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Jake Arrieta continues to show why he should be considered the Chicago Cubs’ ace

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester last December to a six year, $155 million contract, everyone assumed the left-hander would become the Cubs ace immediately. However, 77 games into the Cubs’ season, another pitcher has quietly surpassed Lester as the most dominant member of their pitching staff. That pitcher is right-hander Jake Arrieta. After throwing eight innings of one...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Mets 0 (7/1/15)

OSS: Stoppable force defeats movable object Three up 1. Jon Lester looked a little shaky early on, but settled down to shut out the Mets over seven innings, striking out seven. It is just the Mets punchless offense, but shutout performances are still always great to see, whether it’s the 27 Yankees or a beer league softball team. 2. How strange is it to have confidence in the bullpen...
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Cubs @ Mets: Lester vs. Colon (Game 76 Thread)

CHC (40-35): LHP Jon Lester (4-6, 4.43) NYM: (40-38): RHP Bartolo Colon (9-6, 4.89) First pitch: 6:10pmCT Fowler# cf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Coghlan* lf Castro ss Baxter* rf Ross c Lester* p Herrera# 2b   Granderson* rf Tejada ss Duda* 1b Murphy* 3b Mayberry lf Flores 2b Plawecki c Lagares cfColon p Lester went 0-3 with a 5.74 ERA in June, including his loss to LAD (4 IP, 4 ER...
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lester encourages fans to vote for Cubs

The All-Star teams aren’t announced until Sunday, but Jon Lester isn’t waiting until then to find out which of his teammates will be headed to Cincinnati. Lester is trying his best to get fans to vote for Cubs players so that the Cubs can possibly have a starter or two. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Andy Fletcher stomps out to mound to confront Jon Lester (video)

An unquestionably outrageous and arguably unacceptable scene played out during Thursday’s tilt between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher took issue with Jon Lester and tried to stomp out to the mound to confront the pitcher. Fletcher’s attempted confrontation with the Cubs pitcher was somewhat foiled by catcher...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Yet to Meet Expectations for Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 14: Jon Lester #34 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Wrigley Field on June 14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Though the Red Sox and Giants put up a good fight for Jon Lester’s services this off-season, it seemed like a matter of time before he reunited with Theo Epstein in Chicago...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How's Jon Lester doing?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Duane Burleson/Getty ImagesRemember those cold November days, when we were sure that Lester was coming back and then he chose to sign with the Chicago Cubs? Do you remember that we thought that it was actually a wrong move and that the rotation couldn't work without an ace (not that they actually  can...)? Well, let's see how our beloved...
Via RedSoxLife
12 days 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...
May 28, 2015  |  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

WATCH: Lester fuels criticism of pickoff move with errant throw

Your browser does not support iframes. On the list of things in sports that seems hard to believe is Jon Lester hadn’t made a pickoff attempt since 2013. On Monday, that streak came to an end. Based on the result of Lester’s second attempt, it may be a while before he throws over to first...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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