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Check out our all new 5-Day Starter Forecaster! Our new tool offers a graphical view of the week’s upcoming starters, ranked according to our matchup ratings formula.Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your leaguemates!Thursday’s rankings are led by the likely AL Cy Young front-runner in what’s another limited MLB slate of games. When it comes to Scherzer, the question is whether or not you put stock into his win-loss record. Harold Reynolds has an opinion.The top two starters aren’t surprising, but check out number three — my preseason sleeper, Erasmo Ramirez. Injury slowed Ramirez early in the season, and lack of Ks has always been the knock on him, but that’s the kind of pitcher who can thrive against the Astros. As long as he keeps the ball down and doesn’t allow homers, he should be able to squeak out a usable amount of Ks good ratios. I say start with confidence.Despite a good outing last time out, I have zero confidence in Jon Lester ...
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SUBWAY® is celebrating ‘The Boys in the Hall’ this season and Boston’s lefty ace is on its radar.
Jon Lester, who has been mowing down opponents since 2006, has won 97 games in his first 214 career starts. Nearly a Cy Young Award winner in 2010, Lester went 19-9 with a 3.25 ERA. The 29-year-old from Washington has won at least 15 games in four seasons and is just three wins...
Jon Lester With Boston Marathon Hero Jeff BaumanRed Sox pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted a charity event tonight at Boston's House of Blues in support of the couple's NVRQT charity. The event brought out an A-List of stars—including Lester's teammates David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Dempster, Craig Breslow, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz...
Jon Lester turned in another quality start Thursday night, but the Red Sox could not solve Chris Tillman.
The Orioles starter shut down the Sox for seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out eight and walking zero to foil Boston’s hopes of a series sweep. Tillman’s performance overshadowed another solid outing by Lester, who has now allowed three runs or...
Tonight's performance by Jon Lester was a good example why the term "quality start" is so problematic. Technically, he registered one: six innings, three runs, three walks, five hits, four K's. Blah. It didn't really feel like quality out there, but I guess holding the opponent to three runs (especially when your bullpen maintains the lead) should be enough...
Jon with Jeff Bauman (front) and Carlos Arredondo, anti-war activist.
Jon Lester and a number of local celeberties and athletes got together for a good cause - fighting kids cancer, according to Boston.com. Specifically, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Jon was joined by a few fellow members (Clay Bucholz, Ryan Dempster...
Since the final month of the disastrous 2011 season, the Baltimore Orioles have been a thorn in the side of The Carmine Hose. Even this year, Boston is just 4-6 against the Birds as they fly into Fenway for a three-game set. The Red Sox will send 9-6 lefty Felix Doubront to the mound tonight to face fellow port-sider Wei-Yin Chen. John Lackey will take to the hill on Wednesday night...
Jon Lester took the loss Thursday night against the Orioles to fall
to 12-8 and a 3.99 ERA on the year (Gail Oskin/Getty Images)
Good news first: The Red Sox won their third-straight series Thursday night at Fenway.
Bad news next: The Red Sox still dropped a 3-2 decision to the Baltimore Orioles after taking the first two games.
I honestly don’t know what else to say. They find new ways to amaze us Red Sox Nation members on a daily basis. And I love it!
That said, tonight is a chance for the Boston Red Sox (79-55) to sweep the Baltimore Orioles (70-61), which hasn’t been an easy task over the last two seasons. In doing so, the Sox would become the second...
Manny Machado's one-out double in the top of the third inning drove in a pair of runs and helped lift the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Boston took two of three in the series.
Jon Lester lacked sharpness, but pitched six innings giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.
Chris Davis has success against a lot of pitchers in baseball, especially this year in what’s truly been a breakout season for the Orioles slugger. Jon Lester is not one of those pitchers Davis sees much success against.
Lester will take the ball for the Red Sox in the series finale as Boston looks to sweep away the O’s who are running out of time to make a run in the American...
In one of their most exciting series of the year with so much swirling around the big Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers trade from the last August, Boston got the edge this time around. Pitching for the Red Sox dominated the series as John Lackey, Jon Lester and Jake Peavy all turned in solid performances as Boston took two out of three from the Dodgers in their first trip...
With Clay Buchholz getting closer every day to a return to the Red Sox starting rotation, that means one of the starters will be headed to the bullpen.
Who's the odd man out?
It won't be Jon Lester. Lester is 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA since the All-Star break.
It can't be Jake Peavy. The Sox traded for the stud starter. Peavy is 2-3 with a...
First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Tuesday: Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (7-6, 3.19 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (9-6, 3.79 ERA)
Wednesday: Bud Norris, RHP (3-1, 5.53 ERA) vs. John Lackey, RHP (8-11, 3.17 ERA)
Thursday: Chris Tillman, RHP (14-4, 3.66 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (12-7, 3.97 ERA)
Yard: Fenway Park Watch it...
(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)They had their chances, but Boston's key clutch hitters—Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz—went 0-8 last night in a tough 3-2 loss to Baltimore. Terriffic young O's hurler Chris Tillman was able to stifle every potential Sox rally, while Jon Lester pitched well enough to lose. A key 2-out walk led to two runs and that was all she wrote...