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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||12.00||12.00||0.00||3.69||1.28||160.00||51.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 6.2||0||0|| 5.40||0||2||4|
|vs RHB|| 12.0||0||0|| 3.75||0||2||9|
|12/24/2014||Carlos Beltran, DH NYY|
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
John Lackey, SP STL
|12/22/2014||John Lackey, SP STL|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
|12/21/2014||Alex Rios, RF KC|
Lewis Thorpe, SP MIN
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
John Lackey, SP STL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals P John Lackey allows three earned runs in loss
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(10:58 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey had an inconsistent outing during Monday night's 4-1 loss to the Phillies.
Lackey allowed three earned runs in seven innings of work. Though things could have been worse, he still gave up nine hits. He struck out one batter and walked one. Lackey had a pitch count of 82.
Lackey's next start is projected for Saturday against the Pirates.
Cardinals veteran starter Lackey likely not in long-term plans
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) The youthful talent the Cardinals boast among their current and future starting pitchers make them unlikely to lock up veteran John Lackey, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
The 36-year-old Lackey is pitching on a $500,000 minimum contract and has been shaky to start this season. He has sandwiched two poor outings around one strong one and is 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA.
St. Louis boasts a strong staff featuring Adam Wainwright and emerging Michael Wacha, but also owns young talents such as Carlos Martinez, Rob Kaminsky, Marco Gonzales and Alex Reyes, which leaves little room in the future for Lackey beyond this year.
Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allows five runs, earns ND Wednesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings in St. Louis' 7-5 win over the Nationals Wednesday.
Lackey ran into trouble in the third inning, when he allowed all five runs. Lackey loaded the bases for Jayson Werth, who smacked a sacrifice fly to right field to drive in a run. After a walk to load them again, Ryan Zimmerman reached on an infield single to score another. Yunel Escobar cleared the bases with a three-run double to left field.
Lackey, still 1-0 on the year, now boasts a 4.34 ERA in three starts. He will look to pick up his second win Monday against the Phillies.
Cardinals' Mike Matheny on John Lackey: He keeps getting better
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey has had two starts this season and manager Mike Matheny said he's pleased with how Lackey has begun the season, reports FOXSports.com.
"His stuff just keeps getting better to me," Matheny said. "So far this season I really like the way he's throwing the ball."
In his two starts, Lackey is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA over 13 innings. Lackey is scheduled to start Wednesday's game at Washington. Lackey has started two games against the Nationals in his career and is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA.
The Cardinals are the underdogs (+110) for Wednesday's matchup.
Cardinals' Lackey tosses seven scoreless frames for first win
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings Thursday, leading St. Louis to a 4-0 win against the Brewers. He allowed five hits -- all singles -- and one walk, while striking out eight.
Lackey (1-0) didn't allow his first hit until Gerardo Parra led off the third inning with a single. He put two runners on base in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but he emerged from all three jams unscathed.
He finished his afternoon by retiring the final seven batters he faced. He had three strikeouts in that span.
"He's been here many years, proving he can pitch in this game," catcher Yadier Molina said of Lackey after the game, per MLB.com. "Everything was working for him. He's a pitcher, not a thrower. First-pitch strike, strikeout pitch, slider was good, a lot of strikeouts. He was good."
Lackey is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at Washington.
|2014 summary: Though not quite as steady in 2014 as during his resurgent 2013, John Lackey finished with comparable numbers. He had an ugly outing early on with the Cardinals that inflated his ERA, but was otherwise the same pitcher following his move to the NL, offering a reliable six to seven innings with a middling strikeout rate.|
Playing time status: Lackey hasn't had any real flareups following Tommy John surgery in 2012. In fact, he's been a changed pitcher since then, reversing a two-year decline that had made him more or less irrelevant in Fantasy. Kind of makes you wonder just how long his elbow was hurting.
2015 outlook: About 10 years ago, the kind of numbers Lackey puts up would have been ace-caliber, which is how he was regarded back then with the Angels, but these days, they're a dime a dozen. Doesn't mean Lackey won't get drafted. It just means he's the type of pitcher who'll give you adequate production without setting your team apart. In 12-team mixed leagues, he may slide to the late rounds, but again, he's sure to be drafted, probably in the same range as Kyle Lohse and Chris Tillman.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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|4/30/15||PHI||1:45 pm||David Buchanan|
|5/1/15||PIT||8:15 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|5/2/15||PIT||2:15 pm||Francisco Liriano|
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