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Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester showing signs of consistency

After an up and down first half, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Jon Lester is starting to show signs of consistency. However, Lester’s stats in the win/loss column don’t reflect that. At 5-8, Lester will need more help from his teammates to help turn around his record. There’s no stat that is more indicative of Lester’s up and down year than his ERA. ERA April- 6.23 May-...
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Chicago Cubs Should Not Give Up Young Talent in Trade

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis) In the first year of the Joe Maddon era, the Chicago Cubs are finally nearing postseason contention. They enter the second half in line for the second Wild Card spot, though with the Giants and Mets both within...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leave Len Kasper alone about the silly, phony, non-existent announcers’ Jinx

Chicago Cubs play by play man Len Kasper is one of the brightest announcers in baseball.  He uses analytics, he interacts with fans, he’s everything you want in a modern day baseball announcer.  Kasper and analyst Jim Deshaies form one of the most enjoyable local broadcast teams in the country and they fill the shoes of some legendary Cubs broadcasters quite well. One of the...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski Breaks Jon Lester’s No-Hit Bid In 8th After Controversial Call

ATLANTA — Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs has lost his no-hit bid against Atlanta in the eighth inning on a leadoff single by former teammate A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski lined a clean single to right field on Lester’s second pitch of the inning Saturday night at Turner Field. Earlier this season, Lester took a no-hit bid into the seventh against St. Louis before giving up a one...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester still can’t throw to bases

On a late Tuesday night in December, I launched Twitter and read the breaking news. Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs. I remember calling all my Cub fan friends the moment the signing broke. In all my excitement, I didn’t want to find out the exact figures of the contract. 6 years, $155 million. I knew with an immense contract, it’d be tough to surpass expectations...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Finally Records First MLB Hit

Chicago Cubs  starting pitcher JOn Lester has been in the big leagues for nine years. He has started in 268 regular season games--and somehow he managed to never get a single hit until Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.To be fair, he has played in the American league most of his career so he has not exactly had too many opportunities at the plate. This season is actually...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester finally got his first hit

Going into Monday night’s Cardinals-Cubs game, Chicago starter Jon Lester was 0/66 at the dish to start his career. Well, now he’s 1/67…though that one hit came in an unlikely way. An infield single….off the foot of former teammate John Lackey, nonetheless. It’s all downhill from here, Jon. The post Jon Lester finally got his first hit appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
22 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
June 26, 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

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