No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

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    No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

     Both are allegedly troubled by their right arms. To make matters worse is that we read  that John has family problems.
    Both will be back, but in the mean time we have Timmy and Aceves (sp). For a few weeks we should hold our own but Josh left his last start early due to some ailment. The question to be answered is in the long run. I wonder if the pitching can hold up? Short run may be ok if Jon picks up a little and Buch plus Josh must be on their game. Since today is dooms day, the question may be mute, but I would like your thoughts.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    One Game at a Time Brotha, One Game at a time!
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    Overall, yes it hurts but if you are stuck with 2 injured starters, might as well have it be those too.  If someone else goes down though then we'd have to worry.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    I don't see this as a bad thing. As I said in another thread, Dice and Lackey had something like a 6.70 ERA between them...our fill-in starters may actually be better for the time being, and if those two guys can get their issues straightened out and come back ready to win games again, we'll be in even better shape.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

     depends on how well Ace and whoever else(Wake?)steps in,it puts a bit of pressure on everyone, you guys still need Beckett, CBuch, and Lester to pitch well and also remain healthy, but like PB101 said, don't look to far ahead, take care of Sat. before you worry about Mon. and Tues.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    It could definitely be a problem for the Red Sox if they are both out for an extended period of time.  Just not sure how the other starters are going to do.  Although, anyone that pitches for Lackey couldn't be much worse.  Hopefully, he will be better when he returns. 
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    Typical Lackey line: 4 2/3 innings, 7 runs 10 hits.
    Typical Dice K. line: 5 innings, 5 runs, 110 pitches.

    This is not hard to replace.  I would be more concerned about Bard (who I still say is the next Kyle Farneworth), Wheeler, and Jenks.  The bullpen was supposed to be solid...more reliable than this.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    So the old saying applies.

    "Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it."

    Many people were wishing for Lackey and Matsuzaka to be removed from the roster.

    Now, let's all wish that May 21 is not the end of creation. At least where human beings are concerned. More precisely , human beings on planet Earth.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    Of course it's a problem. Does anyone want Wakefield starting for an extended period of time at this point? Who knows what you get with Aceves. The money being paid to Matusaka and Lackey to pitch the way they have is mind numbing. Still, one would hope that at least one of the two returns to mediocrity and one can't expect much from a fifth starter anyway so... as long as the front three hold up the starters as a group should be ok (there is always the potential to pick someone up later on to make ten starts). As Gready pointed out, the bullpen is an even larger concern. Horrible start for Bard/Jenks/Wheeler and that seemed to be a team strength... With the exception of Crawford and Drew the hitters seem to be rounding into form, however, and there's too much talent here for them not to be in the hunt come playoff time. With that lineup have to like the front three in the playoffs up against anyone.
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    Lowrie to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    It hurts, but hurts less because it's those two and not Lester, Beckett, or Buchholz. 

    Wakefield still has a great knuckler, but only when it moves and the umpire calls strikes.  Aceves is anybody's guess.  Neither one is likely to get thru six innings, which puts a strain on the bullpen. 

    I think Lackey and Matsuzaka can still contribute, but it's clear both need to be on the DL right now. 
     
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    Re: No Dice and no Lackey- will this hurt?

    Based on what he has shown us, not having Lackey may actually help.
     
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