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John Lackey
ERA W-L K
4.67 10-9 115
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-6 / 235 NFBC ADP: 162.50
Position: SPBorn: 10/23/1978 Birthplace: Abilene, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Angels (1999)


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Aug. 17 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET0:04 ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST11:34 PM VEN8:04 UAE11:04 PM CT-Lackey allowed one run on four hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Wednesday. Lackey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.67 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey is 5-0 with a 3.06 ERA since the All-Star break after going 5-9 with a 5.20 ERA in the season's first half. He was trying for a career-best sixth win but settled for the no-decision.
Aug. 12 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET1:23 ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST12:53 AM VEN9:23 UAE12:23 AM CT-Lackey improved to 10-9, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Friday. Lackey struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's won five straight starts.
Aug. 5 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-John Lackey improved to 9-9, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals 7-4 on Saturday. Lackey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.81 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey has now won all four of his starts since the All-Star break, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He is next scheduled to take the ball Friday in Arizona, and in five career starts against the Diamondbacks, the veteran is 4-0 with a 2.76 ERA.
July 30 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 improved to 8-9, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Lackey struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.87 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
July 25 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-John Lackey improved to 7-9, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday. Lackey struck out five, ending the game with a 4.97 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey became the first Cubs pitcher to plunk four guys since 1957, but managed to pick up his second straight victory since returning from the DL. He's allowed three runs in 10 innings over those two outings.
July 19 10:52 PM PT11:52 PM MT12:52 AM CT1:52 AM ET1:52 ET5:52 GMT13:52 10:52 PM MST12:52 AM EST1:22 AM VEN9:52 UAE12:52 AM CT-Lackey improved to 6-9, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Tuesday. Lackey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.04 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 38-year-old showed no ill effects from plantar fasciitis in his right foot and won for the first time since June 18 at Pittsburgh, a stretch of four starts.
July 6 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Lackey has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Tuesday in Atlanta.
Analysis: The 38-year-old has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and was given a little extra rest prior to the All-Star break. Lackey sports a below-standard 5.20 ERA for the season, but produced quality starts in three of his previous four outings prior to hitting the DL on July 6.
July 5 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)5:25 PM CT-Lackey allowed three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Lackey struck out three, ending the game with a 5.20 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
June 29 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET0:02 ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST11:32 PM VEN8:02 UAE11:02 PM CT-John Lackey fell to 5-9, allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Wednesday. Lackey struck out two, ending the game with a 5.24 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Washington's three homers ran Lackey's season total to 24 in 16 starts. The right-hander gave up 23 in 29 starts last season. ''The second inning was pretty much the game,'' Lackey said. ''I didn't make enough good pitches.''
June 23 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Lackey fell to 5-8, allowing two runs - one earned - on three hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Friday. Lackey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The home run to Giancarlo Stanton was the 21st allowed by Lackey this season, two shy of his 2016 total. Eighteen have been solo. He matched a career-worst by allowing at least one home run in eight consecutive starts, something he also did while with the Angels in 2008.
June 18 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-John Lackey improved to 5-7, allowing one run on two hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday. Lackey struck out four, ending the game with a 4.98 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was a long time coming for Lackey, who entered Sunday's matchup 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA over his previous five starts. The 38-year-old hasn't put together consecutive quality starts since April 6-12, so he'll be a questionable play when he next faces a Marlins team that reached him for five runs across six innings earlier this month.
June 12 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-John Lackey fell to 4-7, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the New York Mets 6-1 on Monday. Lackey struck out one, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey is 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in his last five starts. He's allowed nine homers in 28 innings over those outings and a total of 19 on the season to rank among the major league leaders.
June 8 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-John Lackey fell to 4-6, allowing five runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Wednesday. Lackey struck out six, ending the game with a 5.12 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey was once again hurt by the long ball. The 38-year-old right-hander has allowed 16 home runs.
June 2 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-John Lackey allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Friday. Lackey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.90 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey bounced back after dropping his previous two starts behind a 9.00 ERA.
May 28 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-John Lackey fell to 4-5, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday. Lackey struck out five, ending the game with a 5.18 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
May 23 7:24 AM PT8:24 AM MT9:24 AM CT10:24 AM ET10:24 ET14:24 GMT22:24 7:24 AM MST9:24 AM EST9:54 AM VEN18:24 UAE9:24 AM CT-Lackey fell to 4-4, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Monday. Lackey struck out six, ending the game with a 4.82 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey is still inconsistent and frustrating for Chicago fans.
May 17 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-John Lackey improved to 4-3, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 on Tuesday. Lackey struck out three, ending the game with a 4.37 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey earned his third win in his last four starts after pitching 5 1/3 innings, his second-shortest outing of the season.
May 10 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE2:32 PM CT-John Lackey improved to 3-3, allowing four hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Tuesday. Lackey struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.29 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lacked had been struggling to keep the ball in the ball park, but he was fantastic in an outing where the Cubs really needed him to be.
May 4 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-John Lackey allowed three runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday. Lackey struck out six, ending the game with a 5.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET20:36 ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST8:06 PM VEN4:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-John Lackey improved to 2-3, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday. Lackey struck out four, ending the game with a 5.10 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lackey snapped his string of losses in three straight starts, though his ERA continued to climb. It's at 6.50 over his last three outings.
Apr. 23 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Lackey recorded seven strikeouts in six innings Sunday in Cincinnati, but lost his third straight start after permitting seven runs, five of which were earned.
Analysis: Lackey owns a 6.75 ERA over a string of two straight shaky starts but has fanned 26 in 24 innings thus far, so there is some good to take with the bad. The 38-year-old next faces one of his former teams, the Red Sox, Saturday in Fenway Park in a potentially challenging matchup.
Apr. 13 6:46 AM PT7:46 AM MT8:46 AM CT9:46 AM ET9:46 ET13:46 GMT21:46 6:46 AM MST8:46 AM EST9:16 AM VEN17:46 UAE8:46 AM CT-Lackey allowed a leadoff homer, three other hits and struck out 10 in six innings of a 2-0 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Analysis: He has a 3.00 ERA through two starts.

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