Cubs’ Jon Lester Struggles Continue

Jon Lester

I guess the Chicago Cubs didn’t get the memo, you know the one that mentions Yoenis Cespedes most powerful arm? Yeah, and he threw Junior Lake out at home. Now I know you might jump all over me when I say he should have stayed at third but with Cespedes out there, that’s exactly what he should have done.

The Cubs were beaten 6-0.

Jon Lester had his work cut out for him and lasted only five innings before being swapped for Edwin Jackson. Yeah, a multi kajillion dollar pitcher being switched up for another multi kajillion dollar thrower.

“Detroit’s always been a tough one for me — I don’t know why,” Lester said. “I guess it’s one of those teams that you struggle with.”

It’s not one of those teams “You struggle with” Ok, I’m a little miffed at that statement. Whatever Lester is struggling with, he’s got to fix. Pronto.

There are other pitchers on the squad that will steal his thunder like Mr. Arrieta and Jason Hammel.

All right, so I have to give Jon some credit. He shoulders the blame by taking responsibility for himself. I do know that he’s working on his stuff and he’ll get better.

“It’s not good,” Lester said of his recent outings. “I’m not getting deep into games. Regardless of runs, hits, errors, walks, strikeouts, whatever, I’ve got to do a better job pitching innings. That’s what it comes down to.”

He’s probably at this moment going over the video of last night’s job and he’ll get better. Being the number one guy does not mean throwing a 90+ speedball is going to get an out everytime. Be creative like Kyle Hendricks.

I’m just some poor schmuck from the really cheap seats in Canada whose only 90 mile an hour pitch only comes from a sneeze. It’s easy for me to say this but from where I’m sitting, Jon Lester doesn’t look so good. I’ll tell you what , I’m challenging you. Anytime, anywhere. I bet you I can hit one of your awesome pitches.

Believe it.

4 comments

  1. Gary Trujillo · June 10, 2015

    Baseball surely is a funny game. Lester was an absolute stud for my Athletics last year while Hammel isn’t thought of very fondly by fans in Oakland.

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    • Mark Gauthier · June 10, 2015

      A very funny game. I loved it how one ex ace replaced the current.

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  2. Minoring In Baseball · June 10, 2015

    Well, Tigers/Cubs you know I was watching. Rough one for the Cubbies, and good for the home team I guess, who hasn’t really been playing well. Being a realist, though, the Cubs organization is on the way up, while the Tigers on the way down. I think they missed their chances for a WS in 2012 and 13.
    -Mike

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    • Mark Gauthier · June 10, 2015

      The Tigers are a tricky team. Always have been. There’s something wrong with Lester and all those miscues. The score should have been closer. The Tigers are still lethal!

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