Chicago Cubs: Who is the ace of the Cubs’ staff?
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Time to get things rolling
There is no doubt a large portion of the Cubs’ success hinges on whether Lester is effective. Lester is the Cubs’ best pitcher right now whether the statistics back that up or not. Other than John Lackey, Lester has the longest track record of success on the Cubs’ staff.
There is still much left in the tank for Lester. That was evident on May 23 against the Giants. In that game, Lester tossed nine innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits, and striking out ten.
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Those starts are the kind the Cubs need if the hope to right the ship. Once Lester begins to get it together on the mound, expect the rest of the Cubs’ staff to follow suit.