Hail Cesar, on 20 September 2011 - 07:37 AM, said:
Seriously. Lackey would be better off throwing something completely different at this point to get his sh*t f*cking license back.
That something completely different would be called "strikes."
He has what I assume is supposed to be a slider that he throws to righties. It starts out looking like a ball, and ends up being a foot and half outside and in the dirt. That would be a great pitch if Alfonso Soriano was still alive. But he's not, and it's not.
Other than that, it's a whole lot of 92 and 93 around the corners, which might be effective if any umpire gave him the corners. But they don't, and it isn't.
The guy still tries to battle through it, and I'd like to respect him for that, but he's basically turned into Daisuke Matsuzaka with fewer pitches. I know there are rumors about his elbow or whatever other physical ailments are holding him back, but a foot outside is still a foot outside with a healthy elbow.
I would love to know what the deal is behind the scenes. Does he have an issue with Curt Young? Is he not putting the work into game planning? Does he have some ongoing feud with certain umpires? I mean, even if his problem is ultimately just that he sucks, he still shouldn't suck as bad as he did yesterday against a minor league team.
F**k this shit.