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Sep 20, 2014
John Lackey returned to form Friday by allowing just 7 2/3 innings as part of a 2-1 victory over the Reds.
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...
Rotoworld Sep 20, 2014

Lackey strong in win over Reds - John Lackey (S) St Louis Cardinals

John Lackey returned to form Friday by allowing just 7 2/3 innings as part of a 2-1 victory over the Reds.
KFFL Sep 14, 2014

Cardinals | John Lackey to be skipped

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey (arm) will have his start skipped in the team's ...

Cardinals' Lackey ejected early in Reds' 4-2 win

John Lackey believed his pitches were strikes. The home plate umpire disagreed and ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter's night early.
KFFL Sep 10, 2014

Cardinals | John Lackey ejected

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey was ejected in the third inning of his start ...
Viva El Birdos Sep 8, 2014

John Lackey's declining velocity a concern for the Cardinals

John Lackey has had his share of good and bad performances since coming over at the trade deadline. Some of the poor performances could be due to luck given his track record, but declining velocity on his fastball is not a good sign for the aging right-hander. John Lackey's first seven starts provide a good template for using numbers to mean whatever you want them to. To wit: Lackey's ERA with the Cardinals is 4.87 to go along with an equally unhealthy 4.62 FIP. Take away Lackey's 9-run bomb against the Orioles, and his ERA is just 3.43 and a FIP also under 4. In four of his seven...
Tampa Bay Times Aug 28, 2014

Rays-Red Sox preview

. UP NEXT vs. Red Sox Tonight-Monday What's new: The Sox have a significantly different look since their late July visit, having traded pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Andrew Miller; OF Jonny Gomes; and INF Stephen Drew, while sending down OF Jackie Bradley Jr., …
Viva El Birdos Aug 25, 2014

Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win

Cards beat the Bucs with one good inning from the offense and seven from John Lackey. Le Recap Sans Wi-fi The first six innings of tonight's game were ruled by double plays, Cardinal strikeouts, and a solo home run from The One Who Goes Yard. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano struck out four Cardinals the first time through the order and eight in his six innings (and one batter) of work. For his part John Lackey went seven innings, walking one and striking out three. The Pirates got on the board first on a second-inning tater by noted Card-killer Pedro Alvarez. As Ahab said of the foe he...
Raise the Jolly Roger! Aug 25, 2014

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

Monday, 7:05 (ROOT): John Lackey vs. Francisco Liriano Tuesday, 7:05 (ROOT): Lance Lynn vs. Gerrit Cole Wednesday, 12:35 (ROOT, MLBN): Adam Wainwright vs. Jeff Locke The Pirates don’t have any time to breathe easy after winning a series in Milwaukee – they’ve still got a good amount of ground to make up, and now they’ve […]

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