There has been some tugging on that elbow. ... Lack is more than willing to pitch through everything. The more we talked to the medical people, the more we talked to Lack, we took it out of his hands. ... I don't think he was very happy about it because he's such a competitor.Lackey is only the third pitcher since 1919 to have three games with eight or more earned runs allowed in his team's first 37 games of the season:
Claude Willoughby, 1930 Phillies - May 22, May 30, June 2 (consecutive starts) Ray Scarborough, 1949 Senators - April 23, May 3, May 19 John Lackey, 2011 Red Sox - April 2, May 5, May 11Daisuke Matsuzaka felt ill before last night's start [insert obvious joke]. Then Brian Roberts drilled Dice's first pitch of the game off his midsection.
He got hit pretty hard, any way, shape or form. He was sick, he got hit in the stomach, and probably the rest of his body didn't feel too well. ... We have stuff that we have to take care of with him and what goes on. We'll take care of it.He did not elaborate.