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08:16 AM ET 06.23 | Just when you thought it was safe to watch a John Lackey performance. In the fourth inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to San Diego, he looked discombobulated, having obvious problems with the rainy conditions and his grip on the baseball. He hit two batters -- one with the bases loaded -- walked two others -- one with the bases loaded -- and threw a wild pitch, also with the bases loaded. What we know is that, statistically, he is the worst pitcher in Major League Baseball with a 7.36 ERA. ... Wednesday's elements were bad for Padres lefty Clayton Richard as well, but he allowed just one run in five innings, while Lackey (5-6) gave up five in 3 1/3. Asked about the conditions, Lackey said, "They weren't great." Asked if that affected the way he pitched, he said, "I don't think I've ever hit anyone with the bases loaded."

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June 23, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Can't he go back on the DL?

June 23, 2011  08:35 AM ET

That sure was a bad performance, all you can do us just forget it and move on to the next one.

Morning Clem.

June 23, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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One small consolation is the Red Sox didn't overpay for him.....What? Oh shiiiit!

Morning YAPP.

June 23, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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Morning YAPP.

Howdy Clem!

June 23, 2011  08:48 AM ET

There was no reason to think that Lackey wouldn't be ok. Just one if the risks you take when signing anyone long term but no reason that if he's healthy he can't turn it around. It's happened before.

June 23, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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There was no reason to think that Lackey wouldn't be ok. Just one if the risks you take when signing anyone long term but no reason that if he's healthy he can't turn it around. It's happened before.

Yea, look at how Dice-K turned things around after struggling....

OH SNAP..I am really not doing well with these this morning

June 23, 2011  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yea, look at how Dice-K turned things around after struggling....OH SNAP..I am really not doing well with these this morning

Everyone thought Beckett was all done too but he's having a great year so it does happen.

June 23, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Everyone thought Beckett was all done too but he's having a great year so it does happen.

Oh I don't disagree with you. The way JD Drew has handled his stardom is like an after school special

June 23, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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Oh I don't disagree with you. The way JD Drew has handled his stardom is like an after school special

Drew was over rated when they got him, one good season and everyone thought that was what he would have every year. For the money he should have, but he wasn't signed to be a star and he wasn't.

June 23, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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Drew was over rated when they got him, one good season and everyone thought that was what he would have every year. For the money he should have, but he wasn't signed to be a star and he wasn't.

He was no Carl Everett, thats for sure

June 23, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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Yea, look at how Dice-K turned things around after struggling....OH SNAP..I am really not doing well with these this morning

at least Lackey is a good lookin' guy...


OH SNAP!

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June 23, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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Was he even as good and productive as Trot Nixon?

He wasn't even as good as Richard Nixon....

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