|Oct. 30 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET10:39 ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST10:09 AM VEN18:39 UAE8:39 AM CT-Lackey took the loss in Saturday's Game 4 of the World Series after allowing three runs (two earned) over five innings. The veteran right-hander struck out five Cleveland hitters.
Analysis: Signed in large part due to his past experience and success in playoff games, Lackey's first postseason with the Cubs has been disappointing. In three starts this October, the 38-year-old posted a 4.85 ERA without a win and didn't pitch beyond the fifth inning.
|Oct. 12 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET1:18 ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST12:48 AM VEN9:18 UAE12:18 AM CT-Lackey was awful in his first postseason start, yielding three runs and seven hits in four innings before the Cubs rallied to beat the Giants 6-5 and advance to the NLCS.
Analysis: The Cubs have to hope his confidence isn't too low. He'll be needed in the next round, likely in Game 4.
|Sep. 27 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-Lackey worked around five hits and three walks in five innings to allow one run and win his last regular-season start Tuesday against the Pirates.
Analysis: Lackey finished his first season with Chicago with an 11-8 record and 3.35 ERA in 29 starts.
|Sep. 22 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Lackey allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Reds. He struck out four and walked one.
Analysis: Lackey threw 87 pitches and is gearing up for the playoffs after a three-week stint on the DL. He has a 3.24 ERA in four starts since being activated, yielding two runs or fewer three times. He gets the Pirates on Tuesday, and in his only start of the season against them on July 10, he yielded five runs and seven hits in six innings.
|Sep. 16 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Lackey remained winless in three starts since coming off the DL, allowing four runs and nine hits - three homers - over seven as the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-4 in 10 innings Friday.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 3.50 ERA in those three outings after missing nearly a month with a strained shoulder.
|Sep. 10 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET22:41 ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST10:11 PM VEN6:41 UAE (+1)9:41 PM CT-Lackey took the loss Saturday in Houston despite yielding just two runs and striking out five over six solid innings.
Analysis: The veteran right-hander has yielded only five hits and three earned runs over 11 innings in two starts since returning from a shoulder strain. Lackey should be fine to use when he next faces Milwaukee at home Thursday.
|Aug. 19 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-Lackey allowed just one hit in five innings in Sunday's return from the disabled list, though he didn't get a decision against San Francisco and was charged with two runs - one earned.
Analysis: The Cubs limited Lackey to 76 pitches in his first start back from a shoulder strain that sidelined him since Aug. 15. The veteran next opposes Houston ace Dallas Keuchel on a week's rest next Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
|Aug. 16 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he's considered pushing Lackey's next start back a day or two.
Analysis: Lackey left Sunday's start against St. Louis in the seventh inning with right shoulder stiffness, though the injury isn't believed to be a major concern. The veteran is next scheduled to pitch Saturday in Colorado.
|Aug. 14 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Lackey left the Cubs' game Sunday night against the St. Louis Cardinals with two outs in the seventh inning because of right shoulder stiffness.
Analysis: Lackey allowed only an unearned run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings and struck out five. I'm OK," Lackey said. "The extra bullpen session was probably not the best for me. I've been a little tight since then. I'll be all right."
|Aug. 9 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Lackey allowed one run and three hits while striking out six over eight innings in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Lackey has moved past his rough stretch in June and July by going 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last three outings.
|Aug. 3 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET20:57 ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST8:27 PM VEN4:57 UAE (+1)7:57 PM CT-Lackey yielded three runs in seven innings and also had two doubles in the Cubs' 5-4 win over Miami on Wednesday.
Analysis: Lackey, who is 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA in his last six outings, might not be an automatic starter for the Cubs come playoff time and really shouldn't have much fantasy worth.
|July 28 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET23:47 ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST11:17 PM VEN7:47 UAE (+1)10:47 PM CT-Lackey turned things around Thursday when he gave up one run and four hits over six innings in a 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Lackey had been 0-5 with a 6.12 ERA over his previous seven starts.
|July 24 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Lackey's winless drought was extended when he allowed three runs over six innings in Saturday's 6-1 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Lackey is now 0-5 with 5.73 ERA in eight starts since recording his last win on June 8. Home runs have been his problem during this rough stretch, as he's served up 10 in his past seven outings after surrendering two more Saturday.
