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John Lackey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/23/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Grayson County (TX) CC
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John Lackey yielded two runs over six innings in Friday's 8-3 win over the Astros.
Lackey was shaky, allowing four hits and five walks while throwing just 67 out of 117 pitches for strikes. Still, he managed to avoid any major damage. His five walks were a season-high and his most since returning from Tommy John surgery. He struck out three batters in the victory and will finish off the first half at 10-6 with a 3.79 ERA and 109/28 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings over 19 starts. Jul 12 - 12:06 AM

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there has been "lots of interest" in John Lackey.

The Red Sox would understandably prefer to deal Jake Peavy, as he's owed $7 million more this season and will be a free agent this winter, while Lackey is slated to earn just $500,000 in 2015 and has pitched much better than Peavy the last two seasons. The out-of-contention Red Sox will surely consider trading Lackey if they get a great offer, but it would take a lot.
Jul 9 - 11:18 AM

John Lackey gave up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday as the Red Sox fell to the Orioles.

The Red Sox won the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, but Lackey couldn't help them steal the second. He struck out 11 batters but surrendered 10 hits -- including two home runs. Lackey has struggled badly now in three straight starts, though his overall numbers are still good.
Jul 5 - 11:00 PM

John Lackey struggled, but still walked away with a victory against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over his five innings of work.

Lackey struck out two and walked one on the night. Once again, he was victimized by the long ball in New York, as Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran tagged him for back-to-back homers in the fourth inning. Even with the rough night, he still owns a strong 3.62 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 95/22 K/BB ratio over 112 innings on the season. He’ll look for better results when he takes on the Orioles at home on Saturday.
Jun 30 - 12:14 AM

John Lackey was blitzed for seven runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a 12-3 loss to the Mariners.

Lackey was coming off his best outing of the year, having shut out the Twins for nine innings with nine strikeouts on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander entered 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA in his last six starts, and 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last seven at Seattle. In other words, this was a great matchup gone terribly awry for fantasy owners. Now 8-5 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, Lackey gets the ball in a big spot next time, squaring off against the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball.
Jun 24 - 1:27 AM

John Lackey shut out the Twins for nine innings and struck out nine before coming out of a 0-0 game on Wednesday.

It's the second time this year Lackey has gone without allowing a run and come away with a no-decision. The Red Sox did end up winning this one, though; they lost the other one 1-0 to the Rays. Lackey is 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA over his last six starts.
Jun 18 - 4:46 PM

John Lackey gave up three runs over 6 2/3 innings Friday in a 10-3 win over the Indians.

Lackey surrendered a two-run homer to Carlos Santana in the second inning and an RBI double to Michael Brantley in the third, but he held the Indians off the board the rest of the way. He notched five strikeouts in the victory and now sits at 8-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 81/18 K/BB ratio in 94 1/3 across 14 starts. He'll look for his third straight win when he faces the Twins next week at Fenway Park.
Jun 13 - 11:17 PM

John Lackey earned his seventh victory of the season on Sunday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits over eight innings against the Tigers.

Lackey punched out five on the night while issuing just one free pass. Rookie shortstop Eugenio Suarez was responsible for most of the damage against him, delivering a pair of RBI singles. He’ll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes a 3.18 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 76/16 K/BB ratio into Friday’s matchup against the Indians.
Jun 8 - 11:48 PM

John Lackey took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Monday against the Indians.

Lackey walked just two batters in this one. Unfortunately, they came in a three-batter span in the first inning, and a Lonnie Chisenhall bloop single scored both runners. Lackey went on to give up only one more run, but it wasn't enough tonight. The complete game was his first of the season. He has a 1.94 ERA over his last eight starts.
Jun 2 - 9:51 PM

John Lackey fanned nine in 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Red Sox topped the Braves 4-0 on Wednesday.

The Red Sox have won three straight against the Braves on the heels of their 10-game skid. Lackey allowed eight hits tonight, but six were singles and he didn't walk anyone. The strikeouts also helped a bunch. He's pitched 13 1/3 scoreless innings in his last two starts.
May 28 - 10:55 PM

John Lackey held the Rays scoreless over seven-plus innings on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

Lackey gave up just five hits and one walk while striking out three, but he didn't get any help from his offense. While he took the no-decision, the outing was nice to see after he was hit hard last time out. He'll carry a 3.58 ERA into a start against the Braves next week.
May 23 - 10:57 PM

John Lackey was hammered for six runs -- five earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

Detroit's offense got to Lackey for nine hits and two walks in the blowout. Lackey had been riding a streak of four straight starts with two or fewer runs allowed and watched his ERA balloon from 3.57 to 4.01. He will look to right the ship next time out against the Rays.
May 17 - 10:06 PM

John Lackey allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out nine, over seven innings in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Lackey has now turned in four straight starts with two or fewer runs allowed, going 3-0 over that time. He struck out nine while not walking a batter in the outing. Lackey owns a 5-2 record, 3.57 and 1.21 WHIP through eight starts. The Tigers are the next unlucky club to draw Lackey, and they'll meet on Saturday.
May 11 - 7:57 PM

John Lackey allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday.

The right-hander gave up five hits and three walks while striking out four. Lackey owns a 2.05 ERA over his last three starts, lowering his season ERA to 3.72. He'll look to stay on a roll when the Red Sox visit the Rangers next weekend.
May 4 - 5:51 PM

John Lackey allowed two runs on six hits over eight innings in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.

Lackey turned in his second straight strong start after a couple of clunkers in the middle of the month. The right-hander issued one walk while striking out five in the outing. With the win, he moved to 4-2 with a 3.82 ERA through six starts. He'll try to keep it going Sunday against the Athletics.
Apr 29 - 10:51 PM

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