|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.81||1.26||177.00||61.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.1||0||0|| 1.69||0||1||6|
|vs RHB|| 15.2||0||0|| 2.87||0||3||14|
|04/17/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT|
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Justin Smoak, 1B SEA
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|Jon Lester, SP BOS|
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
Tommy Milone, SP OAK
Alfonso Soriano, DH NYY
|04/17/2014||Jon Lester, SP BOS|
David Price, SP TB
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD
|04/16/2014||Brandon Moss, 1B OAK||Jon Lester, SP BOS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Report: Jon Lester rejects four-year offer from Red Sox |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester rejected a contract offer of between $70 million and $80 million for four years, FOXSports.com reports.
The offer is "far below market value" for Lester, who will not resume negotiations with the team until the offseason. The team is poised to potentially lose Lester in free agency after this season.
|Jon Lester tosses quality start in win over Yankees |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/11/14) Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester tossed a quality start on Friday, earning his first win of the season against the Yankees in New York.
Making his third start of the season, Lester (1-2) surrendered a solo home run to Alfonso Soriano and a run-scoring single to Kelley Johnson for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings pitches. He tossed 113 pitches, 71 of which were strikes.
Lester has not allowed more than two earned runs through each of his first three starts. He owns a 2.57 ERA over 21 frames. He'll make his next start Thursday against the White Sox in Chicago.
|Jon Lester opens season with two losses |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/6/14) Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester finished the first week of the regular season with two losses after Sunday's 4-0 loss to Milwaukee. The left-hander gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk, while striking out six in 7 1/3 innings.
Lester (0-2), who lost a 2-1 pitcher's duel opening day against the Orioles, was outpitched Sunday by Yovani Gallardo, who tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Lester gave up two runs on a Mark Reynolds' single in the second inning. He settled down before allowing RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings.
Lester will look to end his two-game slide Friday at N.Y. Yankees. He was 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA in four starts against the Yankees and 1-1 with a 4.19 ERA in three starts at Yankee Stadium last year.
|Jon Lester strikes out eight in Opening Day loss |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/14) Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester surrendered two earned runs on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out eight but took the loss in his team's 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Orioles in Monday's opener.
Lester put together a strong spring, giving up just one earned run in 12 2/3 innings while striking out 14 and walking three. He followed suit with an impressive regular-season opener but wasn't able to avoid a loss in the low-scoring affair. Lester will take the hill again Sunday against the Brewers.
|Red Sox, Jon Lester table extension talks |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/29/14) The Red Sox have decided to table extension talks with pitcher Jon Lester for now, according to the Boston Globe.
Both sides would still like to come to an agreement, and may open talks again during the season. The 30-year-old is entering the final season of his contract. He posted a 3.75 ERA in 213 1/3 innings last year.
|Jon Lester has pitched at least 190 innings in each of the last six seasons. In 2013, Lester pitched a career-high 213 1/3 (in the regular season), going 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. Lester struck out 177 batters -- the second straight year his K/9 was below 8.0. After getting off to a magnificent start (he had a 1.73 ERA after four starts), Lester struggled through parts of May and essentially all of June. But after posting a 4.58 ERA in the first half of 2013, Lester turned things back around, finishing with a 2.57 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in the second half. He allowed more than three runs just twice after the All-Star break, and struck out eight or more batters four times in that span. Lester's strong finish -- in his first season working with former pitching coach John Farrell -- could be an indication of better things to come in 2014. He can be taken in the middle rounds of most drafts.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/17/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/18/14||BAL||7:10 pm||Chris Tillman|
|4/19/14||BAL||1:35 pm||Bud Norris|
|4/20/14||BAL||7:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|4/21/14||BAL||11:05 am||Wei-Yin Chen|
|4/22/14||NYY||7:10 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|4/23/14||NYY||7:10 pm||Michael Pineda|
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