|July 18 11:09 AM PT12:09 PM MT1:09 PM CT2:09 PM ET14:09 ET18:09 GMT2:09 11:09 AM MST1:09 PM EST1:39 PM VEN22:09 UAE1:09 PM CT-Lackey went eight innings Sunday, but his winless streak reached seven starts as he allowed four runs and six hits while striking out eight in a 4-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: ''I was honestly pretty happy about the way I threw the ball,'' said Lackey, who was tagged for 11 runs in 12 innings over his final two outings before the All-Star break. Lackey is 0-4 with a 5.91 ERA in his last seven starts. He's next slated to face Milwaukee, a team against which he's 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts since the beginning of last season.
|July 10 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST8:35 PM VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-Lackey permitted five runs and seven hits - including two homers - while striking out nine over six innings in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.
Analysis: Lackey has yielded at least five runs in three of his last four starts after allowing three or less in each of his previous 10. He has been hurt by the long ball, serving up seven homers over 28 2/3 innings in his last five starts after giving up four in 62 2/3 innings in his previous nine.
|July 5 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Lackey's winless streak stretched to five games Tuesday as he allowed six runs and walked five in six innings of a 9-5 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Since winning at Philadelphia on June 8, the right-hander has gone 0-3 with a 5.97 ERA.
|July 1 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Lackey allowed two runs and five hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday before the bullpen blew his lead in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Lackey bounced back nicely after he had given up a season-high seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a 9-6 loss at Miami in his previous start.
|June 25 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET22:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)9:58 PM CT-Lackey gave up a season-high seven runs in 4 1-3 innings in Saturday's 9-6 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Lackey in 0-2 with a 6.61 ERA in his last three starts after posting a 0.44 ERA in winning his previous three. He's next scheduled to take the ball Thursday against the Mets, against whom he is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four starts.
|June 21 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Lackey allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings against the Cardinals on Monday in his first loss in three appearances this year against his former team, 3-2.
Analysis: Lackey allowed a total of three runs in his previous four starts combined.
|June 15 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET11:30 ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST11:00 AM VEN19:30 UAE10:30 AM CT-Lackey pitched well again Tuesday, surrendering two runs and four hits while striking out seven in a 4-3 win over the Nationals.
Analysis: "Big John" hasn't lost since May 11. He's 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA with 44 strikeouts in his last six starts.
|June 8 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Lackey gave up three hits and struck out eight with no walks over seven scoreless innings Wednesday to beat the Phillies 8-1.
Analysis: Lackey extended his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings and is 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA in his last three starts.
|June 4 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Lackey fanned nine in 6 2/3 innings Friday in a 6-0 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Lackey (6-2, 2.88 ERA) yielded five hits and walked two in his second straight win. He's 3-1 with a 1.81 ERA in his last seven outings and 4-1 with a 1.66 ERA in his six at Wrigley Field this season.
|May 30 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Lackey moved to 5-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Lackey allowed one run in seven innings with six strikeouts.
|May 19 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Lackey gave up one run in six innings Wednesday in Milwaukee but did not get a decision. The Chicago Cubs needed 13 innings for a 2-1 victory.
Analysis: Lackey (4-2, 3.31 ERA) also yielded one run in eight innings in a 1-0 loss to San Diego on May 11. He has a 1.86 ERA in four starts this month.
|May 12 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Lackey was the hard-luck loser in a 1-0 defeat to San Diego on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lackey (4-2, 3.54 ERA) retired the first 14 batters before Christian Bethancourt broke up the perfect game with a majestic blast over the left-field bleachers and on to Waveland Avenue. He allowed two other hits in eight innings while walking none and fanning seven.
|May 7 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Lackey fanned 11 over seven innings in an 8-6 win against Washington on Friday.
Analysis: Lackey (4-1, 4.02 ERA) also allowed two runs in his first win in three starts. He gave up a combined nine in his previous two outings, including a 13-5 loss in Cincinnati on April 23.
|May 2 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Lackey was solid Sunday.
Analysis: Lackey allowed three runs in eight innings and nearly got into a brouhaha with Atlanta catcher Tyler Flowers to liven up a dull afternoon at Wrigley Field.
|Apr. 19 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Lackey shut down his former team on Monday, holding the Cardinals scoreless over seven innings.
