After taking down the Nationals 9-8 in a wild NLDS Game 5 in DC, the Cubs got to have their ninth locker room celebration in the last three years.
The locker room celebrations always include plenty of boozing and fun times, but Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was especially drunk and entertaining on Thursday night.
Here are some examples of (a hammered) Lester meeting with the media in the locker room after the Cubs’ win:
We are all Jon Lester pic.twitter.com/Tp3E9zo4MT
— Steve Lippo (@SteveLippo) October 13, 2017
We are all Jon Lester. pic.twitter.com/0FBk6uxaWf
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) October 13, 2017
Lester wants a beer, get's one right in the eye. pic.twitter.com/iI4ffquJw3
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) October 13, 2017
just give me an hour-long special of The Best of Hammered Jon Lester
presented by MyPillow and Gold Coast Bank
— Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) October 13, 2017
It was a well-deserved night of shenanigans for the three-time World Series champion. Lester threw 9 2/3 innings with just two earned runs allowed in the series, including a 3 2/3-inning outing out of the bullpen in Game 4. His innings were very important for a Cubs team that was running out of bullpen options and used Wade Davis to get the final seven outs of Game 5. When asked about Davis’ performance, Lester said how he “blacked out” and only saw the final three outs from the dugout (via CSN Chicago).
Asked to break down Wade Davis’ seven-out save, Lester replied: “I have no idea, I blacked out.”
So while you were tweeting nervous GIFs, Lester was … he was nervous, too.
“I watched, literally, probably three outs of it. I have a problem in postseason games actually watching the game in the dugout. I watched the last three outs in the dugout, and it was awesome. He did a great job the last three outs.
“The other four? I have no idea what happened.”
There’s a good chance he’ll have a similar answer for this locker room celebration.