Sports and Scores
 
MLB Baseball
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions
#34
Jon Lester
ERA W-L K
3.57 2-2 54
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 240 NFBC ADP: 36.62
Position: SPBorn: 1/7/1984 Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 2nd Round by Red Sox (2002)


Latest News
May 18 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Jon Lester improved to 2-2, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 on Thursday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 3.57 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lester entered the seventh inning with a shutout and came out with a 9-1 lead after giving up singles to Jose Peraza, Tucker Barnhart and Arismendy Alcantara to open the inning. He improved to 13-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in his last 18 starts at Wrigley Field - including three in the 2016 playoffs. He next takes the ball Tuesday at Wrigley against the Giants, who he last faced in Game 1 of the NLDS, throwing eight innings of five-hit ball in a 1-0 win.
May 13 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET22:03 ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST9:33 PM VEN6:03 UAE (+1)9:03 PM CT-Jon Lester fell to 1-2, allowing four runs - three earned - on six hits in 5.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday. Lester struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lester once again struggled a bit with his command, walking four. His walks-per-nine-innings rate is at 3.83 after being at 2.31 a year ago. He faces the Brewers on Friday, and in four starts against them with the Cubs, he is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings.
May 8 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Jon Lester allowed two runs - one earned - on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday. Lester struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.27 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lester bounced back from a three-start stretch in which he posted a 6.61 ERA and 1.96 WHIP.
May 3 11:17 PM PT12:17 AM MT1:17 AM CT2:17 AM ET2:17 ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST1:47 AM VEN10:17 UAE1:17 AM CT-Jon Lester improved to 1-1, allowing three runs - two earned - on four hits and five walks in 5.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Tuesday. Lester struck out five, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Lester next takes the ball Sunday night against the Yankees at Wrigley Field. He is 13-6 with a 3.78 ERA in 29 career starts against the Bronx Bombers, last facing them in 2014.
Apr. 21 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET23:36 ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST11:06 PM VEN7:36 UAE (+1)10:36 PM CT-Lester gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings in Friday's win over the Reds. He had entered the contest with a 1.00 ERA over 18 innings in three starts.
Analysis: Lester hadn't allowed more than one run in any of his three starts this season.
Apr. 17 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Lester held the Pirates to three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings Sunday, but wound up with a no-decision in the Cubs' 6-1 loss after the bullpen faltered late.
Analysis: Lester has three frustrating no-decisions to show for a three-start stretch in which he's yielded a mere two runs across 18 innings, with the Cubs mustering only three runs during his time on the mound. The wins still should come for the Chicago ace, who next takes on the Reds in Cincinnati on Saturday.
Apr. 11 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Lester gave up a run and struck out seven in six innings while not factoring in the decision of a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday.
Analysis: Lester has a 1.64 ERA over his first two starts but no decisions.
Apr. 3 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET1:11 ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST12:41 AM VEN9:11 UAE12:11 AM CT-Lester pitched decent but inefficiently in the season opener, allowing one run while scattering seven hits over five innings in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. He also struck out seven, but racked up 102 pitches.
Analysis: Lester should provide more of the same after going 19-5 with a 2.44 ERA last season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2006 Bos 7 2 0 - 0 15 15 0 81.1 91 43 43 7 43 1 60 1.65 4.76
2007 Bos 4 0 0 - 0 12 11 0 63.0 61 33 32 10 31 0 50 1.46 4.57
2008 Bos 16 6 0 - 0 33 33 2 210.1 202 78 75 14 66 1 152 1.27 3.21
2009 Bos 15 8 0 - 0 32 32 2 203.1 186 80 77 20 64 0 225 1.23 3.41
2010 Bos 19 9 0 - 0 32 32 2 208.0 167 81 75 14 83 0 225 1.20 3.25
2011 Bos 15 9 0 - 0 31 31 0 191.2 166 77 74 20 75 0 182 1.26 3.47
2012 Bos 9 14 0 - 0 33 33 3 205.1 216 117 110 25 68 2 166 1.38 4.82
2013 Bos 15 8 0 - 0 33 33 1 213.1 209 94 89 19 67 0 177 1.29 3.75
2014 Bos 10 7 0 - 0 21 21 0 143.0 128 52 40 9 32 0 149 1.12 2.52
2014 Oak 6 4 0 - 0 11 11 1 76.2 66 24 20 7 16 0 71 1.07 2.35
2014 Tot 16 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 219.2 194 76 60 16 48 0 220 1.10 2.46
2015 ChC 11 12 0 - 0 32 32 1 205.0 183 83 76 16 47 0 207 1.12 3.34
2016 ChC 19 5 0 - 0 32 32 2 202.2 154 57 55 21 52 0 197 1.02 2.44
2017 ChC 2 2 0 - 0 9 9 0 53.0 52 25 21 5 21 2 54 1.38 3.57
Career 148 86 0 - 0 326 325 14 2056.2 1881 844 787 187 665 6 1915 1.24 3.44

