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: No doubt the best start of his 2017 season

Lester’s 2017 season was a bit of a struggle compared to his first two as a Cub, but he still had his moments. His one complete game of the season came against the Giants at Wrigley Field on May 23rd. It was a gloomy night, but that did not get Lester down as he pitched a gem.

This was one of the three starts that year he reached 10 strikeouts and one of the two which he went 6.0+ innings and walked no batters. In nine innings, he threw 99 pitches and faced 29 total batters. The only run scored off Lester that night was a Brandon Crawford RBI double in the 5th inning.

Final Line: 9.0 IP / 1 R / 1 ER / 4 H / 0 BB / 10 K