Jordan Walden the Angels decided to throw in the towel on their season Sunday afternoon what better way to kick off the Monday links than with former Angel lead dog John Lackey. As you’re probably aware the big Texan has been epically bad for the Red Sox this year to the tune of a 1.62 WHIP, .308 BAA, and a sky high 6.41 ERA!
Lackeys poor performance has led to more than the usual amount of back handed shenanigans from the Boston media – but things reached a boiling point on Sunday. Apparently someone in the media got a hold of Lackeys cell number and shot the disgruntled Red Sox hurler a personal text message. Lackey was visibly upset and for good reason – as it was later reported that the text was regarding recently filed divorce papers that John filled in Texas.
The sad twist to the story there is that Lackey’s wife Krista has been battling breast cancer – so while no one knows the dichotomy of the couples relationship – the timing of this move on Lackey’s part is a PR nightmare. Hang with em John.
As for your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – after Sunday’s debacle they find themselves three back of the Red Sox and two back of Tampa Bay with just three games to play. So basically that means if you live within 100 miles of the Big A – get there. This three game series against Texas will be your last look at the Angels until spring training.
Onto the Monday links
- More On The Lackey Situation
- Mark Trumbo Shut Down With Stress Fracture
- Mike Napoli Has Hit .463 in September!
- Rangers Celebrate Back To Back AL West Titles
- Torii Hunter Could Win Gold Glove In Right
- Flashback To 2004 Angels Draft Trumbo And Plan Move To Third Base
- Jerome Williams Bidding For Rotation Spot in 2012