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: Lester started to get into a groove in mid-2015 after a somewhat slow start

In late July, the young Cubs hit their stride and cruised their way to 97 wins and their first postseason appearance since 2008. The series against the Rockies at Wrigley Field is often remembered because of the epic Kris Bryant walk-off home run on June 27th. What happened a few days in that series was significant for Lester.

In a day game against the Rockies, Lester took the mound to try to secure a series win before heading to Milwaukee. He helped the Cubs get a 3-2 win by going eight innings and striking out a season-high 14 strikeouts. It was not his longest game of 2015, he had two other starts that year he went longer, but this was his most dominant. He threw more strikes (77) in that game than any other start that season.

Final Line: 8.0 IP / 2 R / 2 ER / 5 H / 1 BB / 14 K