Chicago Cubs: Will tonight mark the beginning of Jon Lester’s turnaround?

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Chicago Cubs: Have faith in your experienced leader

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If there’s one guy on this pitching staff capable of making dramatic in-season adjustments on the fly, it’s Jon Lester.

"“So I’m backed into a corner now. It’s like I’m a boxer, and the other guy has made adjustments and eliminated my left hand. So now I’m going to adjust back. I’ll pitch to more of the contact, the soft contact, and use my changeup, use my curveball more effectively. And that’s how I’ll fight my way out of this.”"

It’s been said before – too many times to count. Baseball is a game of adjustments. And now, it’s on the Cubs’ Jon Lester to do just that. Thursday night seems like a perfect opportunity.

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Among National League teams, Lester has faced the Pirates more than any other team aside from the Cardinals in his career. Sure the faces change, but there’s a sense of familiarity there. Expect Lester to pound the zone with the soft stuff and, hopefully, get back to his winning ways.