Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester’s five best starts as a Cub

Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester has shined in both the regular season and the postseason

It is hard to believe Jon Lester has been a Chicago Cubs for five seasons already. He played a significant role in the rejuvenation of the franchise in 2015 and was one of the most significant contributors in their 2016 World Series run. Lester is rightfully considered as one of the best free-agent signings in team history.

Between the regular season and postseason, he has pitched in 169 games as a member of the Cubs. His overall numbers are outstanding, 3.54 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 3.78 FIP, and 8.6 K/9 in the regular season with two All-Star appearances and in the postseason a World Champion and NLCS co-MVP.

Of all of his starts, which ones were his absolute best? There are plenty of good starts of his to choose from, but there are five that stand out. He has come up big postseason games and has also flirted with history in the regular season. Here are his five best starts he has made as a Chicago Cub.