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Reds vs. Cardinals: LHP David Holmberg vs. RHP John Lackey

Cincinnati Reds (71-82) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (85-68)   LHP David Holmberg (1-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, .279 OAV) vs. RHP John Lackey (13-9, 3.97 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .270 OAV)   Friday, September 19, 2014: 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium ...

Cardinals Still Counting On John Lackey This Fall

“It is what it is. I just work here.” And in nine words John Lackey addressed his role, his irritable right shoulder, Tuesday’s postponed start and his oft-noted reputation as big-game pitcher in residence. Post-Dispatch

John Lackey Unhappy With Extra Rest; Michael Wacha, The Reliever?; Extra Bases

With the Milwaukee Brewers coming to Busch Stadium for their last three-game challenge to the Cardinals’ lead, Monday’s off day breaks just right for the Cardinals to rearrange the rotation and throw their three best pitchers at one of their ...

Cardinals’ Five Keys To Capturing NL Central

Good morning to the BFIB. Bernie Bytes

John Lackey ejected as St. Louis Cardinals fall to Reds

For the second night in row, the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they had to turn to the bullpen earlier than they preferred as John Lackey was ejected in the third inning. On ...

Win Gives Brewers Reason For Hope

On a cool Friday evening at Miller Park, the visiting Cardinals had the chance to intensify the Brewers’ anguish and put this most gregarious of cities into a football-season mood. Bernie Bytes

St. Louis Cardinals beat Cubs 9-6, head into September in First Place

The St. Louis Cardinals rallied from behind to defeat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 and enter the month of September tied for first place in the National League Central Division. The Cardinals could not have done it without the San Francisco ...

Derrick Goold On The Mornin After 8-26-14

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Cardinals Promote Tyler Lyons To Protect Bullpen; Extra Bases

A taxing weekend in Philadelphia forced the Cardinals to have an extra pitcher meet them at PNC Park on Monday even with their three most reliable pitchers set to throw against the Pirates in their three-game visit. Post-Dispatch

Derrick Goold & Joe Magrane On The Morning After 8-21-14

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Reds vs. Cardinals: RHP Alfredo Simon vs. RHP John Lackey

Cincinnati Reds (61-64) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (67-57)   RHP Alfredo Simon (12-8, 3.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, .241 OAV) vs. RHP John Lackey (12-8, 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, .263 OAV)   Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium ...

Allen Craig Starts Rehab Stint, Could Return Friday

The way things are scheduled right now, Allen Craig could be activated by the Red Sox on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners. Boston Official Site

St. Louis Cardinals score late, beat San Diego Padres 4-3

It took an eighth inning rally but the St. Louis Cardinals held on to for a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Starting pitcher John Lackey pitched seven solid innings for the Cards. The recently acquired pitcher allowed two ...

Oscar Taveras Takes A Seat; Yadier Molina Is Catching; Jason Motte Still Not Throwing

Manager Mike Matheny’s lineup for Thursday night’s Cardinals game with the San Diego Padres had several significant omissions/substitutions from the one that defeated Miami on Wednesday. Post-Dispatch

Jenifer Langosch On The Morning After 8-7-14

"Careless Whisper"..., the Cardinals always seem to gain momentum with big wins then have a clunker like Wednesday night, was not high on Trevor Rosenthal pitching as much as he had over the past week, would've thought offense could jump ...

Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller Go From Compadres To Competitors

As the clock ticked toward midnight at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, right-hander Joe Kelly emerged from the visitors' dugout, his new Red Sox jersey in hand, and caught eyes with Shelby Miller across the field. St. Louis Official Site

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

John Lackey happy to be with St. Louis Cardinals

Pitcher John Lackey, acquired last week in a trade with the Boston Red Sox, is happy to be with the St. Louis Cardinals. Lackey joined Jim Edmonds and Tim McKernan on the radio earlier today to talk about being traded ...

Allen Craig’s Left Foot Tells The Tale

The Red Sox told us Tuesday what most strongly suspected. Allen Craig’s left foot isn’t right. Post-Dispatch

Without Allen Craig, Like It Or Not, Cardinals Outfield Plan Is Crystal Clear

We all knew something was going to happen at some point. Which makes the fact we’re all surprised to see it happen rather comical. But the day Oscar Taveras introduced himself to the Cardinals organization he had a ...

John Mozeliak Moves To Fix Two Problems

Sensitive to any suggestion that he exerts undue influence over his third-year manager, John Mozeliak is fond of saying, “I don’t do lineups.” Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Improve, But Is It Enough?

