#Cubs and Lester face Cardinals
Jon Lester opens the Cubs’ four-game series against their division rivals, the Cardinals, on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:
Lester is 6-3 with a 2.04 ERA (17 ER/75 IP) in his last 11 starts at Wrigley Field dating to last Sept. 25. At 12-4 with a 2.93 ERA, he’s the only National League left-hander to record at least 12 victories and an ERA under 3.00, and just one of three lefties in the Majors to do so.
This is the second time since 1954 that Chicago has won at least nine-straight games in August or later.
The Cubs are 8-0 to start this month. Their best August start ever is 9-0 in 1908, and we all know what happened that year.