Red Sox at the halfway point
The John Lackey situationJust when you think it might be the point of no return for John Lackey, he steps up and turns in a gem in Philadelphia. But Lackey remains in prime position to be the cover boy for Theo Epstein's book of bad signings with his $82.5 million deal.
"It's accurate to say that he had an elbow injury earlier this year and got a shot for that that alleviated some of the symptoms," Epstein said regarding Lackey. "And we're going to monitor it closely."
Lackey is sitting on a 6.81 ERA to go along with his 5-7 record.