John Lackey SP STL 3 days ago

Lackey gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings Wednesday in Washington. He struck out four and didn't receive a decision in the eventual win.

Lackey was staked to a 5-0 lead, then gave it all back in the third inning. He settled down thereafter, but it wasn't enough to end up with the win, as the Cardinals didn't score again until late. The big righty has now put together two ugly starts and one outstanding one, leaving fantasy owners a bit puzzled as to who's the real 2015 version of Lackey. Maybe it's both -- he's never been very consistent.

John Lackey SP STL 1 week ago

Lackey (1-0) dominated the Brewers on Thursday, tossing seven shutout innings while striking out eight. He allowed just five hits and a single walk.

This was a terrific turnaround from Lackey from his season debut, in which he had more walks than strikeouts and gave up two homers against the Reds. However, Lackey's mediocre track record over the last four years makes him a middling fantasy option at best.

John Lackey SP STL 2 weeks ago

Lackey turned in an average performance Friday against the Reds, pitching six innings while surrendering four runs on four hits and two walks, striking out just one.

Joey Votto was the main source of Lackey's problems as the star first baseman clubbed two two-run home runs. Owners should have little concern as it could have been a very different outcome for the veteran Lackey, the other two hits he gave up were singles and was efficient, throwing just 67 pitches. Expect a better result the next time out.

John Lackey SP STL 3 weeks ago

Lackey will start Friday's series opener against the Reds.

The Cardinals will keep their rotation order intact despite Tuesday's rainout, with Lance Lynne starting Wednesday followed by Lackey, Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez against Cincinnati.

John Lackey SP STL 1 month 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 2 months 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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.