John Lackey SP STL 2 weeks ago

Lackey delivered three perfect innings in his spring debut Monday while striking out four.

Lackey looked terrific and should have no problem slotting into the middle of the Cardinals' rotation to start the season.

John Lackey SP STL 3 weeks ago

Lackey through a live practice session against his Cardinals teammates Sunday and feels ready to appear in his first game of the spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Lackey threw around 30 pitches after working with the Cardinals to scale back his spring training workload in order to conserve his stamina for later in the season.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey will start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Giants on Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Manager Mike Matheny will go with the same rotation order that earned his team a 3-1 series victory in the NLDS, with Lackey slotted in behind Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn. Lackey held the Dodgers to one run on five hits over seven innings Monday.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey is scheduled to pitch the third game of the NLDS.

Lackey is slotted into the third spot in the rotation for the Cardinals behind Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn. He will join Shelby Miller to round out the rotation with Michael Wacha being sent to the bullpen. Lackey posted a 4.30 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with the Cardinals over ten starts, and will now take the mound for a second consecutive postseason run.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey picked up his 10th loss of the season Wednesday, giving up two runs on five hits with four walks and eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Cubs.

Lackey finishes the regular season going 3-3 with a 4.34 ERA in 60.2 innings with the Cardinals. The right-hander allowed more than two runs only twice during 10 starts with his new club.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey (14-9) picked up the win on Friday against the Reds as he gave up one run on six hits over 7.2 innings pitched, while striking out five hitters in the process.

The Cardinals veteran pitcher picked a great night to bounce back from his last two starts as he stayed ahead of hitters all night. Lackey didn't allow a walk and admitted to reporters that the added rest may have been beneficial after being pushed back in the rotation. Lackey will next take the mound on Wednesday against the Cubs in Chicago.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey will start Friday against the Reds, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports.

Lackey's frustration seemed to boiled over his last time out, as he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes after giving up two runs in just two innings against Cincinnati. Sensing he could use a breather, manager Mike Matheny decided to skip Lackey one time through the rotation, but he'll return to oppose David Holmberg in Friday's series opener.

John Lackey SP STL 6 months ago

Lackey will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, placing him on track to start Friday's game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The Cardinals made the call to skip Lackey's start Tuesday in order to allow Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller to pitch on normal rest. Lackey has struggled of late, allowing eight earned runs on 13 hits over his last two starts (8.0 innings), so the team hopes the extra day off will allow him to be as physically ready as possible for Friday's projected start against Cincinnati.

John Lackey SP STL 7 months ago

Lackey will have his Tuesday start skipped to allow Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright, and Shelby Miller to continue to pitch on normal rest, MLB.com reports.

Lackey hasn't been sharp over his last three starts and Matheny is giving him some rest to try and get him back to 100 percent both physically and mentally.

John Lackey SP STL 7 months ago

Lackey was tossed from Wednesday's game mid-batter to start the third inning after arguing with home plate umpire Tom Hallion about balls and strikes.

It was a bizarre scene as Hallion stepped out to signal to Lackey to stop talking and the Cardinals' starter seemed to calm down and then Hallion ejected him in the middle of Brayan Pena's at-bat. Lackey gave up two runs on four hits and a walk before getting ejected, but a win and a quality start were still attainable before his ejection, so this is pretty unfortunate for Lackey's owners. Tyler Lyons came in to relieve Lackey with no outs recorded in the third inning.