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Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Tyler Chatwood (with help from Rowan Wick) do it all

Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Tyler Chatwood (with help from Rowan Wick) do it all

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Some outstanding pitching put this game in the “W” column. This game was looking like several other games on this trip. The Cubs were getting outstanding starting pitching, but with no offense to speak of. The Cubs finally broke up any thought Steven Brault might have of a no-hitter with an infield single by Addison Russell in the fifth. And then Jon Lester showed all of us what championship caliber pitching really is. In the bottom of the fifth, Lester issued a walk, Erik Gonzalez reached on an error by Kris Bryant, and then Lester walked Brault. Bases...
Red Reporter Aug 11, 2019
Game 116: Reds vs. Cubs (1:10 PM EDT) Castillo vs Lester

Game 116: Reds vs. Cubs (1:10 PM EDT) Castillo vs Lester

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Today's Lineups CUBS REDS Jason Heyward - CF Nick Senzel - CF Nicholas Castellanos - RF Joey Votto - 1B Kris Bryant - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B Aristides Aquino - RF Javier Baez - SS Jose Peraza - SS Kyle Schwarber - LF Phillip Ervin - LF Ian Happ - 2B Kyle Farmer - 2B Victor Caratini - C Tucker Barnhart - C Jon Lester - LHP Luis Castillo - RHP
Cubbies Crib Aug 8, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Is Jon Lester still the ace of the rotation?

Since 2015, veteran Jon Lester has anchored the Chicago Cubs starting rotation. But after his latest start, some are questioning how much he has left. One game does not a season make. At least that’s what Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs hope after the southpaw’s latest outing. On Tuesday, he lasted just four innings, […] Chicago Cubs: Is Jon Lester still the ace of the rotation? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 7, 2019
Athletics 11, Cubs 4: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Athletics 11, Cubs 4: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Believe it or not, there was both entertainment and good baseball from the Cubs Tuesday evening. Jon Lester had another one of those games where he likely didn’t have the “feel” that he’s mentioned previously, and do you really want me to detail the carnage? I didn’t think so. The final score was Athletics 11, Cubs 4, and it wasn’t that close. But there were a few things worth noting from this stinker. First, let’s hear from Lester: Lester: "When it comes down to it, the injuries are the injuries but I'm pretty much the weakest link in the rotation...
The Mercury News Aug 6, 2019
A’s blast Chicago Cubs, ace Jon Lester at Wrigley Field

A’s blast Chicago Cubs, ace Jon Lester at Wrigley Field

The Oakland A’s snapped a four-game interleague losing streak against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, rocking Jon Lester for 11 runs over four innings en route to an 11-4 victory at Wrigley Field.
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BenFred: Cards will be kicking themselves if this flawed Cubs team wins Central

BenFred: Cards will be kicking themselves if this flawed Cubs team wins Central

Don't be startled if you see Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo or Jon Lester wandering around downtown with blank stares on their faces.
Cubbies Crib Jul 28, 2019

Despite Saturday loss, Chicago Cubs got a vintage Jon Lester performance

No one will remember Jon Lester’s outing on Saturday – a Chicago Cubs loss – but he stepped up and delivered a gritty, hard-nosed effort on the bump. When the Chicago Cubs went out and inked Jon Lester to a record contract ahead of the 2015 campaign, they knew what they were getting – a […] Despite Saturday loss, Chicago Cubs got a vintage Jon Lester performance - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 28, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 104

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 104

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The nightmare continues in the Cubs 5-3 loss to the Brewers Saturday night in Milwaukee the Cubs game was like a story in three parts. The first part was a dominant outing by Jon Lester. That coupled with a two-run homer by Anthony Rizzo seemed like it had the Cubs propelled onward to victory. The second part was the eighth inning. A slow-moving train wreck. From that, a hero emerged from the shuffle, but he got lost in the shuffle of this one and Heroes and Goats missed him from the hero podiums. The third act saw Albert Almora Jr.’s titanic 10th inning...
Cubbies Crib Jul 27, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Can Tyler Chatwood work as a late-inning reliever?

After a much-maligned first year in a Chicago Cubs uniform, Tyler Chatwood has been a little better this season. The walks are down, begging the question if he’d work as a late-inning guy. The Chicago Cubs Tyler Chatwood stepped in yesterday for Jon Lester, who was sick before his start in San Francisco, or the Cubs […] Chicago Cubs: Can Tyler Chatwood work as a late-inning reliever? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Jul 25, 2019

Tyler Chatwood steps up, leads Chicago Cubs to a much-needed win

Looking to avoid a sweep to open a nine-game road trip, the Chicago Cubs turned to Tyler Chatwood, who made an emergency start for an ill Jon Lester. Hours before Wednesday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs still hadn’t released their lineup. Had someone been traded? Did the team finally land […] Tyler Chatwood steps up, leads Chicago Cubs to a much-needed win - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 24, 2019
Cubs 4, Giants 1: Nothing’s ever easy

Cubs 4, Giants 1: Nothing’s ever easy

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ What a strange afternoon. So let’s say I had told you, early this morning, that: Jon Lester would miss his start due to illness, and Anthony Rizzo would be ejected from the game, and Kris Bryant would depart with a minor injury. You’d have probably thought the Cubs would lose, and lose big-time. Of course you know that didn’t happen, because baseball! The Cubs defeated the Giants 4-1 Wednesday afternoon, avoiding a sweep in San Francisco, and they did it in part due to a great performance by Lester’s substitute starter, Tyler Chatwood, and...
Cubbies Crib Jul 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward, Yu Darvish no longer a drag on payroll

It took a few years, but the Chicago Cubs are getting there money (sort of) out of Jason Heyward and Yu Darvish. This has been one of the most significant boosts for the Cubs entering the second half. When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a massive deal, it was the turning point in […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward, Yu Darvish no longer a drag on payroll - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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