Two key twists not to Lackey's liking
In seventh, ace disagrees with umpire and manager
ANAHEIM -- John Lackey didn't like the call of a ball, and he really didn't like the call to the bullpen.
Perhaps rattled by the call in question, Lackey walked the next batter, Derek Jeter, to load the bases. He did, however, get Johnny Damon to send a soft fly ball to left for the second out. At that point with Teixeira due up, Scioscia came out to the mound to take the ball out of Lackey's hands. "I knew that wasn't going to go well," third baseman Chone Figgins said. "With Lackey, it wasn't going to be easy. That's old school right there." As Scioscia approached, Lackey yelled, "This is mine!" But Scioscia wasn't having any of it. "Once he comes out there," Lackey said, "he's pretty much made his mind up." Scioscia would admit after the game, "Maybe [Lackey] still looked like he maybe had a little bit left in him." Lackey sure felt so, even after 104 pitches.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.