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Jon Lester
ERA W-L K
4.03 4-6 86
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240 NFBC ADP: 55.80
Position: SPBorn: 1/7/1984 Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Red Sox (2002)


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June 26 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Lester was lackluster Thursday, giving up four runs over a season-worst four innings in a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Lester is 0-4 with a 4.43 ERA in seven games since his last victory. It's safe to say he's been a bust thus far in Chicago, going 4-6 with a 4.03 ERA, though his opponents' .332 BABIP suggests he's also been the victim of some bad luck.
June 21 9:32 AM PT10:32 AM MT11:32 AM CT12:32 PM ET12:32 ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST12:02 PM VEN20:32 UAE11:32 AM CT-Lester did not get a decision Saturday.
Analysis: Lester allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings for the Cubs ahead of a likely start against St. Louis.
June 15 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Lester was solid in Sunday's 2-1 win against Cincinnati, though he wasn't credited with the victory.
Analysis: Lester yielded just one run in seven innings and looked much better than his last two outings in which he gave up a combined 11 runs in 9 1-3 innings.
June 10 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Lester dropped his third straight start Tuesday at Detroit after another unimpressive showing.
Analysis: Lester gave up five runs over 4 1-3 innings and is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in four games since his last victory.
June 4 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Lester had a tough outing Wednesday at Miami, giving up a season high-matching six runs and nine hits over five innings of a 7-3 defeat.
Analysis: Lester had given up seven earned runs in his past four starts before surrendering six Wednesday.
May 28 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Lester lost for the first time in seven starts Wednesday versus Washington, allowing two runs - one earned - and seven hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Lester, who matched a season best with 10 strikeouts, lowered his ERA to 3.30.
May 27 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Lester established a major league record Wednesday night for the longest hitless drought to begin a career.
Analysis: Lester entered the game against the Washington Nationals tied with the San Diego Padres' Joey Hamilton, who had also gone 57 career at-bats without a hit. He established the new mark by flying out to deep center field in the second inning.
Apr. 6 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Lester, who got a $155 million, six-year contract during free agency, allowed three runs and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings in his fifth straight opening day start Sunday.
Analysis: Lester has now dropped two straight season openers.
Mar. 21 10:37 PM PT11:37 PM MT12:37 AM CT1:37 AM ET1:37 ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST1:07 AM VEN9:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Lester will miss his scheduled start Saturday because of arm fatigue.
Analysis: Lester, who signed a $155 million, six-year contract during the offseason, is not experiencing pain, according to manager Joe Maddon, and has gone through similar periods in previous spring trainings. Erick Jokisch will start in Lester's place Saturday against Seattle in Mesa.
Mar. 2 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)2:29 PM CT-Lester is slated to make his first start for the Chicago Cubs on opening night, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Analysis: Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed Monday what he had earlier indicated about Chicago's new ace. Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December.

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