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Jon Lester: 'I don't like roller coasters'

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talks about the "roller-coaster ride" of a baseball season.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Lester tries to stay perfect in career vs. Phils

The Phillies open a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday, with Adam Morgan taking the mound against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.
5 days ago

Chicago Cubs: How worried should fans be?

The Chicago Cubs’ 8-7 series-opening victory over the San Diego Padres on May 10 feels like forever ago at this point. After that win that pushed Jon Lester to 4-1 on the season, the Cubs were 25-6, good enough for the best record by any team to open a year since the Tigers over 30 years ago. However, the Cubbies have floundered a little bit in the past two weeks, losing three...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is still throwing his entire glove to first base

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester is known for his inability to throw to first. Whether it's after fielding a grounder or attempting a pickoff, Lester has never been comfortable making that short, easy throw. So on Tuesday, rather than just throwing the ball to first after nabbing a ground ball, he elected to heave his entire glove to Anthony Rizzo. Lester had a good reason for doing...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Lester Looks for the Sweep

This MLB slate has more depth and quantity than overall quality. Still, depending on your preferred flavor, you should be able to find a matchup that suits you. Check ’em out! Jon Lester (CHC) versus Juan Nicasio (PIT) 12:35 p.m. ET Year two has been incredible for Lester on the North Side, as he’s allowed a single earned run in four of his five starts. It’s not like he...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Other 2013 Red Sox Show Love For Boston On Patriots’ Day

Some athletes embrace far more than just their uniforms when they spend time in certain places. Take the 2013 Boston Red Sox, for instance. The city came together that year following the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Red Sox were front and center, serving as a symbol of hope and giving residents something to rally behind during a difficult period. The Red Sox and the popular phrase...
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester’s Terrible Throw To First Base Bounces Twice, Somehow Results In Out

For whatever reason, throwing to first base remains Jon Lester’s kryptonite. Usually the Chicago Cubs left-hander’s first-base issues surround pickoff attempts. But, as Lester proved in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies, any throw to first base can be an adventure with him. Half off for ground shipping. — MLB (@MLB) April 17, 2016 ...
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester has pitched for years with bone chip in elbow

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has been pitching with a bone chip in his left elbow for at least two years, and almost certainly much longer than that. The information came out in Jeff Passan’s new book, The Arm, and the Cubs discovered the issue in an MRI as part of Lester’s physical before signing with the team. Lester spoke to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times about the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: I’ve ‘No Hard Feelings’ With David Price, Red Sox Over Pitcher’s Acquisition

Jon Lester sees his departure from the Boston Red Sox and David Price’s arrival at Fenway Park as nothing personal, just the business of baseball. Lester told The Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmyer on Monday he bears no grudge against the Red Sox for their pursuit of Price or the mammoth contract his former division rival signed. In fact, Lester has offered Price his full...
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Lester admits Cubs contract can be ‘monkey on your back’ at times

By Ricky Doyle Jon Lester really wanted to impress his new organization. Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs over the offseason, started slow in his first season in the Windy City. The left-hander since has turned things around, but he admits the pressure of pitching under such a lucrative contract initially had a negative impact. “At...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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