#Cubs lineup: Lackey vs. Cardinals
John Lackey pitched two seasons with the Cardinals but has never faced them in the regular season. That will change Monday night when the right-hander opens the Cubs’ three-game series in St. Louis. Here’s the lineup:
Lackey was 11-4 with a 2.03 ERA (35 ER/155 1/3 IP) in 22 regular season starts at Busch Stadium in his two seasons with the Cardinals. That’s the lowest ERA of any pitcher who has made 10 or more starts at the new Busch Stadium. The right-hander picked up the win in his last start on Wednesday against the Reds, giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings.
Although he’s never faced the Cardinals in the regular season, he’s 1-1, 2.57 ERA in three appearances (two starts) against them in the 2013 World Series.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:09 p.m. CT, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN, WPWR and 670 AM radio.