// Jon Lester

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 […]

Clay Buchholz Rises Above Cheating Allegations

The implications of a cheating accusation in baseball can be enormous. Jack Morris, a color commentator for the Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcast, put Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox at risk of these implications when he accused the starting pitcher of throwing a “spitter.” However, the hard throwing righty demonstrated mental fortitude and […]

Yankees’ Sabathia Silences Red Sox as Lester Struggles in 4-1 Loss

After coming off a four game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, the New York Yankees entered the series  two games behind the first place Boston Red Sox in the American League East.  The Yankees had C.C. Sabathia on the mound, who shut down the Sox hitters through seven and a third innings. […]

Jon Lester Served First Loss in 6-4 Defeat to Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s five-game win streak came to an end on Monday night with a 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Jon Lester fell to 6-1 on the season while allowing six runs (five earned) in six innings pitched. He struck out two and walked three with seven hits. He has his highest […]

After Three Hour Rain Delay, Red Sox Complete Sweep of Twins

Well, at least the fans that stuck around can now say they’ve seen The Sandlot. Ahead 3-1 when the skies opened up over Target Field, the Boston Red Sox finally came away with a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, winning 5-1 after a three hour rain delay. Nearly six and a half hours after […]

Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays

The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win. In the third inning, Boston broke through against […]

Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling

The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth […]

Lester Pitches One-Hitter, Shuts Out Slumping Blue Jays

After a disastrous series against the Minnesota Twins, there were hopes on Friday night that the Red Sox would turn things around against the slumping Blue Jays. Sox number one starter Jon Lester did not disappoint. Lester was nearly perfect giving up one hit and striking out five in the complete game shutout. The one hit came off of […]

Jon Lester, Red Sox Complete Three-Game Sweep of Indians with 6-3 Win

Jon Lester (3-0) threw seven strong innings on Thursday night while allowing two runs, four hits and striking out five in the 6-3 Boston Red Sox victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox have won six in a row and are now 11-4 on the season. The Indians are 5-9. The Red Sox scored first […]