It’s no surprise that the Cubs are leading All Star voting with five players. After last nights’ performance in their 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cubs look unstoppable.
Jon Lester tossed a complete game, his first of the season and is beginning to look like the guy that Theo Epstein hired a last year to lead the Cubs into the promised land.
“I think that might have been the best I’ve seen Jonny since I’ve been here,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “He gives up a leadoff homer and then nothing. That’s physically the best I’ve seen him pitch here.”
He’s right—Again. Lester was so good, he didn’t toss his glove to first base to get a man out. Kris Bryant launched a two run homer which was all the support the Cubs would need.
“It’s awesome,” Bryant said about having the entire Cubs infield leading their respective positions. “It says a lot about our fan base and this city and the people behind us. It’s incredible. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out. Right now it feels awesome.”
The last time a Cubs team had this many guys heading to the All Star game was in 2008 when they had 8 players. It’s pretty impressive and been a long time coming for this group of supposedly “Lovable Losers”
“Our guys are likable. They’re approachable,” Maddon said. “They’re blue collar, man. There’s not a white-collar guy among them. They come out there, they get their fingernails dirty and I think people appreciate that. I think they’re very Chicago.”
If you want to get in on the action, cast your vote and send them to the All Star game.