Lackey is the Key

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    Lackey is the Key

    With the news that Buch is out for the season and the Sox picking up Bedard, Lackey suddenly because a very important piece to the puzzle.  The Sox cannot hope to do a lot of damage in the post season without a huge contribution from Lackey.

    Lackey has either been very, very good or just plain terrible.  No in between.  He's either been lights out or terrible.  He's given up 5 or more earned runs 6 times this season.

    But he's also given up 2 or fewer runs in 6 games.

    If Lackey pitches up to his contract, the Sox chances of going to and winning a WS increase dramatically.  But if he doesn't get it together,  well, the chances of a riot in Kenmore Square in October are greatly diminished.
     
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    You know, you could be right.  I think the Sox signed him to be the #3, and lately he has looked like one.  If he delivers, it could make a big difference. 

     
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    Agreed. Buchholz is coming off of one great season and he is certainly a very good pitcher, but he still is not tested over time as it were.  If Lackey comes up solid that will mean an awful lot.  With the expanded bullpens in the playoffs, you don't have to worry about the starters going seven (although in my view nine should be doable) if they do fine, but just pitch the game itself and don't put the team in a half-as**d position
     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]Agreed. Buchholz is coming off of one great season and he is certainly a very good pitcher, but he still is not tested over time as it were.  If Lackey comes up solid that will mean an awful lot.  With the expanded bullpens in the playoffs, you don't have to worry about the starters going seven (although in my view nine should be doable) if they do fine, but just pitch the game itself and don't put the team in a half-as**d position
    Posted by crmn19[/QUOTE]


    Ive been on Lackey's side since here in spite of his struggles but I have to say he just doesnt have it anymore....i watched him a lot with the Angels since I am in cali and let me say he was tough.... now he is a complete mess and to think he has the contract he has....has any reporter ever asked him why he struggles most all the time? If so, what was his response? 
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    In Response to Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]With the news that Buch is out for the season and the Sox picking up Bedard, Lackey suddenly because a very important piece to the puzzle.  The Sox cannot hope to do a lot of damage in the post season without a huge contribution from Lackey. Lackey has either been very, very good or just plain terrible.  No in between.  He's either been lights out or terrible.  He's given up 5 or more earned runs 6 times this season. But he's also given up 2 or fewer runs in 6 games. If Lackey pitches up to his contract, the Sox chances of going to and winning a WS increase dramatically.  But if he doesn't get it together,  well, the chances of a riot in Kenmore Square in October are greatly diminished.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    I really hope youre wrong. Cos i have no faith in Lackey doing anything giving up 4-5 runs over 5-6 inns.  If we're counting on him we're in all kinds of trouble IMO. 


     
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    If only the Red Sox could have score 15 runs tonight Lackey would have got the "W".  We all know that is all that matters when gauging JL's value here with the team.

    As a plus he managed to eat nearly 6 innings, as again we are told that eating innings has tremendous value.

    Yay!!
     
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    In Response to Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]With the news that Buch is out for the season and the Sox picking up Bedard, Lackey suddenly because a very important piece to the puzzle.  The Sox cannot hope to do a lot of damage in the post season without a huge contribution from Lackey. Lackey has either been very, very good or just plain terrible.  No in between.  He's either been lights out or terrible.  He's given up 5 or more earned runs 6 times this season. But he's also given up 2 or fewer runs in 6 games. If Lackey pitches up to his contract, the Sox chances of going to and winning a WS increase dramatically.  But if he doesn't get it together,  well, the chances of a riot in Kenmore Square in October are greatly diminished.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Lackey is the Key

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH CAsox and JAMESEY IN THEIR
    ANALYSES OF LACKEY. THIS GUY IS GAME, BUT HE
    DOES NOT HAVE IT ANYMORE. HIS ARM IS A FIVE
    INNING ARM, AND HE ALLOWS TOO MANY RUNS IN
    HIS GAMES...USUALLY 4-6 RUNS BY THE MIDDLE OF
    THE GAME. HE IS NO BETTER THAN WAKE AT KEEPING
    THE SOX IN THE GAME. IN FACT WORSE. WE ARE
    IN DEEP PITCHING TROUBLE, AND DON'T BE AT ALL
    SURPRISED TO SEE THE YANKS IN 1st BY SUNDAY.

     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]If only the Red Sox could have score 15 runs tonight Lackey would have got the "W".  We all know that is all that matters when gauging JL's value here with the team. As a plus he managed to eat nearly 6 innings, as again we are told that eating innings has tremendous value. Yay!!
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    LOL....where's harness and jimdavis.......5....4...3....2....1...

     
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    Re: Lackey is the Key

    everybody needs to stop living and dying with every game.....look at the bigger picture...they are in first right now.....and haven't really gone into any extended losing streaks.....get behind the team...one bad game isn't making the season.
     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]everybody needs to stop living and dying with every game.....look at the bigger picture...they are in first right now.....and haven't really gone into any extended losing streaks.....get behind the team...one bad game isn't making the season.
    Posted by sday4x4[/QUOTE]

    If it was one bad game by Lackey I doubt we'd be critical of him... lets face it he has been inconsistent since the Sox got him.... and most of us I looking at him going forward and not having a warm and fuzzy....
     
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    How about Bard. Any comment on him?
     
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    Let us hope that Lackey is not the key.

    When he starts, let us pray.
     
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    Lackey is not the key: Lester, Beckett, Wake, Bard and Paps are the keys. Imagine what this team would be doing with Carl C. batting .280. 

    But it's always pitching in the end. Lackey is a number 4 or 5, always was. I 'm not sure he's even that anymore. Way too much $.

     
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    actually tj, lackey was the ace of the 2007 angels staff, back when he was a young 28. He's 32, and should be in his pitching prime, and he saw a 6.20 ERA actually rise tonight. I just don't think a guy who averages 15 baserunners per 9 IP is a key to anything....a key to an outhouse?
     
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    Re: Lackey is the Key

     they need to get rid of slakey
     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]everybody needs to stop living and dying with every game.....look at the bigger picture...they are in first right now.....and haven't really gone into any extended losing streaks.....get behind the team...one bad game isn't making the season.
    Posted by sday4x4[/QUOTE]

    great point sday4x4, the sox haven't had any significant losing stretches from the beginning of the year till now and I fully expect that to continue.  No need to get upset over one game.
     
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    if everyone performed to everyone's expectations this team would go 162-0.....players have off years....players have bad games.....they are still playing great ball.
     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key : great point sday4x4, the sox haven't had any significant losing stretches from the beginning of the year till now and I fully expect that to continue.  No need to get upset over one game.
    Posted by can-you-dig-it[/QUOTE]

    Yes but there staff isn't built for the postseason
     
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    In Response to Re: Lackey is the Key:
    [QUOTE]How about Bard. Any comment on him?
    Posted by PawsoxPhil[/QUOTE]

    Bard is home-grown, and above criticism, as are all home-grown players.
    The game was tied when Lackey departed. Their BP shut us down and ours gave it up. Poor base-running and questionable defense also contributed to the loss.
    Cabrera's 2-2run HR's didn't help either.
     
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    Re: Lackey is the Key

    you're right; he's the SLACK-KEY.
     

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