Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/24/13
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Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer If what Jon Lester did was a precursor to what kind of series the Red Sox pitching staff is going to have, then this series may resemble 2004 more than we initially thought. But we don’t get caught up in the emotion of one game and neither should Red Sox Nation. It was one win. Two of the next three games are guaranteed to be in St. Louis and this series, just as any in baseball, can turn on a dime. With that said, the Sox send one of their most consistent pitchers to the mound as John Lackey takes the ball for Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. Lackey went 10-13 this season but had a 3.52 ERA. In the postseason, he’s 2-0 and didn’t allow a run in his most recent start at Detroit, striking out eight Tigers in 6 2/3 innings with just four hits. A third straight solid outing from Lackey and the second in a row this series would be devastating to the Cardinals and could put Boston within two games of hoisting the World Series trophy. Here is the line...
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