John Lackey returned to form Friday by allowing just six hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings as part of a 2-1 victory over the Reds.
John Lackey (arm) is scheduled to pitch in Friday's series-opener against the Reds.
John Lackey (arm) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.
John Lackey admitted Sunday that he's going through a "dead arm" phase.
The Cardinals have elected to skip John Lackey's next turn in the rotation.
John Lackey was ejected in the third inning of Wednesday's start against the Reds for arguing balls and strikes.
John Lackey was once again hit hard in a losing effort against the Brewers on Friday, allowing six runs on nine hits over his six frames.
John Lackey allowed five runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday.
John Lackey pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the victory as the Cardinals edged the Pirates 3-2 on Monday.
John Lackey allowed four runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Tuesday.
John Lackey bounced back from his previous start, allowing only two runs over seven innings, but got a no-decision in Thursday's win against the Padres.
John Lackey was bombed for nine earned runs over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Orioles.
John Lackey allowed two runs over seven innings against the Brewers to earn his first win as a member of the Cardinals on Sunday.
John Lackey will make his Cardinals' debut on Sunday versus the Brewers.