sgtdilbert wrote:I was at the game last night. Lackey earned 5 SO more because of lack of batter patience than an overpowering performance. I counted at least 3 pitches that were close to hitting left handed batters. One of those pitches, I have no idea how it didn't hit him. There was plenty of foul tips as well. I wasn't close enough to the radar gun, so I'm not sure where his velocity was exactly.
I am an Angels fan, and was at Game 7 of the World Series in 2002 where Lackey pitched, so I know that I'm not very objective when it comes to analyzing these guys. But, I am concerned with what I saw last night. I'm not going to rush to conclusions right now, but needless to say, I'm not as excited about his year as I was before 7p last night.
I'm planning on being at the May 4 Quakes game to see him pitch again.
...this is not game 7...this was his first appearence, more or less, for the season...