John Lackey’s struggles in Texas continue

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has always been a weird baseball funhouse for John Lackey.

“I’ve pretty much done everything in this place,” he said. “I’ve pitched good here, I’ve been terrible here and pretty much everything in between.”

He’s had a start where he struck out 12 Rangers in six innings.

He had a start where he gave up nine runs and didn’t last five innings.

Then, there was 2009, when his entire start consisted of two pitches.

The first went behind Rangers’ leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler, and the second hit him in the left side.

“I got knocked out for a different reason,” Lackey joked. “I got asked to leave.”

In 19 career starts in Arlington, Lackey has a career 6.62 ERA.

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