Monday, May 30, 2011

Lester's No Longer an Ace?

John Lester is not consistently pitching like the ace that we all think that he is. I no longer pencil in a win when I hear that he's pitching. I don't have the stats in front of me, but it seems to me like he's throwing less strikes, walking more batters, and giving up more HRs than he did last year. I keep hoping that he'll get better with the warm weather but it doesn't get any warmer than it is at Fenway tonight and he got rocked for seven runs. What do you think?


  1. I'm not giving up hope just yet. Every year, he has a month (or two) when he struggles, usually, toward the beginning of the season. Last year, he had a 4.71 ERA in April. The year before, he had a 5.40 ERA in April and 5.86 ERA in May. He's been painful to watch recently, but I predict he'll figure things out.

  2. So it's June, and Lester's losing to the Pirates in the 6th. The Pirates! I'm rapidly losing faith in m'man. No idea what happened to the ace within him, nor where the bats that bail out Lackey so often hide for Lester this year.