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Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester Meeting Expectations

MESA, AZ – MARCH 6: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the game against the Cincinnati Reds on March 6, 2015 at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. The Reds defeated the Cubs 5-2. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images) Despite the 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester still looked strong. The left-hander went seven innings...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Show Early Success, Still Need Work

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals gave each respective fan base a show during the first two games of the three-game series. The third game presented a pitching clinic with the top-two pitcher...
Via The Sports Journal
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Jon Lester has the career yips ... at the plate

The Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester is 0-for-58 at the plate in 10 seasons, the most at-bats any player has ever gone without getting a hit to start a career.You read that right -- Jon Lester is batting .000 after 58 MLB at bats.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Jon Lester was about five feet from ending a career low-light with a career highlight. The Chicago Cubs pitcher entered Wednesday night without a hit in 57 career at-bats. He almost changed that in a big way in the second inning, smacking a shot off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Alas, Nationals outfielder Denard Span had other plans. Span’s catch at the warning track...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats 3, Cubs 0 (5/27/15)

OSS: Scherzer outduels Lester. Three up 1. It was a fantastic pitching matchup today, and both pitchers failed to disappoint. Jon Lester went seven innings, striking out ten Nats. He gave up a solo HR to Bryce Harper, along with an unearned run in the fourth. He was dealing early, but got a little frustrated with the home plate ump’s zone in the fourth. 2. Rizzo and Soler were...
Via Obstructed View
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher Lester sets batting futility record

  Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester established a major league record Wednesday night for the longest hitless drought to begin a career. Lester entered the game against the Washington Nationals tied with the San Diego Padres' Joey Hamilton, who had also gone 57 career at-bats without a hit. He established the new mark by flying out to deep center field in the second inning. He was...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jon Lester Is Now The MLB’s All-Time Worst Hitter

You don’t expect pitchers to be good hitters, not even average hitters but that being said Chicago Cubs lefty Jon Lester is now the MLB’s all-time worst hitting pitcher. On Friday, he went 0-for-3 during his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks that made Lester 0-for-57 in his career. Lester was tied with Joey Hamilton for the longest hitless streak by a pitcher at the start...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester Face Off for First Time in NL

Two American League transplants, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester, will face off for the first time in the National League tonight at Wrigley Field. Scherzer, who joined the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $210 million deal, and Lester, who joined the Chicago Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal, have both handled the league change very well so far this season. Scherzer looks...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester starting to earn his money

When the Chicago Cubs got their man, Jon Lester, this past offseason, along with his six-year $155 million deal with an option for a seventh at $15 million, enormous expectations were created. There were plenty of doubters saying: too old to sign for that many years, can’t pitch in the National League, and is overrated. Through the first month that all seemed to be true, but it...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester flips glove to first for out

We seemingly see a play like this every season – the infielder fields a ball hit pretty hard in his glove, and the ball gets stuck. He has no time to pry it out, so he pulls off the entire glove and tosses it to first for the out. That’s exactly what happened with Cubs starter Jon Lester on Sunday after fielding this shot back to the mound off the bat of Padres infielder Clint...
Via The Outside Corner
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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