Apr 12, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) is removed from the game against the New York Yankees by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (left) during the sixth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
1. What are your thoughts on this upcoming series with the White Sox, especially with the Red Sox coming off a series with their rival in the New York Yankees? Do you fear a letdown as the atmosphere will be very different when this series begins?
"This is a really solid, young team that Rick Hahn has put together. Frankly, I’d like to see Boston come in and take a couple games and get their ball rolling again. But after being defeated in New York, I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I think a letdown is entirely possible, if not likely, especially seeing as we have to deal with Chris Sale in the final game."