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Cubs | John Lackey goes on DL

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:03:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 19, because of a right shoulder strain.

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Cubs | John Lackey suffers fourth straight loss

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:01:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey struck out eight in as many innings, but he surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks in a 4-1 defeat versus the Texas Rangers on Sunday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey proved to be no match for Cole Hamels in this one. The 37-year-old continues to eat up innings at a high rate, but Sunday marked the third straight outing and fourth in his last five in which he has yielded at least four runs. Lackey will have a chance to get it right in Milwaukee against the Brewers on Saturday and should be a strong fantasy start for that contest.

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Cubs | Inconsistent outing for John Lackey

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:08:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed four runs in his first three innings Sunday, Jul 10, and he then rebounded by shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates through the following three innings. Lackey allowed five earned runs in six innings, walked two and struck out nine but didn't get the decision.

Fantasy Tip: This is kind of indicative of the up-and-down season Lackey has had. He's still worth starting when the Cubs eventually get better. Right now the team is struggling so much starting Lackey may be asking for trouble.

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Cubs | John Lackey extends winless streak

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:29:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed six runs on six hits in six innings against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, July 5, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked five during the game. Lackey has gone 0-3 over his last five starts.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey still has a solid 3.50 ERA but has allowed 15 runs in his last three starts. He is scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in his next start and will be a risky option because of his uncertain status.

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Cubs | John Lackey shelled

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:17:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed a season-high seven runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey was due to slip a bit after an impressive start, but he should remain a quality mixed league starter for the remainder of the season.

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Cubs | Slow start costs John Lackey

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:19:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey gave up all three of his runs over the first three innings of his outing Monday, June 20, in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Lackey permitted seven hits and three walks while fanning six over as many innings.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey has been a model of consistency this season, as his 12 quality starts - including 10 in a row - is tied with Jon Lester for the team lead and is tied for third-best in the majors. Monday marked only the third time since May 1 that the 37-year-old allowed three earned runs and eighth time he has registered at least six strikeouts. Keep Lackey in the lineup for his next scheduled start against the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

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Cubs | John Lackey solid once again

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:52:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning seven over six frames in a no-decision against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: This outing has to be considered something of a disappointment since Lackey hasn't given up more than two runs since May 23. All kidding aside, the 37-year-old right-hander has turned in nine consecutive quality starts, striking out at least seven in six of those trips to the mound. Lackey will be a two-start pitcher next week - getting the St. Louis Cardinals at home and Miami Marlins on the road - and is an obvious must-start at this point.

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Cubs | John Lackey has been fantastic

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:59:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey is 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA in eight games since May, which is the third lowest ERA in baseball in that span behind San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner (0.96 ERA) and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (0.99 ERA).

Fantasy Tip: That's some great company to be in. The 37-year-old Lackey continues to get it done with a 7-2 record, 2.63 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season. Phenomenal numbers. He's also striking out a career-high 9.2 batters per nine innings. With Chicago's great offense backing him, Lackey should continue to have plenty of chances at victories, too. Keep running him out there every fifth day.

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Rangers | Cole Hamels nets 2,000th strikeout

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:32:41 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels netted his 2,000th career strikeout Sunday, June 12. Only six other pitchers active (Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, John Lackey, Jake Peavy, Justin Verlander) have 2,000 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This is a big honor for Hamels, whose 5-1 record and 78 strikeouts make him a popular fantasy option in daily, AL and mixed formats.

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Cubs | John Lackey pitches well Wednesday

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:03:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey pitched seven scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, June 8, to pick up his seventh win of the season. He allowed three hits during the game while striking out eight batters.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey has allowed only one run in his last three starts and has 23 strikeouts during that span. He is scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in his next start and is a must-start option at this point.

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