John Lackey gave up seven earned runs in just two and a third innings yesterday, and the Red Sox, despite a strong comeback could not overcome the early hole dug by their starter, and fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 at Fenway Park yesterday afternoon. Get all the coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.
Lackey will be the subject of sports radio and television for the forseeable future.
Powerless to impeach – John Tomase delivers the bleak news – the Red Sox are stuck with Lackey for four more years. Tony Lee looks at the numbers just getting worse and worse for Lackey. Maureen Mullen has Lackey again missing the mark. Dan Duggan has Lackey getting roughed up again. Mike Fine has Lackey with no answers.
Numbers becoming numbing – Bob Ryan reminds us that Lackey used to be a pretty damn good pitcher. Joe McDonald says that Lackey’s teammates continue to stand behind him and give him their full support.
The dangers of the deep end: Lackey, the Sox and the high cost of free agency – Alex Speier notes that Theo Epstein’s record with highly-paid free agents is fairly spotty.
Ellsbury displays All-Star form – Rich Thompson has the Red Sox leadoff man continuing his strong play.
He’s no Koufax, but Miller shows potential for Sox – Chris Smith with a mini-feature on the Sox lefty.
Wheeler gave Sox a fighting chance – The ProJo Journal has Dan Wheeler giving the Red Sox a chance yesterday. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Clay Buchholz set to be seen by a back specialist. The Herald notebook from Dan Duggan has Kevin Youkilis leaving the game early yesterday because of injury. The CSNNE.com notes have more on Youkilis.
Bruins might be able to go discount shopping for Tomas Kaberle – DJ Bean think the Bruins defenseman might be a bargain at a certain price.
My Cup runneth over – Danny Picard relates the two times he’s been with the Stanley Cup.
No More Labels On Boston Sports Fans – Russell Goldman is resentful of the term “pink hats.”