Jon Lester doesn’t expect to be used in NLCS Game 4

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It’s crunch time for the Cubs, who are on the brink of elimination from the National League Championship Series with a 3-0 hole and Game 4 set for Wednesday night. But there will be no desperation moves in regards to the starting pitching schedule for Chicago.

Jason Hammel will be on the bump in Game 4 against the Mets and projected Game 5 starter Jon Lester will not be brought in even if Hammel’s outing is going extremely poorly. Lester spoke to reporters on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field …

Jake Arrieta, the Cubs’ projected Game 6 starter, probably won’t be tried in Game 4 either.

This comeback is going to take four straight wins. It makes sense to keep the horses in line.