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 […]
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...
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...
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.
Dexter Fowler tweets info to his youth baseball camp. Jon Lester jokingly responds asking him if they have pitchers fielding practice.
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Jon Lester is the Cubs' best pitcher right now.
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...
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses how Jon Lester and the Cubs' pitching staff is making noise each time out.
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...
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...
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