Jon Lester pitched six innings of shutout ball, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 8-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the first of a four game series at Miller Park on Thursday night.
Lester struggled in the season opener against Miami, making it through just 3 1/3 innings, but he made up for it on Thursday night.
The Brewers managed just four hits for the game, three off the bat of reserve infielder Jesus Aguilar.
But the Brewers didn’t just lose the game. They lost their all-star closer Corey Knebel after he collapsed on the mound in the 9th inning with a left hamstring injury. Manager Craig Counsell said Knebel will undergo an MRI and will spend some time on the disabled list. How much time is yet to be determined.
Knebel compilred 39 saves last season and had one so far this year. [Read more…]