World Series Game One Preview:
-Boston, Fenway Park
Jon Lester vs. Adam Wainwright
-Lester has very limited experience against Cardinals. In one career start he allowed two earned runs on nine hits. Lester did not factor into the decision, he did strikeout three and issued one walk. Lester is 2-1 this postseason with an ERA of 2.33. He has struck out 14 while walking seven in 19.1 innings of work. Lester finished the regular season with a 15-7 record and a 3.75 ERA. He struck out 177 batters compared to 67 walks.
-Matt Holliday is 2-for-6 against Lester with an RBI and a strikeout.
-Carlos Beltran who will be appearing in his first World Series is 1-for-3 vs. Lester with a pair of walks.
-Yadier Molina is 0-for-3.
The limited pitcher vs. batter match-ups usually means advantage pitcher. However, this is the Worlds Series and the Cardinals are very patience hitters. Lester does have a 5.06 ERA in 48 innings this season against lefties. The good news for Boston is Matt Adams (.2...