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    hope the sox spend the money elsewhere next year and let lester go!

     
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    bad 1st inning helped by an error and has shut them down since. if he goes 6IP it will be a QS. His offense went to sleep.

     
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    hope the sox spend the money elsewhere next year and let lester go!



    Hope for Lester to hold KC to three runs and pitch as deep into the game as possible.  Hope for the Red Sox to score some runs.  

    Root for Lester to do well this season and evaluate the situation afterwards.

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     



    Also had to pitch out of jams created by shabby fielding.

     
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    A very ill-timed and obtuse OP.  Lester was borderline magnificent tonight, certainly very gutsy.  His pitching was the only redemptive part to a very shoddy game by the Sox.  You know the guys were trying, but the results looked like sabotage--hitless wonders committing three errors.  Tonight Lester was a mensch.

     
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    A very ill-timed and obtuse OP.  Lester was borderline magnificent tonight, certainly very gutsy.  His pitching was the only redemptive part to a very shoddy game by the Sox.  You know the guys were trying, but the results looked like sabotage--hitless wonders committing three errors.  Tonight Lester was a mensch.



    still would rather spend and keep ells!

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     



    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.

     
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    A very ill-timed and obtuse OP.  Lester was borderline magnificent tonight, certainly very gutsy.  His pitching was the only redemptive part to a very shoddy game by the Sox.  You know the guys were trying, but the results looked like sabotage--hitless wonders committing three errors.  Tonight Lester was a mensch.

     



    still would rather spend and keep ells!

     

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    They can afford both if they want.

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     

     



    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.

     

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    Only okay after the first inning? He throw 80 pitches in 6 innings!

     
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    ugly game.  hit after hit.  error after error.  appreciate posters supporting lester but hard to get on that bandwagon. 

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     

     



    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.

     



    Well c'mon -- you could at least try.Tongue Out

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

    'Nuff said.

     

     



    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.

     

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    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...

     

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

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    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.

     

     

     

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    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...

     

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    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. 

     
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    Jon is worth the money.......Sox just can't pitch him #1 anymore.  If this is who he is then he's a good #3.  He still eats innings and has shown good stretches this year.  Last night was domination after the first inning. 

     
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    Agree with above Poster, we never give the Opponent credit. Santana, Guthrie, Shields. Sox got their work cut out for them in this series. KC is playing for a Wildcard, no slouches. Only 3 out in loss column.

     
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    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 max.

     
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    Lester -- 7 IP, 1 ER 120 Pitches.

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    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.

     

     

     

     

     

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    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...

     

     

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    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. 

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    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?

     
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    Add that kid Holland in the 9th, this kid is flying under the Radar. 44 innings 70 K's, 29 hits. We're facing a quality Opponent. I remember when they beat us in Fenway, Doubleheader in April.

    Need to grind out at bats, and play mistake free. We didn't last night, hats off for them. Lester did enough, but reliever in 8th really put it almost out of reach. He got hit hard his last start in Pawtucket, gave up 3 or 4 HRS in less than 2 innings.

     
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    Chen had a brilliant outing last night, but he's not as good as that game showed.  Couple his effectiveness last night with inept hitting on the Sox' part, and it really doesn't matter how many runs Lester gives up.  Two was enough to seal it last night.  Gomes made an error that cost a run at least.

    So if Gomes doesn't make that error and the Sox get more guys on base (like the Houston series), then this thread doesn't exist today.  Lester really only gave up 2 earned runs, and not one after the fourth inning. In contrast, look at the series against Houston:  Sox gave up 15 runs in two games, but no one here got on the pitchers for it.  Why?  Because the Sox won those games.  Those were not well pitched affairs

    Before we bash Lester, at least look at that game objectively.  What do you want from your starters?  No hitters every night?  To not lose a game?  To not give up a run?  To make plays in the outfield that fielders routinely make?

    You'll do better trying to convince Napoli to stop striking out.  Last night was on the offense and defense, not Lester.   

     

     
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    ugly game.  hit after hit.  error after error.  appreciate posters supporting lester but hard to get on that bandwagon. 



    Lester only gave up four hits in seven inning and on top of that two walks both in the first. So his Whip for the game was 0.86 and after the first inning it was only 0.50 that pretty good.

     
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    Royals were 1-8 with RISP, cant beat that. Sox were 1-2.

     
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    ugly game.  hit after hit.  error after error.  appreciate posters supporting lester but hard to get on that bandwagon. 

     



    Lester only gave up four hits in seven inning and on top of that two walks both in the first. So his Whip for the game was 0.86 and after the first inning it was only 0.50 that pretty good.

     

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    Good post.
    Its obvious he had a rough start. But to say he wasnt anything short of brilliant after that tells me that that person didnt watch the game after the 1st inning.

     
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     Last night was on the offense and defense, not Lester.   

     

    Yup, Lester did his job.  He was shaky in the first, but it often takes a starter a couple of innings to settle in. 

    I know the bottom line is W-L, but despite the loss, I am very encouraged by Lester's performance last night.  I'd almost rather see him lose in an outing like that than get a win in which he pitched terribly but was bailed out by the offense.

     

     

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