March 7, 2010

Lackey starts spring training off on the right foot

Sure it's a spring training game and it means absolutely nothing, but it's good to hear that the Red Sox big off season acquisition had a good start yesterday.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It started with precision and ended without a blemish. John Lackey's debut in a Red Sox uniform -- at least the unofficial one -- went off without a hitch.

The right-hander, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million pact to join forces with the Sox back in December, sent down all six Twins batters he faced in his first Grapefruit League contest on Saturday afternoon.

"I felt pretty good," said Lackey. "It's a good place to start from. It's always different when you have to sit down and get back up for that second inning. It's a little harder to get loose that second inning, as opposed to the first. But overall, [I felt] pretty good, and I'll keep moving forward." 

When you have Beckett, Lester and Lackey as your 1-2-3 in the starting rotation, you're doing reeeeallllyyyy good for yourself. Maybe they wont need a big bat this season after all...

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