Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: jays, red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost - You know why I'm here.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer is intent on getting into the flow -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin | cleveland.com
(7 - 7:20pm, Mar 06)
Last: A White and Gold Leaf

NewsblogJoe Posnanski's Top 100 Players: No. 40: Eddie Collins
(99 - 7:20pm, Mar 06)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(864 - 7:12pm, Mar 06)
Last: Morty Causa

Newsblog'Boring' Cardinals know how to win
(19 - 7:04pm, Mar 06)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogSean Forman: Where Do These Stats Come From Anyways?
(9 - 7:01pm, Mar 06)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogNew York Mets ace Matt Harvey perfect in return to mound - ESPN New York
(3 - 6:43pm, Mar 06)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(333 - 6:30pm, Mar 06)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogPatriots, Giants, Rays sign amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage
(18 - 6:13pm, Mar 06)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogESPN: Cashman: Retire captaincy with Jeter
(39 - 5:53pm, Mar 06)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogLocking Up Brian Dozier | FanGraphs Baseball
(12 - 5:47pm, Mar 06)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(12415 - 5:43pm, Mar 06)
Last: Don Geovany Soto (chris h.)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-6-2015
(27 - 5:17pm, Mar 06)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Newsblog‘I thought the bat looked slow': Scouts on A-Rod | New York Post
(39 - 5:12pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(681 - 5:04pm, Mar 06)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogMinor's absence opens opportunities for Stults | braves.com
(11 - 4:41pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1412 seconds
48 querie(s) executed