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Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 25, 2015
Game 74 Thread: June 25 @ Cubs, 11:20a

Game 74 Thread: June 25 @ Cubs, 11:20a

I think it's fair to call Frias "seasoned" at this point. Carlos Frias (4-5, 4.68) vs. Jon Lester (4-5, 3.80) Remember all the Lester hubbub in the offseason? Could we have imagined that he'd have the exact same record as Carlos Frias on June 25? OK, so Lester has more than a slight edge in ERA, strikeouts, and probably every other stat you can think of, but WINS AND LOSSES, AM I RIGHT? It's lunch baseball, kids, and you get a heaping helping of Curly Fries, whether you like it or not.
The Cub Reporter Jun 25, 2015

Dodgers @ Cubs: Frias vs. Lester (Game 71 Thread)

LAD (38-33): RHP Carlos Frias (4-5, 4.68) CHC (39-31): LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 3.80) First pitch: 1:20pmCT Hernandez cf Kendrick 2b Turner 1b Van Slyke lf Puig rf Guerrero 3b Rollins# ss Ellis c Frias p   Coghlan* lf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Castro ss Baxter* rf Denorfia rf Ross c Lester* pRussell 2b Tags: Cubs 2015 Game Thread
Cincinnati.com Jun 15, 2015
Hamilton thinks about giving up switch-hitting

Hamilton thinks about giving up switch-hitting

It's no coincidence that a left-hander started Sunday's game: Hamilton's two hits came off starter Jon Lester. Hamilton admits he thought about hitting right-handed when he faced a right-hander in the eighth.         
The Cub Reporter Jun 14, 2015

Reds @ Cubs: DeSclafani vs. Lester (Game 61 Thread)

CIN (28-33): RHP Anthony DeSclafani (5-4, 3.53)CHC (33-27): LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 4.25)First pitch: 7:08pmCT Phillips 2b Votto* 1b Frazier 3b Bruce* rf Pena# c Suarez ss Negron lf DeSclafani p Hamilton# cf   Fowler# cf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Coghlan* lf Castro ss Baxter* rf Ross c Lester* pRussell 2b   Lester was like a porta-potty after the Taste of Chicago his last time out, giving up 5 ER in 4.1 and losing against the Tigers. The Cubs won both of his starts this year against the Reds (in April), but he gave up 9 ER in 12 innings (6.75 ERA) and didn’t get either win. The Reds are...
Fenway Nation Jun 10, 2015
Red Sox To Sign High-School Lefty For $750K

Red Sox To Sign High-School Lefty For $750K

Logan Allen—Next Jon Lester?The Red Sox took left-handed high-school pitcher Logan Allen in the eighth round of the MLB Draft, but they're going to pay him like he went a lot higher than that. Reports indicate that Boston has a "verbal agreement" to pay Allen a $750,000 signing bonus—which will keep him from honoring a commitment to the University of South Carolina. The 6'3", 208-pound Allen was 9-0 as a senior with a 0.87 ERA. He already features a 95-MPH fastball. Some have compared him to Jon Lester. Allen had been ranked as the 128th best prospect in the draft by Baseball...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 9, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez counters Jon Lester; Cubs face Tigers for first time since 2012

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Anibal Sanchez counters Jon Lester; Cubs face Tigers for first time since 2012

This marks the first time this season the Cubs have played in an AL ballpark. Its also the first time the Tigers have faced the Cubs since taking two of three at Wrigley Field in June 2012. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (30-28, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (30-25, 2nd in NL West)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica ParkTV: FOX Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Anibal Sanchez (3-7, 5.69 ERA)Lifetime vs. Cubs: 2-2, 4.55 ERA Chicago CubsLHP Jon Lester (4-4, 3.86 ERA)Lifetime vs. Tigers:...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 8, 2015
On deck: Tigers welcome Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs to Detroit for brief interleague series

On deck: Tigers welcome Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs to Detroit for brief interleague series

Cubs ace Jon Lester will open the brief interleague series in Detroit while trying to rebound from a rough start last Wednesday when he gave up six runs and nine hits in five innings. Here's a quick look at the next series for the Detroit Tigers: Opponent: Chicago CubsSite: Comerica ParkRecords: Tigers (30-28, 3rd in AL Central); Cubs (30-25, 3rd in NL Central) ScheduleTuesday: RHP Anibal Sanchez (3-7, 5.69 ERA) vs. LHP Jon Lester (4-4, 3.86 ERA), 7:08 p.m., FSDWednesday: RHP Shane Greene (4-5, 5.40 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (5-4, 3.04 ERA), 7:08 p.m.,...
The Cub Reporter Jun 3, 2015

Cubs @ Marlins: Lester vs. Haren (Game 51 Thread)

CHC (27-23): LHP Jon Lester  (4-3, 3.30)MIA (21-32): RHP Dan Haren (5-2, 3.03) First pitch: 6:10pm CST Fowler# cf Bryant 3b Rizzo* 1b Lake rf Castro ss Coghlan* lf Ross c Lester* p Russell 2b   Gordon* 2b Prado 3b Stanton rf Baker 1b Ozuna cf Suzuki* lf Realmuto c Hechavarria ss Harren p After a horrendous start to the season (0-2, 6.23 ERA in April), Lester has really turned things around. He went 4-1 and sported a crisp 1.76 ERA in May. In his 3 starts on the road this year, opponents are hitting .221. Ichiro is batting .343 in 35 ABs against Lester, and could probably hit even...

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