And it must have felt like déjà vu to some of the Angels, who were swept by Boston a year ago in the first round. But Lackey wanted none of it.
"It's way different than last year," said Lackey, who was 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA in two starts this postseason. "We are way better than they are. We lost to a team not as good as us."
John Lackey, the ugliest man in sports