Saturday, June 8, 2019


Jon Lester made the adjustment after throwing 36 pitches and allowing four earned runs in the first inning.  He was able to settle in and go five more and thanks to the Cubs offense rallying back from a four run deficit, get the win.  Kyle Schwarber punctuated an 11 pitch at bat by driving a fastball 407 feet for his 12th home run of the season.

Victor Caratini would later lash a three run double past Cardinal left fielder Marcell Ozuna on the first pitch he saw pinch hitting for Lester with the bases loaded.  The Cubs bullpen turned in three scoreless innings in relief while striking out six, including Tyler Chatwood who continued a rebound 2019 season.  He struck out three on 16 pitches, 11 strikes hitting 98 MPH.

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