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Jon Lester Shines Again

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With his 11 strike outs against the Phillies tonight, Jon Lester became the first lefty in Red Sox history to record double-digit strikeouts in three consecutive starts.

If a casual observer looked at Lester's 5-5 record and 5.09 ERA coming into tonight's game, he/she would be unimpressed.

They would also be fooled.

After a slow start this spring, Lester has been absolutely scorching as of late.

In his last three starts, Lester's line looks like this

Innings/start—7.1
Runs—3
Earned Runs—3
Walks—8
Strikeouts—34
HR—0

Though his overall numbers obscure it, Lester's recent outings portray him as the burgeoning ace the...

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