John Lackey News Archive
Lackey will start Friday against the Reds, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports.
Lackey will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, placing him on track to start Friday's game, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Lackey will have his Tuesday start skipped to allow Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright, and Shelby Miller to continue to pitch on normal rest, MLB.com reports.
Lackey was tossed from Wednesday's game mid-batter to start the third inning after arguing with home plate umpire Tom Hallion about balls and strikes.
Lackey allowed six runs on nine hits over six innings pitched, while striking out six hitters against the Brewers on Friday in taking the loss.
Lackey allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six in 6.1 innings in the Cardinals' 9-6 win over the Cubs on Sunday.
Lackey won Monday against the Pirates as he pitched seven innings and allowed one run, seven hits and one walk to go along with three strikeouts.