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Lackey won Monday against the Pirates as he pitched seven innings and allowed one run, seven hits and one walk to go along with three strikeouts.
Lackey has allowed two earned runs or less in four of his five starts with the Cardinals. He has had a nice transition to the National League so far and the Cardinals will continue to rely on him to provide quality innings down the stretch.
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Lackey pitched six innings, allowing four runs (two earned ) on four hits and one walk while striking out seven batter before picking up a no-decision in Tuesday's game against the Reds.
In Lackey's first four starts with the Cardinals, he has sandwiched in three quality starts around one clunker (that being his start on August 9 at Baltimore, where he allowed nine runs on 13 hits and two walks in five innings pitched). Altogether, Lackey is still having a decent season, with a 3.88 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 135:38 K:BB ratio in 162.1 innings pitched this year. Lackey's next start is set for Monday on the road against the Pirates.
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Lackey did not factor in Thursday's decision, but made a quality start, allowing two runs and five hits over seven innings.
Lackey has made three starts with the Cardinals, and has two great outings under his belt as well as a nine-run stinker. He'll look to build on Thursday's solid start in his next turn, which will come at home against Cincinnati.
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Lackey gave up nine runs on 13 hits over five innings in a losing effort against the Orioles on Saturday night.
He was clobbered early and often by the O's on Saturday, but hung around long enough to limit the strain on the St. Louis bullpen. Lackey had a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the second inning, but yielded crooked numbers in three of the next four frames thanks to three Baltimore home runs. Lackey has an excellent matchup in his next start, a home date with the Padres on Thursday.
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Lackey pitched seven innings in his Cardinals debut Sunday, picking up the win in holding the Brewers to two runs on seven hits while striking out four.
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Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald is hearing that there's "zero chance" the Marlins trade for John Lackey.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Wednesday that the Fish were talking to the Red Sox about a deal involving the veteran righty, but apparently those negotiations didn't get very far. Morosi's colleague, Ken Rosenthal has said there's a "very good chance" Lackey is dealt somewhere. It just apparently won't be to Miami.
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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Marlins and Red Sox are discussing a possible John Lackey trade.
The Marlins obviously like the fact that Lackey has a team option of $500,000 for next season. It also doesn't hurt that he's posted a 3.55 ERA over 50 starts since the beginning of last season. It's not clear at this point what kind of package the Marlins might be willing to give up.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there is a "very good chance" the Red Sox trade John Lackey in addition to Jon Lester.
The Red Sox have a $500,000 club option on Lackey for 2015 that's as a result of his 2012 Tommy John surgery, so while he might not bring as much as Lester, you can understand why he's sought after. The righty boasts a 3.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 116/32 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings this season. Kansas City is one club known to have interest in Lackey.
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Andy McCullough reports that the Royals have inquired on John Lackey.
It backs up a previous report from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. McCullough adds that the Red Sox are "said to be seeking a sizable return." It's not a surprise, given that Lackey has a $500,000 club option on Lackey for 2015 that's as a result of his 2012 Tommy John surgery. The rigthy boasts a 3.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 116/32 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings this season.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are open to trading both John Lackey and Jon Lester for the right returns.
It had been clear that they were listening on Lester, but it appears they'd consider dealing Lackey, as well. While Lester is set to hit free agency after the season, the Red Sox have a $500,000 club option on Lackey for 2015 that's as a result of his 2012 Tommy John surgery. That obviously makes his value much higher. Lackey is also pitching very well for the second straight season, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 116/32 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings.