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With one out in the bottom of the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium, Robinson Cano took a called third strike, and thus that baseball might be on the plane back to Boston with Jon Lester. Cano's strikeout was the 1,000th of Lester's career. He becomes the second Red Sox lefty to record 1,000 strikeouts. Lester is now only 46 K's away from tying fellow southpaw Bruce Hurst, who is the Red Sox lefty all-time leader in strikeouts. His first was June 10, 2006 at Fenway Park against the Texas Rangers. Gary Matthews, Jr. led off for Texas and he was...

Lester Shows Promise In Sox Win Over Yanks

Jon Lester was probably have the most important start of his season against the Yankees last night.  The Sox were two games over 500 and this game seemed way more important than it actually probably was.  In Lester's last start he gave up 5 runs in the first inning, so Lester really needed to have a positive and quality start.  Lester was given an early lead by the Sox bats...

Jon Lester Alters Routine Between Starts, Has Batters Stand in During Bullpen Session

NEW YORK -- Coming off his worst outing of the season, Jon Lester elected to tweak his bullpen session. Before Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Lester tossed his scheduled bullpen with Pedro Ciriaco and Daniel Nava standing at the plate. The reason was for Lester to simulate an authentic sequence with batters, except these batters weren't swinging. "He threw the...

Red Sox 'Don't Want to Move' Jon Lester, But Team Still Has Decisions to Make After Yankees Series (Video)

By any standards, but primarily the lofty ones he's already established throughout his stellar career, Jon Lester is not having a good season. This, however, has not deterred many teams looking for pitching help -- among them Pittsburgh and Atlanta -- from calling the Red Sox, inquiring about the lefty and banking that his track record will eventually set him straight. Boston...

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Must Put Boston on His Back in Matinee With Yankees

8 a.m. ET: Jon Lester has arguably been the Red Sox worst pitcher over the past month, and that needs to change on Saturday. Lester enters Yankee Stadium on Saturday with a bloated 5.46 ERA and a miserable 5-8 record on the season. Coming off an 11-run outing against the Blue Jays on Sunday, Lester will be looking to bounce back in a big way but with CC Sabathia taking the hill for...

Jon Lester's Importance Now Greater Than Ever as Red Sox on Verge of Implosion

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have had their struggles as of late. Alright, that might be the understatement on the year, but seriously something needs to change. Jon Lester can relate to the team's...

Carl Crawford Out of Lineup, Jon Lester on Mound as Red Sox Face Yankees in Soggy New York

When the rainclouds part on Saturday, the Red Sox will have quite a task on their hands. Boston is hoping for a better performance from Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46 ERA), who has been downright horrid in his last few starts. And they'll need to find a way to get to CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30), who has been sharp as usual over the summer, even with 15 days on the disabled list. The Red...

Yankees Game 100 Lineup: 07/28/12

The Yankees come back after a big night at the plate and look to take the second game of the series with the Red Sox.  CC Sabathia takes the mound looking for his 11th win of the year and to further bury the Red Sox in the basement of the AL East.  Jon Lester, taking the mound for the Red Sox,  has not been himself in 2012 with a 5-8 record and a 5.46 ERA.  To make matters worse...

Game 101: Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees

Time: 4:05 PM ET TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI Red Sox (49-51) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Shoppach C Aviles SS Nava LF Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.46) Yankees (60-39) Jeter SS Granderson CF Teixeira 1B Cano 2B Jones LF Nix 3B Martin DH Suzuki RF Stewart C Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (10-3, 3.30)

Afternoon Red Sox Torture - 7/28

After being Granderslammed last night 10-3, the Boston Red Sox really need to get back on track in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and will be broadcast to 77% of the country on FOX. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox...

The Bronx and the Brink

Nothing, but nothing, would do this team more good than a strong outing from Jon Lester tonight. The game is currently in rain delay but should be under way shortly. Clicking around checking rumors, I see nothing substantial. Some teams are apparently interested in Cody Ross, but the Sox want to keep him. Matt Garza's name comes up as a potential target -- what else is new?I...

It is time to take nominations for It is High/Lunchables July Yankee Employee of the Month.

Some possibilities...Ichiro Suzuki, Ice Age: Continental DriftBrian Cashman, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterRobinson Cano, Rock of AgesJoba Chamberlain, That's My BoyAlex Rodriguez, Safety Not GuaranteedJoe Girardi, PrometheusRaphael Soriano, The Dark Knight RisesJohn Sterling, Magic Mike Suzyn Waldman, Snow White and the Huntsman

Friday's Yankees Lineup

Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Robinson Cano 2B Mark Teixeira 1B Raul Ibanez LF Andruw Jones DH Eric Chavez 3B Ichiro Suzuki RF Russell Martin C Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Yankees series

First Pitch: Friday 7:05, Saturday 4:05, Sunday 8:00 Arms: Friday: Aaron Cook, RHP (2-3, 3.50 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes, RHP (9-8, 4.09 ERA)  Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (5-8, 5.46 ERA) vs. CC Sabathia, LHP (10-3, 3.30 ERA) Sunday: Felix Doubront, LHP (10-5, 4.54 ERA  ) vs. Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (10-7, 3.34 ERA)                             Yard: Yankee Stadium   ...
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