#Cubs and Lester vs. Padres
Let’s try again. Jon Lester is scheduled to start Tuesday night for the Cubs who hope Mother Nature cooperates. The series was delayed because of rain on Monday. Lester and the Cubs will face the Padres at Wrigley Field, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT. Here’s the lineup:
The Cubs are off to their best 30-game start since opening their 1907 World Series title season with wins in 24 of their first 30 games. It’s the best 30-game start for any club since the 1984 Tigers won 26 of their first 30 games.
The Cubs have scored 184 runs, the most in the Majors. They’ve given up 82 runs, the fewest in the Majors. Their plus 102 run differential is the highest thru 30 games by any team since 1903, the year of the first modern World Series.
The Cubs have won 11 of their last 12 games, including seven straight. Over the last dozen contests, Cubs’ starters are 7-0 with a 1.76 ERA.