John Lackey gave up nine runs on 13 hits over five innings against he Orioles on Saturday afternoon. His ERA with the Cardinals? 8.25.
Despite giving up three homers to the hot hitting O’s, Lackey refused to give Caleb Joseph credit for belting a dinger in his fifth consecutive game. That’s a “Baltimore home run” Lackey said after the game according to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch.
The ball was hit 383 feet. According to HitTrackerOnline.com, it would have been a homer in Fenway Park too (where Lackey pitched the last four seasons) — by a lot more.
Busch Stadium? Lackey would have only given up a deep fly ball there.