The Red Sox will start righthander John Lackey in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday. He will oppose Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha.
John Farrell, somewhat curiously, did not name his Game 3 starter. Presumably that would be Clay Buchholz but not necessarily. The Series goes seven games, the Game 3 starter would be lined up for Game 7 on regular rest.
Farrell also said that “as of today” the Red Sox are not changing their roster for the Series.
Lackey has pitched two postseason games this season. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings in a Division Series game against the Rays. Lackey then threw 6.2 shutout innings against Detroit in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Lackey is 5-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 16 postseason appearances. He pitched three times for the Angels in the 2002 World Series, allowing six runs over 12.1 innings.