John Lackey stole the first base of his career ... and then got picked off
With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Lackey singled to center off
Bailey held onto the ball too long, and his throw to second was late. The 38-year-old had his first career steal.
Lackey didn't expect to steal, but he saw his opening. "When I got to hit, [first base coach Brandon Hyde] was like, 'Do you want to steal a base?' I was like, 'Heck, no, I'm tired,'" he said. "After the first pitch, nobody was really watching me, and it looked like it was pretty easy, so I just went ahead and went."
The only problem? Lackey didn't get to savor his steal for very long. After Zobrist walked, catcher
"I made two bets," said Lackey. "One worked, one didn't."
Much like Icarus, Lackey flew too close to the sun. At least he'll have that steal.