Jon Lester and Javier Baez named Co-Most Valuable Players of the National League Championship Series
Jon Lester and Javier Baez were sensational during the NLDS against the Giants and NLCS and were named Co-MVPs of the National League Championship Series.
Cubs’ pitching and defense stood out all year and has been the difference to this point of the postseason.
Jon Lester pitched in two games of the series and was 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 0.84 WHIP. Lester allowed two runs on nine hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in 13 innings. The Cubs won both games Lester started, including the pivotal Game 5 at Dodger Stadium that set up the win in Game 6 at Wrigley.
Lester made three starts between the NL Division Series and the NLCS. The Cubs won all three and he posted a 2-0 record with a 0.86 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.
Javier Baez picked up in the NLCS where he left off in the NLDS. Baez stood out in the field and at the plate. Baez was 7-for-22 in the NLCS with four doubles, three runs scored and five RBI. Baez hit a combined .342/.366/.526 with a .892 OPS in 10 games between the NLDS and NLCS.