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Reds vs. Cardinals: RHP Alfredo Simon vs. RHP John Lackey

Cincinnati Reds (61-64) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (67-57)   RHP Alfredo Simon (12-8, 3.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, .241 OAV) vs. RHP John Lackey (12-8, 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, .263 OAV)   Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium ...

Allen Craig Starts Rehab Stint, Could Return Friday

The way things are scheduled right now, Allen Craig could be activated by the Red Sox on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners. Boston Official Site

St. Louis Cardinals score late, beat San Diego Padres 4-3

It took an eighth inning rally but the St. Louis Cardinals held on to for a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Starting pitcher John Lackey pitched seven solid innings for the Cards. The recently acquired pitcher allowed two ...

Oscar Taveras Takes A Seat; Yadier Molina Is Catching; Jason Motte Still Not Throwing

Manager Mike Matheny’s lineup for Thursday night’s Cardinals game with the San Diego Padres had several significant omissions/substitutions from the one that defeated Miami on Wednesday. Post-Dispatch

Jenifer Langosch On The Morning After 8-7-14

"Careless Whisper"..., the Cardinals always seem to gain momentum with big wins then have a clunker like Wednesday night, was not high on Trevor Rosenthal pitching as much as he had over the past week, would've thought offense could jump ...

Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller Go From Compadres To Competitors

As the clock ticked toward midnight at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, right-hander Joe Kelly emerged from the visitors' dugout, his new Red Sox jersey in hand, and caught eyes with Shelby Miller across the field. St. Louis Official Site

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

John Lackey happy to be with St. Louis Cardinals

Pitcher John Lackey, acquired last week in a trade with the Boston Red Sox, is happy to be with the St. Louis Cardinals. Lackey joined Jim Edmonds and Tim McKernan on the radio earlier today to talk about being traded ...

Allen Craig’s Left Foot Tells The Tale

The Red Sox told us Tuesday what most strongly suspected. Allen Craig’s left foot isn’t right. Post-Dispatch

Without Allen Craig, Like It Or Not, Cardinals Outfield Plan Is Crystal Clear

We all knew something was going to happen at some point. Which makes the fact we’re all surprised to see it happen rather comical. But the day Oscar Taveras introduced himself to the Cardinals organization he had a ...

John Mozeliak Moves To Fix Two Problems

Sensitive to any suggestion that he exerts undue influence over his third-year manager, John Mozeliak is fond of saying, “I don’t do lineups.” Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Improve, But Is It Enough?

In separate trades, the Cardinals supplemented their starting rotation, acquiring right-handers Justin Masterson and John Lackey. The moves were quintessentially Mozeliakian, as the GM followed his typical script by accurately identifying needs then fu...

MLB Trade: St. Louis Cardinals send Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for John Lackey

Hours before the July 31 trading deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals have traded first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for right-handed pitcher John Lackey and minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell. Everyone had ...

Mariners Trade Rumors: Will Seattle Target John Lackey?

Jon Lester is no longer the only Red Sox pitcher who seems likely to be moved at the deadline (after being scratched today). Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has tweeted that sources are suggesting that both Lester and teammate John ...

Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Should Consider John Lackey

The weaknesses of the 2014 Atlanta Braves have been discussed in depth here on Tomahawk Take this week. The team could use a bench bat, a left-handed reliever, and another starting pitcher, given the recent struggles of Mike Minor and ...

Pedroia, Ortiz power Red Sox to series win

Mookie Betts had all of the attention entering Sunday night’s tilt against the Yankees. However, while Betts had a good day in his Major League debut (going 1-3 with a walk and a run), at the end of the day ...

Red Sox beaten in Seattle

The Red Sox offensive struggles took a backseat to a pitching meltdown Monday night in Seattle. John Lackey and Chris Capuano just couldn’t keep the Mariners in check. The offense still struggled with leaving men on base; they stranded five ...

Red Sox offense wakes up, beating the Indians, 10-3.

While the night did not start promisingly for the Red Sox, a combination of plate discipline and timely hitting led to a comfortable 10-3 win tonight at Fenway. The Indians drew blood first tonight on a long home run by ...

Despite Red Sox struggles, John Lackey has pitched his way into All-Star consideration

The Boston Red Sox have been plagued by inconsistency in 2014. With the All-Star Game in Minneapolis just over a month away, it’s unlikely the team will be rewarded for its uneven performance. Even last summer, in a World Series ...

