NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Red Sox

Bertrand: ‘John Lackey Sounds Ridiculous’ Calling Out Nelson Cruz

View Comments
John Lackey #41, formerly of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

John Lackey #41, formerly of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

WBZFM_Bio_Felger_Mazz Felger and Massarotti
Read More
Red Sox Central
Shop for Red Sox Gear
Buy Red Sox Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox pitcher John Lackey sounded off on Orioles outfielder/designated hitter Nelson Cruz following his team’s 7-4 loss to Baltimore at Fenway Park.

Okay so he didn’t exactly “sound off” in the truest sense of the phrase, but his choice to not comment on Cruz spoke volumes.

Cruz, 34, has picked up right where he left off this season following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for performance enhancing drugs. The slugger has 27 home runs, 71 RBI and was selected to represent the American League as a starter in the All Star Game.

Cruz went 5-for-5 on Saturday night, including 3-for-3 against John Lackey. One of his hits, a towering, right field blast over the Green Monster, still hasn’t landed.

Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after he hit a home run off the Boston Red Sox and pitcher John Lackey in the fifth inning during the second game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park on July 5, 2014.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after he hit a home run off the Boston Red Sox and pitcher John Lackey in the fifth inning during the second game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park on July 5, 2014. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

After the game you could tell Lackey was fuming.

When asked about Cruz, Lackey responded:

“I’m not even going to comment on him. I’ve got nothing to say about him. There are things I’d like to say, but I’m not going to. You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff.”

Lackey is obviously referring to the 50-game suspension and basically insinuated that Cruz is still using.

Marc Bertrand and Adam Jones of 98.5 The Sports Hub, filling in for the vacationing Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti, discussed Lackey’s remarks during their show Monday afternoon.

Basically, they both agree that Lackey sounds childish.

Listen below for the full discussion:

Bertrand: 'John Lackey Sounds Ridiculous' Calling Out Nelson Cruz

Felger & Mazz

MORE RED SOX COVERAGE FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,969 other followers