Jon Lester SP CHC 4 months ago

Lester will start Game 1 of the NLCS, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Jon Lester SP CHC 4 months ago

Lester took the loss in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out nine.

Jon Lester SP CHC 4 months ago

Lester held the Reds to one run on three hits over eight innings Wednesday to improve to 11-12. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk.

Jon Lester SP CHC 5 months ago

Lester allowed two runs on five hits, he didn't walk a batter, and struck out six over seven innings of a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon.

Jon Lester SP CHC 5 months ago

Lester fell to 10-11 in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing four runs in six innings while striking out two.

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Jon Lester SP CHC 5 months ago

Lester (10-10) turned in a dominant nine-strikeout performance on Tuesday, surrendering only five hits an earned run and a walk in a complete-game, 2-1 victory over the Pirates.

Jon Lester SP CHC 5 months ago

Lester was brilliant on Wednesday, allowing one run on just two hits and a walk across seven innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals. He struck out seven.

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Jon Lester SP CHC 6 months ago

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester will start Friday against the San Francisco Giants after his outing Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates was cut short by rain, according to MLB.com. Lester needed 31 pitches Monday to get through 1.2 innings before the game was suspended and eventually postponed, forcing the team to shuffle their rotation.

Jon Lester SP CHC 7 months ago

Lester took the loss Saturday when he gave up five runs (four earned) in seven innings against the White Sox.

Lester struck out eight and walked none in the loss, so it wasn't exactly a poor performance, but the Cubs' inability to score runs for him continued Saturday. In his last ten starts, he's 0-6 despite a 3.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 62:17 K:BB in 61.2 innings. The Cubs scored a grand total of 16 runs in those 10 games.

Jon Lester SP CHC 7 months ago

Lester was a tough-luck loser Monday, allowing just two unearned runs in seven innings against the Cardinals.

The lefty struck out eight and now has given up zero earned runs and fanned 15 in his last two starts. The recent hot streak has dropped Lester's ERA all the way to 3.48 after entering July with a mark above 4.00. Lester's final start of the first half will come this weekend against the White Sox.