Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, March 22, 2013

John Lackey on velocity: ‘There will be more’

There Will Be Greed! There Will Be Vengeance! There Will Be More!

In the first inning of a night game against the Phillies, John Lackey‘s fastball registered 92 mph on the stadium radar gun. Would it be possible, he was asked after allowing one run in five innings, for him to enjoy success while working with that velocity?

“There’ll be more,” the right-hander grinned. “There’ll be more. You put the third deck on the stadium, things happen.”

Though Lackey’s fastball sat between 87-90 mph for most of his final innings of work, Thursday night represented yet another promising sign in a spring that has offered a host of positive indicators for the 34-year-old as he works back from the Tommy John surgery that he underwent after the 2011 campaign. In his five innings of work, he allowed just the one run on four hits while striking out one (opposing pitcher Cole Hamels) and without issuing a free pass. Of the 15 outs he recorded, 13 were by groundball.

“We talked about this early in camp, because he can throw on such a downhill plane, on days where he might not have his best velocity, he still has the ability to put the ball on the ground,” said manager John Farrell. “We saw it tonight on a number of occasions. I don’t think we could have anticipated much more coming into camp from him.”

Repoz Posted: March 22, 2013 at 06:00 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. phoenixscienter Posted: March 22, 2013 at 01:42 PM (#4394369)
blood?
   2. Dan Posted: March 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4394553)
I'm starting to get optimistic on Lackey for this season. It's the first time he's had a healthy elbow since coming to Boston, he's lost a ton of weight, and so far this spring his stuff looks much sharper. He could be the best fourth starter in the AL.
   3. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 22, 2013 at 04:54 PM (#4394555)
I was stunned last night at how thin he is. I've seen some pictures but it was really apparent when I saw him last night.

God if we could just have some competent pitching this year life would be so much nicer.
   4. Gonfalon B. Posted: March 22, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4394556)
blood?

refreshments?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogLa Russa: Asterisk for tainted stars
(14 - 1:20pm, Jul 25)
Last: winnipegwhip

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(920 - 1:18pm, Jul 25)
Last: Der-K thinks the Essex Green were a good band.

Newsblog5 for Friday: Leo Mazzone, pitching coach to the HOFers
(13 - 1:17pm, Jul 25)
Last: Moeball

NewsblogNoble: Tom Seaver expects Derek Jeter to become first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
(76 - 1:14pm, Jul 25)
Last: AROM

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3112 - 1:09pm, Jul 25)
Last: JL

NewsblogCSN: Enough is enough — time to move on from Ryan Howard
(100 - 1:05pm, Jul 25)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(398 - 12:47pm, Jul 25)
Last: Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee)

SABR - BBTF ChapterWho's going to SABR??
(92 - 12:37pm, Jul 25)
Last: Fred Garvin is dead to Mug

NewsblogGoldman: Eliminating the shift a bandage for a phantom wound
(38 - 12:23pm, Jul 25)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(25 - 12:20pm, Jul 25)
Last: Batman

NewsblogBuck Showalter, Tommy Hunter bemoan shrinking strike zone in Orioles loss
(12 - 11:34am, Jul 25)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogTwitter / Ken_Rosenthal: Mariners announce acquisition of Kendrys Morales for RHP Stephen Pryor.
(18 - 11:14am, Jul 25)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogRick Cerone: “Robinson Cano . . . what a fool!”
(257 - 11:12am, Jul 25)
Last: Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(13 - 11:06am, Jul 25)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2014
(5 - 10:57am, Jul 25)
Last: Batman

Page rendered in 0.1433 seconds
52 querie(s) executed