David Ortiz’s clutch homer powers Red Sox to 5-3 victory

  The Red Sox welcomed a familiar face back into the lineup tonight as Mike Napoli returned from a stint on the disabled list. Napoli’s return gave the Red Sox a new-look lineup with a big power bat back in ...

John Lackey, rookies, lead Red Sox over Braves 4-0

Prior to the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves game, festivities took place regarding a legendary team – a celebration of the 2004 championship team. For the current crop it was once again a brave new world as the Red ...

Red Sox slide continues as Rays walk off in ninth

Some dude named Cole Figueroa was the hero on a night John Lackey and his ten-gallon hat should have saved the day. The Tampa Bay Rays refused to follow the script with a 1-0, walk-off victory over the Boston Red ...

Scherzer vs. Lester to kick off Red Sox-Tigers tilt at Fenway

Last October’s ALCS matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers was one for the ages. Though it didn’t stretch to seven games, it was a hotly contested series where either team could have emerged the victor – in fact, ...

The Fox Hole: On Doubront, Darvish, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, and more

Some Tuesday thoughts following an off-day and a Bruins clunker… …Felix Doubront starts tonight. BSI’s Patrick Green recently suggested sending Doubront to the bullpen, and I believe that’s where he’s going to end up. The only question is how long ...

Lackey dominates as Red Sox move above .500

After a 2-1 start to the season, it took the Red Sox nine tries to return to the .500 mark after an early-season slump. However, surpassing the .500 mark proved not nearly so arduous as the Red Sox beat the ...

The Red Sox take their .500 record to Texas

The Red Sox are riding about as high as 17-17 team can ride right now. They took two close games from the Cincinnati Reds in their last at-bat and look to keep their momentum going as they start a three-city, ...

Red Sox fall just short, lose 3-2 in extra innings

Throughout the first months of the 2014 season, the .500 mark has been dancing before the Boston Red Sox’ eyes like a mirage in a desert. However, coming off two consecutive wins against the Oakland Athletics and just one game ...

John Lackey is the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff

John Lackey has gone from the poster boy of the beer and chicken fiasco to the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff. In last night’s win over the Rays, Lackey went 8.0 innings, allowing just two runs while striking ...

Red Sox defeat Rays behind John Lackey and a huge 6th inning

Another strong outing for John Lackey propelled the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Rays Tuesday night. Lackey improved his record to 4-2 behind eight solid innings and scattering six hits with two runs, one walk and five ...

About Pineda and Pine Tar

Last night’s game was just another reminder of how as much as I love baseball, sometimes it frustrates the hell out of me. For the second time this season against the Red Sox, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was found to ...

Orioles conquer Red Sox 8-4

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday for the first of three in Fenway Park. Boston’s two-game winning streak snapped, reclaiming the cellar of the American League East as they sit at a 7-10 record. Baltimore’s two-game ...

Pitchers give up five HRs as Red Sox fall to Yankees 7-4

With John Lackey (2-1) on the mound and coming off an exciting win at Yankee Stadium Friday night, the Red Sox were poised to get back to a .500 record and leave behind the uninspired play that has characterized the ...

Red Sox get into win column behind Bradley, Lackey

  John Lackey pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox pounded out 14 hits against the Texas Rangers in a 5-1 series-opening victory at Fenway Park on Monday night. Lackey (2-0) allowed an earned run on five hits ...

Boston Red Sox look to bounce back against the Texas Rangers at Fenway

Boston Red Sox look to bounce back against the Texas Rangers at Fenway - BoSox Injection - BoSox Injection - A Boston Red Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lackey, Napoli lead Red Sox to 6-2 win

John Lackey, a misleading 10-13 in 2013, took the mound in Baltimore against the Orioles free agent acquisition Ubaldo Jimenez who is coming off a 13-9 season with his former team the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox, fresh from a ...

Middlebrooks, Lackey lead Red Sox over Twins

Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 and John Lackey tossed 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball as the Red Sox topped the Twins 4-1 at Jet Blue Park in Thursday night action. Middlebrooks tripled ...

Red Sox Reserving Judgement With Rich Hill

Left-handed reliever Rich Hill worked a scoreless relief appearance Friday. And, although the Red Sox made a couple of strange plays in the field behind him, Hill remains unscored upon after three outings this spring. Boston Official Site

By the numbers: breaking down the Red Sox rotation

Entering the 2013 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox’ rotation appeared to be a deficiency that would stifle them from flourishing. They finished with the fourth highest staff ERA in 2012, sporting an abysmal 5.19 ERA. The only ...

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