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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|| 101.1||0||0|| 3.29||0||27||79|
|vs RHB|| 96.2||0||0|| 4.38||0||20||85|
|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' John Lackey ready for the regular season
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(12:25 am ET) John Lackey pitched seven innings, the longest of any Cardinals starter so far this season.
Lackey allowed one run on six hits and didn't walk a batter, throwing 84 pitches.
"Throwing seven innings, that was probably a little bit further than I thought I'd go today with the pitch count," said Lackey, per MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch. "But they were pretty aggressive, and I was throwing a lot of strikes. It worked out pretty good."
Lackey had his catcher call the game as if it were a regular season game, and his performance indicates that he's ready for the season to begin.
"That's what it looked like," coach David Bell said. "It looked like he was making all his pitches. The velocity was there. He probably had a little more in the tank, which is a good thing."
Cardinals' John Lackey turns attention to fastball in start
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/22/15) Cardinals starter John Lackey gave up five runs and seven hits during 4 1/3 innings of work Sunday against the Orioles, primarily because he was sticking to his fastball, according to MLB.com.
Lackey said he was determined to work on sinking and cutting his fastball, so he threw it more often than normal and even in situations where the Orioles might suspect it was coming.
"There were a couple times I would have thrown totally different pitches if it was a regular game," Lackey said. "It was pretty obvious I was throwing fastballs, and they figured it out."
Cardinals P John Lackey throws three perfect innings in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Cardinals right-hander John Lackey was perfect on Monday through the three innings he appeared in.
Against the Tigers, Lackey faced nine batters and retired each one. He struck out four and walked zero. This was Lackey's first spring training appearance.
Lackey threw 37 pitches, with 27 of them going for strikes. The Cardinals defeated Detroit 1-0.
John Lackey faces live hitters for Cardinals
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/8/15) John Lackey faced live hitters for the first time this spring, throwing a batting practice session to Cardinals hitters on Sunday.
The 36-year-old righthander isn't recovering from a serious injury. He's just taking a cautious approach this spring. He threw approximately 30 pitches in a simulated two-inning game and proclaimed himself ready for an actual spring game appearance.
"The movement on my pitches was good that first time up there," Lackey told Brian Stull of St. Louis Baseball Weekly. "Then location was a lot better the second inning. I was glad with the progress through the pitches.”
John Lackey open to contract extension with Cardinals
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey, who is in the final year of his contract, said he is open to discussing a contract extension, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. However, the 36-year-old pitcher quickly added there was "nothing close."
"If it's something that works for both sides. I would like it," Lackey said. "This group of guys, this organization, it's a great place to be and it's something I would entertain for sure."
|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.
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