Jon Lester Responds To Critics, Supporters On Twitter After Early Struggles


After trying to ignore the noise, Jon Lester has decided to face the music.

The Chicago Cubs pitcher hasn’t had the best start with his new ballclub. He’s allowed nine runs through 10.1 innings in his first two starts and recently had his alarming inability to throw to first base exposed to all of baseball.

Yet the Cubs’ comeback victory in Lester’s second start — in which he allowed six runs in six innings — had the former Boston Red Sox ace in a positive, reflective mood after the game.

Great team win last night! The bats really picked me up! No excuses here, I have to be better. I will be better. #SolerPower #LetsGo #NVRQT


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

But the 31-year-old southpaw didn’t stop there, doing something only brave men or complete lunatics would do: respond to his Twitter followers. Like, all of them.

@SamSciascia Thanks for the advice Sam, I’ll give it shot, didn’t know trolls had kids.


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@GarrettFilson I’m trying man, I can promise you it won’t be due to lack of practice!


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@ryanbowen10 Ryan, its “you are” or “you’re” say it with me…


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@HawksiPad touche


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@pjb1546 it does not, and I’m sorry you feel that way Peter but that couldn’t be further from the truth.


Jon Lester (@JLester31) December 10, 2014

Fortunately, all those Negative Nancies were balanced out by a throng of supporters who had Lester’s back.

@ohiostatescott Thanks Scott, appreciate the support!


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@tylercampbell21 Thanks Tyler, its on to the next one, but I absolutely HATE not performing up to my standards.


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@dozer522 Thanks for the support Rob!


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@NateAlexander94 @Cubs Thanks Nate, no one should be worried, I’m certainly not, I can promise you that!


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

@sarselizabeth Thanks Sarah, I feel like I’m the lucky one, tremendous organization and fan base!


Jon Lester (@JLester34) April 14, 2015

Struggles aside, Lester just entered the dark depths of Twitter and came out alive, and that’s got to count for something.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Haynes/Associated Press

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