|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||12.00||10.00||0.00||3.79||1.25||152.00||49.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 101.1||0||0|| 3.29||0||27||79|
|vs RHB|| 96.2||0||0|| 4.38||0||20||85|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' John Lackey allows four runs in Game 3 no-decision
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey gave up four earned runs on five hits and one walk in six innings while striking out three in his team's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Giants in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
All Lackey's damage came in the first inning, when he gave up an RBI double and then surrendered another double with the bases loaded to dig himself a 4-0 hole. The offense was able to chip away at the lead before tying the game in the seventh, but the Cardinals ultimately dropped the game and fell behind 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is set for 8:07 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Adam Wainwright ready to start Game 1 of NLCS for Cardinals
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/9/14) The Cardinals announced starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will start in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Giants. He will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Cardinals coach Mike Matheny said Wainwright is perfectly fine heading into the NLCS. There was concern Lynn might have had to start the NLCS opener, if Wainwright was unavailable due to soreness or stiffness.
John Lackey picks up loss despite good start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/24/14) Cardinals pitcher John Lackey picked up a loss despite a strong start Wednesday.
Lackey allowed two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked four during the outing. Lackey gave up both his runs in the fourth inning. After a leadoff double by Luis Valbuena, Lackey was able to strike out the next two hitters. With the pitcher in the on deck circle, the club opted to intentionally walk Logan Watkins. Jake Arrieta made them pay, slapping a two-run triple to right field. Lackey would recover to pitch into the seventh inning, but would not win the game.
With the loss, Lackey dropped to 14-10.
John Lackey rediscovers winning path vs. Reds
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey put together a dominant outing to get in the win column Friday night at home against the Reds, improving to 3-2 on the year. He allowed one run on six hits and no walks while striking out five over 7 2/3 innings of a 2-1 victory. Of his 87 pitches, 66 were strikes.|
Over his last four starts covering 22 innings, Lackey has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 30 starts (191 1/3 innings). Lackey will make his final start of the regular season Wednesday in Chicago against the Cubs.
|John Lackey returned from a season lost to Tommy John surgery with one of the better campaigns of his career -- a 3.52 ERA and career-best 1.16 WHIP over 189 1/3 innings. Lackey struck out 161 batters, putting his K/9 (7.7) at its best rate since 2006. Lackey struggled as the season wore on -- he had a 4.35 ERA in the second half, after posting a 2.78 in the first, and he posted a 4.98 ERA in September -- but that had to be somewhat expected, as he hadn't pitched in the majors since 2011, and only had one season of 200 innings pitched since 2008. Heading into 2014, there's a good chance Lackey is able to repeat -- or, at least, come close to -- his 2013 success. His .281 BABIP was about league average, and most of his peripherals were relatively normal. There's always a chance his ratios will rise a bit, and he doesn't record a ton of strikeouts, which push his draft value down a few rounds. He can be drafted in the middle rounds of most formats.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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