Found July 24, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
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As he nears 1,000 career strikeouts, Jon Lester his having the worse season of his career which is overshadowing all other things. Then, when it seemed as though Lester could not pitch any worse this season, his outing Sunday afternoon happened. Lester allowed career-highs in both home runs with four and earned runs with 11 over just four innings, dooming the Red Sox to a 15-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. This was the third consecutive start that Lester did not make it past the fourth inning and has allowed a first inning run in five consecutive starts. Over the span of those five starts, Lester has given up 11 total first inning runs, but none of those previous early woes compared to Sunday. On the first pitch of the game, Lester was taken deep by Brett Lawrie and the downward spiral began. When the inning came to an end, Lester allowed five runs on four hits. Though the Red Sox responded in the bottom half of the inning with a three-run home run by Adrian Gonz...
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