Analysis: He surrendered just four hits while walking one and striking out 11. He also went 1 for 3 with a run-scoring single at the plate.
|Apr. 14 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET21:06 ET1:06 GMT9:06 6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST8:36 PM VEN5:06 UAE (+1)8:06 PM CT-Lackey got back to form with a strong showing on Wednesday.
Analysis: He held Cincinnati to two runs and six hits over 6 2-3 innings while walking three and striking out seven.
|2002||Ana||9||4||0 - 0||18||18||1||108.1||113||52||44||10||33||0||69||1.35||3.66|
|2003||Ana||10||16||0 - 0||33||33||2||204.0||223||117||105||31||66||4||151||1.42||4.63|
|2004||Ana||14||13||0 - 0||33||32||1||198.1||215||108||103||22||60||4||144||1.39||4.67|
|2005||LAA||14||5||0 - 0||33||33||1||209.0||208||85||80||13||71||3||199||1.33||3.44|
|2006||LAA||13||11||0 - 0||33||33||3||217.2||203||98||86||14||72||4||190||1.26||3.56|
|2007||LAA||19||9||0 - 0||33||33||2||224.0||219||87||75||18||52||2||179||1.21||3.01|
|2008||LAA||12||5||0 - 0||24||24||3||163.1||161||71||68||26||40||1||130||1.23||3.75|
|2009||LAA||11||8||0 - 0||27||27||1||176.1||177||84||75||17||47||1||139||1.27||3.83|
|2010||Bos||14||11||0 - 0||33||33||0||215.0||233||114||105||18||72||2||156||1.42||4.40|
|2011||Bos||12||12||0 - 0||28||28||0||160.0||203||119||114||20||56||1||108||1.62||6.41|
|2013||Bos||10||13||0 - 0||29||29||2||189.1||179||80||74||26||40||0||161||1.16||3.52|
|2014||Bos||11||7||0 - 0||21||21||1||137.1||137||60||55||15||32||0||116||1.23||3.60|
|2014||StL||3||3||0 - 0||10||10||0||60.2||69||34||29||9||15||1||48||1.38||4.30|
|2014||Tot||14||10||0 - 0||31||31||1||198.0||206||94||84||24||47||1||164||1.28||3.82|
|2015||StL||13||10||0 - 0||33||33||1||218.0||211||71||67||21||53||5||175||1.21||2.77|
|2016||ChC||11||8||0 - 0||29||29||0||188.1||146||74||70||23||53||1||180||1.06||3.35|
|Career||176||135||0 - 0||417||416||18||2669.2||2697||1254||1150||283||762||29||2145||1.30||3.88|
|2002||Ana||Total||2||0||0 - 0||5||3||0||22.1||21||6||6||0||6||4||17||2.42|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||3.0||3||0||0||0||1||0||3||0.00|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||0.00|
|WS||1||0||0 - 0||3||2||0||12.1||15||6||6||0||5||4||7||4.38|
|2005||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||16.1||15||8||8||1||10||0||12||4.41|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.1||7||3||3||0||9||0||9||2.38|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||8||5||5||1||1||0||3||9.00|
|2007||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||9||4||4||2||2||0||4||6.00|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||9||4||4||2||2||0||4||6.00|
|2008||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.2||11||4||4||1||4||0||6||2.63|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.2||11||4||4||1||4||0||6||2.63|
|2009||LAA||Total||1||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||19.2||19||7||5||0||7||0||14||2.29|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.1||4||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.00|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||12.1||15||7||5||0||6||0||10||3.65|
|2013||Bos||Total||3||1||0 - 0||5||4||0||26.0||25||8||8||0||6||0||25||2.70|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||7||4||4||0||3||0||6||6.75|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.2||4||0||0||0||0||0||8||0.00|
|WS||1||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||14.0||14||4||4||0||3||0||11||2.57|
|2014||StL||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.0||10||5||5||0||2||1||11||3.46|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||5||1||1||0||1||0||8||1.29|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||5||4||4||0||1||1||3||6.00|
|2015||StL||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.1||6||4||4||1||2||0||10||3.48|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.1||6||4||4||1||2||0||10||3.48|
|2016||ChC||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||13.0||14||8||7||1||6||1||12||4.85|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||4.0||7||3||3||0||2||0||4||6.75|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||4.0||3||2||2||0||3||0||3||4.50|
|WS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||4||3||2||1||1||1||5||3.60|
|Career||8||6||0 - 0||26||23||0||140.1||130||54||51||6||45||6||111||3.27|