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Bos 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Bos 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 Bos 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Bos 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2011 Bos 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Bos 33 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bos 33 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Bos 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Oak 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Tot 32 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 ChC 32 62 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 0 .065 .108 .065
2016 ChC 33 59 3 6 3 0 0 6 6 18 0 0 .102 .185 .153
2017 ChC 9 18 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 8 0 0 .111 .150 .167
Career 327 175 10 12 4 0 0 10 11 78 0 0 .069 .122 .091

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2007 Bos Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 1 0 9.1 6 2 2 1 4 0 8 1.93
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 4.91
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.00
2008 Bos Total 1 2 0 - 0 4 4 0 26.2 24 9 7 3 5 0 26 2.36
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 14.0 10 1 0 0 3 0 11 0.00
    LCS 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.2 14 8 7 3 2 0 15 4.97
2009 Bos Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 4 3 3 1 4 0 5 4.50
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 4 3 3 1 4 0 5 4.50
2013 Bos Total 4 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 34.2 25 6 6 3 8 0 29 1.56
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.2 3 2 2 2 3 0 7 2.35
    LCS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.2 13 3 3 0 4 0 7 2.31
    WS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 15.1 9 1 1 1 1 0 15 0.59
2014 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 8 6 6 0 2 0 5 7.36
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 8 6 6 0 2 0 5 7.36
2015 ChC Total 0 2 0 - 0 2 2 0 14.0 13 7 7 3 2 0 14 4.30
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 9 3.68
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.2 8 4 4 2 1 0 5 5.40
2016 ChC Total 3 1 0 - 0 6 5 0 35.2 27 9 8 3 6 0 30 2.02
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 8.0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.00
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.0 9 2 2 1 2 0 9 1.38
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 3 2 0 14.2 13 7 6 2 4 0 16 3.68
Career 9 7 0 - 0 22 19 0 133.2 107 42 39 14 31 0 117 2.63

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Bos Total 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Bos Total 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 ChC Total 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 ChC Total 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .222 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000
    WS 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 .000 .111 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 477 94 88 91.3 50
Curveball 105 79 70 75.3 11.01
Changeup 91 87 82 84.6 9.54
Cut Fastball 281 90 83 87.3 29.45

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Audio On Demand

MMQB's Peter King with Da…

MMQB's Peter King with Dale, Holley and Keefe

We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.

Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

LaVar Ball with Dale, Hol…

LaVar Ball with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.

Kirk and Callahan- Will Isaiah Thomas win a title in Boston? 3-7-17

Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.

Kirk and Callahan- Celtics lose after Thomas mishandles the ball 3-6-17

Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.

David Ortiz with Dale, Ho…

David Ortiz with Dale, Holley and Keefe

We speak with David Ortiz, co-author of the new biography Papi: My Story with our own Michael S. Holley.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 31: The definitive Rafael Devers podcast

Red Sox assistant general manager Eddie Romero, the man who had a huge hand in signing top prospect Rafael Devers, joins Rob Bradford to talk all things Devers. Romero explains how the organization locked up the talented third baseman, detailing how he has progressed to this point and how long it might be until the 20 year old becomes a major leaguer.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 30: Michael Holley talks David Ortiz book

Michael Holley, author of the new book, "Papi: My Story" joins Rob Bradford to talk anything and everything about the soon-to-be released David Ortiz autobiography. Holley discusses the twists and turns leading up to actually writing the book, the stories behind putting it all together and the stories behind the stories.

Bruce Cassidy with Dale, …

Bruce Cassidy with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Dale, Holley and Keefe interview the newest coach of the Boston Bruins for the first time, Bruce Cassidy.

The 1972 Bruins

Highlights

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

K&C - Tony Reali is going…

K&C - Tony Reali is going through postpartum anxiety; Boston Magazine profiles Linda Pizzuti 5-22-17

Hour 4: Around the Horn's Tony Reali is struggling with postpartum anxiety and depression. Linda Pizzuti is profiled in Boston Magazine.

