It's no secret that I haven't thought Lester was an ace this season, but I honestly never expected him to pitch THIS badly. He got shellacked by the MFY today, a team that doesn't have anything to play for. And he's looked like a below average pitcher in September, like someone that's lost all confidence in his fastball. Anyone have any explanations?
It's horrible to say, but I almost home that he is injured in some way. At least that would be a good excuse for his huge amount of sucking this month, because the alternative is that his skills are deteriorating and that's too scary to contemplate.
At this rate, i'm not even sure why I'm rooting for the Sox to make the playoffs, because they'll just have a quick one-and-done before being put out of their misery. I actually pined for Daisuke the other day, which tells you about the awful place that the team has put me in.