This game should be worth watching, because John Lackey will not be pitching.
Or at least so you think! But then you see the lineup!
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
- Marco Scutaro, SS
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- David Ortiz, DH
- Darnell McDonald, LF
- Jason Varitek, C
- J.D. Drew, RF
- Yamaico Navarro, 3B
Suddenly it occurs to you that there's probably some reality television on somewhere. Maybe Fox has something with Gordon Ramsay on! Perhaps he'll call someone a donkey! And if all else fails, there's always a Law & Order or CSI repeat to be seen somewhere.
But wait! Not so fast! You haven't seen the pitching matchup!
#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Jan 07, 1984
|2011 - Jon Lester||10-4||17||17||0||0||0||0||110.1||98||44||42||14||39||105||3.43||1.24|
That's right! It's our Jon Lester vs. their...
#27 / Pitcher / Toronto Blue Jays
Jul 02, 1986
|2011 - Brett Cecil||1-3||5||5||0||0||0||0||27.1||32||22||22||5||14||21||7.24||1.68|
...guy who's been pitching a lot like John Lackey.
(Though he costs a lot less)
So, hey, picture John Lackey's face on Brett Cecil, and suddenly this is three free hours of therapy! I hope. . .