#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:

Fowler CF

Heyward RF

Bryant LF

Rizzo 1B

Zobrist 2B

Baez 3B

Russell SS

Ross C

Lester P

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.

 

3 Comments

Aloha Folks- wow, time to shower after the “sweats!” Exciting! Rondon has to be given a lot of praise, I think I heard Hughes say that he is 7-7 in his save attempts. They needed it as the Padres were taking pitches, battling and the win going out. I hope Hendricks and Lackey keep the ball low tomorrow! Take care now. Mahalo!

We like exciting games but i’m mighty happy with a comfy lead in late innings!!!

Aloha Kevlar- I am with you too, they had a chance to pad on some more runs today but has not happened and lost the lead but hope there is still time for the team to produce and come back. Take care now. Mahalo!

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