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Jon Lester (2-0) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out four across six innings in Tuesday's 7-1 victory over the Indians. He earned his second win of the season.
Lester was sharp once again and didn't allow a run until the sixth inning. He threw a total of 93 pitches, landing 61 of them for strikes. Lester has had a resurgence in 2020, owning a 1.06 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB across 17 innings. His next scheduled start is Sunday against the Brewers.
Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic is reporting that this weekend’s series (August 7th-August 9th) between the Cardinals and Cubs has been postponed due to additional positive COVID-19 tests.
Ryan Helsley, Austin Dean and eight Cardinals staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The weekend series between the Cubs and Cardinals has been called off due to the additional positive tests. No makeup date has been announced at this time. Fantasy owners should adjust their lineups accordingly.
Mark Saxson of the Athletic is reporting that Friday’s scheduled game between the Cubs and Cardinals has been postponed due to more positive tests.
The Cardinals haven’t played since July 29th due to the coronavirus outbreak. There was another positive COVID-19 test and more details will be provided as they become available. No rescheduled date has been announced. Fantasy owners should adjust their lineups accordingly.
Jon Lester allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Lester allowed a solo blast to Kevin Newman in the first inning, but was able to settle down thereafter. He posted his second consecutive strong outing in 2020. Lester owns a (1-0) record along with a 0.82 ERA, 0.55 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB across 11 innings. The 36-year-old's next scheduled start is Friday, away against the Cardinals.
Jon Lester (1-0) allowed no hits and one walk while striking out one in five scoreless innings in Monday's 8-7 win over the Reds. He earned his first win of the season.
Lester was brilliant in Monday's win. He surrendered one walk in the first inning, and then shut down the Reds lineup the rest of night. The 36-year-old threw a total of 76 pitches, 56 for strikes. Lester will look to keep things rolling and can be used as a streamer in Saturday's matchup against the Pirates.