Cubs-Marlins Game 2 postponed to Friday. Lester waits to see if he'll get another start at Wrigley.
Jon Lester is in an uncomfortable situation. He'll make maybe his last start at Wrigley Field in a Cubs uniform if his team can force a Game 3 in their wild card series against Miami.
But if the Cubs lose Game 2, that's it. He won't get another start at Wrigley this season and maybe not ever.
Today's Game 2 has been postponed due to weather.
The forecast calls for intermittent showers during the afternoon.
Game 2 is now set for Friday at 1 p.m. If it is the only game being played Friday, the start time will shift to 6 p.m.
A possible Game 3 on Saturday is listed as start time to be determined.
On Thursday, Lester was asked what it's like to watch playoff games when he's not on the mound.
"For me, it's high anxiety," he said. "Especially now with all the rule changes on how we can actually watch the game. I move around a lot, try to keep my mind occupied, going back and forth between the dugout and inside, especially when we're pitching.
"I feel like the anxiety level for myself for the other guys is through the roof on that one because I want them to do well. Then we get big situations when guys are on base and the anxiety goes up again.
"I'd rather pitch than sit here and watch. I'd rather be out there in the moment and focused on the game plan and focused on competing and focused on what I'm trying to do than sit here and watch a game."
Lester's future with the Cubs is in limbo. The team holds an option for next season at a $25 million salary, which they're not likely to pick up.
The 36-year-old lefthander has three World Series rings, two in Boston and one with the Cubs in 2016.
"If this is it there, this is it. I have to move on with it," Lester said. "The organization will definitely move on. You see it over the years, if somebody leaves or goes down, you fill it in with another person.
"I've definitely appreciated everything that this organization has done for me and I hope it's not it. I hope we can figure something out for next year and these conversations are kind of null and void."
Lester finished by thanking reporters on the Zoom call, just in case this was the last time.
"It's been a great six years here," he said. "But I wanted to make sure I did get to say thank you to you guys. It's been a pleasure to play here."