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Cubbies Crib 14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs look for Kyle Hendricks to stay hot against Giants

The Chicago Cubs have gotten last years Kyle Hendricks’ in his last five starts (2-1, 1.82 ERA) as they look for their second straight over the San Francisco Giants. The Chicago Cubs have crept within a game of first-place, and Jon Lester things it’s because everyone is starting to have fun again. After going the […] Chicago Cubs look for Kyle Hendricks to stay hot against Giants - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubs Insider 15 hours ago

Watch: Jon Lester Talks Pitching with Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster sat down with Cubs ace Jon Lester to discuss a variety of topics related to pitching and life as a big leaguer. Real talk, pitcher to pitcher. pic.twitter.com/qTY5QwFhoj — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 24, 2017 The post Watch: Jon Lester Talks Pitching with Ryan Dempster appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 22 hours ago
Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 44

Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 44

Ruthless efficiency: Cubs win 4-1. Tuesday night was another soggy one in the Chicagoland area. But Jon Lester wasn’t bothered by the weather or much of anything on this night. Our various columns and comment sections always feature a variety of questions and concerns about different aspects of the Cubs. Several of those questions were answered very positively last night. There have been questions about the starting pitching. The results haven’t been great, quite a step back from last year. Starters haven’t been going deep. No Cubs starter had thrown a single pitch in the eighth...
Cubs Insider May 24, 2017

Cubs Quick Hits: Wade Davis Only MLB Pitcher With 0.00 ERA

There are three constants in the world: 1) Jon Lester throwing cutters on the outside portion of the plate; 2) Kris Bryant hitting baseballs really far; and 3) Wade Davis shutting down games. Not only is he finishing games with goose eggs, but the Cubs closer is the only pitcher left in MLB who has … The post Cubs Quick Hits: Wade Davis Only MLB Pitcher With 0.00 ERA appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 24, 2017
David Ross Dances Into The Heart of America

David Ross Dances Into The Heart of America

America’s favorite underdog comes up a tiny bit short. Before the 2015 season Jon Lester signed a six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs to be the ace who would help carry them to the World Series. Lester has been spectacular in his two-plus seasons with the Cubs so far, but he came with a stipulation that might have been worth even more: David Ross as his personal catcher. None of us knew then how important David Ross would be to this team. The self-described “backup catcher” was, in many ways the heart of the 2016 team that won it all. He received multiple standing ovations in his...
Cubbies Crib May 24, 2017

Chicago Cubs News: Lester twirls gem; Ross dances into our hearts

The Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester pitched a complete game gem as they beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1. Later in the evening, Lester’s former batterymate David Ross took the runner-up finish on the Dancing with the Stars finale. There’s just something the Chicago Cubs‘ Jon Lester loves about pitching at Wrigley Field. Lester tossed a complete […] Chicago Cubs News: Lester twirls gem; Ross dances into our hearts - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 24, 2017
Cubs 4, Giants 1: Jon Lester’s Day

Cubs 4, Giants 1: Jon Lester’s Day

And all our troubles seemed so far away. Just how dominant was Jon Lester in the Cubs’ 4-1 win over the Giants on a soggy Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field? Pull up a chair, my friends, and I will tell you how you witnessed one of the most dominant pitching performances in Cubs history and perhaps even in major-league history. Lester threw a complete game, the Cubs’ first of the 2017 season and allowed four hits, didn’t walk anyone and struck out 10. That computes to a Game Score of 93. Here are all the Cubs games of nine innings (because extra-inning games keep piling up numbers on...
MLB May 24, 2017

Lester goes distance with 4-hitter, 10 K's

Cubs ace Jon Lester dominated his start against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching the 15th complete game of his career in a 4-1 Cubs victory. Lester struck out 10 batters without allowing a count to even reach three balls.
Chicago Sun-Times May 24, 2017
Jon Lester pitches complete game in Cubs’ 4-1 win over Giants, Cueto

Jon Lester pitches complete game in Cubs’ 4-1 win over Giants, Cueto

The Cubs lefty struck out 10, walked none and allowed just four hits -- three of which came in the fifth inning. It was his 15th career complete game.
Chicago Tribune May 24, 2017

Cubs' Jon Lester on throwing a complete game

Cubs starter Jon Lester discusses his complete-game win over the Giants. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
CBS Chicago May 24, 2017
Levine: Jon Lester’s Gem, Kyle Schwarber’s Blast Ignite Cubs In Win Over Giants

Levine: Jon Lester’s Gem, Kyle Schwarber’s Blast Ignite Cubs In Win Over Giants

Lester was dominant in a complete game, allowing one run on four hits while striking out 10.
Around the Foghorn May 23, 2017

San Francisco Giants stymied by Jon Lester in Game 2

The San Francisco Giants faced the best of the Cubs pitchers slated to throw, and came up empty. Shocking? Not entirely. Jon Lester was lights out against the San Francisco Giants, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 win. The Cubs ace threw a complete game on only 99 pitches. Johnny Cueto wasn’t as sharp for […] San Francisco Giants stymied by Jon Lester in Game 2 - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles May 23, 2017
Jon Lester dazzles, humiliates Giants in shutout win

Jon Lester dazzles, humiliates Giants in shutout win

The Giants were right to pursue this port-sided warrior years ago. He’s apparently pretty good. Sometimes, the better baseball team wins. [looks at watch] And you’re still here. Well, this should be interesting. On Tuesday night, Jon Lester sawed through the Giants. He reserved some parts for stock, and he used the meatier parts for the entree. The rest of the Giants were offal, but they always are, ha ha, and he cooked them too. Lester pitched a complete game. He struck out 10 and walked none. He allowed four hits, and we should be happy a run scored. The Giants aren’t as OBP...
Cubs Insider May 23, 2017

CI Recap (5/23/17) – Cubs 4, Giants 1: Lester Goes Distance, Cubs Power Their Way to Win

The Cubs’ power was on full display and Jon Lester put forth a masterful pitching performance to send the fans home happy on a day in which the weather delayed the game by an hour and five minutes. Neither offense was able to put many men on base, as both pitching staffs combined to walk one … The post CI Recap (5/23/17) – Cubs 4, Giants 1: Lester Goes Distance, Cubs Power Their Way to Win appeared first on Cubs Insider.
CBS Chicago May 23, 2017
Dominant Lester Leads Cubs To 4-1 Win Over Giants

Dominant Lester Leads Cubs To 4-1 Win Over Giants

Jon Lester (3-2) pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season.

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