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Fantasy Update

Oct 19, 2014
Rotoworld
John Lackey on Friday reiterated his plans to play next season.
KFFL Oct 19, 2014

Cardinals | John Lackey will return

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey said he will return to the team in 2015. ...
Rotoworld Oct 19, 2014

John Lackey reiterates plans to play in 2015 - John Lackey (S) St Louis Cardinals

John Lackey on Friday reiterated his plans to play next season.
Gaslamp Ball Oct 14, 2014

NLCS & ALCS Open Thread: Cardinals @ Giants (game 3) and Orioles @ Royals (game 3)

The NLCS continues tonight at AT&T Park for game 3. The series is tied at a game apiece and tonight's contest will pit John Lackey against Tim Hudson. Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Matt Carpenter - 3B Gregor Blanco - CF Jon Jay - CF Joe Panik - 2B Matt Holliday - LF Buster Posey - C Matt Adams - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B Jhonny Peralta - SS Hunter Pence - RF Kolten Wong - 2B Brandon Belt - 1B A.J. Pierzynski - C Travis Ishikawa - LF Randal Grichuk - RF Brandon Crawford - SS John Lackey - RHP Tim Hudson -...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 8, 2014

Giants' Peavy and Cardinals' Lackey are best buds from days in Boston

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy became close pals with St. Louis pitcher John Lackey when they were teammates with the Red Sox; now they could be facing each other in NLCS.
Over the Monster Oct 8, 2014

Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, Brock Holt, Andrew Miller

Today's links look at a possible Cole Hamels deal, rebuilding the bullpen, and interest in a member of the Red Sox coaching staff. John Lackey is heading to the NLCS. Will the Red Sox come to regret the deal that sent him to St. Louis? (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Brock Holt's 2014 was the very definition of a breakout season. What will his role be in 2015? (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Chad Finn tackles the question of who should be on the table in a possible Cole Hamels trade. (Chad Finn; Boston.com) Andrew Miller is about to hit free agency, and it's worth...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 6, 2014

Game 3 (And A Bit More): NLDS ZIPS Preview

I found this late, but Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski at ESPN.com did a preview of the Dodgers-Cardinals NLDS series before it started. Their simulations on the starting pitching matchup gave Game 1 to the Dodgers (wrong!) and Game 2 to the Dodgers (correct!). Here's what they predict for Game 3, not to mention their other ratings and scenario-based predictions for the series outcome (link insider only): Game 3 starters: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. John Lackey. Ryu hasn't pitched since Sept. 12 because of a shoulder injury but was cleared to start Game 3 after successfully throwing a simulated game...
Viva El Birdos Oct 6, 2014

With NLDS knotted up at 1-1, the St. Louis Cardinals turn to veteran John Lackey

What has been the key to John Lackey's October success? One of the reasons the St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly at the non-waiver trade deadline was Lackey's track record. The veteran was a proven innings-eater who had experienced success in October, earning a pitching "win" in the decisive games of two World Series. Plus, Lackey is a gruff character. He was as close to Chris Carpenter as the Cards were going to get (that is, if Carp was less handsome and wore a cowboy hat on occasion). The innings-eating the...
Cardinals' Lackey savors his situation

Cardinals' Lackey savors his situation

ST. LOUIS – It was a long time ago now that Mike Scioscia handed the ball in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series to a 23-year-old rookie named John Lackey. Lackey was the first rookie to start and win a World Series Game 7 since 1909. Since then, there...

Well-rested Lackey to take bulldog mentality to mound in Game 3

An ability to handle a big assignment was one of the reasons the St. Louis Cardinals acquired John Lackey.

Lackey seems to thrive on big-game pitcher talk

John Lackey stepped to the podium minus the obvious status symbols: his two World Series rings. No reason to brag.
Miller to start Game 4; Wacha to bullpen

Miller to start Game 4; Wacha to bullpen

Matheny lists Wainwright, Lynn and Lackey as first three starters for division series with Los Angeles.
Viva El Birdos Sep 25, 2014

Did a rotation turn off resurrect John Lackey's dead arm?

It appears that a rotation turn off has rejuvenated John Lackey's once-dead arm. The concerning velocity drop on John Lackey's fastball precipitated the veteran righty declaring that he was afflicted with a case of the dead arm and explaining that he was experiencing some troubles getting his throwing shoulder loose. The Cardinals responded by giving Lackey a rotation turn off, much to the salty bulldog's chagrin. Dead arm being more a nebulous baseball term of art than concrete medical diagnosis, so it was unclear whether the short respite would successfully resurrect Lackey's throwing...

Arrieta outpitches Lackey as Cubs beat Cards, 3-1

Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Viva El Birdos Sep 20, 2014

The case for an eight man October bullpen

It's all about matchups. On yesterday's podcast, Ben and Craig did a rundown of what the playoff rotation and bullpen might look like for the Cardinals in October. Recorded on Thursday night, that was before the walkoff win against Milwaukee, which pretty well clinched the Cardinals playoff chances, as well as the 7 1/3 innings of work by John Lackey last night, which probably solidified his spot in the playoff rotation. Michael Wacha will get his chance to do so tonight. That's the thing about debates this time of year: They tend to age in a matter of hours. Friday's game wasn't without...

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