The Chicago Cubs signed pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal during the off-season, and Cubs fans were excited.
But, after the first inning of the team's game against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, Lester had given up three runs on four hits, and many people panicked on Twitter.
Jon Lester, definitely never again.— Davis Mattek (@DavisMattek) April 14, 2015
Only 5.96 years and $154,259,300 left on Jon Lester’s contract, Cubs fans.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) April 14, 2015
i thought jon lester was good you lied to me internet— katie dzwierzynski (@kdzwierzynski) April 14, 2015
Can we not have Jon Lester anymore? I'll let Edwin Jackson have his spot if he's gonna pitch like this...— Ben Hansen (@Benson_Four_3) April 14, 2015
My great grandmother could probably steal off Jon Lester. This is a joke.— Jake Ellsworth (@JakeEllsworth81) April 14, 2015
Only possible explanation: Lester is being held hostage somewhere while Edwin Jackson has shape shifted into Jon Lester.— Tyler (@WindyCityTy) April 14, 2015
I'm sorry that I ever doubted the Red Sox in their decision to not overpay Jon Lester. Enjoy that contract Cubs fans.— Tyler Harris (@T_Harris22) April 14, 2015
Haa Jon Lester was supposed to be the savior— Alec Tieber (@tiebs24) April 14, 2015
jon lester you've got to be kidding me— ~ (@kroybelac) April 14, 2015
Luckily for Cubs fans, the team scored three runs in the bottom of the inning, and Lester got through the next three innings without giving up a run.
In Lester's first start of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals, the pitcher gave up three runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings and got the loss.
- Sarah Barshop