John Lackey will be skipped in rotation. He'll pitch Tuesday in Oakland. Buchholz, Beckett, Lester, Dice-K vs. Jays.WEEI concurs.
Keep everyone on their normal schedule (already one day longer than usual because of Thursday's off-day) and avoid the guy with the 15.58 ERA, who has allowed an average of 2.5 baserunners per inning in his two starts? It's a win-win!
Lackey's start in Oakland is the first game of a nine-game road trip that includes visits to the Angels and Orioles.