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Lester: 'I just try to pitch and do a good job'

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talked about his start and his focus after the 5-1 win at the Padres.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Jon Lester, Edwin Jackson and a Cubs rotation that keeps rolling

SAN DIEGO – The Cubs completely whiffed in their evaluation of Edwin Jackson and still built the best rotation in baseball, one filled with Cy
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

DraftKings: Unkie Lester Is Flipping The Script On The Padres

I was going to lede with Lester the Molester is going to flip the script on the Padres, but I didn't want the Vatican Policia to flag me. The last thing I need is some little Italian guy going through my trash in the middle of the night. I just had a vision of Grey outside of Giancarlo's house rummaging through his Salvation Army donation bags looking for his old jock straps. ...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester to cross Petco Park off list in opener vs. Padres

Cubs starter Jon Lester will cross off Petco Park as the last current Major League park he has pitched at as he matches up Monday against former teammate Edwin Jackson and the Padres.
4 days ago

Noah Syndergaard Has a Major Problem

I don’t remember hearing much about controlling the running game until the whole Jon Lester episode. I mean, it’s always been important, but it was one of those baseball subtleties until it became public knowledge that Lester went a whole season without attempting a single pickoff. That opened up the gates, and, last year, Lester allowed more stolen bases than anybody else. He...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester endorses move for Jonathan Papelbon if Cubs are interested

If there is a public enemy No. 1 in the world of Major League Baseball, former Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon may be just that guy. However, one former teammate wouldn’t mind seeing him in his bullpen for the stretch run. According to an ESPN report, Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester, has endorsed the embattled closer for a role on his current team should the club be...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester endorses Papelbon, thinks he could help Cubs

A number of contending teams are being linked with recently released reliever Jonathan Papelbon, but there are some questions as to whether his character would be detrimental to one of those teams. Chicago Cubs pitcher and Papelbon’s former teammate Jon Lester doesn’t buy that at all. “He is crazy,” Lester said of Papelbon on Sunday, via ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. “But he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Gives Cubs Crazy Walk-Off Win Over Mariners — With His Bat

If you placed a bet that Jon Lester would deliver the game-winning RBI to help the Chicago Cubs win Sunday’s game — well, we don’t believe you. The Cubs starting pitcher, after all, is one of the worst hitters in Major League Baseball history. He owns a lifetime .051 batting average and didn’t record the first hit of his career — which began in 2006 — until last season...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs win completely bonkers game on Jon Lester walk-off bunt in extras

The Cubs-Mariners game on Sunday night at Wrigley Field was one of the craziest baseball games we will see in the 2016 MLB season (or ever). It had a pitcher playing left field and making great plays (before then coming back in to pitch), it had 12 innings, it had a comeback from a six-run deficit, it had a wild pitch tying the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Skill, Not Luck: Jon Lester Edition

The Cubs’ starting pitching staff has collectively assembled a season to this point that rivals that of any other staff in baseball, if not surpasses them. And what makes this even more interesting is the fact that they are doing this in part on the backs of a couple of pitchers who are outperforming their […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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