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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||16.00||9.00||0.00||2.92||1.11||220.00||52.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 12.1||0||0|| 5.11||0||3||15|
|vs RHB|| 50.1||0||0|| 2.86||0||14||46|
|12/27/2014||Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|12/27/2014||Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
|Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|12/27/2014||Sonny Gray, SP OAK|
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
Yan Gomes, C CLE
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs P Jon Lester allows 1 earned run in loss to Nationals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester gave up two runs — one earned — in Wednesday evening's 3-0 loss to the Nationals.
Lester pitched a solid game, though gave up a home run to Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the sixth inning. Then again, most pitchers have found it difficult throwing to Harper of late. Lester was still able to strike out 10 batters.
Lester has allowed only four earned runs over his past three starts and now holds a 3.30 ERA.
His next start is projected for June 2 against the Marlins.
Cubs' Lester goes seven innings in no-decision
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester tossed seven innings and allowed two earned runs in a no-decision on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
The outing was Lester's first no-decision since April 24, he had produced four consecutive wins May before Friday. Lester recorded four strikeouts while allowing five hits and walking two batters.
Lester has posted a 3.56 ERA this season in 55.2 innings.
Jon Lester gives Cubs seven strong innings in win on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Cubs ace Jon Lester continued his dominance on the mound Saturday against the Pirates. Lester went seven solid innings, allowing just one run on nine hits. He walked one and struck out seven as he improved his record to 4-2.
The only run Lester surrendered was a solo home run to Sean Rodriguez in the third inning. He got into a bit of a jam in the fourth when he had runners on the corners with one out. But he got back-to-back strikeouts to get out unscathed.
Lester threw 74 of his 110 pitches for strikes as he lowered his ERA to 3.70 on the season. His next start is scheduled for Friday in Arizona.
"Jonny was fabulous, and that permitted everything to work for us today because their pitcher's really good too," manager Joe Maddon said, per ESPN.com. "You have to pitch better than good pitching to win, and we had the better pitching today."
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester strikes out six in win on Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/11/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester allowed three runs on five hits in six innings of work in Chicago's 4-3 win over the Mets on Monday.
Lester cruised through the first three innings of the game without allowing a hit. Then in the fourth, Lester allowed an RBI single to Kevin Plawecki. Then in the sixth, Lester surrendered back-to-back home runs to Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores. He managed to finish the inning without any more damage.
"I think it was a story of good, bad and indifferent all in one," Lester said. "It's something to build on, but the biggest thing is that we won."
Lester, now 3-2, pushed his ERA to 4.80 in 41 2/3 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Saturday against the Pirates.
"I think Jon's just fine," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "I see him getting better every time out. ... Give him a little bit more time as he builds into this thing. I like what I'm seeing."
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester earns win in Wednesday's game
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Cubs pitcher Jon Lester earned his second win of the season during Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.
"That's why you want a guy like him on your staff," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "Typically, his stuff kept getting better as the game progressed, we've seen that a lot. I thought his cutter became more pertinent later in the game. He made good pitches when he had to. He keeps making positive strides, and that's good for us."
Lester tossed seven solid of innings of work, allowing four runs (one earned) on seven hits. He also struck out six batters and walked two. He surrendered a solo home run to Johnny Peralta in the fourth inning.
It was Lester's second-consecutive appearance pitching seven innings and surrendering one earned run or less. He is now 2-2 with a 4.04 ERA on the season.
"He's just got a real good sense of his game," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Lester. "He knows when to expand the plate. He's got deception, he's got a good variety of pitches. He's just a good pitcher. He knows what he's doing."
He is expected to go for his third win of the season Monday against the Mets.
|2014 summary: Jon Lester reversed a three-year trend of mediocre strikeout rates, as his curveball became a swing-and-miss pitch like it had been earlier in his career. Coupled with the best control of his career, Lester put together one of his best seasons, going 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA for the Red Sox and Athletics. The lefty was consistent enough to record 27 quality starts, a total topped only by Johnny Cueto's 29, and he finished as a top 10 starter in both Rotisserie and Head-to-Head formats. Lester cashed in on his successful walk year by signing a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs this offseason.|
Playing time summary: Lester now becomes the ace of the Cubs' staff, and he is in a good position to turn in his eighth consecutive season with at least 31 starts.
2015 outlook: As a top 10 starter, Lester performed on the level of a Fantasy ace, but he hasn't been quite as consistent as many of the other top starters. At worst, though, he can be drafted as a No. 2 starting pitcher in standard mixed leagues, typically going in the latter portions of the early rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||KC||7:15 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/31/15||KC||2:20 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|6/1/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|6/2/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|6/3/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|6/4/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|6/5/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Tanner Roark|
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