Jon Lester SP CHC 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 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 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 3 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 3 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.

Jon Lester SP CHC 3 months ago

Lester returned to form with seven scoreless innings, striking out seven while giving up five hits and one walk against the Mets on Wednesday.

Lester did have an easy matchup, as the Mets have been abysmal on offense this season. Wednesday was the ninth time they've been shut out, and they've yet to score a run this series. Lester will face off against a more formidable offense in his next scheduled start Monday against the Cardinals.

Jon Lester SP CHC 4 months ago

Lester took a tough no-decision Saturday, giving up just one run on three hits and three walks over 6.1 innings, striking out seven.

His only real mistake came on a Kurt Suzuki solo shot, but the Cubs eventually came away with a 10th inning victory. It's Lester's ninth quality start in 14 appearances, and he'll look for number 10 at home against the Dodgers on Thursday.