After a slow start to his hitting career, Jon Lester hasn’t just proven that he can swing it … he is showing that he can send the ball a long way when he connects.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 13, 2019
BOOM! That’s Lester’s third career home run and an impressive strike at that, one that traveled 376 feet and had an exit velocity of 99 mph. Tack on his RBI single that left the bat at 102 mph, and Lester is having as impressive of a day at the plate as he is on the mound. He’s halfway to the cycle, folks! Stay tuned!
Lester has provided three runs batted in while pitching three scoreless innings to this point. If he can get through five innings and the Cubs can hold onto this lead, Lester will come up with his 70th win since joining the team and give the squad a chance to extend its lead in the NL Central. Go Cubs!