Jon Lester was shelled for eight hits and four runs with one walk and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings in the Cubs' loss to the Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Jon Lester has been named the Cubs' NLCS Game 1 starter.
Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio indicated that Jon Lester will "probably" start Game 1 of the NLCS.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Jon Lester is unlikely to start on short rest.
Jon Lester racked up nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings against the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday, but wound up on the losing end of the decision after allowing three runs on five hits and a walk.
Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks are on the Cubs' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Pirates.
Jon Lester was brilliant in defeating the Reds on Wednesday, pitching eight innings of one-run ball.
Jon Lester held the Pirates to two runs over seven innings of work in Friday's loss.
Jon Lester settled down after allowing three early runs in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, ultimately surrendering four runs on six hits over six innings.
Jon Lester pitched nine innings of one-run ball to beat the Pirates in the second game of Tuesday's double-header.
Jon Lester tossed seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.
Jon Lester was blessed with a massive amount of early run support on Friday and cruised to an easy victory against the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits over his five frames.
Jon Lester gave up five earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.
Jon Lester fell one out shy of a shutout Monday, allowing one run over 8 2/3 frames but settling for a no-decision in a 2-1 win over the Indians.