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Chicago Cubs Jon Lester puts on strikeout show

Strikeouts were the theme in the Chicago Cubs 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. The Rockies ended the game striking out 16 times, 14 of them coming against Cubs ace, Jon Lester. Lester went eight strong innings, yielding just two runs on five hits while striking out 14. Hector Rondon picked up his 13th save of the season, striking out two in a hitless ninth...
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Lester strikes out 14 to lead Cubs over Rockies 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) Jon Lester struck out 14, one shy of his career high and the most for a Cubs pitcher in more than a decade, leading Chicago over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Wednesday. A day after he was acquired from Toronto, Jose Reyes was 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base in his Rockies' debut. The four-time All-Star, obtained in a trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto, batted...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Cubs: Butler vs. Lester (Game 100 Thread)

COL (43-55): RHP Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.77) CHC (52-47): LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 3.32) First pitch: 1:20pmCT TBA      Fowler# cf Schwarber* lf Bryant 3b Rizzo* 1b Coghlan* rf Russell ss Ross c Lester* p Herrera# 2b Lester gave up 2 ER in 7 innings against the Phillies for a no-decision last Friday. He pitched in Colorado in June 2010, giving up 1 ER and 6 hits and taking the loss...
Via Cub Reporter
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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-...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 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
9 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...
11 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
23 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

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