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Postseason aces become an Augusta thing

...postseason brilliance may be in a class of its own, but another familiar name isn't far behind. Former GreenJacket Jon Lester is third all time in World Series ERA at 0.43. Before Bumgarner became the toast of Major League Baseball, Lester...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-10-30/postseason-a
Giants, Royals ready for wild World Series finish

...former Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.Even playoff-proven starter Jon Lester, another former GreenJacket, looked lost under October's bright lights for the one-and-done Athletics. Plus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-27/giants-royals-ready-wild
Athletics needs better middle infielders

...the A's return to glory in 2012 and 2013, and it was Beane's trade of Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Jon Lester, another former GreenJacket, and outfielder Jonny Gomes that remains the flash point for the implosion that ended their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/athletics-needs-better-m
Angels' Mike Trout to get first taste of playoffs

...intensity than we had," Yost said. "Our backs couldn't be more against the wall than being four runs down against Jon Lester in the eighth inning, and they didn't fold. They kept fighting and getting after it and found a way to win."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/angels-mike-trout-get-fi
Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

...finally pushed the long-downtrodden franchise into the postseason for the first time in 29 years. For the A's, it's Jon Lester ? the postseason star of the Red Sox last season who was acquired by Oakland at the trading deadline just for this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/gutsy-trades-bring-leste
Royals beat Athletics in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

...in the past. Instead, it will be dragged up for years.A much-anticipated pitching showdown between Oakland ace Jon Lester and Kansas City counterpart James Shields instead turned into a high-scoring game and a battle of attrition between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/royals-beat-athletics-12
Braves complete sweep of A's

...Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.The Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-17/braves-complete-sweep
Braves topple A's again

...homer on Friday night while filling in for Simmons, started at second base and had two hits.Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester, who beat the Braves on May 27 while with the Red Sox, will look for his fourth consecutive win with Oakland. He has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/braves-topple-again
Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...way of creating a circle effect on the paths of teammates and careers.Oakland Athletics teammates Brandon Moss and Jon Lester can speak to the positive results of this effect.While Moss impacted Augusta with his bat in 2004, his time with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/former-augusta-greenjack
Yoenis Cespedes finds his way to Fenway Park after trade flurry

...all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark.The ex-Oakland outfielder, who was traded to Boston for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes on Thursday, spoke with fellow Cuban and former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant in the Fenway Park clubhouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-01/yoenis-cespedes-finds-hi