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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cardinals pitcher John Lackey called Caleb Joseph’s home run a “Baltimore home run”

Doesn’t Lackey know by now that Caleb Joseph has more pop than Caleb Bradham!

John Lackey does not take losing to Baltimore well.

On Saturday, the Cardinals pitcher and uber-heel needled Baltimore again after yesterday’s 10-3 blowout, this time putting catcher Caleb Joseph in his sights.

According to MLB.com, Lackey called the Orioles catcher’s Caleb Joseph’s two-run, second-inning home run a “Baltimore home run,” as in he doesn’t think it was a real home run. It pretty much scraped the wall, but was estimated at 383 feet.

Lackey didn’t get much run support this year in Boston, but I bet he never spit on any of the pop-ups that went over the Green Monster at Fenway Park.

Either way, Lackey must not be aware that Joseph has homered in five straight games, and three different ballparks over that span. Seems like his home runs are pretty legit lately.

Repoz Posted: August 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4767981)
Lackey got a bit lucky against the crew in his last start. Brewers had about 4-5 liners right at outfielders as well as 2-3 good fly balls

He is a solid pitcher but think he is not throwing very well right now

I suspect he knows that and is lashing out in frustration. That and he is a bit of a jerk
   2. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: August 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM (#4767985)
When your mouth is always open, you might as well be speaking at least some of the time.
   3. DKDC Posted: August 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM (#4767986)
Caleb's HR was a bit of a cheapie in that it snuck over the fence and Camden Yards has short power alleys, but it's not like Lackey didn't know the game was in Camden Yards. Maybe you shouldn't leave a ball up where a 27 yo career minor leaguer can hit it 375 feet.

Lackey continues the trend of blaming everyone but himself - last time the Os beat him, he complained about Cruz's HR because he was suspended last year.

Cruz hit another one off Lackey yesterday, and it was an absolute bomb no-doubter.

And oddly, I didn't hear Lackey complaining about Peralta's RBI double that put the Cards on the board.
   4. RJ in TO Posted: August 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM (#4767989)
Homers in 5 straight games for Joseph.
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM (#4767997)
I suspect he knows that and is lashing out in frustration. That and he is a bit of a jerk


I've always gotten the sense that Lackey is the type who can keep his mouth shut (figuratively; we know it's not possible literally) when things are going well, but is a constant red-ass when things are going south.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 10, 2014 at 01:02 PM (#4768006)
Homers in 5 straight games for Joseph.


Seriously. The story linked here should be "28 year old rookie homers in 5th straight game" but instead it's "idiot pitcher dismisses the accomplishment of that guy".

Baseball for the thinking fan.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: August 10, 2014 at 01:33 PM (#4768010)
The story linked here should be "28 year old rookie homers in 5th straight game" but instead it's "idiot pitcher dismisses the accomplishment of that guy".
I'm always reluctant to post stuff that is too game result-y, because I don't know if there's much to comment about, other than "oh, that's cool" or (in this case) "he's probably still not all that great."

But okay, here you go.
   8. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 10, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4768047)
More than a few Red Sox fans in New England were calling the talk shows after the Lackey trade, wondering why they would trade him when he was pitching pretty well, and was under contract for 2015 at $500K.

After the dust settled at the trading deadline, it has started coming out that:
1) When the team is struggling, he becomes a tough guy to deal with in the clubhouse;
2) He was not going to play in 2015 for $500K;
3) It is not clear that the trend lines on his performance on the field were going in the right direction.

It is wholly possible that Joe Kelly will outperform Lackey between now and the end of next year.
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: August 10, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4768053)
It is wholly possible that Joe Kelly will outperform Lackey between now and the end of next year.


I absolutely believe that is more likely to be the result. The only reason I liked this trade was that Lackey was probably going to be better than Kelly in August, and would go deeper into games preserving an over taxed bullpen. (well there were other reasons, small savings on Craig's contract and eliminate the guessing game of who was going to be playing, Craig or Taveras?)

Add in that there is an argument the Cardinals dugout needed an attitude adjustment, as they were just too passive this year and I'm fine with this deal, if Lackey performs as expected. The Red Sox absolutely will win this trade(or should) but the Cardinals might have gotten what they needed also(if Lackey performs as expected...meaning several 7 inning quality starts)
   10. rlc Posted: August 10, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4768063)
there is an argument the Cardinals dugout needed an attitude adjustment


Adding Lackey and Pierogi to adjust your dugout's attitude seems like using a meat tenderizer to adjust your iPhone...
   11. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: August 10, 2014 at 02:55 PM (#4768064)
Lackeys whining endeared him to me in some strange way. There is something about rooting for a guy who just gives no quarter to the opponent that is fun. And of course when he's on he's a fun pitcher to watch. Lots of strikes, works wuilxly, get back in the dugout rapidly.
   12. The District Attorney Posted: August 10, 2014 at 03:12 PM (#4768071)
After the dust settled at the trading deadline, it has started coming out
SHOCKED AT THIS DEVELOPMENT


works wuilxly
Are you casting a spell on us???
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 10, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4768078)
SHOCKED AT THIS DEVELOPMENT


Yeah, really. The Red Sox front office anonymously badmouthed a guy they just sent out of town? Color me shocked.
   14. SY Ruined School Lunches! Posted: August 10, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4768081)
Where is this trashing? I haven't seen anything.
   15. NattyBoh Posted: August 10, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4768187)
Do not cry like a woman for what you could not defend like a man.
   16. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: August 10, 2014 at 06:36 PM (#4768203)
get back in the dugout rapidly.


You mean "wuilxly".
   17. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: August 10, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4768207)
works wuilxly


That's quality typing on my iPhone right there!
   18. Belfry Bob Posted: August 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM (#4768329)
works wuilxly


That's from the Elmer Fudd Spellcheck App, right?
   19. villageidiom Posted: August 11, 2014 at 07:52 AM (#4768347)
Yeah, really. The Red Sox front office anonymously badmouthed a guy they just sent out of town? Color me shocked.
Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer is in the Red Sox front office? Indeed, I am shocked.

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