Jon Lester

#34 SP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Cubs' Jon Lester: Prepares for Game 6 start
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lester will be on the mound for Game 6 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday, if the Cubs can extend the series with a win Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Lester will not be available in relief Thursday while he preps for a potential Game 6 outing. This start would come on five days of rest for the left-hander, and he will likely go up against Rich Hill yet again, if the matchup comes to fruition. During Sunday's Game 2 start, Lester allowed one earned run off three hits and five walks, while striking out a pair in 4.2 innings.

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    • Cubs' Jon Lester: Tabbed as Game 2 starter
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      Lester will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers, David Vassegh of AM 570 in Los Angeles reports. It'll be a pair of veteran lefties matching up in Game 2 with the Dodgers turning to Rich Hill against Lester. He allowed one run over 6.0 innings in his first start of the postseason against the Nationals and chipped in 3.2 innings in relief in Game 4. Lester has a career 2.57 ERA in the postseason.

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    • Cubs' Jon Lester: Tabbed for Game 2 start
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lester will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Saturday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Lester had a strong finish to the season and will look to carry that momentum into the postseason. He went 4-1 across his last five starts, over which he posted a 3.62 ERA. Apart from one rough outing in which he was knocked around for seven runs over a brief 4.1 innings, Lester didn't allow more than two runs in any of the aforementioned starts.

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    • Cubs' Jon Lester: Beats Reds for 13th win
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lester (13-8) earned the win over the Reds on Saturday, allowing four hits while striking out seven over five scoreless innings. He did not issue a walk. The lefty got a couple favorable calls on the outside of the plate early on, but regardless, this was a strong showing against a good offense -- one which got to Lester for seven runs the last time they faced him. It was just what the Cubs wanted to see from Lester heading into the postseason. However, it's still uncertain where he will slot into the NLDS rotation.

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    • Cubs' Jon Lester: Tames Cards at Busch Stadium
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lester (12-8) allowed a single run on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters through six innings to pick up the win against St. Louis on Monday. The veteran lefty entered Monday's divisional tilt with an underwhelming 5.91 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 5.9 K/9 through four September starts, so this was an impressive rebound. Lester's 4.20 FIP is his highest mark since the 2007 season, and this has been a disappointing fantasy campaign. However, with Chicago close to clinching a playoff berth, Lester and the Cubs have larger goals in sight. He projects to face Cincinnati at Wrigley Field for his final start of the regular season, but there's a risk that the veteran lefty could be skipped if Chicago clinches its postseason berth in the meantime.

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