get beaten up by Yankees

John Lackey was hammered for a career-worst four home runs, as the right-hander permitted all six Red Sox runs in a 7-4 loss to the Yankees. A first-run, two-run homer by Carlos Beltran proved a harbinger. Brian McCann and Alfonso Soriano went deep in the fourth inning, and McCann got to Lackey for another longball [...]
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

John Lackey serves up four homers in loss - John Lackey (S) Boston Red Sox

John Lackey was hammered in Saturday’s loss to the Yankees, surrendering a career-high four home runs in 5 2/3 innings.

John Lackey allows four homers in loss to Yankees

NEW YORK -- It wasn't with teammate John Lackey in mind that David Ross spent part of his offseason vacation trying to talk close friend Brian McCann into signing with the Red Sox.But it sure would've made Lackey's life easier if Ross had been successful.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 12, 2014

Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchups: John Lackey vs. Hiroki Kuroda

The Red Sox will head into the second half of their four-game series with the Yankees on Saturday when John Lackey takes the mound against Hiroki Kuroda in the Bronx. In the very early goings of the 2014 season, Lackey has had the most success of any of the Red Sox starters. Lackey comes into Saturday’€™s [...]
Over the Monster Apr 11, 2014
Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, David Ortiz, Johnny Pesky

Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, David Ortiz, Johnny Pesky

Today's links look at the future plans for John Lackey, the dominance performance of David Ortiz in high-leverage situations and a Red Sox legend's memorabilia auction. Sox general manager Ben Cherington sees John Lackey "in all likelihood" pitching past 2015 following his comeback from Tommy John surgery in the offseason of 2011. (Meredith Perri; WEEI) Your yearly column about how great David Ortiz is when it matters most. These may end up being what we miss most of all when he (eventually) retires. (Ben Shapiro; Masslive.com) A considerable amount of memorabilia from Johnny Pesky's time...
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Villani: Red Sox need to wait and see with John Lackey

Villani: Red Sox need to wait and see with John Lackey

Through two starts, John Lackey appears to be picking up right where he left off in 2013.The right-hander, who was the Red Sox’ most consistent starting pitcher last year, has a 1.38 ERA, 11 strikeouts and has earned the win in each of his first two decisions. Due to a contract clause, he’s also slated to make around half a million bucks next year because he missed all of 2012 after Tommy John surgery.
KFFL Apr 8, 2014

Red Sox | Renewed life for John Lackey?

Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey touched 95 mph with his fastball in his second ...
The Republican Apr 8, 2014

John Lackey's velocity rises again as he shuts down Texas Rangers

Lackey averaged 92.8 mph on his fastball while improving to 2-0 in the Boston Red Sox's 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers. He touched 95 mph.
Boston Globe Apr 8, 2014

John Lackey sharp again, Red Sox beat Rangers 5-1

BOSTON (AP) — Veteran right-hander John Lackey and rookie outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. teamed up to give the Red Sox their first win at home.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 8, 2014

An ‘aggressive’ John Lackey is a good John Lackey

When it comes to taking the mound every fifth day, John Lackey has learned that he’s best when he doesn’t mess around. Sporting an early season repertoire that has included more fastballs and less curves, Lackey has been getting ahead in the count and sending a message to hitters – get me early or don’t [...]
Boston Herald Apr 8, 2014
Buckley: John Lackey turns it around

Buckley: John Lackey turns it around

John Lackey was the pitcher of record in the last Red Sox victory at Fenway Park in 2013, conquering the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series and thus setting the stage for last Friday’s home opener Vegas extravaganza.Hey, if Lackey doesn’t win Game 6, who knows what would have happened in a Halloween night Game 7? Maybe the Sox lose, and that would have meant a home opener last week without championship rings.
Boston Globe Apr 7, 2014

John Lackey sharp again, Red Sox beat Rangers 5-1

BOSTON (AP) — John Lackey pitched seven strong innings, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in two runs and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Lackey, Bradley lead to Red Sox to 5-1 win

Three was enough.The Red Sox just said no to the prospect of a four-game losing streak with a much-needed 4-1 victory over the Rangers tonight.The victory was the first of the season at Fenway Park, where steady rains held off long enough for John Lackey’s tremendous start and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s one-man band offensive show to keep the defending world champions, now 3-4, on top.Lackey allowed just one run – it was unearned – in his seven innings.

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