With John Lackey ramping up for return, could Cubs go to six-man rotation?

LOS ANGELES – John Lackey is ramping up for a return to the rotation and all those “Big Boy Games” the Cubs are supposed to
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Lackey 'doing well,' has return in sight

John Lackey will throw a bullpen sessoion on Monday and will need at least one more side session before he will be inserted back into the Cubs' rotation. Lackey is on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, and could be ready by the end of the next homestand or the start of the Cubs' next road trip on Sept. 5 against the Brewers.
1 day ago

Cubs put starter Lackey, reliever Rondon on disabled list

DENVER (AP) The Chicago Cubs have put pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list because of strained right shoulder. The Cubs made a series of moves Friday before their scheduled game in Colorado. The 37-year-old Lackey has made 24 starts this year in his first season with the NL Central leaders. He is 9-7 with a 3.41 ERA. Lackey's move to the DL was retroactive to Monday...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Proving Offseason Doubt Wrong

This past December, when word officially broke that the Chicago Cubs would be signing former St. Louis Cardinals starter John Lackey to a 2-year deal, the Cubs corner of the baseball world was met with a mixture of intense emotions. Some folks simply weren’t fond of Lackey, be it on the field or off the field. […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs starter John Lackey leaves game with injury

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago starter John Lackey left the Cubs' game Sunday night against the St. Louis Cardinals with two outs in the seventh inning because of an apparent injury. With Chicago leading 3-1, the right-hander grimaced in pain after throwing a pitch to Randal Grichuk and the count at 2-2. Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a trainer and infielders came to the mound. Lackey walked...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey bemoans how baseball is ‘getting really soft’

Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey has cultivated a reputation of having a gruff, no-nonsense personality with little patience for things that bother him. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as much a surprise that when asked about what annoys him about baseball, it’s something to do with how the modern version of baseball lacks the toughness of previous eras. Lackey conducted an...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pokemon Go Craze Somehow Has Completely Missed John Lackey, David Ross

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’re well aware of Pokémon Go by now. Well, apparently John Lackey has been living under a rock. The popular augmented reality app that’s sweeping the nation has spread to the Chicago Cubs’ clubhouse, where pitcher Jason Hammel says he’s already “caught” a few Pokémon. But when’s Jesse Rogers asked...
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: How has John Lackey fared against his former team?

John Lackey faced the St. Louis Cardinals for the third time this season on Monday night. Lackey pitched a solid game, but he took a lose in a 3-2 defeat. Over the three outings Lackey has pitched against his former team, the Chicago Cubs are 1-2. Lackey himself is 1-1 against the Cardinals with his second outing being a no decision. He went seven strong innings in both of his...
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

John Lackey irate with Christian Bethancourt admiring homer

John Lackey was none too pleased with how Christian Bethancourt stood and admired his mammoth game-winning solo shot during the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Bethancourt’s towering shot to left field, his third home run on the season, came during the fifth inning and ended up on the street outside Wrigley Field. Video of Lackey’s reaction...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2016  |  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

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