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Cubbies Crib Jun 16, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay next up as Kyle Hendricks hits the 10-day IL

Kyle Hendricks, who struggled in his most recent start, is heading to the IL. Thankfully, Adbert Alzolay is primed and ready to make his Chicago Cubs debut. Kyle Hendricks, for all intents and purposes, is the co-ace of this Chicago Cubs staff. While Jon Lester is a warrior and bulldog, Hendricks has been just as […] Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay next up as Kyle Hendricks hits the 10-day IL - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com Jun 14, 2019
Dodgers News: Max Muncy Finds Extra Satisfaction Hitting Home Run Off Jon Lester, Left-Handers

Dodgers News: Max Muncy Finds Extra Satisfaction Hitting Home Run Off Jon Lester, Left-Handers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the best teams in baseball over the past several...
Los Angeles Times Jun 14, 2019

Dodgers shake off offensive slumber to beat the Cubs

When David Freese stepped into the batter’s box to face Jon Lester in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, the signs of life from the Dodgers’ offense were faint. Lester had limited the Dodgers to one hit through 3 ⅓ innings, extending their difficulty to produce runs in June, and an...
Cubbies Crib Jun 9, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester defying Father Time at 35

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester–at 31–to a six-year deal to help the rebuild, some questioned it. In the fifth year of that contract, no one is questioning it. Many teams look for young talent under control for several years and work to make a trade to get those guys in the system. The […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester defying Father Time at 35 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 9, 2019
Cubs 9, Cardinals 4: A tale of two games

Cubs 9, Cardinals 4: A tale of two games

Jon Lester was really, really bad. And then he was brilliant. And Cubs bats came alive. Jon Lester’s first inning Saturday evening was a nightmare. 36 pitches. Two home runs, including one that hit Waveland: Cardinals Harrison Bader with a long home run to left field all the way to Waveland Avenue . His 6th of the season . Cubs down 4-0 in first #wrigley #lester @Cardinals pic.twitter.com/Ie57vEImAD— BALLHAWK.NET (@Super_Dave) June 8, 2019 I wouldn’t have given Lester much of a chance to finish the second inning, much less did what he and three Cubs relievers accomplished. There...
Cubbies Crib Jun 4, 2019

Chicago Cubs take make-up game against Angels as bats break out

Looking for any semblance of consistency from both Jon Lester and the offense, the Chicago Cubs put it all together on Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field. After a very disappointing 1-5 road trip against the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs got back to the Friendly Confines just at the right time. […] Chicago Cubs take make-up game against Angels as bats break out - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 4, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 58

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 58

The offense breaks out with five-run sixth to turn a close duel into a laugher Finally! The Cubs end their skid with an 8-1 win. Unless you retroactively place this game back in April where this series occurred... thus making that Angels series into a win... and thus, the Cubs won their first seven home series, including one three-game sweep and one three out of four. Either way, it remains no matter how you consider it, the Reds are the only team to win a series at Wrigley Field this year other than the Cubs. Wait, what year is it? The Reds? Eh, let’s not talk about it. Jon Lester was...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 3, 2019
Cubs 8, Angels 1: Now that’s more like it

Cubs 8, Angels 1: Now that’s more like it

The Cubs returned to Wrigley Field, and the bats woke up. All the Cubs needed, apparently, to get back on the right track was to return home to Wrigley Field. They exploded for a five-run sixth inning in Monday’s snowout makeup game and crushed the Angels 8-1, snapping their three-game losing streak. Things didn’t start out that way, though. For the first few innings it looked like a replay of Sunday’s game. Angels “opener” Cam Bedrosian and Trevor Cahill retired the first nine Cubs in order. But Jon Lester nearly matched him. David Fletcher led off the game with a single and...

Lester, Cubs bounce back with 8-1 victory over Angels

Jon Lester returned to form, allowing one run in seven innings, and the Chicago Cubs' offense came alive in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

Jon Lester's arm and Carlos Gonzalez's glove lead Cubs to an 8-1 win over the Angels

Jon Lester threw seven strong innings, Javier Baez drove in three runs and Carlos Gonzalez made a sensational catch in his debut as the Cubs beat the Angels 8-1 before 39,843 at Wrigley Field. Lester, who had a 10.29 ERA over his last three starts, allowed one run on four hits over seven innings...

Kyle Hendricks and Lucas Giolito are the 2 best pitchers in Chicago. How do they compare?

The two best pitchers in Chicago right now are Lucas Giolito of the White Sox and Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. A no-doubter. Jon Lester, the second-best starter on the Cubs, began the season strong, but his last three outings have been disasters. Nobody on the White Sox even comes close. “He’s done...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 30, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 54

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 54

Kyle Hendricks stops Cubs slide with strong performance in 2-1 win The last couple of nights felt just the slightest bit like a passing of the torch to me. For a few years now, Jon Lester has been the guy the Cubs looked to when they needed a big start because the team had been back-sliding a bit. Certainly Jon’s start on Tuesday night was one of those opportunities, but he just couldn’t get the job done against a potent Astros lineup. Instead, it was Kyle Hendricks who was finally able to apply the brakes. That put an end to a streak of three straight losses and five losses in six...
Cubbies Crib May 28, 2019

The Chicago Cubs need ‘good’ Jon Lester to make his return

It’s been the M.O. for the Chicago Cubs Jon Lester. He has a stretch of spectacular outings, followed by a few he’d rather forget. After two that fall under the latter is Lester ready for a great game? There’s no question that Jon Lester is the Chicago Cubs ace. And sometimes, even good teams need […] The Chicago Cubs need ‘good’ Jon Lester to make his return - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 27, 2019
Baseball history unpacked, May 27

Baseball history unpacked, May 27

Lenny Randle’s shining moment, Jon Lester puts up zeroes, and other stories. ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. The embedded links often point to articles that pertain to the scenes, such as reproductions of period newspapers, images, and/or other such material as is often found in the wild. Today in baseball history: 1880 - Fred Goldsmith...

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