But Lester and the Cubs had other plans. After two quiet nights in Wrigleyville, the Cubs finally strung together a few hits and Lester and the Chicago bullpen did the rest.
It had to be strange for Francona to watch Lester start Game 5.
Their relationship was special when they were together in the Red Sox organization. Francona paid extra attention to Lester the rookie, and when the kid was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the manager took Lester’s worried parents aside and said, “We will take care of your son.’’
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
The Obligatory Jon Lester Column
Who knew Shank was capable of two columns in a day outside of spring training?