|Dec. 8 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Lackey and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a two-year contract.
Analysis: The 37-year-old went 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA in 33 starts for NL Central champion St. Louis. The move reunites Lackey with former teammates Jon Lester and David Ross. Lackey, Lester and Ross helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013. Cubs executive Theo Epstein also was the general manager in Boston when Lackey signed as a free agent with the Red Sox in 2009.
|Nov. 6 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have made $15.8 million qualifying offers to two of their players who became free agents: outfielder Jason Heyward and Lackey.
Analysis: Lackey, a 37-year-old right-hander, was 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA. Heyward, 26, hit .293 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs.
|Oct. 7 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Lackey gets the start in Game 1 of the NL Division Series for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Analysis: At the beginning of a two-hour workout for the NL Central champions on Tuesday, manager Mike Matheny said he was not ready to announce the rest of his playoff rotation or his roster. Matheny said he will likely reveal the roster after a workout Thursday. The 36-year-old Lackey went 9-4 with a 1.93 ERA in 17 starts at home. Overall, he was 13-10 with a 2.77 ERA - the first sub 3.00 ERA of his big career.
|Sep. 23 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Lackey had another quality outing at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, yielding one run in seven innings in a 3-1 victory against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Lackey (13-9, 2.74 ERA) has gone at least six innings and allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his 21 home starts for St. Louis since being acquired from Boston in July 2014. That includes 16 this season. Lackey is 11-4 with a 2.06 ERA in those 21 games and 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his last six overall starts.
|Sep. 18 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Lackey was sharp again Thursday, fanning eight over seven scoreless innings to defeat Milwaukee.
Analysis: The veteran struck out 10 in seven innings in his previous start. Lackey has been remarkably consistent since mid-June, compiling an 8-5 record with a 2.23 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 18 outings - 17 of which have been quality starts.
|Sep. 13 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Though he wound up with a no decision, Lackey matched a season high with 10 strikeouts while allowing two runs over seven innings Friday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Lackey has produced a quality start in all but one of his last 17 outings, going 7-5 with a 2.36 ERA over that span.
|Sep. 7 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Lackey suffered his ninth loss Sunday against the Pirates.
Analysis: The right-hander was charged with three runs and 10 hits over 7 1-3 innings. Though he's rarely been dominant this season, he's been a model of consistency, completing at least six innings in each of his last 16 outings.
|Aug. 27 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Lackey gave up one run in seven innings in a 3-1 victory in Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: It was the second win in three games for Lackey (11-8, 2.92 ERA), who gave up five runs in six innings in his prior outing Aug. 21 in San Diego.
|Aug. 22 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Lackey was reached for four earned runs in six innings in Friday's loss at San Diego.
Analysis: The effort ended a string of 12 consecutive quality starts, during which Lackey went 6-3 with a 2.12 ERA.
|July 2 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Lackey recorded his fourth consecutive quality start Wednesday, but fell to 6-5 in the Cardinals' 7-1 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Lackey, who gave up two runs over seven innings, owns a 2.17 ERA over his last four games.
|June 27 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Lackey was effective again over seven innings Friday against the Chicago Cubs but was denied a third consecutive win when the Cardinals needed 10 innings for a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Lackey (6-4, 3.35 ERA) gave up two runs while scattering eight hits against the Cubs. He has a 2.05 ERA in his last three starts.
|June 21 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Lackey cruised to his sixth win Saturday.
Analysis: Lackey allowed one run on five hits to earn his first victory on the road this season. He entered 0-3 with a 6.27 ERA in six road starts. "I thought I pitched pretty good," Lackey said.
|June 16 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Lackey gave up two runs in eight innings in a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Monday night.
Analysis: Lackey (5-4, 3.59 ERA) collected his third victory in four starts. He was coming off an 11-3 loss in Colorado on June 8 in which he was tagged for 10 runs and 12 hits in four innings.
|June 4 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Lackey won his second straight start Wednesday against the Brewers despite allowing a season-high 10 hits and three runs over seven innings of a 7-4 victory.
Analysis: Lackey is enjoying a solid 2015, going 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 11 starts.
|May 30 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Lackey worked seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got just enough against Mike Bolsinger to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 for their fifth straight victory on Friday night.
Analysis: Lackey (3-3, 2.83 ERA) struck out nine and allowed five hits in his first win in four starts. He is 6-3 with a 1.76 ERA against the Dodgers and beat them in Game 3 of the NL division series last fall.
|May 8 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Lackey allowed a run and five hits while striking out 10 in 7 2-3 innings of Thursday's win over the Cubs.
Analysis: The more starts Lackey can get at Busch Stadium, the better off the Cardinals will be. He's 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in nine home starts since being traded to St. Louis without allowing more than three earned runs.
|Apr. 17 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Lackey recovered nicely in his second start Thursday, throwing seven innings of five-hit ball while striking out eight in a 4-0 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Since joining the Cardinals, Lackey is 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 12 starts. At home, though, he's 3-0 with a 1.98 ERA in six starts.
|Apr. 11 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Lackey was underwhelming in his first start Friday, giving up four runs - all on two homers - and four hits with two walks in six innings of a 5-4 loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Lackey wasn't overly impressive after his trade to the Cardinals last season, going 3-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 10 starts, so it will be interesting to see what he can do in a full season with the Redbirds.
|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|
|Career||165||127||0 - 0||388||387||18||2481.1||2551||1180||1080||260||709||28||1965||1.31||3.92|
|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|
|Career||8||5||0 - 0||23||20||0||127.1||116||46||44||5||39||5||99||3.11|