Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/9/13
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Boston Red Sox, now winners of five of their first seven games, are cruising on the shoulders of their top two pitchers: Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. Is it too early for the Red Sox to give manager John Farrell a raise? Whatever the Sox are paying Farrell, they should double it considering the performances he’s been able to coax out of once-wayward starters Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz this season. Everyone knew that the redemptive duo of Lester and Buchholz would be the compass for the Red Sox season. Seven games into the season the Sox and their reinvigorated aces are pointing due north. Buchholz matched Lester’s seven shutout innings on Sunday against Toronto with seven shutout innings of his own, as the resurgent Sox sent the Fenway Faithful home happy with a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the home opener Monday. Lester and Buchholz have combined to go 4-0, while allowing just three runs in 26 innings. They’ve struck out 25. Their efforts are beyond the best-case scenario for the Sox, who have put the malodorous and odious 2012 season in the rearview mirror with a 5-2 start. They’re stud pitchers. They’ve always been really good,” said Sox catcher David Ross. “I was excited when I signed here just to be able to catch those guys. They’re front-end starters in the rotation in anybody’s team in the major leagues. It’s nothing that is a shocker to me. They know they’re good. We know they’re good, and I enjoy catching them.” Globe: Red Sox aces off to a strong start this season Is the Red Sox dream pitching rotation finally developing in front of our eyes? Is John Farrell the savior? So far in this young season, it looks as if the Red Sox have not one, but TWO aces. I know it's only been seven games, but Buchholz and Lester look like they've progressed and returned to form. Their pitching lines thus far speak for themselves: Lester :        (2-0) 12.0 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 13 K's, 1.50 ERA Buchholz :   (2-0) 14.0 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 12 K's, 0.64 ERA When Farrell was on the opposing bench managing the Blue Jays, he must have been so giddy to get to Boston to fix these two. Little tweak here, little tweak there and all of a sudden, these two seem to be completely turned around. From a fan's standpoint, there's nothing more exciting than checking out the pitching matchup for a game and realizing the ace is taking the mound. The Red Sox haven't had that in quite some time. Now, do they potentially have two? Ask me again in September, but so far so good. Rest of the links- Globe: No matter what, Red Sox fans always come back | Globe: In pregame ceremony, Red Sox and Jimmy Fund celebrate 60 years together | Globe: The Iglesias dilemmea approaches | Herald: Daniel Nava pulls another surprise with big home run | Herald: John Farrell’s golden touch may be his best hunch | CSNNE.com: Nava steps up in surprising Opening Day start | CSNNE.com: MRI shows no biceps tear for Lackey
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