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Game 71 Recap: Marlins 4 Cubs 2

Top Play (WPA): The Cubs got a very strong start from Jon Lester, who pitched seven innings with just two earned runs and seven strikeouts. The bad news? The Cubs were absolutely shut down by Wei-Yin Chen, who had been really bad in his last few starts—a 9.88 ERA in 13.2 innings in his previous […]
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DraftKings: David Ortiz, Jon Lester Among Tom Caron’s Fantasy Picks

If you’re looking to fill out your fantasy baseball lineup Thursday, NESN’s Tom Caron thinks you should go with David Ortiz. The Red Sox designated hitter will face James Shields on Thursday when Boston takes on the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park, and he’s enjoyed a lot of success against the right-hander. Ortiz has a .300 average with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 60 at...
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DPD: Lester, Greinke, and a Short Slate

It’s an awfully short slate on this baseball Thursday with just nine games, and it gets even shorter when considering the paucity of quality starting options. We did however manage to find a couple intriguing arms. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Jon Lester (CHC) versus Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen The Cubs have won eight of Lester’s last 10 starts, and even when things were...
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WATCH: STL Millar on who's more country: Lester or Lackey?

Kevin Millar and the rest of the SportsTalk Live panel discuss Jon Lester and John Lackey to see which Cubs player is more of a country boy.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fowler promotes camp, Lester asks if they have PFP

Dexter Fowler tweets info to his youth baseball camp. Jon Lester jokingly responds asking him if they have pitchers fielding practice.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Is Jon Lester the Cubs' best pitcher right now?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Jon Lester is the Cubs' best pitcher right now.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Sanchez, Lester Lead a Five-Pack of Aces

It’s a five-pack of aces in isolation on this baseball Sunday as three lefties and two righties toe the rubber. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Aaron Sanchez (TOR) versus Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jiménez Sanchez’ last four starts have been very strong—31-5 K/BB ratio, seven earned runs in 28.1 innings—and he’s induced double-digit grounders in his last nine straight...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Jon Lester continues to find groove in second season

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses how Jon Lester and the Cubs' pitching staff is making noise each time out.
Via CSN Chicago
17 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Lester, Matz Liven Up Lean Monday

It’s a light and lean Monday slate, as there’s just 10 games and no aces matchups. Still, there are some interesting pitchers toeing the mound today. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Jon Lester (CHC) versus Philadelphia’s Adam Morgan It’s been a nice season for Lester, and he’s coming off arguably his finest start of the year last time out against the Dodgers. Lester...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester has pitched for years with bone chip in elbow

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has been pitching with a bone chip in his left elbow for at least two years, and almost certainly much longer than that. The information came out in Jeff Passan’s new book, The Arm, and the Cubs discovered the issue in an MRI as part of Lester’s physical before signing with the team. Lester spoke to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times about the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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