#34
Jon Lester
ERA W-L K
3.43 16-6 142
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240
Position: SPBorn: 1/7/1984 Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Red Sox (2002)


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Sep. 15 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST4:50 PM CST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 16-6, allowing two hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Saturday. Lester struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.43 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 10 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET23:29 ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST9:29 PM CST10:59 PM VEN7:29 UAE (+1)10:29 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 15-6, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.57 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lester departed with lower back tightness, but is expected to make his next start, according to the Chicago Tribune. The All-Star was 3-0 with a 1.52 ERA in his previous four starts.
Sep. 2 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST3:19 PM CST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 15-5, allowing eight hits over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 on Sunday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.53 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 27 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST9:25 PM CST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets 7-4 on Monday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 22 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST8:39 PM CST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 14-5, allowing one run on seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 3.64 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 16 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET21:59 ET1:59 GMT9:59 6:59 PM MST8:59 PM EST7:59 PM CST9:29 PM VEN5:59 UAE (+1)8:59 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 13-5, allowing five hits over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday. Lester struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.72 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 11 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST5:20 PM CST6:50 PM VEN3:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 12-5, allowing nine runs - eight earned - on 10 hits and one walk in 3.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Washington Nationals 9-4 on Saturday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 3.89 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 5 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST3:55 PM CST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres 10-6 on Sunday. Lester struck out one, ending the game with a 3.44 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
July 31 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET21:49 ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST7:49 PM CST9:19 PM VEN5:49 UAE (+1)8:49 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 12-4, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Tuesday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 3.22 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
July 25 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST3:04 PM CST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed one run on four hits in 6.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
July 20 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST4:21 PM CST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 12-3, allowing eight runs on seven hits and five walks in 3.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 18-5 on Friday. Lester struck out one, ending the game with a 3.14 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
July 15 4:38 PM PT5:38 PM MT6:38 PM CT7:38 PM ET19:38 ET23:38 GMT7:38 4:38 PM MST6:38 PM EST5:38 PM CST7:08 PM VEN3:38 UAE (+1)6:38 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 12-2, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 5.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.58 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
July 8 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST4:01 PM CST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in 6.1 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Sunday. Lester struck out two, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
July 1 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST4:10 PM CST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 11-2, allowing four runs - two earned - on nine hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Minnesota Twins 11-10 on Sunday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 2.25 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
June 27 10:38 PM PT11:38 PM MT12:38 AM CT1:38 AM ET1:38 ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST11:38 PM CST1:08 AM VEN9:38 UAE12:38 AM CT-Jon Lester improved to 10-2, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4 on Tuesday. Lester struck out four, ending the game with a 2.18 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
June 20 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST3:11 PM CST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 9-2, allowing five hits and three walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday. Lester struck out one, ending the game with a 2.10 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
June 15 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET23:50 ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST9:50 PM CST11:20 PM VEN7:50 UAE (+1)10:50 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 8-2, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 on Friday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 2.28 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
June 9 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET16:58 ET20:58 GMT4:58 1:58 PM MST3:58 PM EST2:58 PM CST4:28 PM VEN0:58 UAE (+1)3:58 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 7-2, allowing one hit and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Saturday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 2.22 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
June 3 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST1:45 PM CST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 6-2, allowing two hits and three walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets 2-0 on Sunday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.44 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
May 29 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST8:12 PM CST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 5-2, allowing four runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Tuesday. Lester struck out six, ending the game with a 2.71 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
May 23 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST8:50 PM CST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 4-2, allowing one run on six hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Wednesday. Lester struck out four, ending the game with a 2.37 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
May 22 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET22:51 ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST8:51 PM CST10:21 PM VEN6:51 UAE (+1)9:51 PM CT-Lester (4-1, 2.52) looks to win his third straight start on Wednesday against the Indians.
Analysis: The four-time All-Star allowed a combined two runs over 11 2/3 innings while beating the crosstown White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.
May 19 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST10:03 PM CST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 4-1, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 on Friday. Lester struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.52 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
May 12 4:58 PM PT5:58 PM MT6:58 PM CT7:58 PM ET19:58 ET23:58 GMT7:58 4:58 PM MST6:58 PM EST5:58 PM CST7:28 PM VEN3:58 UAE (+1)6:58 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 3-1, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Saturday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 2.66 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The four-time All-Star has a 1.82 ERA in his past five starts.
May 7 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET1:57 ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST11:57 PM CST1:27 AM VEN9:57 UAE12:57 AM CT-Jon Lester allowed two runs on six hits and four walks in 5.1 innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Sunday. Lester struck out four, ending the game with a 2.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 30 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET22:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST8:06 PM CST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)9:06 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed two runs - zero earned - on five hits and three walks in 5.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Monday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 2.73 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 25 7:04 PM PT8:04 PM MT9:04 PM CT10:04 PM ET22:04 ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST8:04 PM CST9:34 PM VEN6:04 UAE (+1)9:04 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 2-1, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Wednesday. Lester struck out four, ending the game with a 3.29 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 19 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST3:34 PM CST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 2-0, allowing one run - zero earned - on two hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday. Lester struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.10 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 11 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET23:12 ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST9:12 PM CST10:42 PM VEN7:12 UAE (+1)10:12 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-5 on Wednesday. Lester struck out three, ending the game with a 4.40 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 5 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST9:06 PM CST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 1-0, allowing three hits and one walk over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 on Thursday. Lester struck out six, ending the game with a 2.89 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Mar. 29 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET16:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST2:12 PM CST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)3:12 PM CT-Jon Lester allowed four runs - three earned - on seven hits and three walks in 3.1 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Miami Marlins 8-4 on Thursday. Lester struck out two, ending the game with an 8.10 ERA and 3.00 WHIP on the season.

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