JOHN LACKEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lackey rebounds with 8 strong innings

Cubs manager Joe Maddon saw John Lackey having a discussion with Braves catcher Tyler Flowers in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's 4-3, 10-inning loss and didn't feel the need to intervene. Maddon knows Lackey can handle things himself.
Via Cubs.com
3 days ago

Lackey: 'Some good things, some bad' about cold weather

Cubs pitcher John Lackey talks about playing in the cold conditions at Wrigley Field.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Chicago Cubs rally but fall to Braves 4-3 in 10 innings

The Chicago Cubs John Lackey went eight innings allowing just two earned runs but a critical error by Addison Russel cost the Cubs in the loss. The Chicago Cubs had a chance early against the Atlanta Braves as they had runners on second and third with two out but couldn’t push a run across and managed […] Chicago Cubs rally but fall to Braves 4-3 in 10 innings - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 days ago

Lackey to make delayed start in finale vs. Braves

After Saturday's rainout, the Cubs and Braves will push back their starting pitchers for Sunday's series finale at 1:10 p.m. at Wrigley Field. The Cubs will throw right-hander John Lackey and Braves' will counter with right-hander Julio Teheran.
Via Cubs.com
4 days ago

Long time comin': Cardinals vs. Lackey/Heyward Cubs

It's fitting that the first meeting of the season between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will see both John Lackey and Jason Heyward return to Busch Stadium.Those players were on the opposite side a season ago when the upstart Cubs knocked off the Cardinals in an NL Division Series and could be greeted rudely by the St. Louis faithful in Monday night's three-game series...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

As Lackey Returns to St. Louis, a Look Back

It’s been weird, following the John Lackey story for the last few years. He was the villain of baseball, and just when you thought he couldn’t be any worse he totally redeemed himself—pitching well for the Red Sox to help them clinch their third World Series this millennium. He found his way to St. Louis and […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Early start at Fenway, Lackey back in St Louis

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: --- WAKE UP! The annual Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park begins at 11:05 a.m., with the Red Sox hosting Toronto in the finale of a four-game series. The early start coincides with the running of the Boston Marathon. REMEMBER ME? John Lackey, off to a 2-0 start for the Cubs despite a 5.68 ERA, returns to pitch at St. Louis...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Carlos Beltran, John Lackey Among Tom Caron’s Value Picks

Another day with plenty of upside in DraftKings daily fantasy sports. Carlos Beltran and the New York Yankees face Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in a matchup that Beltran probably can’t wait to get started. The 38-year-old outfielder historically has hit Happ well, going 7-for-24 with three home runs, a double and six RBIs plus two walks — good for a 1.042 OPS — making...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon, Lackey unhappy about smokeless tobacco ban

On Wednesday, Chicago’s city council made the use of smokeless tobacco illegal inside sports stadiums in the Windy City. The law applies to everyone from fans to players and managers. As you might expect, not everyone is pleased about being told they won’t be able to feed their addiction and partake in a harmful act that has become a baseball tradition. Cubs pitcher John Lackey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

John Lackey Has Become A Man In Need of Few Pitches

Brevity, as it so often has been said in sentences much shorter and more concise and less redundant and less repetitive than this one, is the soul of wit. For John Lackey, brevity was the soul of his 2015. Last season, among qualified starting pitchers, Lackey ranked third in pitches per plate appearance (3.49) and […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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