John Lackey took the mound for the Boston Red Sox last night and that is about the only thing he did right all evening.
During the second game of their double header against the Baltimore Orioles, Lackey went 5.1 innings giving up 10 hits and 5 runs. All of which were earned. However, he did manage to strike out 11.
Three of those hits he gave up came via Nelson Cruz, who ended up going 5-for-5 with 2 RBI. Cruz started off the game with a single, then a double in the third inning and finished off Lackey’s night with a home run in the fifth. This irked Lackey and he made it known after the game when he was asked by reporters about Nelson Cruz’s night.
“I’m not even going to comment on him,” Lackey said. “I’ve got nothing to say about him. There are some things that I would like to say, but I’m not going to. You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff.”
Lackey is referring to the media “conveniently” forgetting about Cruz having to serve a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Lackey is essentially telling the reporters that the only way Cruz could hit him like that is if he was up to his old ways.
Lackey himself is actually the one who is “conveniently” remembering. He also has his head jammed in places I won’t mention if he thinks he is that good of a pitcher.
Nelson Cruz is now tied for the lead in both home runs and RBI.