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John Lester Has Slow Start For The Sox, But Tides Will Turn

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After last nights tough 5th inning for John Lester, he fell to a poor 3-5 mark. His ERA has shot through the roof and sits at 6.07, with the pressure catching up to him as the season goes on.

How is this happening? Lester has compiled a 27-8 record with the Red Sox in his first three years, dominating the most last year as he became a large part of the rotation. In none of those years has his ERA gone above 5, nor had he ever been one to fall behind in his counts.

The key thing here is the amount of home runs he's given up. Early in the year, he has already given up 11 home runs in eight starts. Last year through 22 starts, he only gave 14.

Not to mention one of those home runs was given last night at a c...

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