Thursday, April 14, 2011

De Facto Demotion Of Lackey

Aside from the obvious benefit of not losing again, the rainout also provided Terry Francona with a politically-correct way to demote John Lackey to a lower spot in the rotation. By skipping the inneffective righty (15.58 ERA), Tito can now start the Toronto series with much better options—Buchholz, Beckett, Lester and, yes, even Dice-K. Lackey will start the West Coast swing on Tuesday—far from the booing faithful on Yawkey Way.