// Jon Lester

Red Sox Win First Series of the Regular Season

The Red Sox exciting week started at the White House, not during the first game of the season the day before where they faced the Baltimore Orioles, in the first of a three game series. The Sox lost the opener 2-1 despite valiant efforts by Grady Sizemore, who hit his first major league homerun since […]

Managing Expectations: A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Overcoming the World Series Hangover

What do you do for an encore after winning the World Series? This is the question that has been nagging me more and more as the 2014 season rapidly approaches. (I guess it’s already here, but do games in a British penal colony really count? I say no.) Unless the Boston Red Sox pull a […]

Farrell Tabs Lester for Opening Day

In what should be a shock to no one, Joh Farrell has announced that Jon Lester will be starting Opening Day for the Red Sox. This start will mark the fourth time Lester has started on on Opening Day making him the first left hander in Red Sox history to do so (passing the likes […]

Red Sox, Ortiz Reportedly Agree to One-Year Extension

When David Ortiz eventually retires, he might want to consider a second career as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. For now, though, he won’t have to worry about life after baseball for at least another year, having successfully lobbied Ben Cherington and company for an extension to be with the Red Sox through 2015. There are conflicting […]

What the Clayton Kershaw Contract Means for Jon Lester

Yesterday it became official, the Dodgers extended Clayton Kershaw to a monster 7 year $215 million dollar contract. The $30.7 million AAV trumps the previous record one year $28 million dollar contract signed by Roger Clemens in 2007. The one thing that is different from all these other large contracts is that Kershaw is probably […]

Masahiro Tanaka prefers Boston, New York or Los Angeles

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has narrowed his ideal places to play in Major League Baseball to three cities: Boston, New York and Los Angeles. We’ve heard that the Red Sox could be a dark horse candidate for the 25-year old right-handed pitcher, but how realistic would […]

A-Rod to the Red Sox: A Decade that Wasn’t

It’s December 2003, and the Red Sox have just completed a deal for Rangers superstar shortstop and reigning AL MVP, Alex Rodriguez. It looked like the Player’s Union would scrap the deal because Rodriguez had to alter his contract to come to Boston, but ultimately the deal was approved. In exchange for Rodriguez, the Red […]

Even with Surplus Starting Pitching, Red Sox Should Stand Pat

A quick glance at the Red Sox roster and you will see six quality starters on the Red Sox roster with five spots to fill. With an extra starter it would make sense to trade a veteran arm (Jake Peavy, John Lackey or Ryan Dempster) to free up some cap space in order to focus […]

Red Sox Battery Lester, Ross Take Down Cardinals for 3-2 World Series Edge

Jon Lester continued his remarkable run of World Series dominance by pitching into the eight inning again, and David Ross helped his starting pitcher with a tie-breaking double in the seventh inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. The […]

Thoughts on Cardinals Walk-off Win Over Red Sox in World Series

The obstruction call was obviously (UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT) the big story from the Cardinals’ walk-off win in Game 3 of the World Series. (If you haven’t already seen it, or you’re into self-flagellation, you can check it out here. Just make sure you’re in a padded room or something. Seriously. That play singlehandedly cost me a […]

Cardinals Minor Leaguer Accuses Jon Lester of Doctoring Baseball in Game 1

In a tweet that has since been deleted (of course), Cardinals’ minor league pitcher Tyler Melling accused John Lester of doctoring the baseball during Game 1 of the World Series last night. Jon Lester using a little Vaseline inside the glove tonight? pic.twitter.com/IyQn2iqg5f — Tyler Melling (@TylerMelling) October 24, 2013 Random Twitter user (and Cardinals fan, clearly) Dennis Paruch […]

Lester, Red Sox Dominate Cardinals to Win World Series Opener

Rejuvenated ace Jon Lester spun a masterful start with 7.2 shutout innings, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of multiple miscues by the St. Louis Cardinals to win Game 1 of the World Series 8-1. The trouble started for the Cardinals in the very first inning when the umpires convened to review David Ortiz’s possible […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – One Down, Three to Go To Duck Boats

Red Sox thoughts 1. Jon Lester * When it’s on he has the best lefthander cutter since Al Leiter * Love the curve ball * Love the composure – no histrionics on close calls * Great game despite only throwing 15 of 28 first pitch strikes

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Sanchez, Tigers Nearly No-Hit Red Sox to Win Game 1 in ALCS

With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, left fielder Daniel Nava roped a ball up the middle for a single. Although few in the Fenway crowd would have expected it, this was Boston’s first and only hit in a showcase of masterful pitching by Detroit that guided the Tigers to a 1-0 […]