K&C - Without Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics pull off all-time upset in Cleveland 5-22-17

Hour 3: The guys continue talking Celtics after they beat the Cavs in Cleveland without Isaiah Thomas in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

K&C - Headlines with Kirk 5-22-17

Alec Baldwin was back on SNL as Donald Trump and the cast sang Hallelujah again. Scarlett Johansson hooked up with SNL's Colin Jost.

OMF - Pete Abraham,the mo…

OMF - Pete Abraham,the most interesting man in media. 5-22-17

Hour 4: MMQB had full day breakdown of Boston Globe's Peter Abraham and the guys have a field day with it.

OMF - LeBron has security ejects a fan. 5-22-17

Hour 3: LeBron's media buddy Brian Windhorst has LBJ's back after exchange with fan. The guys question if it was Windhosrt or LeBron that asked the fan "what have you ever done?" Callers wonder the future of I.T. on the Celtics. Glenn thinks this Red Sox team is boring.

OMF - What is Isaiah Thomas' future with the Celtics? 5-22-17

Hour 2: Marcus Smart's new hot hand in Game 3 made him star last night, will that carry through the rest of the season? Skip Bayless believes the Celtics are better without I.T. and gives his reasons why, the guys give their thoughts.

Dale, Holley, and Keefe's…

Dale, Holley, and Keefe's Final Drive, 5-22-2017

We close out the show with the best sound clips of the day.

Raymond Clayborn is the newest Patriots' HOFer, 5-22-17

Michael and Keefe react to the breaking news that the newest member of the Patriots Hall of Fame is cornerback Raymond Clayborn. The two are skeptical that he was the right pick over fellow candidates Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel.

Odd questions out of the NBA combine, 5-22-17

In a segment eerily similar to an old favorite, Producer Ben asks Michael and Keefe some of the more bizarre questions asked of potential NBA prospects during the scouting combine.

Ep. 58: Mike Finkel, Auth…

Ep. 58: Mike Finkel, Author of True Story and The Stanger in the Woods

Kirk Minihane talks to the author of the best selling book "The Stranger in the Woods" Mike Finkel. It is a crazy story of a hermit leaving in Maine. Mike is also the author of "True Story" which was made into a movie staring Jonah Hill and James Franco. Mike talks about how the movie came out, his thoughts on Jonah Hill portraying him, and if it was true to the book.

Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band

Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Two Outs with Buck and Re…

Two Outs with Buck and Reimer Ep 4: Billy Bean talks Kevin Pillar slur

Alex Reimer and Steve Buckley chat with MLB Ambassador of Inclusion Billy Bean about the Kevin Pillar incident and casual homophobia in sports. Bean explains how difficult it is to stamp out anti-gay language, given how prevalent it is in our vernacular.

Interview with Jim Lampley of HBO Boxing – Preview of Crawford vs. Diaz:

Join us for our one on one conversation with the great Jim Lampley of HBO Sports. Jim Lampley offers his insights into this Saturday’s title fight for the World Jr. Welterweight Championship, with Undefeated Champion Terrence Crawford defending against Southpaw Gold Medalist, Felix Diaz. The conversation details Saturday Nights HBO Championship fight but also chronicles the recent highlights of the sport and the bright future of great potential matchups to come.

Across The Board - Preakness 2017 Preview with Mut

Mut breaks down the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, Simon Bray of TVG and Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com

K&C - Tony Reali is going…

K&C - Tony Reali is going through postpartum anxiety; Boston Magazine profiles Linda Pizzuti 5-22-17

Hour 4: Around the Horn's Tony Reali is struggling with postpartum anxiety and depression. Linda Pizzuti is profiled in Boston Magazine.

More from this show

K&C - Celtics pull off im…

K&C - Celtics pull off improbable Game 3 victory in Cleveland; Mut nailed the Preakness 5-22-17

Hour 1: Gerry is back in with Kirk and Mut recapping the Celtics' near impossible Game 3 victory in Cleveland. Mut picked the Preakness winner.

More from this show

K&C - Without Isaiah Thom…

K&C - Without Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics pull off all-time upset in Cleveland 5-22-17

Hour 3: The guys continue talking Celtics after they beat the Cavs in Cleveland without Isaiah Thomas in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

More from this show

K&C - Peter King chronicl…

K&C - Peter King chronicles Pete Abe's travel log in the MMQB 5-22-17

Hour 2: Peter King of the MMQB chronicles Pete Abraham's travel log in an unusual addition to the MMQB.

More from this show

K&C - Gerry reflects on t…

K&C - Gerry reflects on the recent passing and life of his mother 5-22-17

Gerry discusses the recent passing of his mother, Irene Callahan.

More from this show

News & Analysis