Lackey Makes Spring Debut, Not A Fan Of Announcing Ball-Strike Count

March 11, 2014 8:05 PM
Lackey Makes Spring Debut, Not A Fan Of Announcing Ball-Strike Count
" BOSTON (CBS) — Red Sox starter John Lackey left the mound following his Grapefriut League debut on Tuesday, pleased with the work he was able to put in against the Miami Marlins.

Lackey tossed 2.2 innings against Miami at JetBlue Park, allowing three runs off four hits while striking out two. He threw 30 of his 47 pitches for strikes, giving up all three runs in the third inning.

“I felt alright. It was a good place to start. I pretty much threw all fastballs over the first two innings, and tried to work on a few other things in the third inning,” Lackey said following the outing. “I got a little tired and will probably be a little sore tomorrow. But it was a good place to start.”

Lackey’s only other outing of the spring was a simulated game against minor leaguers last week, so it was important for him to have a good feel on the hill on Tuesday.

“I think I threw a 3-2 breaking ball for a strikeout, which is something I’ll have to do during the season,” said Lackey "

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