Jose Quintana, John Lackey Are Cubs' Candidates To Start NLCS Game 1Quintana came on in relief in Game 5 on Thursday but threw just 12 pitches, so he may be good for Saturday.
Cubs Showcase John Lackey Tribute T-Shirts: 'I'm Always One Out Closer To The Beer'With the NLDS even at 1-1, the Cubs kept the mood light Sunday.
Cubs Include Lackey, Martin On NLDS Roster But Leave Rondon Off ItLeonys Martin will serve as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement.
Levine: John Lackey Likely To Be In Cubs' Bullpen For PlayoffsIn a test run for the playoffs, the Cubs used Lackey out of the bullpen Sunday in the regular-season finale.
Levine: Cubs Could Include All 5 Starters On NLDS RosterWith Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester not in top form, John Lackey could provide playoff insurance for the Cubs.
Levine: If That Was His Last Start, John Lackey Went Out In His Unique StyleThe fiery Lackey earned the NL Central-clinching win, after which teammates hinted at his retirement.
Levine: Cubs Show Mettle In Rallying For Big Win After Ejections"It was a nice little spark for us," Kris Bryant said of John Lackey and Willson Contreras getting tossed.
Happy His Cubs Rallied, John Lackey Has No Regrets After EjectionLackey was ejected in the fifth inning of Chicago's come-from-behind 8-2 win against St. Louis.
Cubs' John Lackey, Willson Contreras Ejected After Erupting On Plate Umpire's Missed Strike CallThe fifth inning got heated at Wrigley Field as the Cardinals caught a break and took the lead.
Levine: John Lackey Comes Up Big In Cubs' 5th Straight WinLackey threw seven shutout innings and had his best command Friday.
Levine: Steadily Chugging Along, Cubs' John Lackey Doesn't Yet Think Of His FutureCould Lackey return to the Cubs on a one-year deal in 2018? Only time will tell.