That’s a big oof right there. One of the Cubs’ most reliable starting pitchers is under the weather, so a guy who has pitched just twice this month now has to start in a game to avoid a sweep.
Good luck to Tyler Chatwood, and feel better very soon, Jon Lester. More on Lester when it becomes available.
UPDATE: Bob Nightengale says it’s bronchitis, which is one of those things that can range in impact from really bad to not-terrible:
Chatwood now starting for #Cubs today as Jon Lester down with bronchitis
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 24, 2019