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Trade schooled, he’s different now, and other bullets

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Well, damn. Strasburg, innit? Not entirely unexpected. Kind of like meeting Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, and Dracula. Jon Lester didn’t distinguish himself, and the Cubs played Abbott and Costello. I want my mummy.

Berrrwyn!

“Davy oughta protest the protest.” — Joe Girardi.

Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome).

“I just couldn’t repeat my mechanics,” Lester said. “I couldn’t repeat pitches. I’d make a good one, and then three bad ones. It seemed like when I made a good one, they’d foul it off. For the most part, I found too many barrels. Even the outs were hard hit.”

Food for thought: