John Lackey has shown a tendency to give up the long ball in his last few starts. Luckily, the Red Sox were intent on bringing some offense of their own on Monday night.
A six-run first inning staked Lackey to an early lead against the Rays in this one, but he didn’t have the full six runs to work with for very long. A leadoff home run for the Rays in the bottom of the first greeted the Red Sox’ right-hander to The Trop, but he’s done well minimizing the damage for most of Monday night. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette has more in the above video.