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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jon Lester left still looking for answers as Blue Jays sweep Red Sox

Only Lester The Unlikely’s daily air humping routine topped this…

Just when Jon Lester thought it couldn’t get any worse …

The Red Sox starter struggled through perhaps the worst outing of his career, allowing a career-high runs (11) and home runs (4), while tying his mark for most walks surrendered (5), in the Sox’ 15-7 loss to the Blue Jays, Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Lester saw his ERA jump from 4.80 to 5.46 after giving up the 11 runs over just four innings, allowing nine of the runs to come in the initial two innings. The lefty now has a 15.62 ERA in his last three starts (21 runs, 12 1/3 innings), having not made it past 4 1/3 innings in any of the outings.

It marked the most runs allowed by a Red Sox starter since Doug Bird when he allowed 11 over 2 2/3 innings on May 24, 1983. The last time a Sox starter gave up 11 runs was when Tim Wakefield suffered though a 5 2/3-inning, 11-run outing on May 5 against Toronto, with all but one of the runs being unearned.

Repoz Posted: July 22, 2012 at 06:14 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. MFS Posted: July 22, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4189341)
It marked the most runs allowed by a Red Sox starter since Doug Bird when he allowed 11 over 2 2/3 innings on May 24, 1983. The last time a Sox starter gave up 11 runs was when Tim Wakefield suffered though a 5 2/3-inning, 11-run outing on May 5 against Toronto, with all but one of the runs being unearned.


Huh?
   2. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: July 22, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4189348)
It's a bad sentence, but it's trying to distinguish between earned and unearned runs. Wakefield gave up 11 runs, but ten were unearned. Bird seems to have been tagged with all 11, as was Lester.
   3. AROM Posted: July 22, 2012 at 09:58 PM (#4189392)
It's a little strange to reference a Wakefield start, give the date but not the year.

Did he do it against Bautista's Jays? Delgado's Jays? Alomar's Jays?
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 22, 2012 at 09:59 PM (#4189395)
Also poorly constructed seeing as how Wakefield hasn't pitched this year and the game in question took place in 1996.

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