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Game 59: Look Away! Lackey's Back...

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We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.

I just wish it was, y'know, more later.

John Lackey--he of the 8+ ERA--is back, hoping that a trip to the DL will have miraculously solved his problems. There are few things in life that can make me dread a Red Sox game, but let me assure you, this is one of them.

Might the DL trip have worked? Might it have actually been something physical that the rest helped? Sure. I'm just saying I wouldn't be on it.


John Lackey

#41 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-6

245

R

R

Oct 23, 1978



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - John Lackey 2-5 7 7 0 0 0 0 39.1 53 35 35 5 18 19 8.01 1.81

As if things weren't bad enough, the Red Sox will get to face the one pitcher who seems to dominate them more than anyone else.


Brett Anderson

#49 / Pitcher / Oakland Athletics

6-4

235

L

L

Feb 01, 1988



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brett Anderson 3-5 12 12 1 0 0 0 78.1 77 35 32 6 23 59 3.68 1.28

The Red Sox will run their usual anti-lefty lineup out there. Hopefully, Mike Cameron will not bunt with two strikes today.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Jed Lowrie, SS

7. Carl Crawford, LF

8. Mike Cameron, RF

9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

On the bright side, if we win this one, it's gotta be some kinda sign, right?

Go Sox!