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Friday, September 07, 2012

Lackey “excited” to face live hitters Saturday

Not as “excited” as the Blue Jays hitters…

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John Lackey, who has been sidelined all season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, said he will throw to live hitters for the first time Saturday and expressed guarded optimism about taking the next step in his ongoing recovery and, perhaps, getting into a live game by the end of the month.

“I’m excited, because it just means I’m moving forward,’’ Lackey said before Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. “I haven’t had any real setbacks and it feels good, so I’m definitely excited.’‘

Lackey, who underwent surgery last November 1 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbowy, threw about “five or six’’ bullpens in preparation for his next step. “This will be the first time someone is someone is actually going to be standing in there taking whacks at me,’’ he said.

“I’m going to throw everything,’’ he said. “I’m not throwing my cutter yet, I’m just throwing curveball and changeup. Just trying to throw mostly four-seamers and getting my arm speed and getting my arm strength back.’‘

H/T Michael Cummo.

Repoz Posted: September 07, 2012 at 06:44 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 07, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4229777)
Lackey “excited” to face live hitters Saturday


Because occasionally live hitters swing at pitches out of the zone and get themselves out. Dead hitters draw walks every time.
   2. Delicious Cake Posted: September 07, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4229813)
Alternatively: Live hitters "excited" to face John Lackey. EDIT: And Repoz already beat me to the joke in the article intro. Eep.
   3. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 07, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4229814)
Live hitters excited to face dead pitcher.
   4. Rough Carrigan Posted: September 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM (#4229868)
Is it possible to literally boo a player to death? Just wondering.
   5. boteman Posted: September 07, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4229908)
So...Lackey limited to 160 innings next year???
   6. TerpNats Posted: September 08, 2012 at 12:23 AM (#4229953)
Is it possible to literally boo a player to death? Just wondering.
Maybe so, but it sure would make it difficult thereafter to sign free sgents.
   7.     Hey Gurl Posted: September 08, 2012 at 12:37 AM (#4229971)
Lackey “excited” to face live hitters Saturday


Live hitters? I thought he was facing Toronto.
   8. Obo Posted: September 08, 2012 at 01:17 AM (#4229995)
Live hitters? I thought he was facing Toronto.

Hey! They're still mid-table in runs scored. Ahead of the mighty Orioles, no less.
   9. Swedish Chef Posted: September 08, 2012 at 01:53 AM (#4230007)
So...Lackey limited to 160 innings next year???

To get him to 160 innings they would need to start him in 50 games.

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