John Lackey News Archive
Lackey is scheduled to pitch the third game of the NLDS.
Lackey picked up his 10th loss of the season Wednesday, giving up two runs on five hits with four walks and eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Cubs.
Lackey (14-9) picked up the win on Friday against the Reds as he gave up one run on six hits over 7.2 innings pitched, while striking out five hitters in the process.
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.