// Jon Lester

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 […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

Red Sox Win AL East After Beating Blue Jays, 6-3

Break out the bottles, because it actually happened. From worst to first, the Boston Red Sox are the 2013 American League East Champions. One year after finishing with the worst record in the AL East (69-93, the worst franchise record since 1965), the Red Sox (94-61) are now the darlings atop the division. Even more remarkable, […]

With Strong Second Half, is Jon Lester Now the Ace?

Jon Lester was in the midst of another mediocre season with a 4.58 ERA before the All-Star break. He was pitching his way out of a start if the playoffs started back then. Then, a long break entering from the All-Star game seemed to give the left-handed starter a much-needed boost. With a 2.38 ERA, […]

Which Starting Pitcher Should Be the Red Sox Ace Come October?

The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East by one-and-a-half measly games over the Tampa Bay Rays. If I learned anything from 2011, it’s never to assume the Red Sox will make the playoffs. (Thankfully my glasses are protecting me from my natural instinct of clawing my eyes out at the mere mention of […]

When Clay Buchholz Returns, Ryan Dempster Should Move to Red Sox Bullpen

Clay Buchholz is scheduled for a rehab outing with the Lowell Spinners on Sunday, according to the Boston Herald. With that being said, the Boston Red Sox would either need to place one of its current five starters on the DL or find a spot for them in the bullpen. The best option is probably […]

Red Sox Should Extend Jon Lester’s Contract

After Dustin Pedroia received a seven-year $100 million contract extension from the Red Sox, the question could be raised as to which other members of the team are due for similar contracts, especially aces Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. But if only one of these pitchers could receive such a contract, which would be a […]

2013 Red Sox Midseason Report Card

The Red Sox find themselves atop the American League East after the unofficial first half of the season, so let’s take a look at what’s gone right and what hasn’t for this 2013 team as I present a report card on the five key aspects of the team. Starting Pitching The Red Sox have used […]

Analyzing the Struggles of Jon Lester

For a while, it appeared as though Jon Lester left the woes from the 2012 season behind. Cruising to a 6-0 start alongside teammate Clay Buchholz, the south paw saw his ERA shrink as low as 1.43 while racking up an impressive 50 strikeouts. However, since that point, Lester has limped his way to the […]

Red Sox seek future shortstop in Iglesias, Bogaerts

The Boston Red Sox have endured years of uncertainty at the shortstop position since the departure of longtime great and fan favorite, Nomar Garciaparra. Most players at the position signed by former general manager Theo Epstein experienced “short stops” in Boston, but the time may have come for the organization to take advantage of an […]