After allowing just one run through the first 5 1/3 innings Thursday night, one mistake brought John Lackey‘s promising outing crumbling down.
With men on first and second and one out in the top of the sixth, Lackey appeared to be in prime position to start an inning-ending double-play when he fielded a ground ball off the bat of Trevor Plouffe. But his throw to Dustin Pedroia sailed into center field, allowing Joe Mauer to score all the way from second. A sac fly and a two-run home run later, the Red Sox found themselves in a 5-2 hole that they were unable to climb out of.
Hear Lackey’s critique of his performance in the video above.