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Will we see the lesser of Jon Lester?

by Rick Phillips

The only thing that has seemed to be consistent with the Red Sox starter Jon Lester, is his inconsistency and ability to keep fans uncertain of what to expect. After a fascinating 2008 season on the mound, and high expectations coming into this season Jon Lester appears to be the lesser of what we would of hoped for. After his last start versus the Toronto Blue Jays where he sat down 12 batters over six innings pitched, allowing only three hits and a sole run against an at times explosive offense. One question can be asked, will we see a turn around from Lester, and if so will todays game be the stepping stone for such a turn around.

The rest of the Red Sox rotation has been able to pin up wins, but only on the backs of strong run support from a sturdy lineup of Red Sox bats, lead by Kevin Youkilis and Jason Bay. The teams total ERA has been relatively mediocre to date with a 4.29 ERA which puts them at third in the American League. Yet still we feel uncertain about two major components of our rotation, the health of Daisuke Matsuzaka and what Jon Lester will we see from this point on? One thing is certain though, Red Sox fans will always be supportive until the end.


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