John Lackey SP STL 1 Month

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.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

Lackey allowed six runs on nine hits over six innings pitched, while striking out six hitters against the Brewers on Friday in taking the loss.

Since being traded from the Red Sox, Lackey has had mostly good results with his starts. Unfortunately, in the two bad starts he threw he allowed 15 runs in 11 innings pitched to bump up his ERA to 4.87. Lackey will look to get back on track as he faces the Reds on Wednesday.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

Lackey allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six in 6.1 innings in the Cardinals' 9-6 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Lackey has settled down after allowing nine runs on August 9. He's put together four straight starts allowing two earned runs or less. His season ERA sits a 3.74. He'll take the mound again Wednesday to face the Reds.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

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.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

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.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

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.

John Lackey SP STL 2 Months

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.

John Lackey SP STL 3 Months

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.

John Lackey SP STL 3 Months1 Comment

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.

John Lackey SP STL 3 Months

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.