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With the 2013 World Series set to kickoff tonight, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester faces off against the St. Louis Cardinals hard throwing right-hander Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The two starters could not be more evenly matched.
Here's the tale of the tape:
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The Silly So-Called 'Evidence'OK, the gloves are now off—literally. Frankly, we've had it up to here with the polite, "goody-two-shoes" image of Cardinal fans. Now, a minor league Cardinal pitcher is lamely charging that Jon Lester's Game One performance was due to him loading up the ball with Vaseline. Are you kidding me? How Busch League is that? The...
BOSTON — There’s nothing to see here — aside from a well-pitched game.
Jon Lester tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday, yet a lot of talk during and after the contest centered on a green substance located inside of the left-hander’s glove. Lester said before Game 2 at Fenway Park that the substance was nothing more than rosin.
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ORIGINALITY ALERT!! A St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitcher, by the name of Tyler Melling, decided to take to his Twitter account last night and call into question Jon Lester's integrity. Apparently Mr. Melling thought he saw Lester "using a little Vaseline inside the glove" during his dominate pitching performance...
After a masterful performance in Game One of the World Series you would think that Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester would be riding a high. Instead he has had to deal with accusation that he was cheating Wedneday night when he held the Cardinals to just five hits over 7 2/3 innings of work.
A minor league pitcher in the Cardinals organization got the ball...
Jon Lester had one of the best postseason starts of his career Wednesday night, throwing 7-2/3 innings of five-hit, shutout ball in an 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. But some are accusing the Boston Red Sox left-hander of cheating to earn his team a 1-0 World Series lead.
Late in Wednesday's game, Cardinals minor-league pitcher Tyler Melling tweeted a photo of Lester...
Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
That's the word on Monday from Boston manager John Farrell.
Farrell says he hasn't decided on his entire lineup, but designated hitter David Ortiz will start at least once at first base when the series shifts to St. Louis for the middle three games. There is no DH allowed...
After throwing 7.2 shutout innings in a Game 1 victory in the 2013 World Series, it was Jon Lester‘s glove that took center stage. Cardinals minor league pitcher Tyler Melling pointed out that Lester was touching some sort of greenish substance in his glove before throwing pitches.
Here is a high quality view of what Melling tweeted about in the 7th inning.
We went back and...
Hey, you know that whole "Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester had Vaseline on his glove" claim that The Hall of Very Good posted HOURS before the rest of the world?
Yeah, Major League Baseball has taken notice and Thursday morning, their senior vice president of public relations, Pat Courtney, issued the following statement:
“We cannot draw any conclusions from...
Nothing went right for Adam Wainwright early in the World Series opener.
The Boston Red Sox refused to chase his swooping curveball, took advantage when the right-hander let a popup fall in front of the mound for a hit in the second inning and went on to beat the Cardinals 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Wainwright started off the second by getting Stephen Drew to hit a high pop in front...
The Cardinals showed early jitters against the Red Sox when pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina let a pop-up fall between them.
Lefty Jon Lester twirled a 7.2-inning shutout over St. Louis in Game One
of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park Wednesday night (photo SI.com)
The Boston Red Sox showed the St. Louis Cardinals the error of their ways at Fenway Park Wednesday night as the Beards beat the Birds 8-1 in Game One of the 2013 World Series.
St. Louis committed...
1) They couldn’t score more than 1 run. 2) Adam Wainwright gave up multiple runs early. I was …
We already know Jon Lester will start Game 1 for the Red Sox tomorrow (duh) and then today, John Farrell officially named John Lackey as the Game 2 starter on Thursday to face Michael Wacha. After out-dueling Justin Verlander in Game 3 of the ALCS, Lackey deserves it.
This leads the rotation to shape up to Clay Buchholz pitching Game 3 and Jake Peavy Game 4, but Farrell wouldn...
The 2013 World Series gets under way tonight in Boston. The Red Sox and Cardinals are fairly even even on paper, and their strengths match up well against each other. They are also two of the least-likeable teams in baseball and it's difficult to root against both teams. You just have to watch, hope to see some good baseball and find the team that's slightly less annoying...