Lester on World Series: "We got to get ready to fight"


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cubs veteran pitcher Jon Lester is happy that the Cubs have made the 2016 World Series but knows that they have not accomplished their main goal.

“We ain’t done anything yet,” Lester said to reporters on Saturday night. “Nobody likes second place.”

“I don’t want to sound like a smart-ass, but we got a long ways to go,” Lester said.

Lester knows that the Indians are just as motivated to win a title as the Cubs players.

“Come Tuesday; we got to put the gloves back on. We got to get ready to fight and grind and do what we’ve done well all year. We got four more games to win.”

Lester was 19-5 with 2.44 ERA with 197 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP this season. In three postseason starts in 21 innings, he gave up only 14 hits, two runs, two walks, and 14 strikeouts going 2-0.

Comment on this story
Tags: Jon Lester
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Maddon on chances of signing Bryce Harper
Maddon on chances of signing Bryce Harper
Cubs claim lefty pitcher from White Sox
Cubs claim lefty pitcher from White Sox
Ian Happ discusses supporting Russell as a teammate
Ian Happ discusses supporting Russell as a teammate
Cubs announce new front office hire
Cubs announce new front office hire
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Cubs claim lefty pitcher from White Sox
Cubs claim lefty pitcher from White Sox
Ian Happ discusses supporting Russell as a teammate
Ian Happ discusses supporting Russell as a teammate
Call the repairman, I think the Hot Stove may be broke
Call the repairman, I think the Hot Stove may be broke
Maddon on chances of signing Bryce Harper
Maddon on chances of signing Bryce Harper
What to do while waiting for Spring Training
What to do while waiting for Spring Training
Latest news and rumors: Cubs hire staff member, Cubs payroll, and Cubs Convention info
Latest news and rumors: Cubs hire staff member, Cubs payroll, and Cubs Convention info
Pat Hughes named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year
Pat Hughes named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year
Cubs announce new front office hire
Cubs announce new front office hire
Latest news and rumors: Padres have interest in Bote, latest with Harper, more
Latest news and rumors: Padres have interest in Bote, latest with Harper, more
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest