Jon Lester opposes Josh Collmenter tonight at Chase Field.
“Everybody around here now expects to win,” Welington Castillo says.
“My expectations are more than anybody can put on me,” Lester says.
Jacob deGrom opposes Jon Lester tonight at Wrigley Field.
Jon Lester opposes Lance Lynn at Busch Stadium tonight.
Lester rediscovered his command and efficiency in beating the Brewers.
Lester threw seven scoreless innings, and Russell hit his first career homer.
Wily Peralta opposes Jon Lester at Wrigley Field this afternoon.
Jonathan Herrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning.
Jon Lester opposes Mike Leake tonight at Great American Ball Park.
Cause for concern? Lester is 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA and 1.79 WHIP this season.
“I want our players to embrace all this stuff in Cubdom,” Maddon says.
The Cubs aren’t as concerned about Lester as the national media seems to be.
In reality, new Cubs ace Jon Lester was making his last spring training start, as opposed to his first outing of the 2015 regular season on Sunday evening.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
“There will be adrenaline” come Sunday night, Lester says.
Lester will make his final spring start on March 31. He is likely to pitch in a minor-league game again.
Lester will throw in minor league games in his next two starts.
Chicago Cubs fans should be happy to know that Jon Lester insists nothing is wrong with his arm after missing a start on Saturday with a “dead arm syndrome.”
The Cubs expect Lester to miss just one spring start.