Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/28/13
        After a toxic 2012 The Boston Red Sox have the best record in baseball. While they're many things that that have contributed to the Red Sox's 17-7 record, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are the major reasons why. Lester has started five games and nearly has half the wins that he had all of 2012 with four. Lester also has a 2.27 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.  His ERA in 2012 was a abysmal 4.82. In 2012, Opposing hitters  are only hitting .214 off the left-hander from Tacoma, Wash. As impressive as Lester has been, Buchholz has been even better.   The 28-year-old Buchholz has a 5-0 record in five starts in April.  The 6’3” 190-pound pitcher from Nederland, Texas has  39 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched with an ERA of 1.19.  Buchholz's WHIP is 1.01, which is good enough for ninth place in the American League.  Opponents are batting just .192 against him. While everyone credits Red Sox Manager John Farrell for the turnaround of the pitchers, don't ignore the work of new pitching c
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