Escapes with no-decision Lester didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Cubs, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six.
Impact The veteran southpaw struggled to keep runners off base before exiting after 96 pitches (56 strikes) with the Cards down 4-2, but a rally in the top of the seventh inning took Lester off the hook for his second loss with St. Louis and seventh of the season. He has pitched better for his new club, posting a 4.13 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 36:22 K:BB through 61 innings over 11 starts since coming over from the Nats.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 • ROTOWIRE