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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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Cubs | John Lackey shuts down Arizona

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:15:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed five hits while walking two and striking out nine over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey has allowed one earned run or less in four of his last five starts, and his ERA is down to 2.88. The veteran should be starting in all formats whenever he takes the mound.

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Cubs | John Lackey is hard-luck loser

Wed, 11 May 2016 21:26:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed just one earned run, three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over eight innings in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 11, but he suffered the hard-luck loss.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey lacked run support from his normally dependable offense. At least he posted a strong stat line with plenty of whiffs against the National League's leading offense in strikeouts.

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Cubs | Kyle Hendricks, John Lackey to start DH

Mon, 09 May 2016 21:15:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks will start the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, May 11, against the San Diego Padres, while SP John Lackey will start the second game of the day-night twin bill.

Fantasy Tip: Hendricks and Lackey shifted around a bit due to the rainout Monday, but still get to face the Padres. San Diego leads the National League in strikeouts on offense, so both pitchers are fantastic fantasy options and DFS plays.

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Cubs | John Lackey fans 11 Nationals

Fri, 06 May 2016 15:05:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters during the Cubs' 8-6 win over the Washington Nationals Friday, May 6, and he registered his fourth win of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey has been solid but unspectacular to start the season, but the 11 punchouts were impressive Friday. Expect him to continue chipping away at his ERA (currently 4.02) and padding the win column going forward. Lackey is a solid mid-rotation arm.

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Cubs | John Lackey to start Sunday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:29:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey will start against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 1. He was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, April 30, but the game was rained out.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey is 3-1 with a 4.97 ERA through four starts and has struck out 27 batters in 25 1/3 innings. He has a very favorable matchup against the Braves, who have scored the fewest runs in the National League and have the second-worst batting average in the senior circuit. Lackey will be followed in the rotation by SPs Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.

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