In separate trades, the Cardinals supplemented their starting rotation, acquiring right-handers Justin Masterson and John Lackey. The moves were quintessentially Mozeliakian, as the GM followed his typical script by accurately identifying needs then fu...

MLB Trade: St. Louis Cardinals send Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for John Lackey

Hours before the July 31 trading deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals have traded first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for right-handed pitcher John Lackey and minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell. Everyone had ...

Mariners Trade Rumors: Will Seattle Target John Lackey?

Jon Lester is no longer the only Red Sox pitcher who seems likely to be moved at the deadline (after being scratched today). Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has tweeted that sources are suggesting that both Lester and teammate John ...

Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Should Consider John Lackey

The weaknesses of the 2014 Atlanta Braves have been discussed in depth here on Tomahawk Take this week. The team could use a bench bat, a left-handed reliever, and another starting pitcher, given the recent struggles of Mike Minor and ...

Pedroia, Ortiz power Red Sox to series win

Mookie Betts had all of the attention entering Sunday night’s tilt against the Yankees. However, while Betts had a good day in his Major League debut (going 1-3 with a walk and a run), at the end of the day ...

Red Sox beaten in Seattle

The Red Sox offensive struggles took a backseat to a pitching meltdown Monday night in Seattle. John Lackey and Chris Capuano just couldn’t keep the Mariners in check. The offense still struggled with leaving men on base; they stranded five ...

Red Sox offense wakes up, beating the Indians, 10-3.

While the night did not start promisingly for the Red Sox, a combination of plate discipline and timely hitting led to a comfortable 10-3 win tonight at Fenway. The Indians drew blood first tonight on a long home run by ...

Despite Red Sox struggles, John Lackey has pitched his way into All-Star consideration

The Boston Red Sox have been plagued by inconsistency in 2014. With the All-Star Game in Minneapolis just over a month away, it’s unlikely the team will be rewarded for its uneven performance. Even last summer, in a World Series ...

David Ortiz’s clutch homer powers Red Sox to 5-3 victory

  The Red Sox welcomed a familiar face back into the lineup tonight as Mike Napoli returned from a stint on the disabled list. Napoli’s return gave the Red Sox a new-look lineup with a big power bat back in ...

John Lackey, rookies, lead Red Sox over Braves 4-0

Prior to the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves game, festivities took place regarding a legendary team – a celebration of the 2004 championship team. For the current crop it was once again a brave new world as the Red ...

Red Sox slide continues as Rays walk off in ninth

Some dude named Cole Figueroa was the hero on a night John Lackey and his ten-gallon hat should have saved the day. The Tampa Bay Rays refused to follow the script with a 1-0, walk-off victory over the Boston Red ...

Scherzer vs. Lester to kick off Red Sox-Tigers tilt at Fenway

Last October’s ALCS matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers was one for the ages. Though it didn’t stretch to seven games, it was a hotly contested series where either team could have emerged the victor – in fact, ...

The Fox Hole: On Doubront, Darvish, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, and more

Some Tuesday thoughts following an off-day and a Bruins clunker… …Felix Doubront starts tonight. BSI’s Patrick Green recently suggested sending Doubront to the bullpen, and I believe that’s where he’s going to end up. The only question is how long ...

Lackey dominates as Red Sox move above .500

After a 2-1 start to the season, it took the Red Sox nine tries to return to the .500 mark after an early-season slump. However, surpassing the .500 mark proved not nearly so arduous as the Red Sox beat the ...

The Red Sox take their .500 record to Texas

The Red Sox are riding about as high as 17-17 team can ride right now. They took two close games from the Cincinnati Reds in their last at-bat and look to keep their momentum going as they start a three-city, ...

Red Sox fall just short, lose 3-2 in extra innings

Throughout the first months of the 2014 season, the .500 mark has been dancing before the Boston Red Sox’ eyes like a mirage in a desert. However, coming off two consecutive wins against the Oakland Athletics and just one game ...

John Lackey is the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff

John Lackey has gone from the poster boy of the beer and chicken fiasco to the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff. In last night’s win over the Rays, Lackey went 8.0 innings, allowing just two runs while striking ...

Red Sox defeat Rays behind John Lackey and a huge 6th inning

Another strong outing for John Lackey propelled the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Rays Tuesday night. Lackey improved his record to 4-2 behind eight solid innings and scattering six hits with two runs, one walk and five ...

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