Jon Lester woke up from his lethargic state of pitching and threw 7 innings of 4-hit ball with 9 strikeouts. The Red Sox edged the Orioles 2-1, and Takashi Saito made it interesting, but got his first save as a Red Sox.
Lester returned to form. And it’s about time. A Cy Young candidate coming into this season, Lester started the year 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA. But today he looked fantastic. He has insisted after his first two starts that he felt fine and thought he was pitching well, but some unlucky breaks and a few mistakes had come back to bite him.
He may have been right, because he spanked Baltimore like a red-headed stepchild today.