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Matheny got it right with NLDS rotation

The July 31 trade that sent Joe Kelly and Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox for John Lackey will be looked back on as the likely catalyst to helped propel the St. Louis Cardinals over the proverbial hill they seemingly couldn’t climb over the first half of the season. But that trade ended up [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lackey's final regular-season start will be his biggest as a Cardinal

The St. Louis Cardinals know they're heading to the playoffs for a fourth straight season, but in what capacity still remains in doubt. After having their NL Central lead trimmed by a game, the Cardinals look to bounce back against surging Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. St. Louis (88-70) holds a 1 1/2-game advantage in the division over...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals maintain NL Central lead, Lackey goes 7 to beat Reds

  John Lackey still isn't happy about getting pushed back in the rotation. After powering back into the St. Louis postseason pitching picture with 7 2/3 dominant innings in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, the veteran right-hander grudgingly admitted extra rest might have been a good thing. ''Yeah, I guess it helped,'' Lackey said after...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Whether Lackey needed rest or not, he got it -- and came up big against Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sounded pretty sure that extra rest made a difference in John Lackey's performance Friday night. Lackey didn't sound quite as convinced, but he certainly couldn't argue with the results. Pitching for the first time since he was passed over in the rotation, Lackey turned in the kind of performance the Cardinals were seeking when...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Home runs by Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday just enough for John Lackey as Cardinals edge Reds 2-1

As the Cardinals started their final regular season series at home in 2014 Friday night against the Reds, they would quickly jump out to a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st. They would do something for just the second time all season. That would be hitting back-to-back home runs. Randal Grichuk put the Cardinals on top 1-o with his second home run of the season, Matt Holliday would...
Via Cardinals Farm
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: John Lackey to skip next start

Cardinals right-hander John Lackey is dealing with a "dead arm" and will not make his scheduled Tuesday start against the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Joe Harris of NL Central-leading Cardinals will send Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller against the Brew Crew, all of whom will be on full rest due to an off-day on Monday. Lackey's last start...
Via MLB Injury News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Ejected Mid-Batter For Arguing Balls And Strikes In Third Inning

The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t get many innings out of starter John Lackey on Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds. The big right-hander was ejected mid-batter by home-plate umpire Tom Hallion just four pitches into the third inning for arguing balls and strikes. Throughout his short outing, Lackey appeared to be unhappy with the strike zone, but Lackey let his temper get...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey ejected as Cardinals’ offense stalls in 4-2 loss to Reds

Something rare would happen Wednesday night as the Cardinals took on the Reds in Game 3 of the four game series in Cincinnati. As the Cardinals are in a middle of a pennant chase with 17 games remaining, their starting pitcher, John Lackey, was ejected by home plate umpire Tom Hallion with nobody out in the Bottom of the 3rd for arguing balls and strikes. It was the first time since...
Via Cardinals Farm
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The best gift ever exchanged for a jersey number?

When John Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the St. Louis Cardinals at the deadline, he was confronted with a conundrum, a relatively minor one in the grand scheme of things, but a conundrum nevertheless. Lackey, much like many of his professional sports-playing contemporaries — especially baseball players — apparently is something […] The post John Lackey gave Pat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lackey says he will play for league minimum next season

John Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year. The Cardinals acquired the right-hander from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for...
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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