Monday, March 18, 2013

Lester Is 'Pitcher Perfect' For 6; Sox Win, 5-1

AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Jon Lester has not yet been officially named as Boston's Opening Day starter—but you can pencil him in anyway. Yesterday, Lester hurled six perfect innings, dominating the Rays with his full array of pitches. The Red Sox ended up beating Tampa, 5-1. On the Spring, Lester is a dazzling 3-0, with a ridiculous 0.90 ERA. In 20 innings, the lefty has yielded just six hits, with opposing batters hitting just .092. And his strikeout-to-walk ratio is 4 to 1.
Offensively, the stars of yesterday's game were Jonny Gomes (3-3, 4 RBI) and Will Middlebrooks (two Wall doubles).