MUNTRADAMUS MLB PICK
SAVING PRIVATE LESTER
BEAST DOME NATION.
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Jon Lester made his Cubs debut on opening night two Sundays ago in Chicago. After giving up a couple early runs to the Cardinals, the Cubs offense could not produce any run support off of Adam Wainwright who is easily still one of the top pitchers in the National League.
Lester will have his chance at revenge in front of his new fan base in Wrigley field. Going up against a lefty heavy Reds lineup that depend on the power of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, as well as the speed of Billy Hamilton to get things going. All of those players will be neutrailized. Pitching for the Reds is Mike Leake. The Cubs have seen Leake multiple times a season for 5 years now. They know his pitches and they know his approach. The Reds are facing Jon Lester for the first time. If you have never seen Jon Lester pitch, he is essentially a clone of Clayton Kershaw. Look for the Cubs to rally around their ace and give not only their fans, but also their team a lot to cheer for as they make a potential serious run of making the playoffs.
Winning these games will matter when September rolls around. In order for that to happen, the Cubs have to win when their ace who is getting paid over $100 million over the course of 6 years is on the mound. Keep in mind Lester makes about $500K a start and today he earns his money.
CUBS MONEY LINE (-135)
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