Jon Lester throws a gem as Cubs beat Giants
Jon Lester continued his dominance at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, helping push the Chicago Cubs past the San Francisco Giants 4-1.
Lester was fantastic against a tough Giants lineup.
The lefty threw a 99-pitch complete game, giving up just 4 hits and striking out 10 batters in the process. To say Lester was on his game is an understatement.
He rarely found himself in any trouble during the game, getting a double play in the second and then giving up just 1 run in the fifth inning which started with a Buster Posey double.
For Lester, it was another great performance at home. Since the start of the 2016 season, Lester’s ERA at Wrigley Field is just 1.78 and he’s on a 12-game win streak:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 24, 2017
The performance was very Maddux-esque as it took just a little over 2 hours. He didn’t get the shutout, preventing him from getting a “Maddux” game but it was damn close.
Oh, there’s also this from our friends over at Bleacher Nation who pointed out that Lester has been dominant in his last two starts against the Giants:
Jon Lester's last two starts against the Giants (tonight and NLDS Gm 1): 17 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 0 BB, 15 K.
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) May 24, 2017
Lester is next scheduled to pitch Sunday in Los Angeles as the Cubs are going on a six-game West Coast road trip.