Bernfield: The Evolution Of The Cubs’ Starting Rotation (6/4/2016)

(CBS) On the second pitch of the game last Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester surrendered a lead-off home run to Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez.  That home run turned out to be all the offense Los Angeles would get.

Lester retired the final 15 batters he faced, struck out 10 overall and earned his first career complete game victory at the Friendly Confines.

“I really think that might have been the best I’ve seen Jonny since he’s been here,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.  “(He) deftly repeated his delivery over and over. Gives up a leadoff homer and then just… nothing.”

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Bernfield: Cubs Embrace Joe Maddon’s Positional Versatility Vision (6/9/2016)

(CBS) Cubs super-utility man Javier Baez keeps seven gloves in his locker and estimates he owns 35 in total.

“I’m a big fan of gloves,” he said.

It’s no wonder the Cubs built a new 30,000-square-foot clubhouse. They needed space to store all the equipment necessary to be one of baseball’s most versatile teams, and Baez symbolizes that.

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