posted at 8/9/2013 9:10 AM EDT
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Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.
Yup. He did OK tonight after a very shaky first inning that Gomes made worse with the error. Hard to fault THIS performance by Lester.
Errors happen. Lester gave up a leadoff double, 2 BBs, and a single in the 1st inning. He put his team in an 0-3 hole. He's very much at fault.
There's plenty of blame to go around. Farrell is doing a great impersonation of Jimy Williams with this stupid lineup. I'm still wondering why Dan Butler hasn't been called up. They called up Lavarnway, yet benched him against a lefty. Curiouser and curiouser...
Baloney. Some errors are egregious and Gomes's failure to make an easy catch in the 1st inning was just that. If he makes the catch, the runner still scores from third, but the next out would have ended the inning. It was in fact a rough first inning for Lester, but it should still have been just one run. After that, he pitched 6 terrific innings while his teammates failed to hit and committed two more errors, but after each error Lester simply soldiered on. I think he threw 41 pitches in the first inning, but then just 80 for the next 6--an incredible effort.
It is amazing how Sox fans can never seem to recognize great pitching by the other team. Chen had good stuff and was hitting his targets, which is what he had already been doing, which explains his ridiculously low ERA of 1.79. Good pitching almost always trumps good hitting, and that's especially true when the Sox go against a good lefty.
Excellent post. When the other team is shut out it's because of our superior pitching. When the Sox are shut out it's because this team can't hit.
BTW, have you checked your BDC email?