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Wrapping Up Jon Lester’s Hit

A little over a month ago, I asked which player would get a major-league hit first: Jon Lester, or Kyle Schwarber. Lester had just set an all-time record for the longest hitless streak to begin a career. But, it’s not like the Cubs were about to remove Lester from their rotation. Schwarber, meanwhile, was a […]
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Jon Lester tweets about first career hit, .031 batting average

It took nine-plus season, but Cubs pitcher Jon Lester finally got his first Major League hit on Monday. The left-hander is now 1-for-68 in his career (.015), but he's focusing on his more impressive batting average for the 2015 season. In fitting fashion, Lester's hit was a hard groundball up the middle that hit off Cardinals pitcher John Lackey and dribbled away to an unoccupied...
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Cubs announcer defends saying 'no-hitter' during game

Jon Lester took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, eventually losing it on an infield single from Jhonny Peralta. Some people are blaming Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who could have thrown Peralta out if he fielded the hard-hit ball cleanly. Others have taken aim at...Read More
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Jon Lester earns first career hit, ends MLB record hitless streak (Video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester finally got the monkey off his back with his first career hit during the second inning of Monday night's game against St. Louis.Lester hit a ground ball up the middle bounced off the foot of Cardinals pitcher John Lackey and kicked slowly towards short. The Cards infielders had no chance to get a throw off in time. Lester's teammates, and the fans...
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Jon Lester, David Ross and Miguel Montero

Last night was a good night for Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs, until the seventh inning. With David Ross hitting the seven day disabled list, that meant that everyone’s dream would come true and Miguel Montero would finally be the starting catcher for Lester; which would prove that Ross was just taking up a roster spot. This is a hope for fans, because some believe that means...
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Finally, Jon Lester picks up his first hit in the majors

CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Jon Lester singled for his first major-league hit after 66 fruitless at-bats -- plus five more in the World Series. Lester came up in the second inning Monday night and hit a low liner that ricocheted off the leg of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander John Lackey, a former teammate with the Boston Red Sox. The ball caromed away toward shortstop, leaving the Cardinals...
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WATCH: Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Finally Records First MLB Hit

Chicago Cubs  starting pitcher JOn Lester has been in the big leagues for nine years. He has started in 268 regular season games--and somehow he managed to never get a single hit until Monday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.To be fair, he has played in the American league most of his career so he has not exactly had too many opportunities at the plate. This season is actually...
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Jon Lester finally got his first hit

Going into Monday night’s Cardinals-Cubs game, Chicago starter Jon Lester was 0/66 at the dish to start his career. Well, now he’s 1/67…though that one hit came in an unlikely way. An infield single….off the foot of former teammate John Lackey, nonetheless. It’s all downhill from here, Jon. The post Jon Lester finally got his first hit appeared first on The Outside Corner.
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Chicago Cubs: Big week looms

Fresh off a 2-0 victory and a series win against the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs will now look ahead to what could be a make-or-break week. The division leading St. Louis Cardinals are coming to town Monday to start a four-game series followed by the White Sox making a trip to the friendly confines. Obviously, the more important series is the one against the Cardinals as if offers...
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Umpire Andy Fletcher stomps out to mound to confront Jon Lester (video)

An unquestionably outrageous and arguably unacceptable scene played out during Thursday’s tilt between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher took issue with Jon Lester and tried to stomp out to the mound to confront the pitcher. Fletcher’s attempted confrontation with the Cubs pitcher was somewhat foiled by catcher...Read More The post...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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