Felix Dubront, Boston’s starting pitcher Friday night, was way too nice as A-Rod walked into the batter’s box for the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. Although that may have been, devoted Red Sox fans could say otherwise. Their boos and chants and signs saying, “A-Roid” and “A-Fraud” resonated throughout the park, but that did not deter him from leading the Yankees into a 10-3 victory. Dubront laid low and pitched to perform, without spite or disdain despite the recent accusations against A-Rod, but tonight it will be a different story with John Lackey on the mound. He, unlike Dubront, will carry the team into a hopeful victory, with a vengeance. It’s not right he tells the Globe on Thursday.
So what will he do? What does Lackey have the ability to do besides go out there and kick Yankee a**? Isn’t winning the best way for redemption? Well, you could say yes, but it’s always a pleasure to scare a batter into a frenzy by throwing a pitch close to the chin, or beside the elbow, or even actually hit the batter with a 97 mile an hour fastball. Do you think Lackey has that much vengeance? Only time will tell. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to this game.