Cubs Announce Game 1 and Game 2 Starters

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The word coming out of Chicago is that the Cubs will start Jon Lester in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday, and Jake Arrieta will start Game 2. They will play the winner of tonight’s Mets vs. Dodgers game.

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In two starts against the Mets this year, Jon Lester went 1-0, giving up three earned runs over 13 innings, and recorded 13 strikeouts and five walks. Here’s how the current Mets have done against Jon Lester in their respective careers.

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As for the Dodgers, Lester had two starts against them this year as well, but didn’t fare quite as well, going 0-2, giving up nine earned runs in ten total innings with 12 strikeouts and four walks.

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As for Game 2 starter Jake Arrieta against the Mets this season, he was 2-0, giving up only two earned runs in 16 innings of work. He also had 17 strikeouts against only two walks.

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I think everyone remembers what happened in the only time that Jake Arrieta faced the Dodgers this year. On August 30, Arrieta no-hit LA with a brilliant performance, striking out 12 while walking only one in a 2-0 Cubs victory.

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